Boston Car Accident Lawyer | Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.

Boston Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, you must first take care of yourself. The next step is to recover any of your entitled costs. For this you may need the help of a Boston car accident lawyer.

Do you have a legitimate auto accident claim?

Under Massachusetts law, you must be able to show that the other driver was more than 50 percent at fault. We’re here to explain the state’s “rules of the road” laws.
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Once fault has been established, there are other specific requirements that must be met in order to file a claim for pain and suffering, including the following:

  • You must have reasonable and necessary medical bills in excess of $2,000 or the injury must have resulted in a permanent scar, fracture, disfigurement or death.

To what are you entitled?

While every case is unique, auto accident victims are generally entitled to recover medical costs, lost wages and earning capacity, future medical costs, pain and suffering, and related out-of-pocket expenses. However, many of these amounts can be difficult to determine and insurance company lawyers will fight to reduce your losses – or even try to eliminate them. That’s exactly why you need a Boston car accident lawyer on your side.

Who will pay your medical bills?

Massachusetts is a no-fault state. Regardless of who caused the accident, your medical bills are supposed to be covered. Under that provision, your initial medical bills will be submitted to the insurance company that covers the vehicle you were in.

That insurance company is supposed to pay the first $2,000. Any medical bills more than $2,000 must be submitted to your private health insurance company.

If a bill is denied or only partially paid by your health insurer, the outstanding balance can then be submitted to the vehicle insurance company for payment.

If you have no health insurance, the vehicle insurer should pay an additional $6,000 in medical bills above and beyond the initial $2,000.

Sound confusing? It is. The reality is that vehicle insurance companies don’t always do what they’re supposed to. They have the right to review your medical care and the legitimacy of the bills submitted by your medical care providers.

They can have their own doctor review your medical records to determine the necessity of treatment. They can even require you to be examined by a doctor of their choosing, which can result in a denial of coverage for future treatment – even if your treating doctor says otherwise.

A Boston car accident lawyer from our office will use our experience and extensive resources to do everything necessary to make sure your medical bills are paid in full and that you receive the treatment you deserve.

Who will cover any lost wages?

If you’ve been injured, you need time to recover and may miss days of work. Under the same coverage as your medical bills, your lost wages will be reimbursed at 75 percent of your pre-tax wage. The other 25 percent must be retrieved and negotiated with the at-fault party’s insurer.

What about other costs and expenses?

Medical costs and lost wages are obvious recoverables. However, you may also be entitled to receive compensation for lost earning capacity if you’re unable to go back to work or lose your job due to your injury.

You may also be compensated for injury-related out-of-pocket expenses, such as childcare costs, having to pay someone to help you for work, or other obligations you can no longer do yourself.

You may also be able to recover costs for future medical treatment, such as reconstructive surgery or lifetime medical care in the case of a permanent injury.

Finally, there’s pain and suffering, which is the physical and emotional distress caused by your injury. A qualified and experienced Boston car accident lawyer can help you determine what the total of all of these costs will be.

Who are the right car accident lawyers to represent you?

All lawyers are not the same. Some are in it strictly for the money. Others, like us, put their clients first. Some lawyers don’t have much experience with auto accidents.

We have more than 50 years of specific auto accident experience with every major insurance company in New England. We also have a consistent track record of achieving results for our clients, demonstrated in our Achievements section.

We know the insurance adjusters who settle the auto claims as well as the legal counsel they employ in litigation; we talk to them every day. As a result, we’ve developed strong relationships that help us obtain better offers than most other law firms.

We also enjoy a reputation within the insurance and legal industry for our tenacity in fighting for our clients. The insurance companies know we will litigate to trial any matter that doesn’t receive the best settlement offer. And since our legal team never gives in to pressure from the other side, we’re often able to resolve claims faster and with superior results. This benefits you, the victim.

Choose an experienced Boston car accident lawyer to evaluate your claim and maximize its value.

During our more than 50-year history, we’ve successfully resolved thousands of auto accident cases and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Our experience in auto accident law extends beyond car accidents, and also includes:

Auto Accident Case Achievements

Closed Head Injury Car Accident Case – $3 Million Settlement
Failed Lumbar Fusion after Auto Accident – $1.4 Million Payout
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from Rear-End Car Collision – $1.32 Million Payout
Disk Herniation from Rear-End Collision – $526,816.00 Awarded
Work-Related Auto Accident Case – $283,000.00 Settlement
Tractor Trailer Accident – $350,000.00 Settlement
Skull Fracture and Cerebral Bleed from Auto Accident – $270,000.00
Left Turn Car Accident Case – $250,000.00
Car Accident in Snowstorm – $250,000.00 Awarded at Trial
Dislocated Hip and Torn Rotator Cuff from Car Accident – $250,000.00
Knee Replacement from Car Accident at Intersection – $225,000.00
Head-On Collision Car Accident Case – $225,000.00
Severe Scalp Injuries and Scar from Auto Accident – $200,000.00 Settlement

See More Winning Settlements

Call for a free consultation from an experienced Boston car accident lawyer right now. You’ll know you made the right decision the minute you start talking to us. We’ll listen because we care. We’ll ask intelligent questions so we can assess your situation properly and give you honest answers because we want to do what’s best for you.

And remember, if we take your case, you won’t pay us anything until and unless we get a successful recovery for your injuries.

No pressure. Just answers.

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