Why Do I Need a Lawyer Following a Minor Car Accident in Massachusetts?

Even simple fender benders can result in injuries and unpaid bills. Most people believe that if the damages are minor and no injuries are immediately present, there is no need to contact a Massachusetts attorney. They assume that a quick call to the insurance company will provide everything they need to schedule car repairs and pay for any damages. But that’s not always the case. In fact, more often than not, dealing with insurance companies becomes an overwhelmingly complicated process. And if injuries show up a few days or weeks down the road, things can get messy. Contact a Boston Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Today.

Situations When Having an Attorney Can Save the Day

  • When there’s a conflict of interest with the insurance company: Yes, your insurance company may provide you with legal counsel following a car accident. But whose interest do you think that counsel is tasked with protecting? An attorney hired by the insurance company has the insurance company’s interests in mind at all times. If those interests align with your own, you’re in luck. But if they don’t? Well, that’s another story entirely.
  • If the insurance company denies your claim: Another car rear-ended you causing minor damage to your car. No big deal, you’ll just file a claim with your insurance company. But what if your carrier denies the claim? What’s the next step? Having an experienced car accident attorney on your side can help you collect the compensation you deserve in a timely manner.
  • When the insurance money doesn’t cover your damages: The insurance company cuts you a check, but it only covers a portion of the repair bill. What do you do now? Just as with denied claims, inadequate compensation is best handled by a skilled auto accident lawyer. An experienced lawyer will know what questions to ask, and will understand how to work with insurance companies.
  • If anyone suffered injuries: Injuries that are immediately apparent, and those that don’t show up for days or weeks, can be a nightmare for everyone involved. In addition to pain and suffering, lost work time, scarring and disfigurement, and disability, injuries can cause the insurance claims process to become drawn out and overly complicated. If you are injured, the last thing you want to do is spend hours on the phone with insurance companies. A knowledgeable car and truck accident attorney can help you navigate this process with ease so that you can concentrate on recovery.

Not to mention, if injuries are involved, there is a good likelihood that your case will result in a lawsuit. The right attorney can help prove you weren’t at fault, and differentiate between special damages and general damages. Most car accident lawsuits are settled before going to trial, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to hire a lawyer. The outcome of your settlement is dependent on multiple factors, and an experienced attorney will know how to position you for the best possible outcome.

Altman & Altman, LLP – Boston’s Premier Auto Accident Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, the skilled legal team at Altman & Altman, LLP can help. We have been protecting the rights of accident and injury victims for more than 50 years. Our knowledgeable, compassionate lawyers will help you understand your rights and options before moving forward with a legal strategy. If you’ve been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, transportation costs, and other associated costs. Don’t go through this alone. Contact Altman & Altman, LLP today for a free and confidential consultation about your case.



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