Car accidents take thousands of lives throughout Massachusetts every year. In Medford alone, hundreds of serious injuries and deaths related to traffic collisions occur annually. Most car accidents are avoidable. They happen when drivers or other parties are negligent or irresponsible. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we care about crash victims in Medford. We do our best to help clients through tailored legal strategies, aggressive insurance claim negotiations and taking cases to trial when necessary. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Your options for seeking financial recovery after an auto accident will depend on the fault laws in your state. Most states are fault-based in their insurance systems, meaning crash victims will seek recovery from the person that caused the wreck. In Massachusetts, however, a no-fault system presides. No-fault insurance laws mean you will file a claim with your own insurance provider regardless of fault, seeking benefits from your personal injury protection insurance coverage. Call your insurance company as soon as possible after a car accident to report the crash and seek benefits.
The only circumstances in which you will be able to pursue recovery from the at-fault driver in Massachusetts is if your injuries meet the state’s threshold. Massachusetts’ serious injury threshold states that crash victims may file third-party claims against others if their injuries cost more than $2,000 in reasonable medical expenses. You may also qualify to bring a lawsuit if the accident caused severe and permanent disfigurement or scarring, loss of vision, loss of hearing, or broken bones. In these situations, you or your lawyer could file a claim against the party that caused your car accident.
The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can help clients with insurance claims as well as personal injury lawsuits following harmful car accidents in Medford. Our attorneys have experience representing clients in Massachusetts during many different types of automobile accident cases.
Please do not hesitate to contact us after any type of auto accident in Medford that leaves you with serious injuries or takes the life of someone you love. Our lawyers can quickly and efficiently evaluate your case to let you know if you have grounds for a lawsuit. If so, we may offer our legal services during your insurance claim or lawsuit.
Working with a lawyer can make it easier to file a car accident claim, gather evidence and take the right steps toward physical, emotional and financial recovery. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have years of experience representing car accident victims and loved ones throughout Massachusetts. We know what it takes to obtain justice and fair results on behalf of injured clients. We can help clients with burn injuries, broken bones, brain injuries, spine injuries, organ damage, lacerations, disfigurement, disabilities and other serious injuries. Contact us online or call (617) 391-9001 to discuss your case with our lawyers after any type of crash in Medford.