Some of the time, there is little you can do to prevent a car accident from happening. Although you have some control as the driver of your own car, you can never be certain how other drivers on the roads will act or behave. Occasionally, there are near collisions that are avoided by timely reactions and fast reflexes behind the wheel. For others who are not so lucky, there may be no time to avoid a car crash. Thankfully, the law provides a remedy to those who have been injured through no fault of their own in a car accident. In a court of law, victims of a car accident may be entitled to receive money compensation for medical and emotional damages, pain and suffering and lost wages in the form of a settlement or an award from a jury verdict. However, it must be proven that the defendant caused the accident through their negligence, and that there were actual damages to the plaintiff.
After experiencing a car accident, you should immediately seek medical attention to assess any injuries you may have suffered. Then, contact our expert Massachusetts car accident attorneys to help you recover compensation. We know what it takes to get our injured clients the full and fair compensation that they deserve.
One Virginia woman was a victim of such a car accident. Carol Hoy was driving with her husband and elderly aunt one afternoon when a 19-year-old man named Van Baker broadsided their car. The accident killed Carol instantly, and left her husband and aunt with severe injuries. Police reports presented at court indicated that Mr. Baker had been speeding and ran a red light at the intersection where the accident occurred. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter as a result of the auto accident. The insurance carriers came to a settlement agreement in the amount of $400,000 for the family of the deceased.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident through no fault of your own, which resulted in physical and emotional pain, or death, contact our experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyers as soon as possible, 24/7, at (617) 787-3700, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free and private consultation. We have decades of experience and will work hard to get you the financial compensation you deserve.