Arlington Car Accident Attorneys
An automobile accident will have a huge impact on your life. You may be seriously injured, and the people you were traveling with could also be harmed or killed. Your car probably needs fixing, and it’s going to take a lot of time and money to get your life back on track.
Whether you are a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, if you were hurt in a car accident, you will want to have someone on your side who knows how to make things better. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C, we stand up to the big insurance companies. We’ll fight to help you get the money you need to pay your bill and take care of yourself. In fact, we’ve collected millions of dollars in claims for people who were injured by careless drivers.
Call (978) 327-5140 today and schedule a FREE consultation with our experienced Arlington personal injury lawyers at DiBella Law Offices, P.C.
Arlington in a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, located about six miles northwest of Boston. Originally settled in 1630 as part of Cambridge, it was renamed Arlington in 1967 in honor of Arlington National Cemetery. Today the city has over 46,000 residents.
Arlington contains several notable historical attractions for residents and visitors, including The Uncle Sam Memorial Statue, Calvary Methodist Church, Locke School, Orvis Road Historical District, Kensington Park Historic District, The Jason Russel House, and Prince Hall Mystic Cemetery (the only Black Freemason cemetery in the United States).
If you enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing, there are all sorts of great places to explore in Arlington, such as Menotomy Rocks Park, The Great Meadow, and Spy Pond Park.
A lot of people in Arlington depend on their cars to get around. In fact, over 80% of the households in Arlington own one or two cars.
Over 58% of commuters in Arlington drive to work alone. The average commute time for Arlington drivers is 31 minutes. But almost 30% of Arlington commuters drive more than 45 minutes each way to get to work.
The first thing to after an accident is make sure everyone is getting the medical attention they need by dialing 911. If you feel up to it, collect the other driver’s insurance information and ask for contact information from any witnesses.
Use your cell phone to take pictures of the accident site from various angles and make sure to capture any skid marks. You’ll also want to snap some photos of damage done to your vehicle and any injuries sustained in the accident. The information you collect will make it easier for your automobile accident attorney to start their investigation right away.
Before talking to any insurance agents, contact an experienced car accident attorney. Insurance companies make their money by paying out as little in claims as possible. Their agents might try to trick you into saying something that could damage your claim. It’s best to allow your vehicle accident attorney to do all the negotiating with the insurance companies.
Your attorney will review the accident report, photos of the accident scene, and any available surveillance footage. They will also interview witnesses and reconstruct the accident to help determine who is responsible for your injuries.
In Massachusetts, if you have more than $2000 in medical expenses, your attorney can file a claim against the negligent driver’s insurance company. Negligence is any type of careless behavior that caused your accident, such as:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol severely impairs the driver’s judgement, vision, and reaction time, making accidents much more likely.
- Speeding limits the amount of time that the driver has to react to a hazardous situation, and it also increases the amount of harm that will result from a collision.
- Ignoring traffic signals or stop signs is a serious breach in the rules that keep us all safe on the road, and there is no excuse for this type of reckless behavior.
- Unsafe turns. It’s essential to make sure that the crosswalk is empty before making a turn, and it’s also important to account for opposing traffic when making a left turn.
- Distracted driving. Texting, talking, eating, adjusting the radio, reaching for something, or checking the GPS are all activities that may cause a driver to take their eyes off the road long enough to cause a catastrophic accident.
- Careless lane change or merging. Drivers must always signal, check their mirror, give other drivers time to react, and remain aware of all blind spots to prevent collisions.
- Road racing is illegal in all circumstances. It is a serious traffic offense that may result in an automatic license suspension in Massachusetts.
Your recovery from the injuries sustained in a traffic accident could require months of surgery and physical therapy. And some types of injuries may cause you to require medical and personal assistance for the rest of your life. Your doctor will review your medical records and consult with experts in the field to calculate to true cost of your injuries. Then they will file a claim which may include the following types of expenses:
- Medical bills
- Permanent disability
- Future medical costs
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of future income
- Home and auto alterations
- Assisted living care
- Wrongful death
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we’ll stand by you every step of the way, helping you get the money you need to put your life back together. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, our compassionate legal team is here to help. Call (978) 327-5140 to learn more today.