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Attention Car Accident Victims: You are probably stressed, confused, and even scared on what to do after your car accident. You may be losing sleep. You may be worried about how you are going to pay for your medical bills, and the other really important things you have to think about not messing up after a car accident. You are in the right place for immediate help.

Car accident

You don’t have to worry any longer. By finding us you have taken a massive step in the right direction.

The most important thing you must know: All the insurance company really cares about is getting your case settled as quickly as possible, and for as little as money as possible before you hire an attorney. This is a very sad, but very true fact. I see good and honest people get taken advantage of by insurance companies each and every day. Don’t let that happen to you!

You must protect yourself NOW so avoid making the situation you are already in worse. The very last thing you want or need now is to make a HUGE mistake that can destroy your claim forever. Don’t let yourself be a victim. Fight back and don’t be bullied!

We will hold your hand through this process and give you our exclusive, signature 5-star customer service. We will make this process worry-free so you don’t have to wake up in the middle night in a cold sweat, staring at the ceiling, and terrified of making a huge mistake with your case by trying to handle it on your own!

The key is to take ACTION. I want you to call us now at 617 338 7400, or email us at cearley@chrisearley.com. If the thought of being taken advantage of by an insurance company following an accident that you did not cause makes your BLOOD BOIL RED HOT, then we can help you.

But don’t wait because you have a very limited amount of time to file a claim.

So, are you going to let the big bad insurance company win, or are you going to take a stand and fight back?

Be sure to download our free consumer guide, The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents before you sign any insurance company paperwork, or meet with an attorney. If you want we can mail you your own hard copy free of charge.

In this free guide you will find the following SECRETS REVEALED (which insurance companies DO NOT want you to know about) that will put you one step ahead of other people that have been involved in a car accident:

  • The hidden traps tricky insurance adjusters lay down for you (page 15);
  • How are my medical bills and lost wages paid? (page 23);
  • Do you even need a lawyer? (page 45).

The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents

Massachusetts Car Crash Accident Client Testimonials

“When my son was in a serious head on collision I was crazed. Once he was out of danger and I could breathe, I reached out to Chris. His empathy, commitment and expertise shown through during our first meeting at the hospital. During the many, many months of rehab, . needs and so on – Chris kept us informed, told us what to expect and was accessible. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Attorney Earley.
- Jan C.

“I had a great experience with Chris who helped me out with a car accident I was involved in. Truly recommend him for all those people who are unfortunately involved in a car accident.”
- Francesco M.

Please see all of our other reviews from our clients.

Call 617-338-7400 Now for Your Free 5-Point Vehicle Accident Plan Strategy Session

Boston Auto Accident Attorney Frequently Asked Questions Should I Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident then you will need a lawyer that handles motor vehicle accident claims.

How Do Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyers Get Paid?

We only get paid if we get you a financial settlement. My office charges the standard 33 1/3 % as a legal fee.

How Much Do You Charge for an Initial Consultation?

Our office provides guaranteed FREE consultations.

How Do I Find a Car Accident Lawyer Near Me?

Hire us. We handle cases throughout the entire state of Massachusetts and will travel to you if that is easier for you.

Motor Vehicle Accident Damages We Pursue for You:

Bills– Whether you were driving your car, or riding as a passenger in someone else’s car, the insurance company for the vehicle you were in pays up to $8000 of your bills.

Lost Wages (past and future)– The car insurance company for the car you were in must also pay 75% of wages you lost as a result of the accident. This number is based on your gross wages.

Pain and Suffering– The car insurance company for the at-fault driver is responsible to pay for any physical or emotional damages you suffered in the crash.

Emotional Distress

Scarring and Disfigurement– We also seek compensation for any permanent scarring, disfigurement, or loss of function the accident caused.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Rear-end Accidents– These are the most common type of Massachusetts car accident.

Intersection Accidents– These car accidents typically arise from failure to stop at a red light, or stop sign.

Side-Swipe Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents – We represents injured pedestrians negligently struck by motor vehicles.

Rideshare Accidents – Uber and Lyft ridership is exploding which means greater risk of these accidents.

Failure-To-Yield Accidents

Work-Related Car Accidents – Car accidents that happen on-the-job potentially give rise to both workers compensation and negligence claims.

Accidents involving teenagers

Motorcycle Accidents – Motorcycle accidents can cause very serious injuries given how exposed motorcyclists are.

Truck Accidents – Due to their size, trucks cause very serious injuries when they are negligently operated.

Improper lane changes

Construction site car accidents can happen in a variety of different ways.

T-bone Accidents

Distracted driving accidents

Bus accidents

Rotary accidents

Accidents involving car rental vehicles . These crashes can involve insurance coverage issues.

Tailgating car accidents

Train accidents

MBTA Car Accidents – These accidents are common given the high number of MBTA vehicles on the road.

Rollover accidents

Hit and Run Accidents – These car accidents trigger uninsured motorist coverage.

Single vehicle accidents

Taxi Accidents – Unfortunately taxi operators get into many accidents (based on the volume of cabs on the road and number of hours they drive).

Pedestrian Accidents – These accidents commonly occur in crosswalks, but can also happen anywhere.

Parking Lot Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

Head-On Collisions – These crashes can cause very serious personal injuries due to the blunt force of impact.

Bicycle Accidents – More and more people are riding bicycles which means greater risk of injury.

Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Claims – Underinsured motorist claims arise when there is insufficient bodily injury auto insurance to cover your injuries. Uninsured motorist coverage applies when there is no insurance or when there is a hit and run.

