Choose a Qualified Boston, Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer
Each year, more cars are being manufactured with infotainment systems. These small computers in a vehicle’s dashboard provide features such as GPS, voice activation software and Internet access. They allow drivers to send text messages by voice or talk on the phone hands-free. In some cases, drivers can even access social media websites from their cars now.
While these features are convenient, they are a distraction when drivers use them while operating and can lead to serious accidents.
Many states ban cell phone use by drivers and others like Massachusetts ban texting while driving. Junior operators in Massachusetts are banned from all cell phone use behind the wheel. No state bans infotainment systems in cars, but the federal government has issued recommendations for automakers to disable key features, such as Internet access and screen reading, while vehicles are in operation to prevent motor vehicle accidents
Drivers who are not focusing on the road are operating with negligence and may be held liable if they cause injury. In 2010, nearly 3,100 fatal crashes in the U.S. were attributed to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. What to Do After a Car Accident
After a car accident
, your first priority is to visit an emergency room and be treated for your injuries. You should visit the ER even if you do not believe you are injured.
Then, if you are injured, find the best attorney you can to protect your interests. An experienced Boston car accident lawyer will evaluate your case and determine if you are entitled to file a claim. You may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, payment or reimbursement of reasonable medical expenses and lost wages. You may also be entitled to compensation if you have a loved one who has been killed in a car accident caused by negligence.
It is important to contact a lawyer promptly. In Massachusetts, there is a Statute of Limitations restricting how long you can file your claim for compensation.
Contact our Boston Car Accident Lawyers
The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck have over 85 years combined experience in handling personal injury and car accident
cases. Our office is conveniently located in Government Center in Boston and we have handled cases in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and Somerville as well as throughout Massachusetts. We have the experience, expertise and resources you need to successfully resolve your case. Our attorneys are experienced at working with police, accident reconstruction teams and insurance companies. We have successfully handled complex cases from the insurance claims level through trial and appeal.
For a free legal consultation, contact us today at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form
Learn more about us by reading our Case Results
page. We have also included a few cases below.Bus Accident
- $7.1 MillionMotorcycle Accident
- $3.75 MillionTruck Accident
- $3 Million