Middleborough Auto Accident Lawyer Seek Compensation for Victims
Massachusetts firm handles cases arising from vehicle collisions
Throughout Massachusetts, there are more than 100,000 vehicle accidents annually, resulting in thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of deaths. Since 1988, Studley Law Offices in Middleborough has provided aggressive legal counsel for victims of car crashes. We take on insurance companies and negligent motorists so that victims of collisions can focus on their physical recovery, knowing that their healthcare bills will be paid and that the wages they’ve lost while out of work will be replaced.
Causes of auto accidents
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, you might be entitled to payment for your medical expenses, lost income and rehabilitation costs and for the pain and suffering that you endured. You need a seasoned personal injury lawyer to assert your legal rights in discussions with insurance companies, and possibly in court. Attorney John E. Studley Jr. has extensive handling claims stemming from all types of auto accidents, including crashes caused by:
- Speeding and other traffic violations
- Alcohol and drug impairment
- Cell phones and other distractions
- Unsafe road conditions
- Failure to adapt to inclement weather
- Vehicle parts defects and mechanical problems
Recovering payment from insurance companies
Massachusetts has a no-fault auto insurance system, which generally requires people injured in car accidents to seek reimbursement for medical costs from their own carrier regardless of who was to blame for the crash. However, in cases where the victim has suffered a fractured bone, a serious disfigurement or the loss of hearing or sight, he or she can sue the at-fault driver or file a claim with their insurance company.
Whether you are dealing with your own insurance company or that of the other driver, do not agree to a settlement without seeking the advice of an auto accident lawyer. Once you sign a release, you permanently waive your rights to recover further compensation. Remember that insurance companies are businesses focused on making profits, and it is to their advantage to pay you as little as possible.
In most cases, our firm settles claims through effective negotiation and arbitration. However, we never accept an offer that is less than you deserve. If an insurance company refuses to pay you an equitable amount, we aggressively pursue the maximum possible verdict for your injuries at trial.
Claims involving uninsured or underinsured motorists
An uninsured motorist or a hit-and-run driver can be held criminally accountable. However, these motorists often lack the financial resources to pay the cost of your medical bills. Even drivers who carry the minimum level of insurance might not be able to cover your healthcare expenses stemming from the crash. If you have been struck by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you have the right to compensation through your Massachusetts personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. In these cases, we will complete your PIP forms so that your medical bills are paid under your policy.
Compensation from third parties
There are cases where someone besides another driver is fully or partially responsible for a car accident. Attorney John E. Studley Jr. can review the facts of your case to determine if you have a cause of action against a third party. For example, under the Massachusetts dram shop law, you may have a claim against a bar that overserved the drunk driver who struck you. Likewise, you may sue a construction company that littered the highway with debris that contributed to your crash. Third-party claims are especially important when the other driver is underinsured or uninsured, or if you have been the victim of a hit and run wreck.
Contact a Massachusetts auto accident lawyer to set up a free consultation
The Studley Law Offices in Middleborough represents auto accident victims throughout the area, including residents of Lakeville, Taunton, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Raynham and Plymouth. For a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Massachusetts attorney, please call 508-923-7207 or contact us online.