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Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer & MA Personal Injury Attorneys

injury compensation massachusetts When accidents happen unexpectedly and someone is injured in Massachusetts, he or she will need a MA personal injury attorney to handle the case.

If you were injured in a Massachusetts Accident Call Attorney David Slepkow at 508-525-4443 – Available 24/7. Visit Attorney David Slepkow’s website

People involved in birth injuries, medical malpractice injuries, pedestrian accidents, car accident, vehicle accidents, worker’s compensation injuries and dangerous drug-related injuries will need  good Mass. legal representation to file a claim with the insurance company. MA negligence and tort attorneys represent injured victims in hundreds of different  causes of action against at-fault and liable tortfeasors and even some  lawsuits against criminals. These claims pursued by Boston area solicitors include: social host liability, u-turn accidents, speeding accidents, breakdown lane accidents, reckless driving collisions, rear end car wrecks, drunk and stoned driving, wrong way head on auto crashes, t-bone (broadside crash), under insured and uninsured motorist claims, hit and run accidents, single vehicular accidents, construction accidents and workers compensation claims in MA.

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers and MA car accident attorneys are instrumental in filing  lawsuits against the person or business at fault for the accident. Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney, David Slepkow will help  you get the compensation you deserve for all types of accidents including motorcycle accidents, car crash, bicycle accidents, pedestrians mishaps, slip and fall and boat collisions.

If your spouse, child or loved one was killed in a fatal motor vehicle wreck then it is crucial that you retain a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney. A wrongful death case as a result of a deadly crash or premises accident in Mass. must be pursued by the estate of the deceased against a negligent tortfeasor seeking compensation for the death

Be careful, In Mass if you don’t file your  Trucking , vehicular or premises liability accident or injury case in time, you may be barred forever from recovery based on a MA Statute of Limitations… 

 

How can a  MA Personal Injury Attorney help?

A  MA personal Injury Attorney will know if you have a case or not. A MA personal Injury Attorney will go over the details of the automobile incident or  MA car accident that left you in the predicament that you are presently experiencing and discuss your options. The Massachusetts car accident  injury lawyer has all of the knowledge of the legal system and knows exactly what you can and cannot do about the situation. Lawyers know how to file a case and know what information to collect to proceed against the person or persons that harmed you.

According to the Association for Safe International Road travel:

  • “Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
  • An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.
  • More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.
  • Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.
  • Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14.” http://www.asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics.aspx

A host could be liable in Massachusetts for allowing a guest to drink and drive causing injury or even a wrongful death.

The MA personal injury attorney will collect medical records, police reports, statements and proceed to contact the insurance company that is responsible or the claim. He or she will negotiate a settlement to cover your pain and suffering, your medical expenses past and present and potential issues that may arise because of the injury you sustained. The lawyer will be your personal advocate to fight for your rights. Massachusetts Personal injury attorneys work hard to file a case with the insurance company to ensure that the victims are taken care of for the rest of their lives. When you suffer an injury to your body such as whiplash (soft tissue injury), herniated disk, head trauma or other injuries there are consequences later that you may not think will be an issue. People that suffer back or neck injuries may have issues later because bones and muscles are strained from the trauma, and these strains will cause problems when you are older.

MA Personal Injury Attorney David Slepkow has 17 years of experience and is a member of the MA & RI Bar as well as the Federal Court First Circuit District Court & the United States Supreme Court. He is a Partner and Owner of Slepkow Slepkow and Associates Inc. which was established in 1932, and has received  a “Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award” for service to his clients – find out more about David here. David also has an active Divorce and Family law practice in RI http://www.rhodeislanddivorcelawyerarticles.com

After a case is settled, there is no going back for more money. This can leave you unable to work, with a lot of pain later in life. It could also cause problems that keep you going to see a doctor or specialist. Medical services can cost a lot of money in the future. Lawyers will help you understand the issues that may arise because of your injury. They will look out for your best interest.

What are some examples of cases?

Medical malpractice usually involves an accident that happens because of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, hospital, nursing home or other health care facility. A wrongful death lawsuit is expected when people die as a result of negligence by someone else.

