Auto Accidents Attorney in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Every year, many individuals suffer physical injuries and property damage from auto accidents on Massachusetts roads. Such auto collisions may include motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, and truck accidents. Fortunately, Massachusetts personal injury statutes permit individuals who are injured in automobile accidents to seek financial compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
If you or someone you know was involved in an auto accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is imperative that you hire an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney immediately to help protect your rights. At Law Office of James A. Maniatis, I’m dedicated to offering personalized attention and vigorous representation to auto accident victims and their loved ones. As your attorney, I can advocate for your best interests and help you recover your rightful financial justice.
My firm—Law Office of James A. Maniatis—proudly serves clients across Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas of Southborough, Webster, Westborough, Millbury, and Oxford.
Understanding Auto Accidents
Auto accidents are traffic collisions involving automobiles, such as cars, motorcycles, and trucks. Such accidents may result from a collision between an automobile and another automobile or a stationary object. Unfortunately, auto accident victims may suffer physical injuries, property damage, and other kinds of losses.
Types of Auto Accidents
Here are some common types of auto accidents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
A car accident involves a collision between a vehicle and another car, fixed object, pedestrian, animal, or road debris. Car accidents may be caused by reckless driving, distracted driving, road hazards, speeding, drunk driving, auto defects, and driver errors. Some common types of motor vehicle accidents are as follows:
Lyft and Uber accidents
Chain reaction car accidents
Rollover car accidents
Many bicycle accidents occur when the bicyclist loses control of their bicycle, which causes them to fall off the bike. In some cases, the accident may be due to a collision with another automobile. Some common causes of bicycle accidents include distracted driving, speeding, weaving through traffic, turning without looking, inexperience, and unsafe lane changes. Some common types of bicycle accidents include:
Right cross or left cross collision
Riding against traffic
Rear end collisions
Colliding with pedestrians
A motorcycle accident occurs when a motorcycle collides with another automobile, a stationary object, or pedestrians. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include lane splitting, inexperience, intoxication, distracted drivers, mechanical faults, road hazards, poor weather, high speed, and left turns. Here are some specific types of motorcycle accidents that you could encounter in Massachusetts:
Motorcycle accidents caused by left-turning cars
Lane splitting accidents
Motorcycle accidents caused by intoxication
Traffic crashes involving trucks, such as large trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, or tractor-trailers, and other automobiles or pedestrians, are often devastating. Due to their massive sizes and weights, trucks can severely harm victims.
Depending on the events leading to the truck accident, any of the following individuals or entities may be held accountable, including:
The truck driver
The trucking company
The truck manufacturers
Maintenance personnel or company
Parts and equipment manufacturers
The loading company
The cargo loaders (the persons who shipped or loaded the cargo)
Government agencies for failing to repair or maintain roadways
Rideshare accidents are more common than you might think. These are traffic collisions involving rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. In a rideshare accident, the liable party often varies, depending on the events which led to the traffic crash and other surrounding circumstances.
If you were riding as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, your driver—or the at-fault other driver—may be liable for damages. If your car was hit after the Uber or Lyft driver accepted the ride request, the rideshare company could potentially provide up to $1 million in liability coverage.
Getting Experienced Legal Representation is Important
Getting hurt in an automobile accident can be overwhelming and may affect your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. But remember, you don’t need to go through the financial liability and pain by yourself. Retaining a knowledgeable personal injury attorney is imperative to protect your rights and help you pursue a path forward.
Over the years, I have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for auto accident victims. As your legal counsel, I can:
Advocate for your best interests and fight vigorously for your rights
Examine every aspect of your unique circumstances and conduct a thorough, private investigation
Collect relevant information, factual evidence, and required documentation
Assess the full extent of your physical injuries and damages and estimate claims value
Seek to prove fault and establish liability
Handle all communication and help negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer
Take additional legal action where necessary
Above all, I will represent you intelligently in your auto accident case and attempt to recover the maximum available financial compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.
Auto Accidents Attorney in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
If you or someone close to you was injured in an auto accident, you may seek damages. Contact me at Law Office of James A. Maniatis today to schedule a simple case assessment. I can offer you the compassionate representation and skilled legal counsel you need. My firm proudly serves clients across Shrewsbury, Southborough, Webster, Westborough, Millbury, and Oxford, Massachusetts.