Most highway accidents involve two or more vehicles colliding, with damage and possible injuries to drivers and passengers. This is where your auto insurance comes in. The at-fault driver will be responsible for any property damage, and injuries will be taken care of through the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) feature of your personal auto policy.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, you probably know you can file a personal injury claim to receive damages from the at-fault party, but you may not know exactly how to go about doing this or what you can expect during the process.
Massachusetts is one of 12 states that have instituted no-fault accident insurance standards. In other words, when you’re injured in an auto accident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are covered by the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) feature of your mandated auto insurance policy.
Few of us are actually prepared for what we should do after being injured in an accident. By following these guidelines, you can dramatically improve your chances of a favorable outcome from your settlement.
Figuring out who is at fault can be challenging in any motor vehicle accident. However, when an accident involves an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, or another kind of commercial truck, assessing liability becomes even more complicated because there may be multiple at-fault parties.
While deaths from drunk driving decreased in 2020 during the pandemic, as things return to normal two years later, it’s again a dangerous proposition every time you hop into your vehicle and head out to work, to a friend's house, shopping, or to wherever.
If you were recently involved in a car accident, you have probably read a lot of information on the internet about the claims process or heard stories from people who were in a similar situation. Unfortunately, not everything you read on the internet or hear from unverified stories is true. That is why there are so many misconceptions about car accident claims in Massachusetts.
Insurance companies will often use a pre-existing medical condition as a means to limit or deny a claim you make for a personal injury, whether it be because of a car accident, a slip-and-fall in a grocery store, or a back injury suffered while lifting boxes at work.
After a car accident, your first instinct is to make sure you and your passengers are okay as well as the driver in the other car. But what most people don’t realize is that they may not be fully aware of the injuries they sustained.
If you suffer the misfortune of being in an auto accident, you will encounter several changes in your life. This includes dealing with a lot of stress and aggravation, as well as finding yourself trying to dodge calls from the other party’s insurance company.