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Our approach to car accident claims is unique and client-focused

Our law office takes pride in delivering great results and satisfying customers who were worried that their claim was not good enough. While other firms may reject cases for reasons such as large expenses or small chance of recovery, we treat all cases with the same level of care and severity. This means that if you are in Boston, whether you were struck by another car, a large truck or even a motorcycle, we will do our best to represent you.

This representation includes sparing no effort in determining exactly how your accident played out and thus determining the full extent of the damages and who was at fault. We accomplish this through working closely with specialists to recreate and reenact accidents. It may not seem particularly important, but such reenactments can reveal a great deal of information about accidents that you may not even have thought to consider.

Nobody expects to get into a car accident, so it is impossible to properly prepare for an accident if it should occur. Additionally, car accidents happen extremely fast, and it can be difficult to recall exactly what happened in the heat of the moment. If there are no eyewitnesses present, or if you cannot get the eyewitnesses to testify, any claim you make could end up just being your word against the other driver’s.

In the aftermath of a car accident, you will likely be suffering from severe unexpected injuries or property damage, which could put a strain on your finances. A successful claim that ensures you do not have to pay for the other driver’s negligence is your best option, but you must be able to prove who was at fault in the accident. This is why it is so important that you get legal assistance. Visit our car accident webpage to learn more about how we can help you with your accident claim.

The immediate aftermath of a car accident

Those who have been in a car accident know the feelings of panic and confusion that often come with the crash. From the second you feel the impact and realize that you have been involved in a car accident, your mind will likely begin to flit about in fright as it tries to make sense of what has happened. Yet even though your mind is in such a state of panic, it is in these crucial minutes just after an accident that you must be most levelheaded in order to resolve the issue properly.

For those who have not been involved in an accident, or even those who have been involved in an accident and feel that they could have handled it better, you are in luck. This article details some of the best practices to engage in just after an accident. Employing some of these practices to make sense of the chaos of an accident can often be the difference between proving fault and accepting fault.

One of the best ways to prove fault in an accident is to get an accurate impression of the scene immediately following the collision. Contacting a police officer and speaking with witnesses can help you get a better idea of exactly what happened, and can also help you prove your case if you end up filing a lawsuit. Any additional evidence can also help your case, such as pictures of the damages and road design.

Of course, all of the evidence in the world is moot if you cannot present it properly, which is why it is in your best interests to contact an attorney. A legal professional with experience in personal injury and car accidents can help you present your evidence to support your case and prove who was at fault in the accident. If you can prove that you were not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

Massachusetts drunk driving accident endangers children’s lives

Now that St. Patrick’s Day is lurking around the corner, drunk driving accidents may become more common across the nation. What is so frightening about this is that even though you practice all safety measures while driving, meeting a careless or drunk driver along the road can result in a serious accident. The results of such an accident can be devastating. This can get much worse if you have children inside the car, whose lives might be endangered because of the negligence of another driver.

A woman allegedly responsible for a car accident in Massachusetts is now facing multiple charges for sending a minivan crashing into a pond. The woman’s 3-year-old child was in a car with her while she allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol. Thankfully, the child was properly strapped in the car seat and did not sustain any injuries.

However, the four people trapped within the minivan, three children and an adult, were taken to a hospital but are now considered to be in good condition. Authorities further noted that the car accident could have ended much more tragically had the minivan plunged into the deeper part of the pond.

Being involved in an auto crash can be very traumatic, not just for you but also for any children you may have. In cases like the one above, the drunk driver was charged for child endangerment, operating under the influence and failure to yield. This coming St. Patrick’s Day, it is good to know that you have rights if ever you become involved in a similar accident that results in damages and serious injury. Just compensation should be given to you and your family for the trauma and medical expenses incurred.

Source: CBS Boston, “Two-Car Crash Sends Minivan Plunging Into Milford Pond, One Driver Faces OUI Charge,” March 2, 2014