Wrongful death

Texting while driving

Common Massachusetts Car Accident Injuries

Neck injuries

Back injuries


Soft Tissue Injuries

Broken Bones

Broken ribs


Catastrophic injuries

Scarring and Disfigurement

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)


Herniated discs

Wrist fractures

Knee injuries

Facial injuries

Meniscus injuries

Leg Injuries

Airbag injuries

Brain injuries

Ankle Injuries


Spinal cord injuries

Shoulder Injuries

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Wrongful death

Car Insurance Coverage Minimum Requirements in Massachusetts

Massachusetts requires motor vehicle owners to insure their vehicles. Here are the required car insurance coverages you must carry:

  • $20,000/$40,000 in bodily injury coverage
  • $20,000/$40,000 in uninsured motorist coverage
  • $5,000 in property damage coverage
  • $8,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage

These are the bare minimum coverages you must carry. I strongly encourage you to purchase higher insurance coverage because it protects you, and is quite inexpensive to do so.

Our office is extensively experienced with negotiating car accident claims with nearly all car insurance companies including:

  • Liberty Mutual (Safeco)
  • Commerce (Mapfre)
  • Safety Insurance
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Pilgrim Insurance
  • Geico
  • State Farm
  • MetLife
  • Hanover Insurance
  • Progressive
  • Allstate
  • National Interstate
  • State Farm
  • Vermont Mutual
  • Amica Insurance
  • Norfolk & Dedham
  • Arbella Insurance
  • Preferred Mutual
  • Elco Insurance
  • Occidental Insurance
  • Quincy Mutual
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers
  • USAA
Comparative Negligence in Massachusetts

Massachusetts law sets forth what is referred to as modified comparative negligence. This means as long as you are no more than 50% at fault for the car accident, you can still collect damages for pain and suffering.

However, the amount you collect will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you.

Who is at Fault for a Massachusetts Car Crash?

As Boston, MA car accident lawyers we see fault being possible for a car accident in many different ways. If you were injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, fault needs to be established against the negligent party.

Typically, in the event the other driver hit you from behind, made an illegal left turn, or ran a red light, then the other driver will be held liable.

Regardless of how the crash occurred, as long as you are no more than 50% at-fault, then you may collect pain and suffering damages.

The trickier situation is when both drivers point to the other one for being at-fault for the crash.

Also, many car insurance claims are disputed by insurance companies on liability grounds.

This is why it really pays to have qualified and experienced representation on your side if you believe the accident was not your fault. We analyze all aspects of your case in order to win your case.

Massachusetts standards for determining fault for a car accident is laid out in the Code of Massachusetts Regulations.

These regulations lay out a variety of scenarios in which fault is assigned for a motor vehicle accident.

What are the Time Limits on Filing a Claim?

In Massachusetts you generally have three years to bring a claim for injuries from a car accident. This is a strict deadline called the statute of limitations.

There are exceptions to this rule. Cases involving children have different filing deadlines.

Also, claims against public entities often have strict written notice, or presentment deadlines, that must be strictly followed, or a case may be dismissed.

It is always wise to act quickly if you are considering filing a claim for car accident injuries in Massachusetts. A car accident lawyer in Boston can help you with your claim.

If you are under 18 years of age at the time of the accident, you have until your 21st birthday to file a lawsuit.

Why Should I Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer in Massachusetts?

It is critical to know that Massachusetts car insurance companies are in the business of making money. That is in large part accomplished by paying as little money as possible in settlements.

After all, why would the insurance adjuster pay you a fair settlement when you are inexperienced in this arena? An adjuster is only motivated by actual pressure. That is accomplished by hiring aggressive legal representation on your side.

By doing so, you are telling the insurance company that you are serious about pursuing full and fair financial compensation for your claim.

Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyers That Get Results

Since personal injury law is our sole focus, that means we handle a great deal of car accident claims each year.

We have established ourselves in the legal community as highly-respected and accomplished Massachusetts car accident lawyers.

In fact, we frequently have other lawyers refer their injured clients to our office. Having other lawyers trust us to handle their clients’ car accident claims gives us immense pride and satisfaction.

We do not believe in settling a case quickly and then moving to the next case. Rather, we are a results-driven Boston car accident law firm. Each case is handled so as to achieve the best outcome for every client.

Our successful results achieved through the years demonstrates our unwavering commitment to each client we serve.

Whether you have a case worth pursuing or not, we will be upfront and let you know either way.

Boston Auto Accident Lawyer Settlement Results

Here is a sample of some of our prior car accident settlements:

  • $700,000 – Settlement for man seriously injured in automobile accident
  • $190,000 – Cyclist struck by car
  • $150,000 – Settlement for injured motorcyclist
  • $100,000 – Settlement for toddler struck by motor vehicle
  • $100,000 – Settlement for man serious injured after being struck by car as a pedestrian
Contact Us Today

Contact Boston motor vehicle accident lawyer Christopher Earley today for answers to your questions, even on nights and weekends, and find out more about who we are and how we can help you.

Tell us about your car accident and we will give you an honest answer as to whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.

Our satisfied car accident clients speak to the high quality of representation we have provided over the years.

Read what our past clients say about us, our Yelp reviews, and our five-star Google reviews.

Our strong reputation speaks to our commitment to each and every client we serve.

We are very proud to consistently receive referrals from past clients that recommend our services to their family and friends.

Boston car crash lawyer Christopher Earley can help you. Call today for an immediate, free phone consultation to discuss your case.

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