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.
What To Do If You Are Hit By a Drunk Driver
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.
Misconceptions About Car Accident Claims in Massachusetts
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.
How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Claims
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.
Why You Should Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident
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.
What You Should Know Before Speaking with a Claims Adjuster
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.
Filing a Third-Party Claim After a Work Injury
When people get injured at work, the first thing they decide to do is file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer’s insurance company. While workers’ compensation is an excellent option, it is not the only option for recovering damages.
What To Do if You Were Struck by a Car as a Pedestrian
A pedestrian is no match for a car of any size. Pedestrians count on vehicle operators to obey the rules of the road and be careful when they are sharing Massachusetts roadways. When drivers fail to do so, the results can be devastating.
I Was Hit by an Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist. What Should I Do?
Through the first nine-plus months of 2021, Massachusetts has witnessed at least 87,473 traffic crashes, resulting in 315 fatalities, according to the MassDOT Highway Division Crash Data Portal. What the statistics don’t include are how many drivers responsible for these accidents were uninsured. However, nationwide, a 2021 study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that one in eight drivers is uninsured.
I Was Involved in a Hit and Run. Do I Still Have a Case?
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that through September there have been 78,354 traffic accidents in the state in 2021, resulting in 283 fatalities. That means, on average, there are 294 crashes per day in Massachusetts.