If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in an auto-related accident, it’s very important to hire an experienced Taunton car accident lawyer to represent you in a court of law. If you can’t work due to your injuries, if you require ongoing medical care, if there were several vehicles involved in the accident, then you need to hire a car accident lawyer to help you navigate the court system and see if you are able to recover any of your lost earnings, medical costs, rehabilitation care, and other compensation that you may be eligible to receive.
Your livelihood relies upon your ability to work and if you can’t work due to your injuries, you need immediate relief so that you can pay your bills and receive the medical care that you require to recover. It’s not unusual for the other insurance party or parties to try and get you to sign off on an early settlement.
Avoid signing anything that is presented to you in relation to the accident as this could greatly reduce your total compensation. Instead, hire Robert Shea and let us help you to navigate a reasonable settlement for your specific case. You deserve fair compensation for your injuries.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured or died due to an auto accident, you deserve fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t go it alone and risk not receiving all that you deserve. Give our personal injury lawyers a call at 508-506-5681 and let us help you navigate the court system so that you will receive fair compensation for your auto accident case.
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How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in an auto-related accident, your fee will be on a contingency fee basis. You’ll receive a free consultation and if we take your case, our fee will be based upon a percentage of the settlement fee that you receive. When the settlement agreement is agreed upon, we will receive a percentage of that amount as our compensation for representing you in a court of law.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
If you or someone that you love is injured or killed in an auto-related accident there are 8 important steps that should be taken. Here are those 7 important steps.
Contact the police
Call 911 or ask someone at the scene of the accident to call for you. If you’re injured, don’t move, wait for emergency personnel.
Check on Other Involved Parties
Do not leave the scene of the accident. Check on your passengers and the people in the other vehicle. Again, make sure that someone has called for help or call for help yourself. Do not try to move anyone if you can help it. Avoid discussing the accident if at all possible until you’ve spoken to a car accident lawyer.
After you’ve ensured that passengers and those in other vehicles aren’t injured it’s time to exchange information with the other drivers. Again, avoid discussing the accident if at all possible. You’ll need to get the following information:
- Full name and the contact information of the other driver(s).
- Their insurance company and the policy number.
- Driver’s licenses and the description of the vehicle and their license plate number(s).
- The location of the accident.
Take pictures or video of the scene of the accident for insurance purposes. You may wish to take these pictures and the video from several different angles.
Do Not Admit Fault
Don’t admit fault to anyone at the scene of the accident, even if you are the one that is receiving the ticket.
Get Medical Attention
If you’re injured, make sure that you get medical attention as soon as possible. Keep records of all the information that the medical team discovers in regards to any injuries.
Call Your Insurance Company
When you file your claim, the insurance adjuster will determine who is at fault based upon the inspections of the vehicles and the property damages. They will go over all of the contact information and details to determine this information. They will also review and go over any videos or pictures that you have from the scene of the accident.
What is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?
The average settlement for an auto accident is approximately $23,000. It may be slightly less than this or slightly more depending on the specifics of the case. If there are severe injuries or death, the settlement may be slightly higher. Settlements are also typically higher if the other party was drinking alcohol or driving under the influence of drugs.
Why do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in an auto-related accident you’ll want to hire a car accident lawyer for the following reasons to ensure that you’re fairly represented in a court of law. You’ll need their assistance in preparing the case and filing the lawsuit. Your car accident lawyer will ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your injuries. The lawyers will also prepare and represent you in the court of law.
How Much Can I Expect to Receive for My Damages?
Each case is determined based on its own specific details. You can expect to receive compensation for your injuries in the form of payment for your medical costs. You may also be entitled to lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages depending on the particular situation.
How is Fault Determined In Massachusetts?
Your lawyer will review your case and all of the information that you have collected such as pictures, videos, witness statements, police and medical reports, and more. This information will be fully evaluated and a determination will be made in the courts with this information.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
In the state of Massachusetts, you have three years from the time of the accident to file your auto accident claim. However, it’s very important to file this claim as soon as possible. The sooner you file, the sooner you can receive compensation for your injuries and case.
What Can I do if Insurance Denied My Claim?
At Robert Shea, we’ll handle all of the details for your claim including filing the claim and processing the information. We deal with all kinds of auto accidents including truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and rideshare accidents. We take care of your case from start to finish. If you’re in Taunton, please give us a call at 508-506-5681 so that we can help you with your auto accident case.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in an auto accident, you may be eligible for an auto accident case. It’s important that you keep close records of all of the details to ensure that you have all of the facts that will help your auto accident lawyer with your case.
Keep records of all medical costs, take pictures of your injuries and the location where they occurred, and get the names and contact information of any potential witnesses. Always seek prompt medical attention even if you think your injury is minor. Minor injuries may become more serious if not properly treated at the time.
Never sign any documents that other insurance companies ask you to sign. This could prevent you from receiving the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. The other insurance party is going to do everything in their power to avoid paying you a settlement or a fair settlement. Don’t risk not receiving what you deserve for your injuries. Give us a call today at (781) 303-9038. We’ll get started on your case.
Contact a Taunton Car Accident Lawyer Today!
At the Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C., our Taunton Auto Accident Lawyers have the expertise and experience that you need to receive fair representation in your case. Give us a call today and allow us to represent you in a court of law for your case. You have plenty to do just recovering from your injuries. Let us attend to the details and file your case in a court of law. We will properly file your case and ensure that you are fairly represented in a court of law.
You deserve a fair settlement for your injuries. You’ll never have to pay us a penny unless we win your case. When you receive a settlement, we’ll take our percentage out of the settlement so that you aren’t losing any money. Your settlement will help you to replace your lost earnings, unpaid medical costs, rehabilitation for any injuries, and any other costs that may be incurred for any treatments or if you have to receive new job training to work again.
Don’t leave this to chance! Give us a call today at 508-506-5681and let’s get started on your case as soon as possible. You deserve fair representation and we can give you that fair representation in a court of law. All it takes is a phone call to our office.