No matter how careful a driver is behind the wheel, the reality is that anyone can get into a car accident at any time. In the unfortunate event that you get into a wreck, you need to reach out to one of our Massachusetts car accident lawyers. We will evaluate the specifics of your case and help you learn more about your options. We fully understand the physical, emotional and financial toll that a car crash can have on a victim and his or her family, which is why we will handle your case with the utmost zealousness and compassion.
Allstate Insurance recently released America’s Safe Drivers Report for 2019 which ranks the country’s 200 metropolitan areas according to how often their residents get into car accidents. Unfortunately, three cities in Massachusetts ranked among the top 15 areas where you will find the worst drivers in the country, along with “risky roads” where the highest number of collisions tend to take place. Route 93 in Boston ranked is third place, Main street in Worcester comes in at fourth place and Interstate 91 in Springfield is ranked in seventh place. Not a single city in Massachusetts made the list which ranked the 15 cities where the roads are populated with the safest motorists in the country. As you may expect, researchers found that areas where drivers get into accidents least frequently happen to be less densely populated.
Just like in every other state, drivers in Massachusetts have a responsibility to drive safely and obey traffic laws. Negligence takes place when a person fails to use reasonable care behind the wheel and, thus, causes an accident and resulting injury. Reasonable care is defined as acting with the degree of caution that a rational person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances. For example, if a person caused an accident because he or she was excessively speeding, that person will likely be deemed negligent and on the hook for the resulting harm.
Compensation, otherwise known as damages, is awarded to individuals who suffer from another’s actions in a civil case. These damages are meant to restore the the victim back to their pre-injury status. Many times, clients will be able to receive damages for things such as lost wages, medical costs, physical damages to property and any other losses stemming from an accident. You should be aware that every case is unique and the specific damages you will be entitled to will be based on your case.
Car accidents can change your life in an instant. If you have been injured in a car accident, we can help. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our diligent Massachusetts car accident attorneys are committed to getting car accident victims the compensation they rightfully deserve. You can rest assured that we will fight to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We are here to answer your questions at every stage of the legal process. For more information about your legal rights and options, please call us at 1-800-262-9200 or reach us through our website.