If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation.
Every case is different, and the attorneys at KAZAROSIAN COSTELLO LLP have deep experience handling all kinds of motor vehicle accident cases. We will listen to the facts and evaluate how much your case is worth. We will handle all of the paperwork, speak directly with the insurance companies and work as team to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are highly skilled negotiators who have reached many significant auto accident settlements for our clients.
We handle personal injury cases, including auto accident cases, on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not pay any legal fees until we recover money on your behalf.
Important things to know about your Massachusetts auto accident case
Massachusetts has a “no-fault” auto insurance law. That means each driver must file a claim with his or her own insurer after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. If you are injured, you are first entitled to personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. We will help you file all of the necessary documents to get the benefits to which you are entitled.
If certain conditions are met, you may also file a lawsuit against the other driver. Our team of car accident attorneys will determine what claims you might be able to bring, such as personal injury, wrongful death and/or insurance bad faith. We will also identify and evaluate all parties that might be responsible for your accident and work to hold them accountable.
It’s important to be aware that for car accident cases in Massachusetts, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. You should contact us as soon as possible after the accident to understand your options.
Car accident causes, injuries and damages
Here are some potential causes of auto accidents:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Weather conditions
- Dangerous road conditions, such as potholes, construction or debris on the road
- Driving the wrong way or failing to follow traffic signs or lights
- Car defects
How serious the injuries are in an accident will depend upon the exact circumstances, including whether you were wearing a seat belt, the types of vehicles involved in the accident, the speed of the vehicles and how the cars collided, among other things. It is also possible to have an injury that seems minor at first but worsens later.
After an auto accident, here are some of the damages you might be able to recover:
- Medical expenses, including future expenses, and any necessary medical equipment or prescriptions
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Wages lost due to your injuries
- Loss of future earning potential
- Loss of consortium, a claim by your spouse or child, due to the impact on your marriage or relationship
- Expenses for repairing your vehicle or replacing it if it was totaled in the accident
At KAZAROSIAN COSTELLO LLP, we have the expertise and experience to represent you in your car accident case and recover damages for you. Contact us for a consultation.