Car, truck, motorcycle and other automobile accidents are behind thousands of catastrophic injuries in the US annually. Car accidents often cause injuries that take victims out of work or result in permanent disabilities or disfigurement. Hundreds of other car accidents are fatal.
Negligent drivers are the cause of most devastating vehicle collisions. A driver may be liable for the damages he or she caused in an auto accident, depending on the circumstances. Contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP if you were recently in a car accident in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We may be able to help you with an insurance claim or injury lawsuit in pursuit of compensation.
Understanding why car accidents happen in Massachusetts is an important step toward preventing them in the future. As part of our commitment to community safety, the lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP stay on top of the latest car accident facts and trends.
You will never be a statistic at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. We recognize the person behind the personal injury claim and always tailor our legal efforts for each individual. After a traffic accident of any kind in Cape Cod, discuss the possibility of obtaining compensation with our lawyers right away.
Under the state’s no-fault insurance laws, your first outlet for recovery will be a first-party claim with your own insurer for personal injury protection coverage. You will file this type of claim regardless of who caused your car accident. If, however, your injuries are serious (i.e. broken bones, disabilities or more than $2,000 in necessary medical expenses), you may file a claim against the at-fault party instead. A lawsuit outside of Massachusetts’ no-fault insurance system could provide better coverage for your injuries.
A successful insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit could pay you for several losses and damages related to your auto accident. State courts allow for the retrieval of compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, legal and out-of-pocket costs, property repairs, loss of consortium, lost quality of life, and punitive damages. Our attorneys can help you take the right steps to maximize the financial award retrieved for your injuries.
You have rights after getting into a car accident in Cape Cod. Working with an attorney can help make them clear. Your attorney can provide counsel and legal advice while you focus on your physical and emotional healing. You also will not have to worry about accepting a lowball settlement offer that does not fully cover your damages from an insurance company. Your lawyer will reach a fair and reasonable settlement on your behalf or else pursue better compensation at trial. Discuss your unique car accident case with our Cape Cod attorneys today. Call (617) 391-9001 or contact us online.