Injured In A Car Accident? Learn The True Value Of Your Case.
After being injured in a car accident, you may think that you have no choice but to accept the settlement that the insurance company offers you. However, that is not the case. Speaking with an attorney at Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, can help you get a better idea of the true value of your case.
It costs nothing to talk to one of our Boston personal injury lawyers after your accident. Call (617) 298-2500 to find out how we can help you recover full and fair compensation for your auto accident injuries.
We Handle A Wide Range Of Car Accident Cases
Our attorneys provide representation for all types of car accident cases, including those involving:
Uninsured and underinsured drivers — If the negligent driver in your accident case does not have enough insurance to cover the full amount of your expenses, we can fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Rear-end accidents — Injuries stemming from a rear-end collision may not be immediately known. However, their effects can linger for years. We can help you develop a full picture of the extent of your injuries.
Hit-and-run accidents — Victims of a hit-and-run accident may still be able to recover damages from their own insurance provider. We can help you negotiate a fair settlement.
Pedestrian accidents — Distracted and negligent drivers often fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians, resulting in catastrophic injuries. We help hold reckless drivers accountable for their actions.
SUV rollovers — Some SUV models are more likely to rollover in the event of an accident, causing serious harm. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident in an effort to ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable.
Texting while driving — The constant presence of cellphones has led to a rise in accidents resulting from texting while driving. This is dangerous behavior and illegal under Massachusetts law. We can help send a message that these types of reckless acts will not be tolerated.
Bicycle accidents — A bicyclist is simply no match for a moving vehicle. We investigate these accidents the same as we do for any other type of accident in an effort to help seriously injured victims recover the compensation they need in order to move forward with their lives.
Bar and restaurant liability — A business that has licenses to serve alcohol and who knowingly serves alcohol to a person who subsequently drives drunk may be legally and financially responsible for any injuries that result from an accident.
Car accidents and the elderly — The elderly are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries stemming from a car crash. We can help get accident victims the medical care that they need.
Car accidents and medical conditions — Car accidents can worsen a pre-existing injury, a fact that many insurance providers may overlook. We can help you recover compensation if a back injury or another type of injury was exacerbated by an accident.
Taxi accidents — When a taxi driver is involved in an accident, things can get complicated due to the numerous taxi companies in the Boston area and the various insurance companies that service these companies. We can help cut through the confusion to get you the compensation you need.
Highway accidents — Crowded conditions, high speeds, construction zones and other factors can make highway driving particularly dangerous. We handle claims relating to accidents on the Mass Turnpike/128/95/93 and other freeways across Massachusetts.
Fatal car accidents — Tragically, some car accidents prove to be fatal. In these cases, we can help families pursue a wrongful death claim on the behalf of a loved one.
We are available to answer all of your questions concerning your accident, including the steps to take after an accident, how the issue of lost wages are typically handled, who is responsible for paying your medical bills and what your accident claim is worth. Speak with us before speaking with an insurance company representative to ensure that your interests are protected.
What Makes Us So Effective?
We are so effective because we have the legal, technical and professional resources necessary to:
Investigate your case — We thoroughly investigate the causes of your accident using state-of-the-art technology and experts in forensic investigation.
Coordinate your medical bills — We will handle all dealings with insurance companies and medical billing departments. You can focus on your recovery.
Determine the extent of injury — Broken bones to permanent disability — with assistance from leading medical specialists.
Understand the law — We understand the legal nuances in valuing personal injury cases by clearly showing how the accident affects every aspect of your life.
As a no-fault state, personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is required in Massachusetts for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Our coordination department is dedicated to maximizing your financial recovery from all sources, including public assistance, private health insurance and no-fault insurance. We are tough negotiators who diligently protect your rights and interests. These elements, along with a tenacious commitment to the communities we serve, have forged our reputation for getting results.
Providing You With The Answers You Need
A car accident can leave you facing many pressing questions. In the aftermath of a car accident, you may be in a disoriented state, unsure of your best path forward. Our firm can offer you the guidance necessary to protect your best interests. What follows are some common questions that we receive from our auto accident clients:
What should I do after I have been in an accident?
If you have been involved in a collision, there are immediate actions that you should take. First, you should contact the police — this will establish an official record of the accident. Second, you want to document as much as you can by taking photographs of the damage. Lastly, even if you believe you are not injured, you should seek medical attention. Some injuries can be slow-developing, and you may need compensation for future medical expenses.
Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company?
It is rarely in your best interests to release information to the other motorist’s insurance company. Any statements that you provide could be used against you if your claim goes to court. A personal injury attorney can help you better navigate the aftermath of your accident.
How much is my accident claim worth?
No two accidents are the same, so the value of your claim is subjective. There can be several factors involved in determining what your case is worth, and an experienced attorney can assess your case as well as your potential options.
Should I consider the insurance company’s settlement offer?
If the other driver’s insurance company offers you a settlement, you should think twice before accepting it. Signing such an offer can mean accepting a lower figure than you deserve. A qualified personal injury attorney can advise you on what you should realistically expect from your claim.
Why should I consult with an attorney?
An attorney can be a valuable resource if you have been in a car accident. Insurance companies are businesses, and they want to pay you as little as possible. A lawyer can help you seek what you are truly owed while helping you assemble a comprehensive and accurate claim.
If You Don’t Collect Money, You Don’t Pay Attorney Fees
We accept all car accident injury claims on a contingency fee basis. That means we advance the cost of investigating your accident, developing your claim, and negotiating or trying your case to get a fair settlement or judgment. If you don’t recover money for your claim, you will not pay attorney fees or costs. We don’t even charge for your initial consultation. If you are unsure of whether you have a legitimate claim, you have nothing to lose by talking to us first. If you are unable to visit our office, we will come to you.