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How a car accident lawyer can help you?

22nd March 2011
By chistolinidesimone in Accident claims
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If you get into an accident, one of the first things you have to decide is whether to use a Car Accident Attorney, or whether to make a claim against the wrong-doer and his/her insurance company yourself. For a number of reasons, if you are hurt in an automobile accident, you should consider retaining a lawyer, rather than trying to resolve the matter yourself.

There are several key reasons why you should do this:

1. You need someone on your side that understands and has experience in dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies attempt to delay or avoid any valid claim. An experienced Quincy Car Accident Attorneys at Chistolini & DeSimone knows how insurance companies work. They are in the best position to represent your interests.

2. Studies done by the insurance industry indicate that, in general, retaining a lawyer results in higher compensation for people injured in a motor vehicle crash.

3. Just being in a motor vehicle crash does not guarantee that you will receive any type of compensation. The other party must pay only if they are negligent or found legally at fault. Retaining a personal injury lawyer will assist you in evaluating your case.

4. In the event that you are in a motor vehicle crash, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has laws that set deadlines for making a claim. If you wait too long and the statute of limitations passes, your case can be dismissed no matter how much the facts are in your favor. Timely retaining a lawyer will assist in protecting your rights. The attorneys at Chistolini & DeSimone have approximately a quarter of a century of experience in dealing with insurance companies and protecting the rights of victims.

If you have been in a car accident and you want to make a claim, probably the first question you will have is, “Do I have a good case?” There are several factors to consider when answering this question. They include:

Is the other person at fault?

If the accident was caused by someone’s negligence or an intention act, you can make a claim. But don’t give up on your claim just because you were partly at fault in the accident. In Massachusetts, you need to be more than 51% at fault in order to be precluded from bringing a claim to recovery for injuries, medical expenses and required treatment.

Ask yourself how badly were you hurt.

To get fair compensation for your accident, you must have what is known as damages. Damages include many things, like medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. In many cases, immediately after the accident, individuals do not feel significant pain, or do not think that they have suffered damages. In many cases, it takes time for the injuries to develop. Since all of your injuries may not be known for someone following the crash, please feel free to call Chistolini & DeSimone after the accident, even if it appears initially that your injuries are minor. We will protect your rights and make proper notification to your insurance company on your behalf. Don’t fall victim to ignoring your injuries. It is always important to get the best possible medical care following any crash.
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