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Lawrence Car Accident Lawyer

One minute, you’re en route to your destination, the radio on. The next, you’ve been rear-ended or t-boned. In a split second, your day can completely change its course, as can the next few weeks, months, or even years. Car crash accidents can result in various injuries, most of which will involve the cost of your time, money, and energy. When this is all the result of another person or third party’s negligence, you are owed compensation.

When you are looking for a dependable Lawrence car accident lawyer you can trust, look no further than the team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers. With over 45 years of combined experience, we are here to make your life easier and get you the financial compensation and justice you need to start fresh. For more information about how we can specifically help your claim move forward and get results, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of your auto collision alone. When you partner with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you are partnering with a client-centered attorney to help you with the following while you focus your energy on resting and recovering:

Establish Liability

To have a personal injury case, you must have an at-fault party who is liable for the accident. Liability is established by using the four basic principles of negligence, including:

  • Duty of care: In the case of a car accident, the expected standard of care would be that every driver adheres to the rules of the road. This means following all stop lights, not speeding, and not operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Breach of care: When this duty to keep others safe is broken, or breached, by committing a reckless act, it is considered a direct violation of the expectation of care.
  • Causation: For a negligent driver to be found liable for your injuries, their reckless actions or negligent behavior must have directly caused your accident. For example, if they fail to yield on time and crash into your car, this is considered a link between the breach and your damages.
  • Resulting damages or injury: Any resulting injuries from the accident can be used to find the at-fault party liable for their recklessness.

Massachusetts currently follows a modified comparative negligence law. This means you can recover damages as long as you are not found to be more than 51% responsible for the accident. For every percentage you are found to be liable, your damages will be affected. For example, if you are found to have been 15% negligent or liable for the accident, 15% of your damages will be removed.

Fight for a High Settlement

When you file a claim on your own behalf, you are running the likelihood of your claim being met with a low settlement from the insurance company. The insurance companies have the goal of closing your case with as little damage to themselves done as possible. When you have a Lawrence car accident attorney representing you and your case, you are giving yourself the best possible chance at getting a high settlement worthy of your losses.

This includes economic damages, like lost wages due to missed work, emergency medical bills and surgical costs, rehabilitative therapy costs, prescription medications, and more. Non-economic damages are there to help cover the endured pain and suffering as a result of your accident. Car crashes can cause so much more than just physical trauma, especially when they involve catastrophic injury. Your attorney will fight to help cover the losses associated with loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and any resulting anxiety or depressive disorders.

Collect and Assess Evidence

To demonstrate to the court that your injuries are a direct result of the at-fault party’s negligence, your Lawrence car accident attorney will collect and assess relevant information. In the case of a car accident, this can include:

  • Photographs or video footage of the scene taken by your phone
  • Police reports
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Security camera footage
  • Expert opinions
  • Medical records

Much of this information is time-sensitive, so it is imperative you reach out to a Lawrence car accident lawyer as soon as you possibly can. The quicker they can begin their investigation, the more likely they are to be able to collect evidence pertinent to your case.

Speak to a Knowledgeable and Compassionate Car Accident Lawyer Today

Hiring a Lawrence car accident lawyer after your car accident is one the easiest ways to guarantee a route to the results you are looking for. The team of attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have devoted their careers to helping our local community preserve their rights and their futures. Nobody should have to suffer at the hand of another’s negligence. When you partner with us, you get access to an attorney like co-founding partner Peter M. Merrigan, who has an excellent success record and has received accolades for his past legal work.

Get the process started today by scheduling a free case evaluation and consultation through our contact form or by calling us at (617) 391-9001.

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Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have been recognized and honored by several of the top legal associations, including SuperLawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers.

Over $500 Million Recovered

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.

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