Auto Accident Resources

Why you Need An Auto Accident Specialist After A Rollover Auto Accident

Imagine the moments following a serious crash. It’s a shock that nobody wants to endure and it comes with a number of questions regarding what comes next and what to expect in the process. This is especially true if you’ve sustained injuries and significant property damage as a result of the accident. After a rollover auto accident, there will be a lot of things that need to be accomplished, but few are as important as making sure you speak with a personal injury attorney who can help you understand what’s to come and what is needed of you during the process. Unfortunately, many individuals feel as though they don’t need to file a claim or lawsuit, or they feel like they can get through this situation on their own. This can be a costly mistake that can set you up for a disappointing result. Here are some of the reasons you should have a lawyer on your side. Understanding Negligence and Liability After an accident, it’s easy to point the finger at the other party and put the blame on someone else, but do you know what it means to have negligence in a car accident and actually prove liability? Continue Reading

Pedestrian Accidents In Massachusetts- Is the Motorist Liable?

If you’ve been hit by a motor vehicle, then you might be wondering if the motorist can be held accountable for hitting you. Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, among the most common types of personal injury accidents that occur every year in the state of Massachusetts. However, pedestrians have rights. Pedestrians Have the Right of Way Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the hit, pedestrians always have the right of way in Massachusetts, especially if they are trying to cross at a crosswalk or stop sign. Unfortunately, the streets of Massachusetts are oftentimes bustling, and with people always so busy and in a hurry, they can sometimes fail to observe the rights of pedestrians. This can lead to accidents involving pedestrians, but if you’re a pedestrian who’s been involved in a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident, then there are steps you can take to receive compensation for your injuries. Personal Injury Lawyers The type of lawyer that you would want to talk to would be a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers are the ones who help you fight for compensation when you’ve been injured. They typically don’t charge any fees upfront. Rather, they only get paid when and if you receive a settlement on Continue Reading

You Were Injured in an Uber car accident: What you Need to Know

Uber is a service similar to taxis that allows a user to receive transportation through the company’s app. Unlike taxis, an Uber car typically arrives within a few minutes and takes the passenger to their location. Uber has grown rapidly in Massachusetts, especially in Boston. Since Uber rides have been increasing, the number of accidents in the vehicles has increased also. Because this ride service is new, if you were injured in an Uber car accident you may not know what to do about the aftermath. The following information explains how Uber is different from other car accidents. Uber Drivers Are Not employees Uber’s drivers are labeled as independent contractors. This provides an opportunity for Uber to deny responsibility for any injuries that passengers incurred from an accident. If you were injured, you are entitled to both the driver’s insurance policy and Uber’s $1 million per ride policy. Continue Reading

Massachusetts Motorcycle Accidents – Who is at fault?

When you are in a motorcycle accident that is caused by another driver’s negligence, you might think that recovering a monetary award for your damages is a simple matter of showing that the driver was negligent. Your damages award, however, will be proportionately reduced by your own negligent actions while you were riding your bike. In Massachusetts, if you are more than 50% responsible for the accident, you will not be entitled to any damages. Suppose, for example, that you are riding down a road and you see a car ahead of you that is about to pull out into the street in front of you. You might assume that the driver sees you, but instead he pulls out into your path and you collide with the side of his car. That driver might argue that you were partially negligent for the accident because you were wearing dark clothes and you made no overt attempts to make yourself visible as you were riding down the road. There is some legitimacy to this argument. When you are riding straight down a road, the single headlight on your bike does not give a driver any sense of depth perception to judge how quickly you Continue Reading

Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

If you are the driver of a car that was involved in an accident with a truck you may wonder who is liable for the truck accident? Is it the driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the materials being shipped? Let’s evaluate further. Liability First, the main focus of liability is on negligence. So, if the driver of the car is to indicate that the truck is liable they must show negligence. Did the defendant fail to exercise reasonable care to avoid injury? Was that failure of reasonable care the cause of the injury? Both of these items must be proven to indicate the truck was liable for the accident. An example that proves negligence is: The driver of the truck failed to follow regulations about how many hours he could drive without resting. He drove more hours than allowed and fell asleep at the wheel. While he was asleep at the wheel he crashed into the car. Continue Reading

