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Car Accident Attorney Boston

We Handle Some of the Toughest Auto Accident Claims in Boston, Cambridge, Worcester and the Springfield, MA area

Car accidents in Massachusetts can have serious consequences. That’s why it’s critical you take strong legal action immediately to protect your rights. Whether you were hurt along a congested stretch of the Mass Pike in Boston or on an isolated two-lane road in rural Western Massachusetts, you have rights and we can fight for them.

What should I do if I’m involved in a car accident in Massachusetts?
Car Accident FAQs

When accidents happen, call us immediately:  1-800-WIN-WIN-1.  A delay may affect your right to pursue compensation. At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, we understand how car wrecks in Massachusetts can have a devastating impact on victims and their families.  That’s because we have years of experience working with clients involved in all types of car accidents.  We know that victims need an aggressive advocate who knows how to put experience and resources to work.

How can a Massachusetts Lawyer help me with my car accident?

Auto accidents can have a long-term physical, emotional, and financial impact.  If you or a loved one was injured or killed, you need a law firm that takes an aggressive stand on your behalf.  We know that you probably have a lot to worry about after an accident. How will you pay for your medical bills and rehabilitation costs?  What will you do if you can’t go to work to earn a paycheck?  Your recovery is difficult enough.  You shouldn’t have to worry about getting justice.  That’s where we can help.  When so much is at stake, it’s important to contact a lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone who’ll stand up for your rights.

At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys are skilled in obtaining compensation for car and truck accident claims. We’ve helped clients obtain millions for the losses they’ve experienced. From investigating medical and police records to interviewing witnesses, we do everything we can to build a solid, successful legal strategy on behalf of clients.  While we obtain very fair settlements for most car accident claims through our skillful negotiations, we are not afraid to file a lawsuit and take your claim to court if necessary.

Our Knowledgeable Attorneys Provide Aggressive Legal Representation

When you have the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone working for you, rest assured your case will be in the hands of a car accident attorney who knows how to get the results you need. Clients come first at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. We will listen to you and provide you with the personalized attention you deserve.  In serious accidents, we typically work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and other experts who can help build a strong case designed to get results.  We leave nothing unexamined when handling a car accident claim.

Your case is about more than money. It’s about holding negligent individuals and companies accountable for their actions. It’s about doing everything possible to prevent similar accidents from happening again on Massachusetts roads and highways. We believe in doing everything we can within legal and ethical bounds to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 right now.

We Provide Aggressive, Yet Compassionate Representation

At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, our versatile lawyers are skilled at handling all types of car and truck accident claims.  We do everything we can within legal and ethical bounds to get a desired result.  We have helped clients obtain millions of dollars for their losses.  We believe in holding negligent individuals and companies accountable.

In a typical serious car accident case, we work with experts such as accident reconstructionists and doctors who can help build a strong claim designed to get results.  In most car accident claims, we seek a fair settlement through negotiations. But we are not afraid to file a car accident lawsuit if necessary and take your claim to court. We fight aggressively to help clients get the compensation they need after a serious car accident.

Protecting the Rights of Those Who Were Injured in Car Accidents

Too often, people underestimate the seriousness of a car accident. Even seemingly minor injuries from a rear-end crash or a distracted driver can develop into something more serious or even fatal.  That’s why we strongly encourage accident victims to get a checkup from their doctors and follow their orders.  If you fail to take your injury seriously, how will the insurance company take your claim seriously?

What types of car accidents in Massachusetts does our law firm handle?

We have experience in winning cases for auto accidents involving:

  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Hit and run crashes
  • Pedestrians

What should I do if I’m involved in a car accident in Massachusetts?

When a car accident happens in Massachusetts, it is easy to become confused and forget to get the necessary information. Even a minor accident can leave people nervous and shaken.

Keep this checklist handy of steps to take and questions to ask in case of an accident. You may want to add important contact information and phone numbers as well.

When You Are Involved in a Car Accident:

  • Notify the police.
    • If anyone is hurt, tell the police you need medical assistance.
    • If anyone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, tell the police.
  • Collect the following information from those involved in the accident (including drivers, passengers, pedestrians and witnesses):
    • Full namesfiling-mass-accident-report-blk
    • Addresses
    • Phone numbers
    • License plate numbers
    • Make and model of cars
    • Insurance status of drivers
    • Name of person to whom vehicle is registered
  • Make notes about the accident including how the accident occurred (direction of the vehicles), time of day, weather conditions, damage to vehicles, names and badge numbers of the police officers who came to the scene, if any vehicles were towed from the scene.
  • If possible, take photos of the accident scene with your cellphone, including street signs, skid marks, damage to vehicles and weather conditions. If you do not have a camera and you contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, we may be able to take photos for you.
  • Seek medical help. Even if you were not directly injured in the accident, be aware that sometimes injuries, such as whiplash, do not appear for a few days after the accident.
  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible. If you feel that, for any reason, your insurance company may not be willing to cover the accident, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone before you call your insurance company. Do not answer any questions or make statements to the other drivers’ insurance company before speaking to a Boston personal injury attorney.

 

Questions to Ask Those Involved in the Car Accident:

  • Is anyone injured?
  • Are you insured?
  • Who is your insurance company?
  • Are you the owner of the car?
  • Who are the passengers?
  • Damage to vehicles: Was there damage to vehicles prior to accident (including non-functioning brake lights)? Were any vehicles company-owned?
  • Is anyone taking blame for the accident?

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Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Who decides where my car is repaired?

You can decide where your vehicle is repaired. The insurance company decides how much will be paid for the repairs, and it may not be the same amount as the repair shop estimate.

Who will pay the fees for storage of my vehicle?

The insurance company of the person who caused the accident will pay towing and storage costs, according to what is reasonable in your area. If the vehicle is declared a total loss, the insurance company will pay to have it moved to a salvage or wrecking yard. If you do not allow the company to move your vehicle, you will be liable for any storage or towing fees.

Who decides if my vehicle is repairable or “totaled”?

The insurance company who is liable for payment can decide that your vehicle is not worth repairing, which means that it is totaled. If the cost of the labor and parts exceeds the market value of your vehicle, the company can declare it a “total loss” and pay you the market value for your car. Market value is determined by the fair market value of similar vehicles in your area, or from an independent source such as the Kelley Blue Book. If you want to keep the vehicle after it has been declared a total loss, you will have to pay the salvage value to the insurance company.

Who pays the bank loan if my vehicle is financed?

You are still liable for any loans on the vehicle. If the fair market value of your vehicle is less than the outstanding loan, you are still required to pay the entire amount of the loan.

Do I get a rental vehicle while my vehicle is being repaired?

You can always get a rental vehicle if you are willing to pay for it. If you want the insurance company to pay for it while your vehicle is being repaired or replaced, then payment depends on several factors. If you caused the accident, check to see if your own insurance coverage includes rental vehicles. Many policies do not include rental vehicles unless it is specifically stated. If the other driver caused the accident, then you can expect the liable person’s insurance company to pay the costs of providing you with a rental vehicle. The vehicle will be a substitute for your own vehicle, that is, a vehicle of similar quality. Be sure to check with your own insurance company about insurance coverage on the rental vehicle.

I just paid for my license plates. Do I have to pay for new ones?

The insurance company should pay the prorated amount of any registration fees that are unused, as well as transfer fees for the new registrations.

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