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Oct
17
2014

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Every year, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of thousands of Americans. On top of this, hundreds of thousands of people are injured.

From the moment you get behind the wheel of your car, there is nothing more important than paying attention to the road and doing whatever you can to stay safe.

Unfortunately, even if you are following the rules of the road and driving in a defensive manner, others around you may not be doing the same.

Here are three of the most common causes of car accidents:

1. Distracted driving. From cell phone use to texting to speaking with passengers, there are many ways a driver can become distracted.

2. Not obeying the law. Speeding and running traffic lights, for example, can both lead to an accident. If more people obeyed the law there would be fewer accidents.

3. Drunk driving. This remains a major problem in the United States, as people continue to drink and drive. When a person has been drinking, the chance of him or her causing an accident is much greater.

Were you involved in a car accident caused by one of the above? If so, and you were the victim, you may be able to collect compensation from the negligent party. Contact us to learn more about your rights.

Oct
14
2014

What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Nobody gets behind the wheel with the idea that they are going to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, many people find themselves in this position every year.

Some accidents are minor, meaning that both parties can exchange insurance information and move on from that point. Others, however, require much more attention to detail.

Here are three things you must do after a motor vehicle accident in which you are injured:

1. Wait for medical help to arrive. Regardless of your injuries, you don’t want to do something that could make your situation worse. Once an ambulance arrives, you will be in good hands.

2. Collect contact information from the other party, as well as witnesses. This is easier said than done, especially in the event that you are injured. If possible, however, you should collect as much of this information as possible.

3. Keep quiet until you speak with a personal injury attorney. The last thing you want to do is speak with an insurance company that wants nothing more than for you to settle for less money than you deserve. Your legal team can take care of all these details for you, making sure you get a fair deal.

If you are ever injured in a motor vehicle accident, follow these three steps. Doing so will put you in a better position moving forward.

Oct
10
2014

Recent Accident News from the Boston Area

If you live in or around the Boston area, you are well aware that motor vehicle accidents occur on a regular basis. Even when you are obeying the rules of the road, attempting to remain safe, others around you may not be doing the same.

Not every type of accident will lead to a lawsuit, but many go down this path when one party is negligent for damages and injuries suffered by another.

Here are several recent accident news stories from the local area:

1. 1 hurt in car, train crash west of Boston

2. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Boston native Patrick Harrington dies from injuries suffered in a car accident

3. East Bridgewater man killed in early morning car crash

4. Driver of car dies after crash with Boston ambulance

Nobody wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, but many find themselves in this position when another driver makes a poor decision.

In the event that you are injured in such an accident, your first step should be to receive immediate medical attention. Once you are able to do so, you may wish to meet with an attorney who can review the circumstances of your accident.

Oct
7
2014

Our Law Firm and the Community

Personal injury victims require a lot of help, including that from a reputable, experienced legal team.

Along with being advocates for personal injury victims, our legal professionals are deeply involved in the community. We support a variety of organizations, including:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • The Walk for Hunger
  • The Massachusetts Leukemia Society
  • The Massachusetts Brain Injury Association

From those we represent in court to those in the local community, we will do whatever it takes to help people. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

Oct
3
2014

September 2014 Updates

We were busy updating our blog last month with information and advice to make your life easier. If you did not have the time to stay current with all our updates, there is no better time than now to catch up.

Here are five of our most popular posts from the month of September:

1. Find a Law Firm Full of Real People

2. Find a Personal Injury Attorney that Gets Results

3. Reputation Matters when Choosing a Personal Injury Law Firm

4. Personal Injury Law and Technology

5. Don’t Spend Money on your Personal Injury Case

Be sure to check back throughout October. If you have any questions, at any time, you can contact us for assistance.

Sep
30
2014

Find a Law Firm Full of Real People

Many people find it difficult to communicate with their attorney, as this person does not have the communication skills to make them feel comfortable.

Over the years, we have worked with thousands of clients, all of whom we have made feel at home from start to finish.

We have the experience and compassion to understand what you are going through following an accident. We have the communication skills to make you realize that we are “real” people, just like you.

You don’t have to look any further than this quote from our firm’s founder, Joel Schwartz, to realize that striking up personal relationships is important to us:

“We treat every client as if he or she is the only one in our office.”

We take great pride in the fact that we are real people working for the good of our clients. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what type of help you need, you will be treated with personal attention at all times.

Sep
26
2014

Find a Personal Injury Attorney that Gets Results

If the time comes to hire a personal injury attorney, you may feel rushed for a variety of reasons. As tempting as it may be to hire the first person who appears qualified, you must dig around before making a final decision.

Once you review the achievements page of our website, you will be confident in our ability to take on and win your case.

We know that you are in a difficult position. We also know we are able to help you better your life by providing you with a high level of service.

Over the years, we have built a reputation for providing personal attention that makes you feel comfortable and confident with the direction your case is headed. When you add in our legal expertise, you know you are in good hands at all times.

When searching for a personal injury attorney, there is nothing more important than finding somebody who delivers results.

Sep
23
2014

Experience with your Type of Injury

You don’t visit a cardiologist if you injured your foot. You don’t speak with a real estate attorney if you need to file for bankruptcy. With this in mind, it only makes sense to hire a personal injury attorney if you have been injured due to the negligence of a third party.

Personal injury law is extremely complex. Unless you have the appropriate training, experience, and knowledge, you will find it a challenge to determine which steps you should be taking.

Furthermore, you don’t want to select just any personal injury attorney. Instead, you want to hire somebody who has experience with your type of injury. This is one of the best things you can do to improve your chance of winning your case.

For nearly 50 years, we have been helping people who have been injured in a variety of accidents.

If you have been injured and feel that another person was responsible, it is best to consult with us at your earliest convenience. With so much experience, we can help you better understand your position and which steps to take next.

Sep
19
2014

Reputation Matters when Choosing a Personal Injury Law Firm

It is simple to find several personal injury law firms in your area. It is just as easy to choose one without doing any research. But is this the process you want to follow during this critical point in your life?

It is essential that you choose a personal injury law firm with a great reputation. This will put your mind at ease as your case begins to move forward.

Over the years, The Law Offices of Joel Schwartz, P.C. has established itself as one of the top names in the industry.

In fact, founder Joel H. Schwartz has consistently been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Along with this, managing partner Steven Schwartz is one of a handful of attorneys selected to answer legal questions on Lawyers.com.

If you want to see what others are saying about us, take the time to read over our testimonials page. From there, you will have a better idea of what we have been able to do for others in the past.

Remember, reputation matters when choosing a personal injury law firm.

Sep
16
2014

Personal Injury Law and Technology

Which steps will you take to find the right personal injury attorney? While some people opt for the legal professional that is in closest proximity to their home, this is not always the best decision in today’s day and age.

Technology has brought the world closer together, and over the years our clients have fallen in love with our approach to their case.

For example, we have the capabilities of working with people via the internet who are too injured or unable to visit us in person for any reason. With specially-designed software, important documents can be viewed and signed within a matter of minutes. As a result, we are able to move forward in a faster, more time efficient manner.

Don’t let anybody tell you there is no place in the legal industry for technology. If we take on your case, it will not be long before you realize that we are one of the most technologically advanced law firms in the country.

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