Auto accidents are among the leading causes of deaths and injuries in the United States. Victims of motor vehicle negligence may have legal remedies available and may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. However, the period after the accident and the preparation of a car accident case can be complex, especially if the accident involved death or catastrophic injury.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle crash, a Boston injury lawyer can help. Contact Swartz & Swartz, P.C. today to learn more about your legal rights after a car accident.
Car Accident Insurance Coverage InformationAfter a Boston car accident, it is important to have a complete understanding of the issues involved including:
- The types of insurance coverage available, including liability insurance, excess or umbrella insurance, and insurance coverage to address particular losses such as medical care costs and lost wages.
- Causes of the car accident. Reconstruction of the automobile accident may be necessary and typically requires the involvement of expert witnesses.
- Product liability matters in cases where design and manufacturing defects contributed to the accident.
- The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules and regulations, as well as governmental oversight authority.
- Rules on imposing liability for the negligent operation of a vehicle that was leased or rented by the operator, as well as rules on imposing liability on vehicles used in the course of business and vehicles operated within the scope of work for a state or local governmental agency.
A Boston personal injury lawyer at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. has extensive experience regarding all types of car accident issues. We can help you understand your legal rights and we can work with you to enforce those rights.
What do I do After a Car Accident?
After a Boston car accident, it is important to know what to do to protect your rights. Of course, the first step is to contact 911 for police and medical help. Once everyone is out of danger, begin writing down and/or photographing as much information as possible. Information of particular importance includes:
(1) Names, driver's license numbers, contact information (at least home address and phone number) and insurance information of all drivers.
(2) Information about any witnesses that observed the accident, including names and contact information for all passengers, pedestrians, and witnesses.
(3) Precise location, date, and time of the accident.
(4) A detailed description of the accident. Information such as which direction, at what speed, weather, road conditions, physical and mental conditions, and injuries should all be noted. Drawing a diagram can be very helpful.
(5) Identify all police and rescue personnel at the scene, including towns, ambulance companies, and, if possible, names and identity information for individuals.
Preparing a Car Accident Case
Information collected at the scene of an accident can be invaluable in helping to prepare a car accident claim.
The first step in making a claim is knowing whether or not you even have grounds to file a claim for your injuries. The question of whether the accused party was indeed negligent must be examined carefully to determine the answer to this question.
The facts of each individual case can be quite different. At Swartz & Swartz, PC, we begin by investigating the scene of the accident, coordinating a proper team of professionals and experts, examining all evidence and evaluating how to best represent you and protect your rights.
Getting Help in a Boston Car Accident Case
At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our Boston injury lawyers have represented victims of motor vehicle negligence for more than three decades. Our attorneys have proven experience and expertise, as well as a background of success in cases involving automobile accidents.
Our Massachusetts auto accident lawyers are here to help you during the entire litigation process, from answering your questions to enforcing your legal rights. If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries as the result of the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900 or, if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. You may also contact us online.