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You have certain rights if you have been hurt in a car accident called Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. These Massachusetts benefits pay the first $2,000 in medical expenses as well as a portion of lost wages (depending on the benefits or deductible was purchased). Although you have these benefits, your damages and lost wages can easily exceed that amount. When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact a personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey immediately.
Information About your Car Accident Injury Lawsuit
In addition to PIP benefits, you may have more legal rights. You may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against those at fault for your car accident. You may even be able to make a claim if you are partly at fault, so long as your fault is not more than 50%. Contact one of our auto accident lawyers today.
Almost all claims start with a claim against the responsible insurance company. A law, called the "Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act," obligates insurance companies to offer fair settlements promptly when liability becomes reasonably clear. Attorney Hailey has handled such claims in all courts in Massachusetts, including appeals in the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court.
You may even be able to recover damages from your own insurance company if the other driver does not have insurance and you purchased uninsurance coverage or underinsurance coverage. It's important to investigate your case with an auto accident lawyer to determine benefits.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Car Accident Injury Lawsuit
You should understand that there is a time limit (a statute of limitations) to file a claim in court against those who are at fault. In Massachusetts, that time limit is three years; in other states, it is two years or less. Claims against your own insurance company must be filed within six years. Be very careful, however, some insurance companies are trying to reduce that time period by providing for a shorter period in the insurance policy. Whether the courts will uphold that change has yet to be determined.
Contact your Boston car accident lawyers for a free evaluation of your claim. We can represent you in your car accident injury lawsuit and help you fight for compensation.
Personal injury lawyers from The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey frequently represent clients in car accident injury lawsuits in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.