Boston Car Accident Attorneys
If you were physically injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident then you may be able to make a claim for compensation against the responsible party, their insurance company, or other entity. By working with an experienced Boston car accident attorney, you can protect and advocate for your right to compensation for pain and suffering and damages you have incurred.
All states have different regulations as to eligibility for claims resulting from automobile accidents. For example, in Massachusetts, the state may require an individual to have incurred at least $2,000 in reasonable medical care expenses to be eligible to file a claim.
Benefits – You may be eligible to be reimbursed for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering that has resulted from the accident.
Generally a person is legally permitted to file a claim against the party responsible for a car accident or crash within a limited period of time. It is important to take prompt action.
If you believe to be eligible to file a claim, call and make an in-person appointment with one of our Boston auto accident lawyers or print out and fill out an intake form and email, or mail it to us along with any medical or police reports that you may have. We will contact you after reviewing your information. Click here for our contact information.
What kind of documents or information should I bring my appointment?
- Medical reports
- Police reports
- Location of the accident
- Information on the person you had the accident with:
- Name and address
- Driver’s license and registration number
- Car model and type, and
- Name of their insurance company
- Your health insurance information
- Witness information
Contact a Boston car accident attorney at FitzGerald Law Company today to learn more about how to get the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim from a Motor Vehicle Accident
Common Types of Car Accidents in Boston
- Rear end, side swipe, and head-on collisions are some of the most common types of auto accidents in Massachusetts.
- Intersection accidents also occur often because drivers fail to stop at red lights or stop signs, or do not yield properly to pedestrians or oncoming cars.
- Rotary accidents. Massachusetts roads have many rotaries and if drivers do not respect the “right of way” car accidents occur.
- Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries and our legal team can help those struck by a motor vehicle.
- Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) accidents
- Failure-to-yield accidents: Oftentimes these involve a high rate of speed leading to serious vehicle damage and injuries.
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Wrongful death accidents
Common Car Accident Injuries in Boston
When you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to know exactly what your next legal steps should be. Some of the most common car accident injuries that our legal team can help you to get compensated for include:
- Neck injuries including whiplash
- Back injuries such as herniated discs
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Knee injuries
- Wrist or hand injuries
- Wrongful death
Regardless of the type of injuries you sustain, you need to hire a professional Massachusetts motor vehicle accident attorney to represent you after you have been involved in an accident.
Auto Accident FAQs
After you have been in a car accident, you will likely have many questions. Our experienced car accident legal team have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions here.
How long do I have to file a car accident claim?
Generally, the State of Massachusetts gives you three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, although there are exceptions to this rule.
What is the first thing to do after being in a car accident?
Always seek medical attention first. Even if you feel okay, you may suffer from delayed injuries. If you are offered medical attention at the scene and do not take it, it may be difficult to claim that the injuries suffered later are a result of the accident that you incurred.
Do I have to go to court for my accident?
Maybe. Most of the time, our legal team strives to settle outside of court if possible as this is usually the fastest, less costly and risky way to obtain proper compensation.
Do I need to hire an attorney?
While it is possible to settle a claim without an attorney, you probably will not get the total amount you are owed. A Boston car accident attorney can build a strong case and assess the proper value for your claim.
It is important to call us right away after your accident so that we can deal with the insurance companies. They will try to offer you a settlement right away, but do not settle without the assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer. Our personal injury lawyers at FitzGerald Law Company and our dedicated legal staff will work hard to get you the maximum amount of compensation with the least amount of aggravation. Call us at 617-303-2600 and let us guide you through this legal journey today.