Boston Accident Attorneys

Top Rated Massachusetts Auto Accident Attorneys with Over 100 Years Combined Experience Representing Clients

Passenger injured in this car crash called Massachusetts accident attorney The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., have decades of experience handling car and other motor vehicle accident claims in the Boston region. We have successfully handled complex cases from the insurance claims level through trial and appeal.

Determining who was at fault in a car accident means figuring out who was negligent, and thus responsible for causing the accident. Failure to use reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle constitutes negligence. A finding of negligence is often based on:

Drunk Driving Accidents and Liquor Liability

Our attorneys are highly experienced in negotiating compensation for victims of drunk drivers in Massachusetts. When someone is injured in a drunk driving accident, they may be entitled to file a claim against the driver and in some cases, against restaurants and bars for dram shop violations. These businesses have a responsibility to check IDs and only serve patrons who are 21 and older. They should never serve anyone who is intoxicated. 

Drivers may also consume alcohol at private homes or other gatherings. Under Massachusetts social host liability, hosts may be held liable by third-party victims when an underage guest is served alcohol, then leaves intoxicated and causes drunk driving injuries.

Uber, Lyft and Rideshare Accidents in Boston and Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, when passengers are injured in Uber, Lyft or other rideshare vehicles, the cause may be negligence by the driver or another operator on the road. Passengers may be entitled to seek financial compensation for their injuries. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, all of our attorneys are experienced in successfully handling rideshare claims resulting from Uber accidents and Lyft accidents. We have helped passengers injured across Massachusetts, from Boston to Cape Cod and Nantucket Island.

Auto Accidents Caused by Road Defects or Construction Activity

Car accidents can also result from faulty construction of roads, tunnels, embankments, exits, and lighting. If the roadway is defectively designed or improperly constructed, the designers or builders may be liable for the personal injuries they cause. Builders can also be responsible for construction accidents to drivers, including roadway debris, inadequate safety, improper road markings, and loose construction materials.

Our Experience and Results Handling Car Accident Cases in Massachusetts

Motor vehicle crash victim called Boston auto accident lawyer

While car crashes comprise a significant portion of personal injury and wrongful death claims, it would be wrong to think that they are always simple to resolve. They often involve extremely complex issues of evidence and insurance law, which is what the accident and injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. specialize in.

If you have been injured in a car, truck, tractor trailer, motorcycle or other motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian, and it was the result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, payment or reimbursement of reasonable medical expenses incurred or which will be incurred in the future, and lost wages.

Traffic Accident Lawyers

Select Results in Car Accident Cases

$2.15 Million Settlement: Wrongful Death Caused by Car Crash at Strip Mall
Our attorney negotiated a $2.15 million settlement after a pedestrian was killed. A driver had lost control of her vehicle in a strip mall parking lot. The strip mall owner failed to provide protective measures for pedestrians.

$1.8 Million Settlement: Car Crosses Center Line and Crashes
Our attorney negotiated a $1.8 million settlement for the widow of a driver who was struck by a motor vehicle crossing the center line.

$1.725 Million Settlement: Passenger Injured When Driver Falls Asleep
Our attorney successfully recovered a $1.725 million settlement for our client, a young man who suffered multiple fractures in a crash as he returned from a skiing trip. Our client required spinal fusion. Special damages were awarded for medical expenses and lost earning capacity.

$1.1 Million Settlement: Car Hits Pedestrian
Our attorney reached a $1.1 million settlement, plus more than $300,000 in special damages, for our client, a pedestrian who was struck by a motorist and suffered a significant closed head injury.

Read more about our results for our clients in Massachusetts car accident cases .

Brief Introduction to Massachusetts Insurance Law. What's Covered?

Medical Bills: In general, the first $2,000.00 in medical bills is paid by the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance carrier of the car you were in or hit by if you were a pedestrian or a bicyclist. If you have private health care insurance, Massachusetts Law requires that medical bills in excess of $2,000.00 be submitted through your provider for payment. If you do not have private health care insurance, or if your health care insurance company refuses to pay your medical bills, you may be entitled to up to $8,000.00 in PIP medical coverage.

Lost Wages: If you lose money because of your inability to work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to collect 75% of your lost wages, based on your average weekly wage, from the PIP carrier, up to $8,000.00.

Bodily Injuries and Wrongful Death: If you have more than $2,000 in medical bills, a fracture, or other serious injury, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, including scarring, pain and suffering, permanent or partial disability, and loss of ability to enjoy life. Wrongful death claims are also compensable under Massachusetts motor vehicle laws.

Insufficient Insurance: If the person who caused your injuries does not have insurance, or inadequate insurance to cover your damages, you may be entitled to collect uninsured or underinsured coverage from your own automobile policy or a family member's automobile policy.

What to Do When You Have a Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car crash or injured as a pedestrian:

  • Obtain as much information as possible about the vehicles involved, as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers for drivers.
  • Request the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
  • Make sure police are aware of any traffic violations that the operator may have committed.
  • If you are injured, get medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Promptly notify your insurance company about the accident.
  • Obtain photographs of vehicles, injuries and accident location.
  • Contact a Boston car accident lawyer promptly to determine your legal rights.

For a more detailed list, please see our What to Do When You Have a Car Accident page.

Choosing a Boston Car Accident Lawyer

Your legal rights need to be protected after a car accident. You should consult an experienced car accident attorney to evaluate your case. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our Boston car accident lawyers provide the highest quality of representation and we are known for our decades of experience and results for our clients. 

Immediate action may be required to preserve all of your rights. All motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts are governed by a Statute of Limitations. Some accidents also have shorter notice provisions which may be very strict.

For more information on selecting a Massachusetts car accident lawyer, please see our page on Choosing a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer. Read more about truck accidents on our Massachusetts Truck Accident Lawyer page.

Our Car and Truck Accident Case Reports describe some of the many of the motor vehicle accident cases we have successfully handled on behalf of our Massachusetts clients.

Contact a Boston Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. Please call us at 617-723-7676, or toll free at 1-800-379-1244, or use our contact form to send us an e-mail. Get your free legal consultation today with Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.

Finally, make sure you are protected! Have adequate insurance for yourself and your family. Learn more about buying automobile insurance at our web page on Understanding and Buying Massachusetts Car Accident Insurance .

The Boston car and motor vehicle accident law firm of Breakstone, White & Gluck handles car accident cases occurring in Boston, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chicopee, Fall River, Framingham, Haverhill, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Springfield, Somerville, Taunton, Waltham, Worcester, Charlestown, Pittsfield, Dedham, Everett, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Needham, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salem, South Boston, Walpole, Watertown, West Roxbury and surrounding areas. The firm handles cases in Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Barnstable County, Worcester County, Hampden County, Hampshire County, Berkshire County.We handle cases occurring on all major highways, including the Massachusetts Turnpike (Mass Pike), I-90, Rte 128, Rte 93, and Route 3.

Client Reviews
David really cared about me as an individual…and he really cared about seeking the justice that needed to be sought in the case. Peter
Ron got the insurance company to settle for the maximum on the policy. And so as a result of that, my son went back to school. Jeff
Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything. Jesenia
I would recommend David…The outcome of my case, I was very pleased with it. I hope I don't have another accident, but if I do we'll be back to see David. Paul
Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question. John
Marc was extremely professional. I felt very confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is his area of practice and I had total confidence in him and I actually have recommended him to other people who have been in accidents. Josh