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Haverhill Car Accident Lawyer

Being in an auto collision brings a mixed bag of emotions and responsibilities. You’ll have to prioritize ensuring everyone is safe and healthy, determine how much damage your vehicle has suffered, and answer the question of whether you should seek financial compensation and justice for your injuries.

When your car accident injuries directly result from another driver or third-party’s negligence, you are owed damages. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers has proudly served our community for many years now and has seen tremendous success when it comes to getting our clients the results they need to start fresh and move on from their accident. For a better idea of how we can directly help your case, please call our office at (617) 391-9001 or fill out a contact form.

Common Mistakes Car Accident Victims Make

The aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. Common mistakes car accident victims make include the following:

Not Filing on Time

Taking legal action means filing a claim against the liable party in order to hold them accountable for their negligence and receive compensation for your injuries. While filing a claim on your own is possible, it’s likely it will result in a low settlement or even a dismissed claim due to a missed deadline. In Massachusetts, the current statute of limitations to file your personal injury claim is three years. This means you have three years from the date of the accident to file all of the correct documentation.

While this may seem like a reasonable amount of time, ensuring you file on time depends on various factors, including your knowledge of the paperwork needed to file, the state of your injuries and health, and more.

Not Collecting Evidence

To establish liability, you must first prove the at-fault party acted negligently. This is done through evidence. If you are able to safely do so, it is also encouraged to collect basic evidence from the scene of the accident, including photographs or video footage from your phone, eyewitness testimony, a police report, and a medical report as well.

If you were unable to do so, don’t worry: a dedicated Haverhill car accident attorney can help. When you partner with a knowledgeable attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you are partnering with someone who will immediately begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. This includes collecting and assessing relevant evidence to help prove negligence, such as traffic camera footage, expert opinions, manufacturer’s reports, and more. Most of this information is time-sensitive, so it is imperative you act swiftly and speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

Not Hiring a Dedicated Attorney

At the end of the day, the biggest mistake you can make is not hiring a dedicated Haverhill car accident lawyer to handle all matters of the claim for you while you focus on resting and recovering from your accident. They will handle all filing and ensure everything is done so with consideration to the statute of limitations and other legal requirements. They will maintain schedules and use their resources to collect pertinent information to demonstrate the other driver owed you a standard of care, breached that care, and directly caused your injuries.

Speaking to a Haverhill car accident lawyer can be scary and make your accident feel very real and overwhelming. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers has the compassion necessary to address the unusual nature of the legal proceedings and will help navigate the process with you to guarantee you aren’t left confused or disconcerted at any point.

What Damages Are You Eligible for After a Car Accident?

Massachusetts law leaves the victim of a car crash eligible for compensation for their damages. This includes two main subsections:

  • Economic damages: Economic damages cover the cost of your physical and tangible losses. This can include the physical damage done to your vehicle, the cost of past, present, and future medical bills, coverage of any lost wages due to the inability to work, rehabilitative therapy, and more.
  • Non-economic damages: These damages cover the cost of your pain and suffering. This can include the loss of enjoyment of life due to your accident and injuries, loss of consortium, and other anxiety and depression-related occurrences.

Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers understands that sometimes financial compensation is the only viable route out of the hole your accident has put you in, which is why we fight so hard for you to get every penny you deserve.

Consult With a Haverhill Car Accident Lawyer Today

Don’t settle for a low amount and spend the next few years suffering as a result of someone else’s reckless behavior. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help take the plunge with you and fight for your right to compensation. Our team has the sensitivity and experience available to bring your case to success. Co-founding partner, J. Tucker Merrigan, has been recognized for his wins and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

For a free case evaluation today, please call our Haverhill car accident attorneys at (617) 391-9001 or use our contact form.

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