Brockton Car Accident Lawyer
It only takes one instant for a car accident to occur, and that instant can affect the rest of your life. In addition to physical injuries, the emotional and personal effects can be devastating.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most common cause of fatal Massachusetts auto accidents is failure to stay in one’s own lane. This behavior is often caused by distracted driving or driving while drunk, drugged, or drowsy. Not all accidents are caused by drivers, however; sometimes dangerous road and defective auto parts are to blame.
In any event, you should not have pay for someone else’s mistakes if you were in an accident that wasn’t your fault. A Brockton car accident lawyer from Joel H Schwartz, PC will know how to prove negligence no matter the cause and can seek financial damages for what you’ve experienced.
In order to prove fault, we’ll need to determine who was responsible for your car crash. The accident scene can yield clues, as can witness statements, police reports, and any videos or photos of the incident.
Your accident lawyer from Brockton will handle much of the evidence collection for you. We’ll also communicate and negotiate with insurers and opposing attorneys on your behalf, as sometimes they try to collect statements from accident victims, hoping to use their words out of context and against them later.
Brockton Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions
It’s common to be unsure of how to proceed after an accident. Below are answers to some of the questions we most commonly receive. If your question isn’t answered here, a Brockton car accident lawyer from our office can address your concerns during your consultation.
Why do I need a lawyer?
If you have injuries or your vehicle has been damaged, it’s best to speak to a Brockton car accident lawyer to determine your best course forward. Cases handled by experienced attorneys usually result in larger settlements than those handled by individuals on their own.
The insurance company is offering me a lot of money. Why not take it and be done with it?
If the accident just happened, you may not know all the ways it has affected you—you could even have a delayed injury that hasn’t manifested symptoms yet. If you take a quick settlement, you give up your rights to seek other damages you may discover later.
Will insurance cover all of my bills?
This varies case by case. Many insurance companies have caps on how much they’ll pay. An accident attorney from our firm will help you explore your options in this scenario.
What if I’m partially responsible for my car crash?
It is possible to have partial fault in Massachusetts. As long as someone else was more than 50 percent responsible for what happened, you could still receive a settlement. The fault you are found responsible for can reduce your settlement, however, so be certain to discuss this with your Brockton car accident lawyer.
Will I have to appear in court?
Most cases reach a settlement out of court, but sometimes filing suit is necessary to get the other side to negotiate in earnest. At other times, a court-rendered verdict is the only way to receive fair compensation. How your case plays out just depends on how seriously the other side is willing to negotiate.
Am I at fault in a single-vehicle crash?
Not necessarily. Even though no other driver was involved, negligence can still be a factor. Common single-vehicle crash causes include unsafe roads, in which case it’s possible to pursue compensation from the local, state, or federal government agency that failed to maintain them to safe standards.
What a Brockton Car Crash Attorney Can Do for You
Although each car accident is different, a Brockton car accident lawyer from our firm can handle all of the following details for you, allowing you to focus on your recovery:
- Examine all relevant insurance policies
- Fight against insurance companies for your interests
- Collect evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts
- Make sure all relevant paperwork is filed on time
- File a lawsuit or negotiate out of court on your behalf
- Seek compensation for lost wages; medical expenses including rehabilitation, medication, and home medical equipment; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of consortium; and more
Consult a Brockton Car Accident Lawyer
While you may be struggling to make sense of your car accident, you don’t want to look back and wonder if you could’ve done something differently. Working with one of our experienced lawyers is the best way to ensure that your case is handled both thoroughly and professionally.
The Law Offices of Joel H. Schwartz have over fifty years of experience in dealing with personal injury cases like car accidents, and we know how to make things easier for our clients. Please call 1-800-660-2270 to arrange a time for your free case evaluation. If you prefer, you can also complete our contact form below to have someone contact you.