Boston Car Accident Lawyers
Fighting for victims of car crashes throughout Massachusetts
Car accidents can leave you with devastating injuries, mounting bills, and growing anxieties. When another driver is negligent and causes a crash, you can make a claim for compensation for your injuries and losses, including your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property loss.
At Breakstone, White & Gluck in Massachusetts, we understand car accidents. We understand what it’s like to experience a serious injury that wasn’t your fault, and all the headaches and insurance issues that come with it. Our Boston car accident attorneys have decades of experience representing car wreck victims and have secured millions of dollars for them in trial verdicts and settlements. When you work with us, all you need to do is focus on your healing; we will take care of the rest.
OVER $300 MILLION
won for our clients
Common questions from injury clients
- What should I do after a car accident?
- What damages can I claim for my injuries?
- Who will pay for my bills after a Boston car accident?
- How can a Boston car accident lawyer from Breakstone, White & Gluck help me?
- What types of car accident claims does your firm handle?
- Can you help if I was injured by a Boston drunk driver?
- Do you have a car accident injury attorney near me?
If you have been involved in a car crash in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts:
- Obtain as much information as possible about the vehicles involved, as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers for the 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 – however, you are not required to give a statement.
- 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.
Under Massachusetts law, car accident victims can seek compensation for the injuries and losses they sustain. The legal term for your losses is “damages,” and you can make a claim for:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Scarring and disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
If the car crash was fatal, or if your loved one succumbs to his or her injuries, we can file a wrongful death claim, which can include additional damages for burials and funeral expenses.
After a Boston car accident, you likely have many questions about what is and what isn’t covered under car insurance. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect – although we can give you more specific information in your personal consultation.
- 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, or if your insurance is under an ERISA plan, 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.
- Incidental Expenses. After an accident you might get stuck with bills for services at home, such as cleaning or yard work, for medical devices, or many other incidental items. PIP will also reimburse you for those expenses, up to the $8,000 limit.
- 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.
Immediate action may be required to preserve all of your rights. All motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts are governed by a statute of limitations, which is three years. NOTE: Some accidents also have shorter notice provisions, which may be very strict.
Talk to us today if you or a loved one suffered injury in a car accident anywhere in Massachusetts – we can help you protect your rights and get you the compensation to which you’re entitled. You won’t have to deal with insurance companies or worry about your bills: we take care of ALL of that. Check out our testimonials to see how we’ve helped past clients. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.
We fight to win for our clients. We’re not the type of attorneys who take on hundreds of cases each year just to settle them quickly. We are trial lawyers, which means every case we take is prepared for a jury. That means taking the extra steps needed to ensure we have all the evidence we need, like seeking the full investigatory report of your accident and interviewing all the witnesses. Our willingness to stick with your case, and to put in that extra work, often results in a far better outcome for our clients.
Just some of the awards we’ve secured for car accident clients include:
- $2.2 Million for a man who was rear-ended in rush hour traffic by a distracted driver.
- $1.8 Million for the widow of a driver who was struck by a motor vehicle crossing the center line.
- $1.725 Million for a young man who suffered multiple fractures in a crash as he returned from a skiing trip. Our client required spinal fusion.
Our record of results speaks for itself.
Breakstone, White & Gluck focuses on catastrophic injury claims. The people we help have some of the most severe injuries that there are, and many of them will live with those injuries for the rest of their lives. That means a lifetime of medical treatment and bills, and little-to-no possibility of returning to work. We routinely represent folks with car accident injuries such as:
"I knew that Ron had my best interests at heart, and that I could trust him to help me make the right decision."
Our Boston personal injury attorneys handle just about every type of motor vehicle accident claim. This includes car crashes and accidents caused by:
- Snow and Ice
- Building strikes
- Failure to follow the speed limit
- Driving a car under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Talking on a cell phone while driving
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Car accidents caused by defective or recalled vehicles
- Car accidents at dangerous intersections
- School bus accidents
- SUV rollovers and accidents
- SUV crashes injuring pedestrians
- Hit and run accidents
In dangerous weather – ice, sleet, rain, snow, hail, and so forth – the risk of a multi-vehicle wreck is much higher. The chance of sustaining a serious injury is greater, too. These complex cases often involve cars, 18-wheelers, and other vehicles. Our team has the skills, experience, and resources you want on your side when you are injured in a chain-reaction collision on icy roads.
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, pedestrians and cyclists injured across Massachusetts, from Boston to Cape Cod and Nantucket Island.
Car accidents can also result from faulty construction of roads, tunnels, embankments, exits, and lighting. If a 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 if you’re injured in a construction zone accident, including roadway debris, inadequate safety, improper road markings, and loose construction materials.
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 when intoxicated and causes drunk driving injuries.
Breakstone, White & Gluck has an office in Boston at 2 Center Plaza #530 in Government Center, within walking distance of the John Adams Courthouse and Suffolk County Superior Court. There’s a parking garage in the building. The MBTA Green Line and Blue Line are right across the street at the Government Center T station. And there is a bus stop almost in front of our office. If you are unable to travel because of your injuries, we’re happy to arrange a phone or video conference, or a hospital visit.
Boston car accident lawyers holding the right people accountable
If you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in Massachusetts, it’s vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. Get in touch with the attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck for personalized representation and leave the rest to us. We file the insurance claim, we advocate for you, and we go to trial if that’s what it takes to get things done. Contact our Boston offices today by calling or using our contact form. We offer free consultations.
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