According to the most recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in just one year Massachusetts had 337 traffic fatalities. 114 deaths were alcohol-related while 103 deaths were speed-related. It is estimated that these accidents cost $394 million due to medical costs and work loss. The statistics from the NHTSA did show that the number of deaths decreased from the three previous years (i). People who were not at fault and were injured in a serious car accident may be entitled to recover medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Car crashes can transform a routine trip into a major disruption. According to an October 21, 2013 report from WBZ News, a group of middle school students were delayed when a car crashed into the rear-end of their school bus. There were 22 students aboard the bus when the accident occurred but none were seriously hurt. However, one of the passengers of the car was seriously injured and the jaws of life were used to extract him from the vehicle which had become “wedged under the back of the bus” (ii).
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated, “Our lawyers have handled thousands of car accident cases over the years and our legal staff has the experience to get you an exellent settlement as quickly as possible. Recently, we were able to help a man recover $650,000 after he was rear ended by a tractor trailer. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, we are happy to help.”
The MA auto accident infographic and video help victims understand their rights following a car crash. d’Oliveira & Associates has been handling car crash cases for the last 25 years. The law firm has experience negotiating settlements with big insurance companies. The lawyers at the firm can file an auto accident lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, or other losses. To contact the firm call 1-800-992-6878 or submit an online contact form.
- (i) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- (ii) CBS WBZ News, October 21, 2013.