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Boston Car Accident Attorney

At the Law Firm of Jonathan D. Light, our Boston auto accident attorneys help people deal with the repercussions of traffic accidents and recover compensation from negligent parties. Auto accident overview

When serious injury results from an auto accident, financial burden may soon follow. Under Massachusetts comparative negligence law, percentages of fault are assigned for causing an accident and a plaintiff who is 50 percent or less at fault may recover damages from the party who was 51 percent or more at fault. However, the amount of damages you can recover is reduced by your percentage of fault.

Experienced car crash lawyers

An experienced Boston car accident lawyer has the resources to determine negligence in an accident. A legal team can investigate, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and when needed—rely on traffic experts or engineers to substantiate negligence. Team efforts assist the attorney with arguing in the client’s favor about accident fault percentages.

Types of automobile accidents

Passenger cars can be involved in various types of accidents, characterized by the types of vehicles or parties involved and also by the manner in which the accident occurred. Common automobile accidents include:

  • SUV rollover
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • High speed collisions
  • Side impact collisions
  • Head on collisions
  • Under-ride accidents (impact with back end of truck)
  • Multiple car pileups
  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Insurance coverage

    The State of Massachusetts requires motorists to carry four types of insurance coverage and set minimum limits:

    • Bodily injury to others ($20,000 per person; $40,000 per accident)
    • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) ($8,000 per person, per accident)
    • Bodily injury caused by an uninsured auto ($20,000 per person; $40,000 per accident)
    • Damage to someone else's property ($5,000 per accident)

    Of course, higher coverage is also available—comprehensive, collision, etc.

    Statute of limitations

    Time limitations called a statute of limitations exist for bringing personal injury lawsuits. Legal actions for auto accident injury must be brought within three years of the accident. Beyond that time, you lose your right to sue for damages.

    Rely on Boston auto accident attorneys

    An experienced Boston car accident attorney can help maximize the compensation you receive in an accident case. Arrange a free consultation to find out about your rights. You pay no fees until we recover for you! Call 617-245-0220 or contact an automobile accident attorney in Boston online at the Law Firm of Jonathan D. Light.