Candid Answers To Your Personal Injury Questions
Feeling lost in your own personal injury case should never happen. Unfortunately, not all law firms have the capacity to return your emails and calls in a timely manner. You may wait days or even a week to hear back. This is unacceptable, and we will not place you in that position.
At Connell & Foresta, we have built a team that includes a top lawyer in the state to best serve our clients. Once you become a client of our firm, we will make answering your questions and concerns a top priority. Here is a brief overview of some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from clients to give you a running start on moving forward with your case.
Whose Insurance Will Pay My Medical Bills?
Massachusetts is a “no-fault” state for motor vehicle accidents. “PIP” or personal injury protection coverage means that your own insurance company will pay for your medical bills up to your policy limits. Once you reach your policy limits, you can send insurance claims to your own health insurer.
Who Is Liable For The Accident?
It is important to understand Massachusetts’ modified comparative negligence approach. In car accident cases, both parties can share liability. Liability is determined using percentages. If you are found to be less than 50 percent at fault, you can file a claim and fight for compensation.
I Slipped And Fell In A Department Store. Do I Have A Case?
You fell on public or private property, but that does not mean that you have legal standing to file suit. First, you should identify the cause of your fall. Was there a defect in the floor? Were there any hazards present such as a spill or worn carpeting? Do not forget to take photographs of any identifiable hazards.
Before pursuing a slip-and-fall case, we will discuss whether you are ready to go through the process. You may be under scrutiny by insurance investigators, adjusters and their lawyers. We know how stressful this can be, and our compassionate attorney will work with you to lessen your anxieties.
We Welcome Your Questions. Call Today.
We serve clients throughout eastern Massachusetts out of our North Andover office. You may not see your question listed here in our personal injury FAQs. Please call 978-794-7900 to schedule a free consultation or request answers to your questions online.