People that suffer injury or pain due to incidents such as wrong medications, surgical mishaps, falls or neglect in care should seek a consultation. Medical Malpractice is a big problem in the State of Massachusetts and across the United States. People do not realize how many errors medical providers such as doctors, nurses (RN), dentists or surgeons can make when they are treating you or a loved one.

injured patient in ambulanceA Mass. Accident Attorney can also help you with a premises liability case such as a slip and fall, trip and fall, fall down stairs or construction accident. In the event you are injured at a restaurant, apartment building, supermarket, nightclub or other facility you need to get representation, as soon as possible.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) :”A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first quar¬ter of 2014 shows that an estimated 6,800 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents a decrease of about 4.9 percent as compared to the 7,150 fatalities that were projected to have occurred in the first quarter of 2013.” http://www.nhtsa.gov/NCSA 

Did you know that certain charities, governmental entities and others (such as EMT services) may be immune from paying Damages as a result of an accident in MA?

In some cases there may be a personal injury claim as a result of a bouncer assault at a bar or negligent / lack of security at a nightclub causing you serious personal injury. A hotel, tavern or other facility may have liability for a criminal assault by its employees or a third party when the owners or operators of the facility had a legal duty to protect you from such harm.

BostonVehicle accidents may occur when a person is injured by someone else driving drunk or not paying attention to the road / highway. People are injured all the time in rear end motor vehicle crashes due to sudden stops or other circumstances. Injured parties may suffer cuts to limbs that expose tendons or bones. Imagine the pain of losing a loved one because someone chose to drive drunk causing a car accident. Imagine the pain of seeing your loved one with injuries due to someone running a stop sign. People often do not injure other people deliberately but accidents do happen. This is the reason people carry insurance because most individuals are unable to cover the high cost of medical bills and pain and suffering.

The MA Legislature has seen fit in allowing recovery for deaths caused as a result of negligence or malicious conduct. If you are the loved one wife, spouse, mother, father, brother or sister or family member of someone who was killed in an accident in MA please contact a MA Injury Attorney as soon as possible.

An injury at work can cause a person to lose his or her job. The Worker’s compensation Insurance Company sometimes finds every reason not to pay for injuries that happen on the job. They always try to find the reasons why the injury was preexisting or the employee was not at work or the employee is not really injured. Some companies/ employers work the individuals without proper equipment or in an unsafe environment. People working around chemicals must be supplied with the proper safety equipment. Employers that refuse to provide the necessary safety equipment are at fault if an injury happens.

When worker’s compensation insurance refuse to compensate the injured worker, the lawyer can help them understand their responsibility to pay wages and damages in the case. If you were injured in a MA Truck, Tractor trailer Accident, Motorcycle or bus accident it is imperative that you seek legal representation. Our Massachusetts Injury attorneys at lawyer’s source 360 understand that accidents happen. They also understand that sometimes you are the victim and need assistance in protecting your rights. Contact a lawyer today if you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of someone else due to neglect, an auto accident or wrongful death. They will help you discover how you can fight for your rights and will be there by your side to offer, support and legal counsel.

Car Accident statistics

-The National Highway Transportation Administration reports that 41 percent of deadly motor vehicle collisions were caused by alcohol consumption. Also see: http://www.lawyershop.com/practice-areas/personal-injury/motor-vehicle-accidents/car-accidents/statistics 

-“In 2011, about 2,650 teens in the United States aged 16–19 were killed and almost 292,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.1 That means that seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries.” http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html 

-“Although rates have been declining in recent years, motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of injury death in the United States.1 In 2009, motor vehicle crashes killed about 35,000 people and 22% of those killed were between 15 and 24 years old.” http://www.cdc.gov/features/teendrivingdeaths/

– In 2012, over 420,000 people are injured in accidents that constitute distracted driving http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/distracted_driving/

– Lawyershop.com reports that:”The NHTSA reports that in 2006, there were 30,521 fatalities of occupants of passenger cars, accounting for 83 percent of all vehicle accident fatalities. Of these passenger car occupant fatalities:

  • 55 percent of those killed were unrestrained
  • 28 percent were cause by ejection from the vehicle
  • 35 percent were in an SUV, compared with 28 percent for pickup trucks, and 17 percent for passenger cars” (http://www.lawyershop.com/practice-areas/personal-injury/motor-vehicle-accidents/car-accidents/statistics)

