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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

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

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

Understanding How Liability is Determined in Massachusetts Auto Accidents

Several factors are considered when determining liability in auto accidents, not all of which are readily obvious. Massachusetts vehicle laws often tip the scales on who should assume responsibility for causing an accident and for payments involving property and bodily injuries. Motor vehicle statutory laws, however, do not always conform to the public’s perception of the common law aspect of liability. Common law recognizes four levels of fault: negligence, recklessness or wanton conduct, intentional misconduct and strict liability. Determining who is at fault is essential when determining liability for insurance payouts.  In some cases, the burden of proof is clear cut, such as when a driver runs a top sign or causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. When factors combine to result in an accident, assignment of liability is less clear. Sometimes multiple parties are at fault, which can occur in multiple vehicle accidents. When this occurs, determining who is at fault can result in different levels, with each driver only responsible for damages deemed appropriate for his or her role in the mishap. Continue Reading

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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
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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
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

Understanding How Liability is Determined in Massachusetts Auto Accidents

Several factors are considered when determining liability in auto accidents, not all of which are readily obvious. Massachusetts vehicle laws often tip the scales on who should assume responsibility for causing an accident and for payments involving property and bodily injuries. Motor vehicle statutory laws, however, do not always conform to the public’s perception of the common law aspect of liability. Common law recognizes four levels of fault: negligence, recklessness or wanton conduct, intentional misconduct and strict liability. Determining who is at fault is essential when determining liability for insurance payouts.  In some cases, the burden of proof is clear
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