Dealing With Personal Injury Claims
Regardless of the personal injury claims, it helps to have a basic understanding of how the legal system works in these cases. To begin, it’s important to note the statute of limitation that’s in place. For residents of Massachusetts, you are granted three years (usually from the time of the accident) to file your claim. This means your best course of action is to quickly begin the claims process and not delay.
In addition to the limited time for your suit, Massachusetts has a “comparative fault” system in place. What this means is that the court will weigh how much fault falls on each party to help determine fair compensation for injuries sustained. It’s worth noting that Massachusetts does not allow recovery to a party that is more than 50% at fault for the accident. In your individual case, this can have a significant impact on your legal outcome, which is why it helps to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
Massachusetts Car Accidents
Under a no-fault system, Massachusetts automobile accident claims work a bit differently. Specifically, you are required to first go through your own insurance company for any accident that occurs. This means most fender benders will be handled by the individual with their own insurance. However, this does not mean you should neglect to get the insurance information of the other party. More important, if medical expenses exceed $2,000 or you suffer a broken bone or another serious injury, you are entitled to pursue a claim against the “responsible” party. As with any personal injury claim, having the right representation can help you better navigate these situations.
While the circumstances might be similar to any motor vehicle accidents, people often look at motorcycle accidents as a special type of injury claim. To begin, injuries are often more severe in these cases and often times the driver of the other vehicle can be guilty of negligence. It is especially important that you go beyond your insurance company in these instances and seek qualified legal assistance in discovering your best legal recourse.
Your Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
At the Shapiro Law Group, we work tirelessly to ensure all our clients get the one-on-one representation they need. No two personal injury claims are the same and we set ourselves apart from other law firms not only in our experience, but also in our approach. We listen to the specifics of your situation to ensure you get exactly what you are entitled to. And, when it comes to the question of whether we fight in court or settle outside, we always consider the best outcome for you, our client.
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury due to the fault of a business or another individual, don’t leave your recovery to chance. Instead, pick up the phone and call us at 339-298-2300 for a free consultation.