Almost everyone at one time or another will experience the misfortune of being involved in a car accident. Many car accidents, thankfully, involve minor impacts that result in very little, if any, property damage to the involved vehicles.
There is an assumption that a minor car accident does not and cannot cause personal injuries to the occupants of the vehicle. That is a myth that has been debunked by science. It is a fact that even a minor motor vehicle collision can cause an individual to experience personal injuries, and oftentimes, very serious personal injuries. Many people who experience a minor car accident do slowly develop pain stemming from the accident.
Sometimes, this pain can be delayed for days or even weeks, but before you know it, you have neck and or back pain that is not going away. For many people, this type of injury can even get worse and become very significant with time. That is why no matter how the accident happened, and no matter how little property damage was sustained to the vehicles, it is always wise to at least consult with a Boston personal injury lawyer for a free consultation following a minor car accident.
The absolute last thing you want to do is to settle a case with an insurance company for modest money, thinking that your injuries are minor and that they will disappear soon. If you were to sign a release, which ends your case, and you thereafter develop serious personal injuries, you may never ever in the future reopen a claim again. That is because once the settlement release is signed, the case is considered closed forever. Don’t let that be your fate if you’re ever involved in a minor motor vehicle collision.
Before you have any contact with the insurance company, call a personal injury lawyer near you to receive your free consultation because the last thing you want to do is to make any type of mistakes that can kill your claim. Keep in mind, as well, that Massachusetts has very strict Statutes of Limitations. A Statute of Limitation is a period in time in which you may file a lawsuit against another person and/or company for causing your accident.
Generally speaking, in Massachusetts, the Statute of Limitations for a motor vehicle collision is three years. However, the longer you wait, the worse things can become for your case. That is because oftentimes, witnesses disappear, memories fade, evidence gets lost, and before you know it, your minor car accident that initially seemed relatively insignificant has become a major source of personal injuries for you. You don’t want to wait to take legal action because waiting only hampers the legal rights that you may lawfully collect on.
If you need the services of a car accident law firm in Boston, please contact the Law Office of Christopher Earley today at 617-338-7400. Also, be sure to download your free book that we have written called The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents that has a bevy of information that you can utilize while navigating the insurance claims process by your own. Remember, it’s always wise to hire an attorney for any type of car accident in which any type of injury was sustained so that your rights are fully and completely protected against any shenanigans by the insurance company involved.