Injured In An Auto Accident?
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Car accidents create chaos in people's lives. Suddenly, you might be unable to function normally due a high-speed crash on Interstate 95 in Massachusetts or Connecticut. Or a loved one might be seriously injured due to a distracted driver on I-84 or I-91. The pain and suffering can be unbearable. The calls from insurance companies can be overwhelming.
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Knowing what to do after a serious accident can be confusing. Even knowing what information you need to build a strong, legal case might not be so straightforward. That's why it's critical that you have someone on your side who knows how to handle serious auto accidents - and knows how to get results. That's why you need a car accident attorney from the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts or the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut.
Whether your accident happened on a two-lane road, a major highway or in downtown Boston or Hartford, we can help you hold the driver who caused your crash accountable for his or her actions. We know how the legal system works - and we have the case results to prove it. Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for people injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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Auto Accidents We Handle
There are so many different kinds of auto accidents. We're familiar with all of them - as well as the best strategies for successfully resolving such accident claims. Many of the most common motor vehicle accidents we regularly handle involve:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Intersection crashes
- Uninsured driver accidents
Why do these accidents happen? The most common causes include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Distracted driving
However your accident happened, whatever the circumstances, your life can change instantly due to an accident caused by someone else's reckless or negligent behavior.
Are You Prepared?
How a car accident can change your life
Auto accidents can have a serious impact on people's lives. Immediately after an accident, you or a loved one might need emergency medical care, including surgery, due to a serious car accident injury. But that's only the beginning of what you might have to deal with after your crash.
After an accident, many of the issues you might face could include:
- Filing out confusing insurance claim forms.
- Dealing with insurance company investigators.
- Figuring out who pays your compensation.
- Getting to doctor's appointments without a vehicle.
- Suffering from pain caused by your crash.
- Making modifications to your home due to permanent disability.
- Figuring out how to pay your bills if you can't work.
No matter what issues you're dealing with, no matter how serious or minor they might seem, make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Make sure you contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation right now.
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How Mark E. Salomone can help
You might think you don't need a lawyer after your car accident. Another driver clearly did something to cause your crash. The accident report seems straightforward. And the other driver's insurance company might have even made a financial offer that seems reasonable at first glance.
Unfortunately, auto accidents rarely turn out to be so simple. The other driver might deny doing anything wrong. The accident report might differ completely from what really happened. And insurance companies often do everything they can to deny or reduce accident claims.
We know how complicated car accidents can be in New England. We built our reputation on successfully protecting the rights of accident victims. We know what to do after an accident. That's why we want to meet with you and learn more about your accident. And when you choose us to represent you, we'll give your case our full attention, including:
- Making sure the official police accident report includes your description of the accident.
- Consulting with accident reconstructionists if necessary.
- Challenging your doctor's diagnosis of your accident injury if you disagree.
- Negotiating with insurance companies for the best possible settlement.
- Filing a lawsuit against an insurance company if your accident claim is denied or reduced.
Don't underestimate the seriousness of your car accident. Even seemingly minor injuries from a rear-end crash or a distracted driver can develop into something very serious and extremely expensive. That's why we want to meet with you right away. Contact us 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 and schedule your free case evaluation.
Have A Question?
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents
- How much is my car accident worth?
- Who decides the value of my auto accident?
- Who decides where my car is repaired?
- Who pays the fees for storage of my vehicle?
- Who decides if my vehicle is repairable or "totaled"?
- Who pays the bank loan if my vehicle is financed?
- Do I get a rental vehicle while my vehicle is being repaired?
- Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company after my accident?
- Should I accept a settlement offer for my car crash?
- Can I negotiate for more money after my auto accident?
- Can I file a lawsuit against an insurance company after my accident?
- How long do I have to take legal action after my auto accident?
- What can I be financially compensated for after my car crash?
- Do I need a car accident lawyer?
There is no set dollar amount for how much your accident might be worth. You might get a few hundred dollars for your accident. Or you or your family might receive millions of dollars in the form of a settlement or verdict. Such money is often intended to cover your medical bills, auto repair costs, lost income and other expenses associated with your accident. That's why it's critical that you have someone on your side who understands how the legal system works and who has experience obtaining the maximum compensation for injury victims.
In most cases, the insurance adjuster for the driver who caused your accident determines the monetary value of your car accident. If you decide to take your case to court, a judge or jury often decides how much money to award you for your crash. In both cases, it's vital that you have a lawyer who understands the law, protecting your rights.
You can decide where your vehicle is repaired. The insurance company decides how much to pay for the repairs, and it may not be the same amount as the repair shop estimate.
The insurance company for the person who caused the accident pays towing and storage costs, according to what is reasonable in your area. If the vehicle is declared a total loss, the insurance company pays to have it moved to a salvage or wrecking yard. If you do not allow the company to move your vehicle, you could be liable for any storage or towing fees.
The insurance company that 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 have to pay the salvage value to the insurance company.
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.
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, 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, you can expect the liable person's insurance company to pay the costs of providing you with a rental vehicle. The vehicle is 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.
No. If an employee for the other driver's insurance company contacts you, do not answer their questions. Even if the person's questions seem simple, be aware that anything you say can be used against you by the insurance company. As a result, you could receive significantly less or have your claim denied altogether by the insurance company based on your answers. That's why we always advise people to politely decline to answer all questions and direct the insurance company to contact us. We know all the tricks they play. We know what to say and how to help accident victims obtain maximum compensation.
Never automatically accept an offer for your accident. Even if your settlement offer seems reasonable, we strongly suggest contacting us. We can review your settlement offer with you and help you decide if you should accept it or demand more money. What might seem like a reasonable offer might not even come close to covering the true cost of your accident. Insurance companies are infamous for making low-ball offers immediately after a car accident, and once you've taken their offer, you can't sue for more damages if the cost turns out to be higher.
Yes. As long as you haven't actually accepted a settlement yet, you can always negotiate for more. Insurance companies don't want people to know that they have the right to ask for more money. Most insurance companies simply hope that most people simply accept whatever financial offer they receive for their accident. That's why it always pays to contact our law firm to find out if it's worth negotiating for more money for your accident.
Yes. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit might make the most sense for getting the money you rightfully deserve for your accident. However, just because you file a lawsuit does not automatically mean you receive the money you deserve for your accident. That's why it's critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side with actual courtroom experience who truly understands how the legal system works.
Many people might not realize they only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after their car accident. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations (the maximum amount of time allowed under state law) for filing a lawsuit or taking other legal action is 2 years from the date of your accident. In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations is 3 years. That might seem like a long time. But building a strong legal case often takes a lot longer than many people might suspect. And the longer you wait to take legal action, the more difficult it becomes to find the facts you need to build a strong legal case. Without supporting evidence, you'll likely not get the compensation you rightfully deserve for your accident.
There are many different items you may be able to be compensated for after your car accident. These include:
- Medical expenses
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Lost income
- Lost future income
- Future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Modifications to your home if you sustain a permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship depending on the nature of your injury
You may be eligible for other expenses associated with your accident. But you may never know unless you contact us and schedule an appointment to discuss your potential claim.
When you have an experienced attorney on your side, your auto accident receives the attention it rightfully deserves. Instead of simply accepting a low-ball offer for your accident, you can demand more compensation from the insurance companies. You can demand the medical care you need so you can get better. When you have a skilled lawyer on your side who knows how to investigate accidents and find the facts you need to build a strong legal case, you can focus on what's most important: your recovery. In short, yes, you need a car accident lawyer.
There's no substitute for experience, no substitute for success. That's why so many people rely on the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts and the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut. We know how to make things right.