Articles Posted in Boston Auto Accidents

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Al respecto, cuando se compra un coche o se alquila un apartamento, hay que tener en cuenta muchas cosas, como el seguro, la calidad, el vecindario, etc. Es lo mismo a la hora de contratar a un abogado. Así como es importante contratar al abogado correcto, también es importante no equivocarse de representante. Hay algunas cosas en las que uno se debe fijar cuando está buscando el abogado adecuado. 

Para empezar, ¿tiene el abogado un historial de quejas éticas? Si es así, quizás sea el momento de buscar otro abogado. Hay una gran cantidad de abogados que no tienen ningún cargo disciplinario presentado contra ellos. Siempre, revise el sitio web “www.massbbo.org’‘ para buscar un abogado que le interese y guste, para representarse. Si él o ella tiene un historial disciplinario manchado, puede ser una señal mala e indicación que debería seguir buscando otro abogado. 

En segundo lugar, ¿le promete el abogado un acuerdo rápido? Eso también puede ser una señal de alarma, no hay duda de que los casos de lesiones personales y de compensación de los trabajadores pueden tomar un tiempo considerable para resolver, a veces el proceso puede tomar muchos meses y a veces incluso años para resolver un caso. Cualquier abogado que le diga lo contrario, no está siendo sincero con usted. 

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Similar to buying a car, or even renting an apartment – there are many things to consider when hiring an attorney. Just as important it is to hire the right lawyer, it is equally important to avoid hiring the wrong one. Here’s some things to look out for as you search for the right lawyer to handle your case

To begin with, does the lawyer have a history of receiving ethical complaints? If so, maybe it’s time to look for another lawyer. There’s an abundance of lawyers that do not have any disciplinary charges filed against them. Always, always check out www.massbbo.org to search for an attorney that you were interested in hiring. If he or she has a spotty disciplinary history, that may be a red flag. 

Secondly, is the attorney promising you a quick settlement? That too may be a red flag to look out for, there is no question that personal injury and workers’ compensation cases can take a considerable time to settle. Sometimes the process can take many months and sometimes even many years to settle a case. Any lawyer who tells you differently, is not being upfront and honest with you. 

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Personal injury claim mistakes to avoid
If you are considering taking legal action as a result of suffering a physical injury from someone’s negligence, you might want to consider keeping a victim diary. This diary helps you keep track of your injury by providing important documentation of its complications when pursuing a legal claim.

A victim diary is written documentation of your injury that keeps track of the following items: the date of your entry, pain description, medication taken, medical visit, and bills paid as a result of your injury. Keeping track of the date of your entry allows you to create a timeline for your injury and any ailments you have suffered as a consequence of your injury. It is important to describe the pain you feel from your injury. You may describe your pain on a scale of 1-10 as this provides clear communication of the depth of your pain. You may also describe pain by including how it limits your daily life, for instance, you might not be able to bend down. You may also want to record any medication that was taken and visits to the doctor’s office as a result of your injury. This also creates a clear storyline of how this injury has affected your day-to-day life as you may have had to take time off from work to do so. And most importantly, you might want to consider writing down any bills paid from your injury. These bills may include medical visits or medication taken in order for you to recuperate from your injury. It is important to record these items as this list provides a comprehensive understanding of your injury and what action may be taken for your injury.

Although keeping a victim diary might sound easy enough, it is also important to be consistent in your entries. Consistency allows for you to create a clear narrative of your injury which helps you in your legal claim. It is recommended that you add entries to your diary every day or a few times a week as you recover from your injury. It is also important to be honest when writing your victim diary. Accuracy prevents misinformation and a misunderstanding of your injury. You may also want to keep your diary in a journal or download our FREE PDF of our victim diary.

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Con frecuencia les digo a mis clientes que las compañías de seguros están en el negocio de ganar dinero y cobrar primero en lugar de pagar dinero a los reclamantes que lo merecen. Los ajustadores de seguros están capacitados por la compañía de seguros para utilizar defensas comunes en respuesta a un reclamo que se presenta. Las siguientes son algunas de esas defensas de reclamos comunes que utilizan los ajustadores de las compañías de seguros para contraatacar y resistirse a pagar el valor justo por reclamos justos y legítimos de accidentes automovilísticos.

