How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Car Accident?
When you’ve been injured in an auto accident and are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, filing a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your harm may be your best way forward. Read on to learn more about what you can expect as you file a personal injury claim for a car accident.
Because Massachusetts is a no-fault auto insurance state, you will only be able to file a personal injury claim for an auto accident if your injuries and damages exceed a certain threshold. If your injuries and damages are minor, you will likely only be able to seek compensation from your own no-fault insurer.
You can file a claim for additional damages outside of the no-fault system if your injuries exceed the limits of your no-fault policy and are considered serious. Teaming up with an experienced attorney can prepare you to fight back when the other party or his or her insurer claims that your crash injuries are not serious enough to warrant a personal injury claim.
Keep in mind that the other driver must have been at fault for the crash if you wish to file a successful personal injury claim. If the crash was your fault, you will be unable to recover compensation outside of what your insurance policy provides.
Considering Your Compensation
After fault has been established, we will calculate the value of your injury claim so we are prepared to negotiate for an amount that is both fair and reasonable. It stands to reason that the defendant in your case should be responsible for covering medical bills that stem from the injuries you’ve suffered. In addition, he or she should also repay you for any lost wages and damage to your earning potential.
Equally as important—though not as easily quantifiable—are non-economic damages. You can’t truly place a monetary figure on the loss of enjoyment of life or pain and suffering, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be compensated for these hardships. We consider the impact of these and other non-economic damages to ensure that you are able to maximize your personal injury compensation.
Connect with a Boston Car Accident Lawyer
If you’d like to know more about the personal injury claim process and how it pertains to your case specifically, contact a Boston car accident lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC today. You can schedule your no-cost claim evaluation by filling out the contact form below or giving us a call at 1-800-660-2270.