When you're in an motor vehicle accident whether its a car, truck, motorcycle or even a boat, you suffer trauma and stress. An accident leaves you in shock and upset. The experience is especially disorienting if you've suffered a serious injury.
At your most vulnerable and injured, you're expected to go to the hospital, get follow-up treatment, arrange for car repairs and gather all necessary documents. During the stress of missing work, getting your car repaired and just trying to get over the physical pain and mental anguish of being in an accident, the insurance companies are calling you and conducting interviews and demanding information that might incorrectly place you at fault. They're also offering up sums of cash to settle the matter.
However, you may not be in the right state of mind to explain how the accident occurred. Because car accidents are common. Insurance companies want to settle quickly for as little as possible. The settlement they are offering may be far under what you need to make a full recovery and you are likely scared that they can raise your rates. That's why you need to consult an attorney. We are here to help!
PSRB has decades of experience fighting the insurance companies, helping our clients receive the payment they deserve for something that just wasn't their fault.
Our team of attorneys is experienced, and we act as aggressively as possible to resolve your case as quickly as possible. We do not charge you a fee unless you win. We pay for all costs associated with pursuing your claim until the matter is resolved.
If you have been in a victim in one or more car/truck/motorcycle accidents, you should talk to an attorney from Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C. We know personal injury law and are familiar with the statutes and courts in the state. These cases can be very complicated. At PSRB we will be happy to sit down with you, explain the process, discuss whether you have a good argument to show that you deserve damages, and what your chances may be at a jury trial.
First and foremost, you should call the police immediately. Obviously, if you or a passenger have sustained personal injury, obtain emergency medical assistance. You must report a hit and run accident to your own insurance company within 24 hours in order to preserve your right to coverage.
A lien is the legal right to repayment. Liens are established in motor vehicle cases in a few different ways. First, some medical providers establish liens to protect their right to the payment of outstanding medical bills from the settlement of a personal injury case. Second, personal health insurance companies establish liens to allow them to be reimbursed for any payments made for medical treatment in a motor vehicle accident case. Third, certain public benefits paid to motor vehicle accident victims may be recovered through liens. In all cases, Massachusetts law establishes procedures and rights of lien holders. If applicable, a lien reduces the amount of damages an accident victim receives.
In this set of circumstances, your work related injuries are compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. At the same time, you may have a right against a negligent motor vehicle operator as well. The interrelationship between a workers' compensation case and a personal injury claim is always complicated. You must be careful, as you will be dealing with at least two different insurance companies and their claims personnel. As has been said, you shouldn't go it alone.