Highway accidents in Massachusetts are responsible for some of the most severe injuries and damages. Because vehicles are traveling at such high speeds, injuries sustained in an accident often range from severe to fatal. In 2012, there were over 108,000 car crashes in Massachusetts, 4,384 of which resulted in severe injuries. The ever-increasing congestion and traffic in the state has led to more crashes every year. Unfortunately, severe highway crashes are now a daily occurrence in Massachusetts. If one of these incidents has befallen you, secure the representation you need to guarantee you are taken care of.
Highway accidents are common in Massachusetts. They cause hundreds of serious injuries and deaths in the state each year. In 2019, the Commonwealth recorded a total of 139,960 traffic accidents. Of these, 32,736 caused serious injuries and 316 were fatal. Many of these traffic accidents occurred on highways.
Highway accidents can range from minor to major. They include property-damage only accidents, such as low-speed rear-end collisions in heavy traffic, as well as catastrophic crashes at high speeds. You are not alone as the victim of a highway accident in Massachusetts. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we understand how often these accidents happen in Boston – as well as what usually causes them.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a highway accident, you should seek effective representation as soon as possible. Personal injury attorneys help their clients recover the expenses of injuries and other damages. Personal injury suits can be complex and long-lasting, so work with an experienced Boston personal injury attorney who knows how to present your case and achieve the best outcome for you.
Drivers cause most highway accidents. A driver could cause a highway accident by failing to pay attention to the road or breaking roadway laws. All drivers have a duty to reasonably prevent collisions. They must do so by obeying traffic rules, watching the road and driving prudently. If a driver breaches any of these duties, he or she could cause an accident while driving on a busy highway in Massachusetts. Many driver errors lead to highway accidents.
If you suspect another driver of causing your highway accident in Boston, speak to our attorneys about a possible fault-based lawsuit. Although Massachusetts is a no-fault insurance state, you will have grounds to bring a claim against a negligent driver if your injuries are serious. Serious injuries, such as broken bones or traumatic brain injuries, give victims the right to file fault claims outside of the insurance system. We can help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries from an at-fault party.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we accept clients with all types of personal injuries during highway accident claims in Boston. We have the experience and resources to assist a client in bringing a strong claim to damages regardless of the type of injury.
These are a few of the serious injuries that could happen in a highway or interstate accident in Massachusetts. If your injuries meet the state’s serious injury threshold, we can help you file a lawsuit against one or more parties in pursuit of compensation. Otherwise, we can help you file a first-party insurance claim for your more minor injuries.
In a personal injury suit, the plaintiff must first prove negligence to receive compensation. Massachusetts follows the comparative negligence model in determining fault after a vehicle accident. This means that if you are found to be less than 50% negligent in the case, you will be able to recover compensation for damages.
This is where an attorney comes in. He or she will represent you and prove that the other driver is, without a doubt, more than 50% at fault in the accident. To do this, an attorney needs extensive documentation after the accident and throughout medical treatment. If you are receiving treatment after an accident, keep a record of all medical expenses, appointments, and other costs. In Massachusetts, you are eligible to receive compensation for:
If you’ve been in a highway accident and are considering a personal injury suit, contact the offices of Sweeney Merrigan Law today. We are based out of Boston and serve clients throughout the entirety of Massachusetts.
The attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law are experienced in several specialties of personal injury law, including severe highway accidents. We represent each and every one of our clients effectively and consistently achieve excellent results. After a highway accident, don’t go without the compensation you need to get your life back on track, contact the offices of Sweeney Merrigan Law today. We will get you the most compensation possible for your case.