Your Boston Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
A motor vehicle accident can wreak havoc on your life. Pain, frustration, medical bills and missed work can all result from a crash- and it only took one careless move on the part of another driver to leave you picking up the pieces.
As an experienced personal injury attorney, I understand how difficult it can be to know what to do next after you have been involved in an accident. You may be in a lot of pain and feeling confused about how to move forward, or what you can do to get your life back. I want you to know that help is out there. I can assist you in pursuing a successful personal injury case, getting you much needed compensation for your injuries.
The following information is here to give you a general understanding of what to do following your motor vehicle accident. Remember – your first step after getting proper medical care should be to contact a lawyer. Avoid saying anything that might incriminate you, and never agree to any offer from an insurance company until you talk to an attorney.
Calls and emails go directly to my cell phone so get in touch today. I look forward to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
What’s Covered By Massachusetts Insurance Law
Medical Bills: In most cases, you will find that the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) of the driver who hit you will pay $2,000 of your medical bills. Once bills go over that amount, Massachusetts law requires that your insurance pay for the remainder of your medical bills. If for some reason you do not have health insurance or your insurer does not pay your medical bills, then you may get up to a total of $8,000 for PIP coverage (which will cover both medical bills and lost wages).
Lost Wages: The PIP carrier may compensate you for up to $8,000 for lost wages & medical bills. The amount of lost wages will be calculated as 75% of your average weekly rate.
Bodily Injuries: Serious injuries like fractures or other major injuries may entitle you to further compensation. You may also get further compensation if your medical bills are more than $2,000.
Wrongful Death: If your loved one dies in a wrongful death accident, you can also gain compensation under state law.
Insufficient Insurance: If the other driver does not have insurance, your auto policy or the policy of a family member may cover your expenses if you have uninsured or underinsured coverage.
What You Need To Know About Motor Vehicle Accidents
It is important to preserve evidence, such as:
- Copies of medical bills and treatment records
- Photographs of the accident scene and damage to your vehicle and that of the other driver
- Your own recollections of the accident
- Names and addresses of any witnesses that I can contact
- The police report, if available
- Damaged property, including clothing
Do not admit any fault and do not accept any offers from the insurance company until you talk to an accident attorney. Insurance companies are not on your side. They are in the business to make money and often intentionally low-ball your claim.
The driver, the trucking company and the truck manufacturer may be held liable for damages. Trucking accidents typically require in-depth investigations that consider:
- The truck driver’s actions and responsibilities
- The driver’s credentials, training and physical and mental state
- Truck maintenance
- The load
- Inspection and testing according to federal standards
As your Boston truck accident attorney, I apply my experience to conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf. I will examine:
- Trucking logs
- Any witness statements and observations
- The driver’s communications record, such as use of his cell phone
- The driver’s personnel, driving, training and safety records
- The trucking company’s communications record
- The trucking company’s safety record
I advise you on what you can expect, what evidence and documentation you need to have, and your next steps. I stand by your side every step of the way.
The minimal amount of protection offered to motorcyclists makes them vulnerable to the unexpected on our roadways. Even with mandated safety precautions, serious injuries occur.
I have the necessary experience to handle your motorcycle accident claim. My familiarity with the local roadways, courts and judges helps me file a claim that can get you the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, any lost wages, damaged property, and pain and suffering.
The Importance Of Having An Attorney On Your Side
Having an experienced Boston car accident attorney on your side is critical to your case. I know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the best possible settlement on your claim, or if settlement is not in your best interest, I am fully prepared to take your case to court to get you your full and fair compensation either by judgment or jury verdict.
As a Boston auto accident lawyer have been handling car accident injury cases since 1993. I have experience helping injury victims throughout the Boston area and Massachusetts get their full and fair compensation for damages.
When we meet, we will go over all the details of your accident and the documentation we’ll need to file your claim. You are in good hands with the law office of John J. Sheehan.
Get John J. Sheehan to fight for you!
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, on the road or on the go, benefit from the advice of an experience Boston accident attorney. I work hard to protect your rights and help you claim the damages you deserve.
Serving injured workers and accident victims throughout Massachusetts and injured workers who live in New Hampshire or Rhode Island who are employed in Massachusetts.