Answering Questions About Your Car Accident
After someone causes you to suffer serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident, it is common to have questions about what comes next. At The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke, as we represent our clients throughout their personal injury claims, we also take the time to answer their important questions, such as those on this page.
What should I do if I am involved in a motor vehicle accident?
After an accident, there are three steps you can take at the scene of the crash to protect yourself and your best interests before contacting us about an accident injury claim. First, make sure that you are safe, and get any medical attention you may need for your injuries. Next, report the accident to the police. They will be able to attend to the accident, create a police report and verify your health at the scene of the crash. Finally, collect any information about the accident that you can, including the information about the other driver, their insurance and car; take photos of the accident; and record any witness testimony of the accident.
Under what circumstances can I seek damages from a negligent driver after a motor vehicle accident?
There are several circumstances that allow you to seek compensation after a motor vehicle accident. First, if you suffered more than $2,000 in medical expenses, or you have suffered serious or disfiguring injuries.
How does Massachusetts being a no-fault auto accident state impact my claim?
In Massachusetts, the “no-fault” system means that each party in a motor vehicle accident pursues compensation from their own insurance coverage first, regardless of liability. Then, if your damages are greater than the coverage in your no-fault policy, you can attempt to pursue compensation from the other driver.
Why is it important to consult with an attorney before accepting an insurance company settlement offer?
In most cases, the first offer an insurance company makes is less than a victim deserves for their injuries. As your legal representation, we can act on your behalf to review your costs and losses and negotiate for the fair and full compensation you deserve for your injuries. We are not a law firm that can be bullied into accepting less than you deserve in your personal injury claim, and we are prepared to fight for you through every step of your claim.
Still Have Questions? Get The Answers You Need.
If you are still uncertain about something in your personal injury claim after a motor vehicle accident or you are ready to pursue the outcome you deserve in your claim, contact our Worcester office today. Call us at 888-870-0925 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation and begin getting the information and representation you need.