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El PIP, o Protección contra Lesiones Personales, es un seguro sin culpa que cubre los gastos médicos, independientemente de quién sea el culpable en un accidente de tráfico.  Toda persona que solicite prestaciones PIP debe presentar primero una solicitud PIP. Esta solicitud pide información biográfica básica, información sobre el accidente, información sobre el seguro médico, etc. Tenga en cuenta que la aseguradora que paga el PIP tiene derecho a exigirle que asista a un examen médico independiente (IME). Se trata de una visita rápida a un médico elegido y pagado por la compañía de seguros. 

Los pagos del PIP se pueden utilizar exclusivamente para las facturas médicas, los salarios perdidos o una combinación de ambos. Ese médico redactará un informe para la compañía de seguros en el que se documentan sus conclusiones del examen médico del demandante. Basándose en ese informe, la compañía de seguros PIP dejará de pagar las facturas médicas del demandante o continuará haciéndolo. Además, la compañía de PIP también puede exigir al demandante que se someta a un examen bajo juramento (EUO). Esto es similar a una deposición, pero opera bajo reglas ligeramente diferentes. No asistir a la IME o EUO puede poner en peligro sus derechos a PIP. La razón de esto es que una póliza de seguro de auto es un contrato entre el asegurador y el asegurado. Si el asegurado (víctima del accidente) no coopera bajo los términos de la póliza, el asegurador puede reclamar que el asegurado no tiene derecho a los beneficios PIP bajo la póliza. El PIP pagará los primeros 2.000 dólares de tus facturas médicas si tienes un seguro médico privado como Harvard Pilgrim, Blue Cross Blue Shield, etc. 

En esa situación, después de que la compañía de seguros de automóviles paga los primeros $ 2000 en las facturas entonces el resto de las facturas se presentará para el pago a la compañía de seguros de salud. Cualquier factura que el seguro de salud no pague es entonces enviada a PIP para su pago. Si usted tiene cobertura de MassHealth, entonces PIP pagará hasta $8000 en sus facturas médicas. Si sus facturas médicas son menos de $ 2000 todavía puede presentar una reclamación PIP. Sin embargo, si usted quiere presentar una reclamación por el dolor y el sufrimiento contra la persona que causó el accidente, a continuación, sus facturas médicas derivadas del accidente debe ser de al menos $ 2000. Hay excepciones a esta cantidad de “umbral de agravio” si alguna cicatriz o fractura fue causada por el accidente.

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If you’ve been in an accident, an insurance adjuster will most likely contact you. Besides being nice to you, the adjuster will want you to sign a medical authorization form. This will allow the insurance company to obtain not only medical records related to the accident, but also medical records that predate the accident. You don’t have to sign this document.

The adjuster has no legal authority to require you to sign ANY medical authorization form. All she wants to do is to use these pre-accident records against you. She will argue that the injuries you claim to have suffered in this accident are pre-existing.

The insurance adjuster’s main goal is to get your case settled as quickly as possible before you get a chance to even consult with an attorney. This happens all the time to unsuspecting people. The insurance adjuster will pressure you to sign a release which will end the case. The release is an official legal document. It is a contract. It is an agreement which states in exchange for the insurance company paying you a sum of money, the case will be closed, forever.

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Los dueños de negocios deben mantener sus instalaciones seguras, para evitar negligentemente que los visitantes legales de la propiedad puedan resultar lesionados. Si la negligencia del dueño de una propiedad hace que alguien se resbale y se caiga, esa persona puede potencialmente presentar un reclamo o una demanda contra el dueño de la propiedad.

No hay forma de evitar completamente estos reclamos si posee una propiedad. Sin embargo, hay formas de reducir el número de peligros potenciales que pueden causar lesiones personales que dan lugar a estas reclamaciones por accidentes. Éstos son algunos de ellos:

  1. Asegúrese siempre de realizar chequeos periódicos y regulares para comprobar que no hay presencia de fugas o derrames;
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So you’ve been in an accident. You’re probably stressed, irritated, hurt, and confused. You may be wondering what your next steps should be, maybe you’re wondering if you should get a lawyer. The short answer is, yes. If you’ve been in a car accident in Massachusetts you should definitely get a lawyer. 

Many people wonder if it makes sense to pay a lawyer 1/3 of the settlement. Studies show that even after the lawyer is paid his/her 1/3 fee, you still will receive more money than had you handled the case on your own. Specifically, The Insurance Research Council found that car accident victims received a settlement roughly 3.5 times higher than they would have received had they not had an attorney on the case.

Plus, besides getting you a FAIR settlement, the attorney can make sure all other matters are taken care of such as handling all paperwork, dealing with the insurance company, and negotiating a settlement for you. Also, a qualified and experienced lawyer can help you sleep at night since you don’t have to worry about being taken advantage of by the insurance company.

