Every year, motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts severely injured thousands and the process of receiving compensation for injuries sustained by victims of someone else’s actions can be costly and time-consuming. When a car accident occurs, it may be necessary to institute a lawsuit in order to seek compensation.
If you or a loved one were involved in a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to select and retain an attorney with experience litigating cases involving motor vehicles in the applicable local District Courts or local Superior Courts.
Understanding Massachusetts law relating to automobile accidents is an integral part of making a successful claim once litigation has commenced. Whether it’s laws of the road in Massachusetts, or laws relating to prejudgment interest and post judgment interest, or liens from medical service providers or health insurance providers, to be successful in auto accident lawsuits it’s important to work with an attorney who has extensive litigation experience.
Knowledge of Massachusetts motor vehicle insurance policies, and often out-of-state policies, is critical for successful litigation. Any attorney who successfully represents car accident victims in Worcester or elsewhere in the commonwealth must have extensive knowledge of how to employ a wide range of motor vehicle insurance policies for the victim’s benefit — not every state has insurance policies identical to Massachusetts’.
In a motor vehicle accident lawsuit, it’s also important to pursue additional benefits under the Massachusetts car insurance policy known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Benefits. These benefits can provide some coverage for the payment of medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses. Factors such as the type of health insurance a car accident victim has, if any, will determine the amount of money received from PIP Benefits coverage. PIP Benefits are provided by law in Massachusetts and should be used to the fullest extent to protect the interests of any car accident victim.
To learn more about your rights and to discuss a possible motor vehicle accident lawsuit, contact the motor vehicle law experts here at the Law Office of James Haddad.