Rear End Collisions

The rear impact collision is the least fatal type of auto accident, accounting for six deaths per one million registered cars. However, these types of collisions are the most common type of auto accident, with approximately 2.5 million rear impact collisions occurring each year. The rear bumper system is an important safety feature; however, over the last two decades automakers have developed and installed increasingly less reliable rear bumpers. While a quality rear bumper is capable of compressing upon impact and absorbing the force of a low speed collision, lower quality bumpers tend to be less absorbent, sending the brunt of the impact to the occupants. Furthermore, rear bumpers are designed to handle only a five-mile per hour rear collision when many rear impact collisions occur at much greater speeds. Many of today’s bumpers are designed more to protect the car rather than the occupants. Continue Reading

PIP coverage in Massachusetts

PIP coverage in Massachusetts is a protection that falls under your car insurance policy. “PIP” stands for “personal injury protection.” Massachusetts requires that your insurance company include this coverage in your auto policy. While fault in an accident may affect some claims, it does not affect a Person Injury Protection claim. This policy will pay regardless of which driver is found to be at fault. Let’s take a look at some quick facts about PIP. What will PIP pay for? Medical expenses Loss wages Loss of services Funeral expenses (All of these have certain limits up to which an insurance company will pay.) Continue Reading

Frontal Impact Collision

Frontal impact crashes account for more deaths than any other type of automobile accident. A frontal impact crash can be extremely violent, especially when the collision is squarely head-on. One advantage that frontal impact victims have over other types of impact victims (side or rear) is the ability to brace and prepare for the impending collision. The very nature of the frontal impact allows the victim to see the oncoming vehicle or other object. There are several subcategories of frontal impact accidents including; collisions into a stationary object (pole, wall, etc.), collisions with oncoming vehicles (“head-on”), collisions with the rear of a vehicle moving in your same direction, and collisions into the side of a vehicle moving perpendicular to your vehicle. Injuries typically sustained in frontal impact collisions can range from minor to fatal and can involve all parts of the body. Certain factors play key roles in determining the extent of your injuries in a frontal impact collision, such as the physical characteristics of the object or vehicles involved (large vs. small vehicle, stationary or moving, low or high speed), the safety features of your vehicle (air bags, seat belts / restraints), and the ability of your vehicle to Continue Reading

Working With Insurance Companies After Your Auto Accident

Getting in a car accident is extremely stressful. Unfortunately, dealing with the insurance company can be even more stressful. It is incredibly difficult to know what you should and should not do when dealing with the insurance companies after an accident. You are required to report the accident to your insurance company as soon as you’re able and you should provide the insurance company with appropriate information to open your case.  You will include the names of all parties involved in the crash, including driver’s license numbers and insurance policy numbers. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in the accident it is best to consult with an experienced Massachusetts auto accident attorney at this point. Continue Reading

Side Impact Collision

Side impact crashes are responsible for 8,500 deaths each year; only head on collisions are more deadly. A side impact collision occurs when the front of the oncoming vehicle strikes the side of your vehicle. The severity of a side impact collision depends on several factors, including the speed and weight of the oncoming vehicle, and where that oncoming vehicle collides with yours. For instance, the occupants of your vehicle are much more likely to sustain serious injuries if the oncoming vehicle strikes your vehicle squarely in the middle (at the doors) rather than in the front or rear quarter (by your front or rear tires). Most side impact collisions occur at intersections as the result of a failure to yield at a stop sign or red light. The increasing production of vehicles installed with side impact airbags (airbags located in the doors) has helped to reduce the severity of side impact injuries (assuming that the side impact airbags work properly). If you have been injured in an automobile accident, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must Continue Reading

Why you Need An Auto Accident Specialist After A Rollover Auto Accident

Imagine the moments following a serious crash. It’s a shock that nobody wants to endure and it comes with a number of questions regarding what comes next and what to expect in the process. This is especially true if you’ve sustained injuries and significant property damage as a result of the accident. After a rollover auto accident, there will be a lot of things that need to be accomplished, but few are as important as making sure you speak with a personal injury attorney who can help you understand what’s to come and what is needed of you during the
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Pedestrian Accidents In Massachusetts- Is the Motorist Liable?

