The driver of an SUV was taken to the hospital last week after several cement beams fell off of a tractor-trailer truck and onto his car.
Vidon George, the driver of that SUV, said he was approximately 30 feet away from the truck when he noticed the restraint harnesses giving way. The beams landed on the hood of George’s Honda Pilot, crushing its front end.
“I just tried to brake and I could see this is going to come and hit my car for sure and bam, in a few seconds everything was done,” George, 40, said in a statement to WCVB. “It happened so fast. My hands were on the steering wheel and the airbag exploded or deployed. My body aches because of that huge impact,” he said.
George, a married father of three was en route to work. He was luckily able to open the car door and walk away not seriously injured, however he is being treated for bruises. Investigators are currently looking into how the accident happened.
Luckily the victim in this accident was unhurt given the circumstances of the accident. Unfortunately not all victims of car accidents are this lucky. Being in an auto accident that was not your fault inevitably raises a number of questions. Victims and their families may immediately wonder:
– Who is responsible for paying my medical bills?
– What if my injury prevents me from returning to work?
– Can I collect lost wages?
– How much is my case worth?
– When will be car be fixed/replaced?
– What medial options do I have?
– What do I do if I need long-term care or therapy?
– What do I do if their insurance company says the accident was my fault?
These questions and other concerns may all be addressed by an experienced legal professional that specializes in personal injury law. At the law firm of Altman & Altman, our team of seasoned legal professionals has nearly 50 years of experience handling all types of automobile accident cases including:
– Moped and Scooter Accidents – Taxi Cab and UBER Accidents – Train Accidents – Airbag and Seatbelt Failure – Hit & Run Accidents – Injured by a Drunk Driver – Pedestrian Accidents – Recreational Vehicle Accidents – Bus Accidents/ School Bus Accidents – Motorcycle Accidents
Though some auto accidents are minor fender benders resulting in only minor property damage, many motor vehicle crashes are often serious injury accidents. Massachusetts is a no-fault state and motorists-except for motorcyclists-are covered by their own Personal Injury Protection insurance (PIP). Sometimes medical costs may far exceed PIP’s policy limits as well as the limits of the driver’s own medical insurance coverage. PIP does not cover lost wages.
At the law offices of Altman & Altman, we can determine whether you have grounds to file a claim for your injuries and significant property damage against any negligent parties, and we will prevent any insurance company from giving you an incomplete settlement and taking away your right to file a personal injury lawsuit at a later date. Our Massachusetts car accident lawyers have decades of experience, and will do whatever it takes to successfully settle your case. We will investigate the accident scene, retain auto accident reconstruction experts, examine all physical evidence, work with medical experts to evaluate your injuries and estimate all medical and recovery costs, and interview witnesses.
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a Massachusetts car accident, do not hesitate to call our office to discuss your case. Our dedicated lawyers are available around the clock to answer any and all questions you have about your case. All initial consultations are completely free of charge, of no obligation, and are completely confidential.
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