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Boston Automobile Crash Lawyer

Following a Massachusetts car accident many questions and concerns arise. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to hire a car accident lawyer.  As a Boston automobile crash lawyer, I have helped many people through the years that have been injured.  The insurance claims process can be confusing with many traps for the unwary, which insurance companies take advantage of.  Here are some of the main reasons to hire a car accident lawyer after a Massachusetts car accident:

A  Lawyer Can Level The Playing Field

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Boston Slip and Fall Attorneys

Unfortunately slip and fall accidents occur all too frequently.  As a Boston slip and fall attorneys  we receive calls everyday from people injured in these accidents.

Here are things to do following a slip and fall accident.  Some common slip and fall scenarios that seem to happen frequently are:

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How Are Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Paid?

If you have been injured in a Massachusetts personal injury, workers compensation, slip and fall, or car crash accident, you don’t need any money to hire a lawyer.  Boston personal injury and Boston workers compensation lawyers work on a contingency fee basis.  That means the lawyer only gets paid if you get paid.

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Here is how it works:

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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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With all of the recent snowfall we have had here in Massachusetts the past few weeks, conditions outside have been extremely dangerous.  With such an inclement weather brings a marked rise in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents.  Such accidents often cause very serious injuries. 

If you, a loved one, or a friend, has experienced this misfortune, I invite you to call 617 338 7400 for a completely free, no obligation consultation.   Please note this blog, as well as my Slip and Fall Blog, is rife with information pertaining to all things related to Massachusetts slip and fall cases.  I look forward to potentially helping with you case.

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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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Massachusetts Slips And Falls In Stores

Massachusetts slips and falls in stores happen all the time.  Many of my Massachusetts slip and fall clients have the misfortune of falling while shopping.  Whether it be at the local coffee shop, or while shopping for groceries, or shopping for clothes, people are injured much too often at stores.  It is shocking how common these accidents occur. Oftentimes, store owners fail to make sure their stores are reasonably safe for customers.  That is what typically causes these accidents.  This branch of law is called premises liability.

It is important to keep in mind however that not ever fall (and resulting injuries) are the legal fault of the respective store.  Rather, before the store can be held liable for your injuries, it must be shown the store had notice of the condition you claim caused your injuries.

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Firing Your Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, the attorney/client relationship can sometimes sour.  At times, things get so bad that the client decides to fire the personal injury attorney and seen new counsel.  This is relatively common and not at all unusual.  What many personal injury clients do not know is that they are free to fire their attorney anytime, for any reason.  In fact, you do not even need a reason.  Either before, or during the course of a lawsuit, you are free to transfer your case from one lawyer to another and you will not be penalized for doing so.  This applies to all personal injury lawyers, including car accident attorneys, but also attorneys in all other areas of law.

Poor communication is the most common reason cited by injury victims who call me and tell me they want to change attorneys.  Oftentimes I hear “My attorney does not listen to me” or “My lawyer does not call me back.”  This is common as poor communication from the attorney kills many attorney/client relationships.  Sometimes, the relationship can be saved.  When it cannot, it is time to find a new attorney.

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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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