Car accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries and deaths in Somerville, Massachusetts. Auto accidents are typically preventable with due care by the driver behind the wheel. Most collisions occur when drivers are careless or reckless. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, our car accident lawyers are passionate about bringing negligent drivers to justice on behalf of injured crash survivors. We may be able to help you obtain fair and full compensation for your various damages. Contact us today for a free legal consultation about your specific claim.
Whether this is your first auto accident or you have been in this situation before, turn to a car accident lawyer in Somerville for assistance. A lawyer can take care of complex legal processes for you, including identifying the appropriate defendant, handling insurance claims negotiations, filing a lawsuit and fighting for maximum compensation. From gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to hiring crash experts and reconstructionists, a car accident attorney can do everything it takes to optimize the outcome of your accident claim.
Massachusetts is in the minority as one of the country’s 12 no-fault insurance states. In a no-fault state, injured car accident victims may only file first-party insurance claims (regardless of fault) for damages. They cannot bring claims against at-fault drivers or parties unless their injuries are serious enough to meet the state’s threshold. If a driver’s negligence caused your collision, ask our lawyers if you have grounds for a fault-based lawsuit outside of Massachusetts’ insurance system.
A serious injury in Massachusetts is one that causes scars, disfigurement, the loss of a bodily function, a disability, death or more than $2,000 in medical expenses. Broken bones also meet the state’s serious injury threshold. If your injuries are severe enough, a lawyer could help you bring a third-party insurance claim against the at-fault driver or another party. In many cases, a third-party claim will result in greater compensation than a first-party insurance claim.
With assistance from the lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, you may be able to secure financial compensation for the damages you experienced in an auto accident in Somerville. The at-fault driver, another party or your own insurance company may provide compensation to help you move forward. A compensatory award in Massachusetts can include amounts to cover your medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, lost capacity to earn, vehicle repairs, punitive damages, and more. Discuss the value of your auto accident claim with our lawyers today.
The steps you take after a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or another automobile accident could alter your financial future. Do what is necessary to recover a reasonable amount of money by hiring a lawyer. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we help injured car accident victims and surviving loved ones demand fair financial recoveries. We may be able to help you achieve the results you need. Learn more today during a free initial consultation in Somerville, MA. Call (617) 391-9001 or contact us online to schedule your meeting.