Norfolk County, Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer

Following an auto accident in Massachusetts, uncertainty, stress, and anxiety often become overwhelming. In the event you or another vehicle occupant have been injured, the situation becomes significantly more complex.

In the immediate aftermath of an auto accident, it is imperative to understand that your actions, statements, and decisions could potentially have significant legal and financial implications for years to come.

Generally, in Massachusetts, the Statute of Limitations applicable to auto accidents provides a period of up to three years to initiate a claim. While a three-year Statute of Limitations is typical, it is essential to consult the highly experienced attorneys at Rightful Legal to ensure a shorter Statute of Limitations does not apply to your particular situation.

At Rightful Legal, the goal of our lawyers is to settle your case as quickly as possible while maximizing the value of your case. Attorney Tracy Paulsen has had years of experience in litigation and understands what your case is worth to a jury and what the insurance company should be willing to pay to settle the case.

How Do Car Accident Settlements Work in Massachusetts?

Unlike the majority of the states, Massachusetts applies the “no-fault” system for auto accidents and insurance claims. Under this system, you must first seek compensation for any applicable personal injury from your own insurance company to pursue damages against the other driver or his or her insurance company.

Although Massachusetts does apply the “no-fault” system, an individual can circumvent the “no-fault” system in some instances. Rightful Legal not only understands the complexity of the “no-fault” system but specializes in the nuances of the system. Following an auto accident, Rightful Legal will determine the appropriate legal pathway to allow you to move forward and obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered. Let the professionals at Rightful Legal explain your legal rights and options for how to recover your losses.

Comparative fault in Massachusetts occurs when an injured party shares some of the fault for their injury. If the injured individual was responsible for less than 50% of the fault for their injury, damages will be reduced proportional to that degree of fault. But, if the injured individual was more than 50% at fault, no damages can be awarded.

Rightful Legal specializes in advocating for their clients to obtain the maximum award possible. Feel Free to Contact Attorney Tracy Paulsen or a member of her team by call or text at 617-821-5856.

What To Do After a Car Crash in Massachusetts?

To improve your chance of obtaining compensation for your damages in the future, Rightful Legal attorneys generally advise the following:

  • Initially, ensure you are out of immediate harm’s way.
  • Call 911 to report the collision.
  • Do not admit fault or blame anyone else involved in the collision.
  • Exchange accurate information with everyone at the scene, including those involved in the collision itself as well as witnesses of the event.
  • Document the details of the crash (ideally, take photos and videos of the scene, the vehicles involved, skid marks on the road, etc.).
  • Seek medical attention.
  • Do not provide any a statement to an insurance company (even your own insurance company).
  • Contact Rightful Legal to secure legal representation.

Why Hire an Attorney?

In order to ensure your legal rights are protected, Rightful Legal oversees every aspect of your case – collecting evidence, managing the complex claims process, and the submission of complicated paperwork – to ensure accuracy. Rightful Legal will gather the necessary information relating to your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and diminished vehicle value.

What Should I Do as Expenses Continue Accumulating?

Often, those involved in an auto collision not only find themselves unable to work but also begin feeling overwhelmed as medical bills accumulate. Insurance companies utilize this to their advantage, often offering settlement amounts in sums lower than you would typically receive when working with an attorney. Rightful Legal will fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation allowed under Massachusetts law.

Experiencing Pain and Suffering?

Attaching a dollar figure to pain and suffering is difficult, especially when the pain and suffering impacts your quality of life.

At Rightful Legal, we understand the nuances of Massachusetts law. We will work to recover fair compensation for any mental anguish, discomfort, inconvenience, stress, embarrassment, humiliation, or disfigurement caused by the auto collision. With representation by Rightful Legal, you can concentrate on your recovery process while knowing your attorney is advocating for you. Call Attorney Paulsen or a member of her team at Rightful Legal by call or text at 617-821-5856.

Our Offices

Attleboro Office
120 N Main St #306

Attleboro, MA 02703

Phone: 617-821-5856

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