Boston Uninsured Motorist Accident Attorney
All motorists in Massachusetts are required to carry auto insurance when they get on the road, but unfortunately there are many people who are uninsured and driving around Boston. When an uninsured motorist causes an accident, it can cause serious problems for everyone involved, including the victims of the crash. The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. has the experience you need to handle uninsured motorist accidents in the Boston area. To learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients hurt by uninsured motorists, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Protect Yourself with Auto Insurance
Massachusetts requires that all drivers have auto insurance and carrying more than the minimum coverage can protect you if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist. The minimum coverage requirements in Massachusetts are $20,000 in bodily injury coverage per person and $40,000 per accident in addition to $8,000 coverage for personal injury protection, which provides compensation for lost wages and medical bills regardless of who is at fault in the crash. Additionally, a driver can purchase underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage as part of their auto insurance policy, which can provide supplementary protection for this very situation. Given that the medical bills alone often total thousands of dollars after an accident, you should always assume that other drivers on the road do not have enough insurance to cover your damages after a crash.
Compensation for Auto Accidents
Compensation for auto accidents include both economic and noneconomic damages for victims. Economic damages compensate an accident victim for their out of pocket expenses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages cover a victim’s pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, and any disfigurement caused by the crash. In an uninsured motorist accident, compensation for these damages must come from somewhere other than the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, and a knowledgeable uninsured motorist accident lawyer can help.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Having an experienced lawyer by your side after an uninsured motorist accident can be critical to securing the compensation you deserve following an accident. An attorney can help secure coverage from your own insurer through personal injury protection and any additional underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. In addition, a lawyer can determine whether the at fault driver has personal assets that may be able to cover some or all of the damages incurred as a result of the accident. At The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. we understand how stressful the aftermath of an uninsured motorist accident can be and are here to help.
Talk to Our Office Now
Have you or a loved one been hurt by an uninsured motorist in the Boston area? If so, the experienced and knowledgeable auto accident lawyers at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. are here to help. Call the office or contact us today to speak with a skilled attorney about your case.