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Are You Having Trouble With Your Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, most injury victims who carry car insurance assume they are "fully covered" and won't have any problems getting an insurance payout from their auto insurance policies. Unfortunately, difficulties often arise — even when car accident victims are negotiating with their own insurance companies. Too many people accept an inadequate payout that is too low rather than fight with their insurance companies. Why?

Myths About Insurance Claims After Car Accidents

A misconception exists that your car insurance rates will go up if you file a claim after a car accident. This is not true. Under Massachusetts law, your insurance rates will not rise unless you are shown to be 50 percent or more at fault in the accident.

Another myth about car accidents and insurance claims is that it is somehow wrong to make an insurance claim after a car accident. This is also not true. Insurance policyholders pay premiums in order to get the benefit of an insurance payout in the event of accident and injury. Learn more about how and why to file an insurance claim after a car accident.

Attorneys Helping With Insurance Claims After Car Accidents in Andover and Newton

At the Law Firm of Connell & Foresta, we know that a major car accident takes a tremendous toll — not just on your body but on your whole life. Few events can change life as drastically as a car accident. You deserve legal representation from lawyers who understand and respect the struggles you and your family face after a serious car accident.

You also deserve to receive fair compensation for the effects of the car accident. This means compensation for unpaid medical bills, for lost wages, for pain and suffering, for your vehicle, and for any future medical needs resulting from the accident.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car crash, contact Connell & Foresta for a free consultation about your options.

Don't Accept a Too-Low Settlement After a Car Accident

We do not rush to settlement with our clients who are car accident survivors. This strategy serves a specific purpose. A rushed settlement agreement may not account for all the costs of the accident. If you receive a new bill from the hospital after signing a settlement agreement, you cannot go back to the insurance company and request more money. The insurance claim is your only chance to make sure you are fully and fairly compensated.

In Massachusetts, you have three years to file a lawsuit after a car accident. You can get immediate financial assistance via the personal injury protection (PIP) policy in your car insurance. Then, allow us to calculate the full cost of the car accident and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

Representation After Serious Injuries or Fatal Accidents

Car crashes cause a variety of severe injures including soft tissue injuries, brain damage and spinal cord injuries, and even wrongful death. Our lawyers have won compensation after serious and fatal accidents involving:

  • Collisions with commercial vehicles
  • Accidents caused by drunk drivers or road rage
  • Injuries to passengers in cars when their driver was at fault or when another party was at fault
  • Accidents caused by distracted drivers
  • Accidents caused by automotive defects, improper maintenance, defective auto parts, or other faulty products
  • Accidents involving rear end crashes, intersections, pedestrians or crosswalks, or stop lights
  • Drivers injured while on the job
  • Defective roadways, potholes, debris, and channeling devices

Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of Massachusetts' insurance law. We deal with the insurance companies on your behalf, negotiating for compensation for all pain and suffering, medical payments, property damage, and collision claims associated with your case. If applicable, we can also help you secure uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits.

Contact a Massachusetts auto accident attorney at Connell & Foresta for a free consultation. You will pay no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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Verdicts & Settlements

  • 285,000
    Suffolk Superior Court, woman slipped and fell at a night-club suffered torn ligament in knee requiring surgery.
  • $95,000
    Boston Municipal Court, woman slipped and fell on fluid on bathroom floor left by janitorial service suffered fractured wrist.
  • $270,000
    Suffolk Superior Court, woman, passenger in automobile rear-ended by 18-wheeler suffering herniated lumbar disc requiring surgical laminectomy.
  • $135,000
    Boston Municipal Court, woman operator of automobile broad-sided by tow truck tore knee ligament requiring surgery.
  • $90,000
    Suffolk Superior Court, woman operator of automobile broadsided by waste management truck suffered torn shoulder ligament requiring surgery.
  • $165,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman swimming in lake struck in head by wave runner suffering closed head injury, full recovery.
  • $50,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman passenger in automobile injured by drunk driver suffered fractured ankle, no surgery, policy limit.
  • $100,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman passenger in automobile broadsided by another automobile suffering closed head injury, full recovery, policy limit.
  • $100,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman pedestrian struck by automobile suffering a closed head injury, full recovery, policy limit.
  • $56,250
    Quincy District Court, man passenger in automobile struck tree suffered fractured nose and scarring.
  • $60,000
    Suffolk Superior Court, woman slipped and fell on icy sidewalk near private residence suffering fractured wrist.
  • $50,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman pedestrian struck by automobile suffering torn knee ligament requiring surgery, policy limit.
  • $45,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman slipped and fell within roast beef specialty store fracturing nose, full recovery.
  • $45,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, man passenger in automobile striking another automobile suffering minor forehead scarring.

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