Victims of serious vehicle accidents often suffer horrific injuries that result in lengthy recovery times and lost hours of work. Filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for these losses can be stressful, especially if you are struggling to recover from the devastating results of a car accident like broken bones, deep lacerations, torn muscles, punctured organs, deep burns, or traumatic brain and spine injuries.

At Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers, our dedicated team takes a holistic approach to allay fears, alleviate stress, and provide compassionate support. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day. If you have been injured and are experiencing pain, suffering, and economic loss due to a car accident in Peabody, MA, we are here to help. Call Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers at 1-800-LAW-GUYS for a free, no-obligation consultation and case analysis.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Car Accident Under Massachusetts Law

In Massachusetts, laws governing the filing of a personal injury lawsuit involving a vehicle accident can be complicated.  After a relatively minor accident, Massachusetts requires car owners to first participate in the ‘no-fault’ system, in which your own insurance company will offer a quick settlement. This is advantageous if you were only slightly injured and missed little work, but accepting this settlement limits your ability to pursue additional compensation later.

If your injuries exceed $2,000, the ‘no-fault’ system does not apply. Instead, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the liable party to pursue the compensation you deserve. A car accident lawyer in Peabody, MA, can help you build a strong case that supports your claim and clearly outlines the full extent of your damages.

We Understand the Complexities of All Kinds of Vehicle Accidents

Traffic accident claims can be complicated, especially if you were injured by a drunk driver, a distracted driver, a hit and run driver, an uninsured driver, an underinsured driver, an underage driver, a driver who borrowed the vehicle or is not listed on the owner’s policy, or an illegal driver using an expired, suspended, or revoked license.

Accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, rideshare vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, and pedestrians have common elements, but they also present unique challenges. Your car accident lawyer in Peabody, MA, can help you understand your rights in all kinds of vehicle accidents and protect your ability to seek compensation for your injuries.

Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks hauling a trailer frequently cause accidents, particularly when:

  • Drivers use restricted roads
  • Drivers back up without exercising caution
  • Trucks are overloaded or improperly loaded
  • Drivers are not properly trained, especially in hauling double trailers

A truck accident lawyer can help you demonstrate the liability of the truck driver, their employer, or both, depending on the circumstances of your accident.

Bus Accidents

If you were injured as a passenger or your car was hit by a private or public bus, additional factors for your bus accident lawyer to consider include:

  • Whether the bus driver was tired or made a poor decision
  • Whether the bus driver was behind schedule and was speeding to catch up
  • Whether the bus owners did not properly maintain the vehicle
  • Whether the bus owners did not keep the bus driver on an appropriate

Electric Scooter Accidents

If you were injured while operating a scooter, it could be because:

  • The scooter’s kickstand failed
  • The front, rear, or brake lights were not working
  • Your helmet was defective
  • Other vehicles disobeyed traffic laws

If you were injured by another person who was driving a scooter, it could be because:

  • A group of riders created a distraction
  • The scooter blocked the sidewalk or violated right of way
  • The scooter was driven by an underage operator, or was operated after imposed curfew

In any of the above scenarios, an electric scooter lawyer can help you collect the evidence you will need to pursue recovery from your accident.

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Bicycle Accidents

Our bicycle accident lawyers know to look for evidence of these common factors when investigating your accident:

  • Another driver opened their car door, creating an unavoidable collision
  • A driver made an abrupt turn after passing you
  • A driver passed you under unsafe conditions

Motorcycle Accidents

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, a motorcycle accident lawyer could show that:

  • A barrier was left in the road.
  • A driver made a sudden lane change
  • The motorcycle had design defects or a defective part

Pedestrian Accidents

A pedestrian accident lawyer can investigate whether any of the following played a role in your injuries:

  • A driver failed to legally stop when you were crossing the street
  • A bicyclist was riding illegally on the sidewalk
  • A distracted driver was using a cellphone

How Our Team Can Help You

At Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers, we have helped many clients injured in vehicle accidents reach a settlement. We can:

  • Negotiate with the insurance company to obtain an acceptable financial settlement.
  • Participate in voluntary mediation in court, where both sides testify. The mediator makes a settlement recommendation that is accepted by both parties. If mediation fails, a court date is set.
  • Take your case to court and represent you during the trial to fight on your behalf.

As your legal representatives, Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers will help you build a strong case by taking actions like:

  • Engaging a traffic reconstruction expert to determine exactly what happened
  • Analyzing the maximum insurance coverage for all parties involved in the accident
  • Reviewing all medical records
  • Interviewing doctors who can testify about your injuries and ongoing treatments
  • Calculating total expenses and loss of future income
  • Managing your case relevant to Massachusetts General Law (V.260.2a) statutes of limitations

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In Massachusetts, there is no financial cap on a personal injury award. By law, you have the right to seek full compensation for pain and suffering, economic loss, and inconvenience. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, we can help. Call Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-LAW-GUYS for a free consultation.

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