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Has My Vehicle Suffered Diminished Value After My Crash?

Published in Car Accidents on June 15, 2021

When another party hits your car, your vehicle could sustain substantial damage. Massachusetts requires all drivers to carry a minimum of $5,000 in property damage liability insurance. That means that the at-fault party’s insurance company pays up to $5,000 to repair or replace your vehicle. Unfortunately, $5,000 is not very much money for repairs or…

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What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Accident?

Published in Car Accidents on May 28, 2021

Are your odds of dying in a car accident higher or lower than your odds of dying from a fall? Does it matter whether you are a pedestrian or a motorcyclist? How can you know whether you are at risk of dying in a traffic accident? Over 30,000 people die annually in motor vehicle accidents…

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How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in Massachusetts

Published in Car Accidents on April 1, 2021

A car accident can be a traumatic experience, especially when the accident results in injury or death to a driver or passenger or significant damage to the vehicles involved. In Massachusetts, persons involved in a car accident with death, injury, or property damage over $1000 must report their accident to the authorities within five days….

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Rear-End Collisions: Common Injuries and Steps to Take

Published in Car Accidents on January 13, 2021

You don’t need to be speeding along the highway to wind up in a dangerous car accident that can leave you injured and your car wrecked. In fact, you don’t need to be moving at all. Rear-end collisions account for about 40% of all car accidents, making them the most common type of auto collision….

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Can I Sue My Insurance Company If They Deny My Claim After a Car Accident in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on January 7, 2021

Yes, you can sue your insurance company if it denies your claim after a car accident. Massachusetts applies no-fault auto insurance rules. “No-fault” means drivers involved in an accident must first seek compensation from their own insurance company. This rule applies regardless of who caused the accident. You might think that insurance companies pay claims…

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8 Reasons for Teen Car Accidents

Published in Car Accidents on January 6, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control, automobile accidents are the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. During 2018, roughly 2,500 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 years died in traffic accidents. Over 285,000 teenagers received treatment in emergency rooms for car accident injuries.  The good news is…

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Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on January 4, 2021

There is not a law prohibiting driving without shoes in Massachusetts. In fact, none of the 50 states ban barefoot driving. Therefore, you can kick your shoes off and drive your vehicle in your socks or bare feet.  However, driving without shoes might not be a wise decision. There are some risks associated with driving…

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Who Pays for Damages in a 3-Car Crash in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on December 31, 2020

Getting into a car accident with one other driver is stressful enough. When you add multiple drivers and vehicles into the mix, it can become even more overwhelming. And, it’s easy to understand why – it becomes even more challenging to determine who was at fault and exactly which role each driver will play in…

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The Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Published in Car Accidents on December 29, 2020

Most people are aware that car accidents can cause a variety of physical injuries in addition to the damage they cause to your vehicle and any other vehicles or objects involved. Plus, car accidents can be extremely tricky when it comes to placing blame and receiving just compensation, especially if one of the drivers involved…

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What Should I Do with a “Totaled” Car in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on December 27, 2020

Car accidents can cause significant damage to your vehicle. In some cases, an insurance company may declare your vehicle a total loss.  When a vehicle is “totaled,” it means that the costs of the repairs exceed the current market value of your vehicle. In other words, it costs more to fix your vehicle than the…

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