If you or a loved one were injured in a Massachusetts car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income. Our knowledgeable MA car accident lawyers can investigate your case and file an auto accident suit on your behalf. We do not charge you anything until you receive a settlement or award for your claim. Call us anytime at (508) 715-3134 or complete an online contact form for a free 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 were injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. The specific facts of your case and the extent of your injuries will determine the amount of compensation you receive. A knowledgeable MA auto accident attorney will investigate your case and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. Read more.
Can I Get Compensation for Damage to My Vehicle?
To recover compensation for property damage, the insurance adjuster must examine your car. To maximize the compensation you receive, it is recommended that you bring your vehicle to a mechanic of your choosing and have them meet with the adjuster. Because the mechanic is in the best position to assess the costs of the damages to your vehicle, this will ensure you receive a fair price for the needed repairs. Read more.
How Long Do I Have to File an Auto Accident Claim in MA?
Under MA General Laws, the statute of limitations for personal injury actions is three years. This means you have three years from the time of your injury in the accident to file a personal injury claim. However, the sooner you contact an attorney, the better so that your case can be thoroughly investigated and so you receive a favorable settlement.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to advocate for you can lead to a larger settlement. Insurance companies are businesses and are looking to make money, so they often offer quick settlements that undercompensate injured claimants for their losses. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure you receive the settlement you are entitled to.
If you decide not to hire an attorney to help with your case, it is suggested that you contact the claims adjuster and send them your medical records. It is also crucial that you do not accept any settlement offers until your treating medical professional has fully evaluated your injuries and released you from treatment. Read more.
How Long Will It Take to Get My Settlement?
There are a variety of factors that affect how long a personal injury case takes to settle. For instance, where fault in the accident is undisputed and evidence of medical costs are obtained easily, the case may settle quickly. On the other hand, in a case where medical treatment is extensive, or obtaining necessary records is delayed, talks of settlement may also be slowed. There are many factors that affect when an injured person receives their settlement, and d’Oliveira & Associates attorneys are prepared to support you and to ensure that you receive a favorable settlement as soon as possible.
What Massachusetts Insurance Benefits Are Available?
Massachusetts is a “no fault” state, meaning there are some insurance coverage options available that do not require another driver to be at fault in for you to be eligible to receive compensation. Knowledgeable Massachusetts auto accident attorneys can assess your insurance policy and the other driver’s policy to ensure that you are receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Read More.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Getting into a car accident is a stressful experience. Following a car accident, try to keep calm and get medical attention for any injuries you or others have sustained. After getting medical attention, make note of all of the accident details, including road conditions, how and where the accident occurred, and your injuries. Take photographs of the scene of the accident and vehicle damage, if possible. Record the names and contact information of the other driver and of any witnesses to the accident. Finally, consult an experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer to investigate your case and secure compensation for your injuries so that you can focus on your recovery.
Uber or Lyft Accident
Apps like Uber and Lyft have grown in popularity because they can make transportation easier and faster than using public transit or one’s own car. With more people turning to ride-share services, however, one study suggests that with it has also come with a 2-3% increase in ride-share related fatalities from 2011-2016.
Accidents involving ride-share services can be tricky to handle, especially when it comes to proving liability and determining who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Consulting an attorney can help you determine whether to file a claim against the Uber or Lyft driver, against another at-fault driver, or against Uber or Lyft itself for compensation for your injuries, depending on the details of your accident. This is why having a diligent auto accident lawyer on your side can help you prove liability and maximize the settlement amount you receive. Dealing with a ride-share service personal injury claim can be difficult. d’Oliveira & Associates attorneys have been obtaining favorable settlements for our clients for decades. Contact us today by calling (508) 677-0500 or by completing a free (no obligation) contact form to talk through your legal options to secure maximum compensation.
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Why Should I Hire d’Oliveira & Associates?
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If you or a loved one were injured in a MA car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Our experienced car accident attorneys are skilled in evaluating situations, which may result in filing a MA car accident suit on your behalf. We charge nothing until you receive an award or settlement. Call us today at (508) 677-0500 or complete a contact form online for a free case consultation.