– The National Highway Safety Administration determined that “there were an estimated 9,754,000 vehicles involved in police-reported traffic crashes, 96 percent (9,387,000) of which were passenger vehicles (passenger vehicles include passenger cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, vans, SUVs, and other light trucks) weighing 10,000 GVWR or less). There were 45,586 vehicles involved in fatal crashes, of which 78 percent (35,346) were passenger vehicles. In 2012, there were 21,667 passenger vehicle occupants who lost their lives in traffic crashes, and an estimated 2.09 million were injured.” http://www.nhtsa.gov/NCSA 

Additional resources on Insurance specific issues – see www.insurancelawhelp.com

Common Injuries in a  Massachusetts Car Accident

The greatest tragedy of any Massachusetts car accident is the toll of lost human lives and extensive injuries to the crash survivors. While crash fatalities continue to decrease every year in Mass. and across the country due to safer roads and better automobile design, the numbers of collision-related injuries are rising. In 2012, more than 2.3 million motorists and passengers suffered injuries from a vehicle crash, and nearly 34,000 people died as a direct result of the accident. Many of these colilsions and deadly wrecks occurred in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Motorists and passengers involved in a car accident often suffer great injury, depending on the severity and circumstances of the MA crash. Often times, the victim will suffer serious injury to the neck, brain, back, and soft tissue. Below is a list of the most common injuries suffered by vehicle accident victims.

Head Injury and Brain Trauma

Massachusetts Vehicle accidents often cause the motorist or passenger to hit an object violently, resulting in traumatic brain injury (TBI) or injury to the head. In many incidences, there is no obvious sign of trauma such as bruising or cuts even though the brain can be jostled from place inside the skull as a result of high impact. This type of injury often involves brain swelling, bleeding and bruising, which could lead to death if not treated.

Facial Injury

Because of the blunt impact force of a serious  Mass. car accident, many victims will suffer facial injuries that far exceed lacerations to the skin. Common injuries are the result of the face hitting the dashboard, steering wheel, windshield, airbag, car seat and side window or by being hit by shattered glass. Serious MA accidents can cause severe disorders that affect the facial bones, especially the jaw.

Neck Injury

Whiplash and other forms of strain on the muscles of the neck can happen from a Massachusetts vehicle accident, especially when the car is hit from behind. This type of injury can create a cervical dislocation or serious injury to the spinal discs.

Spinal Cord Injury

An intense impact in a Mass. car accident can injure the spinal cord, when ligaments, disc material and bone fragments tear or bruise tissue in the spinal cord. This type of damage can destroy axon nerve cells responsible for transporting signals between the brain and body through the spinal column. Even minimal damage to the spinal cord can produce a loss of feeling or function.

Back Injury

A serious collision can cause extensive damage to the lower back by fracturing vertebrae or causing herniated discs to become strained or sprained. Often times, a serious back injury caused by a vehicle accident can limit mobility and cause extensive long-lasting pain. In many incidences, the victim in the car accident is unaware of serious back injuries until days or weeks after the collision.

Internal Injury

It is imperative that accident victims either be transported to the hospital after an accident or seek urgent care to check for internal injuries. Many victims can suffer a fractured rib or injuries to the heart, aorta, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys and bowels.

In all likelihood, Boston car accidents result in extensive and ongoing bills involving medical expenses, rehabilitation and follow-up surgeries. Because of that, victims should consider hiring a reputable Massachusetts car accident lawyer to assist in filing a claim or  MA lawsuit against the responsible parties.

Negligence, Injury and Accident Resources:

MA Department of Transportation: “”The crash data are compiled by the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (Registry) based on crash reports submitted by State and local police, other police departments and operators (drivers of vehicles involved in crashes).”  http://services.massdot.state.ma.us/crashportal/ MASS DOT

2010 – 2012 Massachusetts Crash Statistics:  http://www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/traffic-safety/2006-2008-massachusetts-crash-statistics.html

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles: “The statistics available on teen motorists are both eye opening and sobering. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the nation. New drivers are four times more likely to be killed and 14 times more likely to be injured than any other group. By a 2-to-1 margin, teens are more likely to kill someone with them than themselves.”

“The main causes of crashes amongst publicized teen fatalities were speed and inexperience. Alcohol, failure to wear a seat belt, and emotional distractions such as peer pressure and lack of sleep also often play parts in both fatal and non-fatal crashes.”  http://www.massrmv.com/rmv/jol/accrates.htm

City Data states:

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/accidents/acc-Boston-Massachusetts.html#ixzz3Bsq0yoYi

 

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