La primera defensa común utilizada por las compañías de seguros de automóviles es afirmar que hubo poco o ningún daño a la propiedad de los vehículos involucrados en la colisión. Esta es quizás la defensa de reclamos por accidentes automovilísticos más popular utilizada por las compañías de seguros de automóviles. Su argumento es esencialmente que la lesión de una persona dentro del vehículo es poco probable cuando hay un grado o extensión muy pequeño de daño sufrido en el vehículo.

Por lo tanto, afirman que es poco probable que un accidente de tan bajo impacto pueda causar una lesión personal. Por lo general, argumentamos en esa situación que la falta de daño a la propiedad no se correlaciona con la falta de daño corporal a la persona que está adentro. El fundamento de este argumento es que el ocupante del vehículo absorbe la mayor parte de los daños, a diferencia del propio vehículo.

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Cosas que nunca debe hacer después de un accidente automovilístico en Massachusetts

Nadie quiere experimentar la frustración y el dolor que a menudo acompañan a una colisión de vehículos motorizados. En esta situación, es realmente importante no sólo saber qué hacer, sino también saber qué no hacer. Aquí hay algunas cosas que debe tener en cuenta si tiene la desgracia de verse involucrado en un accidente automovilístico en Massachusetts.

Tenga en cuenta que nunca querrá decirle nada al otro conductor después de la colisión. Es posible que intente entablar un diálogo contigo, pero en este punto, es mejor evitar cualquier tipo de comunicación. La razón de esto es que cualquier cosa que le diga al otro conductor podría ser malinterpretado en un momento posterior por una compañía de seguros y / o un abogado, por lo tanto, es mejor simplemente no decirle nada al otro conductor.

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No one ever wants to experience the frustration and pain that can often accompany a motor vehicle collision. It is really important in this situation to not only know what to do but to know what not to do as well. Here are some things to keep in mind should you have the misfortune of being involved in a car accident in Massachusetts.

Keep in mind that you never want to say anything to the other driver following the motor collision. He or she may try to engage you in dialog, but at this point, it’s just best to avoid any communication at all. The reason for that is that anything you say to the other driver could be misconstrued at a later point by either an insurance company and/or an attorney, so, therefore, it is best to simply not say anything to the other driver.

Instead, what you should do is call the local police department. The responding police officer is the one that you should speak to regarding exactly what happened in the accident. You want to be clear to the officer and detailed in describing exactly what brought about the accident. Equally important at that point in time is to take out your cellphone and photograph any damages sustained to any of the motor vehicles involved in the accident.

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Getting Lost Wages Paid After A Massachusetts Automobile Accident

If you were involved in a car crash in Massachusetts, the insurance company that insures the car you were in at the time of the accident will pay for your no-fault benefits.  Payment for medical bills and lost wages are the two no-fault benefits you are entitled to.  No-fault benefits are called Personal Injury Protection benefits in Massachusetts, or PIP.

However, before you may collect PIP benefits, you must complete and sign a PIP application that the insurance company sends to you.  Also, in order to verify your lost wage claim, the insurance company will require your employer to complete a Lost Wage and Salary verification form before they pay you for lost wages.

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How Insurance Companies Value Personal Injury Cases

How insurance companies value personal injury casesAlthough no two insurance companies have the same approach, there are some common elements on how insurance companies value personal injury cases.  Here are some, but not all of them:

1) Is liability on the part of the insured person(s) or company clear, and if not, is there any liability at all? An example would be a a slip and fall accident claim.  The insurance adjuster will closely analyze and evaluate whether or not the insured could be considered negligent in causing, or contributing to the accident.

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This week I had a motor vehicle accident case scheduled to go to trial.  Unfortunately, for the second time, the court either did not have enough judges and/or jurors so the trial has been delayed once again.  The chances of the case proceeding to trial on its newly scheduled date are slim.  Hence, do not be at all surprised if you and your attorney(s) need to go to court more than a few times before you actually have your case presented in front of an actual jury.

Courts in Massachusetts are financially limited and this impacts everything, including trial dates, so be prepared for potentially many, many delays of your trial.

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