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How can I collect more in a car-pedestrian claim?

If you’ve been struck as a pedestrian by a car in Massachusetts there are certain things you must do in order to proceed with the proper claim from the insurance company. You want to make sure that all of your medical bills are well documented with the medical records.  You want to submit those to the insurance company. If you have a permanent disability you want to make sure you have a doctor write a report that says so. If you have scarring, you want to make sure that there is a report from a plastic surgeon indicating whether or not the scarring can be repaired. If there is permanent disfigurement you want to make sure the insurance company has photographs of that permanent disfigurement. You can invite the insurance adjuster over to take pictures themselves. It is those things that you can do to maximize the recovery in a personal injury case if you have been hit as a pedestrian.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Massachusetts is a claim brought on behalf of a loved one who was killed due to the negligence of another party and the family of that loved has the ability to pursue that claim, to be compensated by that responsible party for economic and non-economic damages. The person who was killed may have been the person relied upon for the income and part of the injuries and damages that the family is entitled to is that loss of future earning capacity.

How much will a wrongful death case cost?

The Role of a Massachusetts Wrongful Death Attorney

In the state of Massachusetts, wrongful death claims are typically pursued on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that the family members consult with and retain a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney attorney to investigate and gather information regarding that incident. Then the Massachusetts wrongful death attorney will give advice to the family about going forward and presenting that claim.

Massachusetts Wrongful Death Claims and Costs

All of the costs and expenses incurred in conducting that investigation and pursuing that claim are put forth by that attorney.

Ultimately, if the case is successful and there is a settlement or a judgment, that attorney is reimbursed for those costs. The family does not have advance any money in pursuit of a Massachusetts wrongful death claim.

Contact a Massachusetts Wrongful Death Attorney

Do you need legal advice on Massachusetts wrongful death claims? Contact a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney at Mazow|McCullough, PC. Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys offer a free legal consultation for families and loved ones.

What should I do first after being bitten by a dog?

After being bitten by a dog the very first thing you want to do is seek medical attention. You want to make sure that the dog has got its appropriate shots, that your not going to be dealing with a rabies incident. The next thing you should do is contact the police department to make sure that this dog does not have any problem with it and this dog’s appropriate papers are in place. The next thing you should do is contact the dog owner or the person in control of that dog and let them know that you want their insurance information.

What should I do first after a car-pedestrian accident?

If you’ve been struck as a pedestrian in Massachusetts the very first thing you should do if your injured is to get medical treatment. You want to make sure, however ,that you get the name of the drive who hit you because all too often the driver wants to get out of the scene and not leave their contact information with you. Once you’ve had medical attention and you have the name of that driver you can then make a claim against that driver’s insurance company to pay for your medical bills and your pain and suffering.

What if someone dies before they can bring a claim?

In the state of Massachusetts, if somebody has been injured due to the negligence of another party and before they can start a law suit or present that claim they pass on, they die. It’s important to know that the family members have the ability to continue on with that claim, to present that claim, to file that lawsuit on behalf of that lost loved on. The law is crystal clear in Massachusetts in that in that an estate would need to be created with an administrator named to control that cause of action, to pursue that cause of action, and to go forward on behalf of the family in that lost claim.

What is the #1 misconception about car-pedestrian accidents?

The number one misconception people have in car-pedestrian accidents in Massachusetts is that if they don’t have the contact information of the person who hit them or if that person does not have automobile insurance then they can’t make a claim. That is not correct. If your struck as a pedestrian by somebody who does not have insurance or who has left the scene of the accident and you have your own automobile insurance coverage, you can still make a claim against your own insurance policy for your lost wages, your medical bills, and your pain and suffering.

Can an unborn fetus be subject to a wrongful death claim?

Within the state of Massachusetts, the law recognizes the fact that an unborn child, a fetus, has recourse when they are killed or murdered due to an intentional act, an accident, or a collision. If an injury is suffered by a woman carrying a child and she loses that child, there may be a course of action there.  It is important to consult with an attorney about a course of action.

What is the #1 misconception about dog bite injuries?

The number one misconception in the state of Massachusetts involving dog bite attacks is whose going to pay the claim? Who’s going to compensate you for your injuries? And often times, there is no insurance coverage available. Either the specific owner did not involve the insurance company or fill out the documents on their insurance application involving the dog or notifying the insurance company that they owned a dog. That may allow the insurance company to deny the claim. At the end of the day, you may be left pursuing the owner of the dog personally to compensate you for your injuries. If you’ve been injured, you need legal assistance and you have questions. You deserve answers to those questions and you deserve the best. Call our offices.

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