Category: Car Accidents

Determining Fault in a Car Accident

After you have been involved in a car accident, one of the most delicate and trickiest issues is determining who is at fault for the crash. It can be overwhelming to suffer severe injuries, believing that the other driver is at fault, but not knowing how to prove it. If your car accident occurred in Massachusetts, a legal advocate familiar with state law and local rules will be critical in your case. Before discussing how fault is determined, you will need to understand how fault is... CONTINUE READING

Most Dangerous Roads in Massachusetts

Most people have a driving routine where they travel the same routes and roads each day. This can lead to a false sense of security, especially if you are traveling on the most dangerous roads in your state. If you live in or drive through Massachusetts, you should learn about the most dangerous roads so you can anticipate extra risks your route may pose. How are dangerous roads defined? The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) maintains information relat... CONTINUE READING

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Accidents happen. They are quite common. Even if you have been involved in one before, you might not know what steps you should take following the accident. After all, even if no one is injured, accidents are jarring and stressful. There will probably be a lot of emotions going through your mind, but you need to remain calm, and follow these steps. If you skip a step, you could put your physical health, well-being, legal rights, and financial future at risk. Here is what to do to ensure you p... CONTINUE READING

Do I Have Enough Underinsured or Uninsured Coverage?

Being involved in a car accident can be a very stressful and life-changing experience.  Not only do you have to deal with recovering from your injuries, but you may also have a lot of medical bills and may have to miss work. In Massachusetts, as advised by an injury attorney in Springfield, MA, you should be aware of two types of insurance coverage.  The first is underinsured motorist coverage and the other is uninsured motorist coverage.  O... CONTINUE READING

How the Graves Amendment Impacts Your Vehicle Accident Case

What Is the Graves Amendment? Accidents Happen All of the Time Unfortunately, accidents on our roadways occur frequently, and they often have life-altering impacts. Victims are traumatized by these experiences which can result in significant financial and emotional costs. Time and time again, we have been told that if we were in an accident due to the negligence of another person or entity, we would have the opportunity to recover our expenses through a... CONTINUE READING

How to Read Your Massachusetts Car Accident Crash Report

Being in a car accident is never fun. If the police came to the accident location in Massachusetts, it is likely a Motor Vehicle Crash Police Report was created by the Police Officer at the scene laying out the details of your accident. Unfortunately, Motor Vehicle Crash Police Reports can be it is difficult to understand the exact terms, descriptions and code numbers used by the officer, and you are wondering how to read your Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Report. At... CONTINUE READING

The Importance of Collision Coverage and What it Means When You Get Into an Accident

Not every insurance claim is due to a car accident, which can beg the question of what is covered by collision and comprehensive auto insurance. When you think of auto insurance, you likely think of a car accident — covering medical bills and perhaps the cost to repair your vehicle. But your vehicle can be damaged in incidents that don’t involve a crash, such as a fire, a hailstorm, or an act of vandalism. And without the right insurance, you may not be covered for these disastr... CONTINUE READING

Do You Drive for Uber or Lyft? Your Policy May Not Pay If the Accident Is Your Fault

Are Uber and Lyft responsible for passenger injuries in an accident? Even the most experienced drivers can still make mistakes or end up in accidents. As rideshare behemoths, Uber and Lyft offer coverage to their drivers in the event of an accident. This can give both drivers and passengers peace of mind when accidents happen. But just because you have coverage with Uber or Lyft does not necessarily mean their coverage will pay when you’re at... CONTINUE READING

What to Do If a FedEx Truck Hits Your Car

When you drive safely, obey the rules of the road, and respect the rights of other travelers, you trust other drivers to do the same. But what happens when another driver’s choices put you, your passengers, and your vehicle in danger? Do you know what to do if a FedEx truck hits your car? Knowing that another driver has disregarded your health and safety can make you feel vulnerable and afraid. This is especially true when the other driver is behind the wheel of a larger vehicle,... CONTINUE READING

How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

When you make a personal injury claim for compensation after a car accident, you put a series of events in motion that may or may not result in your case going to court. But just how often do car accident cases go to court? There's no definite answer on how often a car accident claim goes to court, as personal injury claims for accidents usually settle before they reach the courtroom. If your case does go to court, it could be some time before a judgment is reached. At this point... CONTINUE READING

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    Determining Fault in a Car Accident

    After you have been involved in a car accident, one of the most delicate and trickiest issues is determining who is at fault for the crash. It can be overwhelming to suffer severe injuries, believing that the other driver is at fault, but not knowing how to prove it. If your car acciden...