If you’ve been hit by a motor vehicle, then you might be wondering if the motorist can be held accountable for hitting you. Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, among the most common types of personal injury accidents that occur every year in the state of Massachusetts. However, pedestrians have rights. Pedestrians Have the Right of Way Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the hit, pedestrians always have the right of way in Massachusetts, especially if they are trying to cross at a crosswalk or stop sign. Unfortunately, the streets of Massachusetts are oftentimes bustling, and with people always so busy and in
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You Were Injured in an Uber car accident: What you Need to Know

Uber is a service similar to taxis that allows a user to receive transportation through the company’s app. Unlike taxis, an Uber car typically arrives within a few minutes and takes the passenger to their location. Uber has grown rapidly in Massachusetts, especially in Boston. Since Uber rides have been increasing, the number of accidents in the vehicles has increased also. Because this ride service is new, if you were injured in an Uber car accident you may not know what to do about the aftermath. The following information explains how Uber is different from other car accidents. Uber Drivers
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Massachusetts Motorcycle Accidents – Who is at fault?

When you are in a motorcycle accident that is caused by another driver’s negligence, you might think that recovering a monetary award for your damages is a simple matter of showing that the driver was negligent. Your damages award, however, will be proportionately reduced by your own negligent actions while you were riding your bike. In Massachusetts, if you are more than 50% responsible for the accident, you will not be entitled to any damages. Suppose, for example, that you are riding down a road and you see a car ahead of you that is about to pull out into the street
Read More

Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

If you are the driver of a car that was involved in an accident with a truck you may wonder who is liable for the truck accident? Is it the driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the materials being shipped? Let’s evaluate further. Liability First, the main focus of liability is on negligence. So, if the driver of the car is to indicate that the truck is liable they must show negligence. Did the defendant fail to exercise reasonable care to avoid injury? Was that failure of reasonable care the cause of the injury? Both of these items must
Read More

Rear End Collisions

The rear impact collision is the least fatal type of auto accident, accounting for six deaths per one million registered cars. However, these types of collisions are the most common type of auto accident, with approximately 2.5 million rear impact collisions occurring each year. The rear bumper system is an important safety feature; however, over the last two decades automakers have developed and installed increasingly less reliable rear bumpers. While a quality rear bumper is capable of compressing upon impact and absorbing the force of a low speed collision, lower quality bumpers tend to be less absorbent, sending the brunt
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PIP coverage in Massachusetts

PIP coverage in Massachusetts is a protection that falls under your car insurance policy. “PIP” stands for “personal injury protection.” Massachusetts requires that your insurance company include this coverage in your auto policy. While fault in an accident may affect some claims, it does not affect a Person Injury Protection claim. This policy will pay regardless of which driver is found to be at fault. Let’s take a look at some quick facts about PIP. What will PIP pay for? Medical expenses Loss wages Loss of services Funeral expenses (All of these have certain limits up to which an insurance
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Frontal Impact Collision

Frontal impact crashes account for more deaths than any other type of automobile accident. A frontal impact crash can be extremely violent, especially when the collision is squarely head-on. One advantage that frontal impact victims have over other types of impact victims (side or rear) is the ability to brace and prepare for the impending collision. The very nature of the frontal impact allows the victim to see the oncoming vehicle or other object. There are several subcategories of frontal impact accidents including; collisions into a stationary object (pole, wall, etc.), collisions with oncoming vehicles (“head-on”), collisions with the rear
Read More

Working With Insurance Companies After Your Auto Accident

Getting in a car accident is extremely stressful. Unfortunately, dealing with the insurance company can be even more stressful. It is incredibly difficult to know what you should and should not do when dealing with the insurance companies after an accident. You are required to report the accident to your insurance company as soon as you’re able and you should provide the insurance company with appropriate information to open your case.  You will include the names of all parties involved in the crash, including driver’s license numbers and insurance policy numbers. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in the accident
Read More

Side Impact Collision

Side impact crashes are responsible for 8,500 deaths each year; only head on collisions are more deadly. A side impact collision occurs when the front of the oncoming vehicle strikes the side of your vehicle. The severity of a side impact collision depends on several factors, including the speed and weight of the oncoming vehicle, and where that oncoming vehicle collides with yours. For instance, the occupants of your vehicle are much more likely to sustain serious injuries if the oncoming vehicle strikes your vehicle squarely in the middle (at the doors) rather than in the front or rear quarter
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