Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyers can evaluate the facts of your case and may be able to file a car accident lawsuit on your behalf. We charge no legal fees until you receive a settlement or award. Call us toll-free at (401) 200-3036 or fill out a contact form for a free (no-obligation) case evaluation.
MA Car Accidents: What You Need to Know
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How Much Is My MA Car Accident Case Worth?
If you have been in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. The amount you receive will depend on the facts of your case and the types of injuries you suffered. An experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer can evaluate the facts of your case and negotiate with the insurance company to get you the largest settlement possible for your injuries. Read more.
What Are the Legal Fees?
Our firm charges the industry standard 1/3 fee of any award or settlement that you receive in your case. There are no up-front fees or costs. We handle the initial costs of investigating your case and obtaining your medical records.
Can I Recover Money for Vehicle Damage?
If you wish to recover for property damage, the insurance company adjuster will have to physically examine your car. The best way to go about this is to report the damage to your insurance company and bring your car to a mechanic of your choice. Have the insurance adjuster meet with your mechanic to assess the damage to your car. This will ensure a fair price for the repairs as your mechanic is best situated to determine the costs for the damages. Read more.
How Long Do I Have to File a MA Car Accident Claim?
MA General Laws provides that there is a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury actions, meaning you have three years from the time of the car accident to file a personal injury claim. But don’t wait! The more time, the better for you or your personal injury lawyer to investigate and build a strong case for you.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?
If you are injured in a car accident, hiring a lawyer can help protect your interests and lead to a larger settlement. Insurance companies often try to offer a quick settlement that is less than what you are entitled to for your losses. An experienced car accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the settlement you deserve. If you decide not to hire a lawyer, it is recommended that you send your medical records to the claims adjuster. It is also important not to agree to any settlement offers until your doctor releases you from treatment. Read more.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement?
The length of time a personal injury case takes to settle differs on a case-by-case basis. For instance, if you were rear-ended and suffered whiplash and back pain, it might take three months after you have finished m edical treatment before settlement talks can begin. However, sometimes the treating doctor is slow in getting the final narrative report completed and sent to the attorneys. This can slow the process. The only thing that is certain is an experienced attorney will not send in a demand for settlement until you are fully treated for your car accident injuries. There are many factors that play into the final settlement, but d’Oliveira & Associates will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the best outcome as quickly as possible.
What Insurance Benefits Are Available in MA?
There are several different types of insurance coverage available to you if you were injured in a car accident. Some of these options do not require the other driver to be at fault in order to be eligible to recover damages, as MA is a “no fault” state. An experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer can evaluate your and the other driver’s insurance policies to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to. Read More.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Being involved in a car accident is a scary and nerve-racking experience. It is always best to try to remain calm and seek prompt medical treatment if you suffer any injuries. If your injuries are severe, head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for help. Document everything you can about what happened and how the accident occurred, including driving and road conditions. If possible, take pictures of any damage to your vehicle. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses who may have seen the accident. You should also consult an experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Uber or Lyft Accident
Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft can make transportation faster and more convenient. They offer a good alternative to using public transportation or driving your own vehicle. However, with the increased use of Uber and Lyft, one study has found that there has been a 2-3% increase in the number of ride-share related fatalities of car passengers and pedestrians from 2011-2016.
Because apps like Uber and Lyft are still fairly new, the legal side of ride-sharing accidents is still developing. Having a detail-oriented car accident lawyer to navigate auto accident laws and ride-sharing elements will help to prove liability and get you a larger settlement amount.
Depending on the details of your accident, you could consult with your attorney to decide whether to file a claim against your Uber or Lyft driver, against a third party involved in the accident, and/or against Uber or Lyft itself.
Dealing with a personal injury claim related to a ride-share service can be tricky. While it is certainly possible to file a personal injury claim on your own, it helps to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to maximize the compensation you receive.
Whether you were injured while you were a passenger in a ride-share vehicle, the driver of the vehicle, or a pedestrian injured in an Uber or Lyft-related accident, you may have a claim to recover for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. The experienced attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates have been securing satisfactory settlements and awards for their clients for decades, and they are eager to investigate your car accident claim to get you the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today by calling (508) 677-0500 or filling out a free (no obligation) contact form.
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Why Hire d’Oliveira & Associates?
There are 10 simple reasons to hire d’Oliveira & Associates. We specialize in car accident cases and other types of personal injury cases. We have over 30 years of experience in this area of the law. We have 5 convenient locations in Massachusetts, and our staff is committed to providing you with great customer service. We can focus on your case while you focus on your recovery. Check out our reviews online.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, you may be able to receive a settlement to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyers can evaluate your situation and may be able to file a Massachusetts car accident lawsuit on your behalf. We charge no legal fees until you receive a settlement or award. Call us 24/7 toll-free at 1-(401) 200-3036 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no-obligation) case consultation.