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Así que has tenido un accidente. Probablemente estés estresado, irritado, herido y confundido. Te estarás preguntando cuáles deberían ser tus próximos pasos, tal vez te estés preguntando si deberías conseguir un abogado. La respuesta corta es que sí. Si ha sufrido un accidente de coche en Massachusetts, sin duda debe contratar a un abogado. 

Muchas personas se preguntan si tiene sentido pagarle a un abogado 1/3 del acuerdo. Los estudios muestran que incluso después de que el abogado se paga su 1/3 de los honorarios, usted todavía recibirá más dinero que si hanque si hubiera llevado el caso por su cuenta. En concreto, el Consejo de Investigación de Seguros descubrió que las víctimas de accidentes de coche recibieron un acuerdo aproximadamente 3,5 veces superior al que habrían recibido si no hubieran tenido un abogado en el caso.

Además, aparte de conseguirle un acuerdo justo, el abogado puede asegurarse de que todos los demás asuntos sean atendidos, como la gestión de todo el papeleo, el trato con la compañía de seguros y la negociación de un acuerdo para usted. Además, un abogado cualificado y con experiencia puede ayudarle a dormir por la noche, ya que no tiene que preocuparse de que la compañía de seguros se aproveche de usted.

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If you have been injured in an accident, slip and fall, or dog bite– you are most likely going to need an attorney to assist you with your case.  A lawyer is a necessity when it comes to serious injuries, and even better, most personal injury attorneys only get paid if they win your case or get you a settlement.  Nearly every attorney in America handles accident claims on a contingency fee basis. Many people wonder if it makes sense to pay a lawyer 1/3 of the settlement. Studies show that even after the lawyer is paid his/ her 1/3 fee, you still will receive more money than if you had handled the case on your own. 

Specifically, The Insurance Research Council found that car accident victims received a settlement roughly 3.5 times higher than they would have received had they not had an attorney on the case. Plus, besides getting you a FAIR settlement, the attorney can make sure all other matters are taken care of such as handling all paperwork, dealing with the insurance company, and negotiating a settlement for you. Also, a qualified and experienced lawyer can help you sleep at night since you don’t have to worry about being taken advantage of by the insurance company. When you have a medical problem, you don’t try to practice medicine on yourself. 

Similarly, if you have a legal problem, such as being the victim of an accident, you don’t practice law and represent yourself. Get legal help today for your case from an experienced, honest, and aggressive attorney. The legal process is one you should never dabble in. In addition, an attorney provides peace of mind. It is tough enough dealing with the physical and emotional issues of an accident. Not having legal help on your side can make the entire situation even worse. You can rest assured when you have an attorney going to bat for you.

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With the arrival of winter weather, it’s important to take stock of your car and its safety features. Blizzards and ice storms can make driving treacherous, so it’s important to be prepared. Here are some tips for keeping your car safe in New England winters.

  1. Adaptive headlights: Headlights that adapt and rotate to light in the direction you turn can come with either a rotating headlight system or cornering lights. They snap on when turning left, right – it’s great for any car driving during winter weather!
  2. Forward collision warning and emergency braking: This technology uses a combination of cameras, sensors and lasers to detect hazards including stopped vehicles in the road. The anti-lock braking system is employed when danger appears imminent so that you can stop quickly without losing valuable time or causing an accident with other drivers who don’t have this safety feature on their cars too.
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Workers compensation is a system that provides financial protection to employees who are injured on the job. It’s not just for construction workers, factory workers, and miners anymore. More than ever before, white collar jobs are becoming physical in nature. If you’re at risk of injury because of your profession, it may be worth looking into what benefits come with Massachusetts Workers Compensation Insurance coverage which can cover medical bills and lost wages if something does happen to you while on the job.

  1. Workers Compensation is your legal right
    1. Almost all workers are covered by Workers’ Compensation. You are covered no matter how many hours you work per week or how your employer pays you. You are covered even if you are paid in cash “under the table.”. You are covered even if you are a volunteer or work for no pay, if the injury or illness occurs on the job
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1.No presentar un informe policial

La presentación de un informe policial es esencial para mantener un caso sólido. Al proporcionar la documentación del accidente, el informe policial permite un relato imparcial del incidente por parte de un tercero. Legitima la reclamación de la víctima, a la vez que proporciona pruebas efectivas en comparación con los rumores de la víctima o del demandante.

2.No buscar atención médica

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1. Not Filing a Police Report

  • Filing a police report is essential in maintaining a strong case. By providing documentation of the accident, the police report allows for an unbiased third-party account of the incident. It legitimizes the claim the victim has, while also providing effectual evidence in comparison to hearsay from either the victim or the plaintiff.

2. Not Seeking Medical Attention

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