Mansfield Car Accident Attorneys
According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, there were 136,384 motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts in 2008. These accidents resulted in 363 fatalities and 3,747 serious injuries to drivers and passengers. In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were 334 traffic fatalities in Massachusetts.
From these statistics, it is plain to see that most drivers will be involved in at least a minor car accident at some point in their lives. If you have been injured in a car accident, Attorney Jeffrey Sankey can provide you with information about your legal rights and help you recover compensation for your injuries. When the accident is caused by the negligence of another driver, we can help you recover for your injuries and pain and suffering. We can also help you handle your insurance company's no-fault wage and medical benefit claim procedure.
Texting while driving is against the law in Massachusetts
We have all seen vehicles being operated by distracted drivers who are texting and engaging in other activities rather than paying attention to the road. Studies have shown that these activities negatively impact driving ability as much as driving while impaired by alcohol. In 2010, Massachusetts enacted the Safe Driving Law which bans sending, typing or reading electronic messages to or from handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle. This includes use of the internet and text messaging. The law prohibits use of all handheld electronic devices by junior operators while behind the wheel. If you are involved in an accident caused by a driver who was distracted by an electronic device, contact an attorney to help you may have a claim for negligence.
Talk with a lawyer immediately after an accident to protect your rights.
Contact an attorney experienced in handling car accident cases immediately after your accident. Insurance company representatives will often try to speak with you after the accident and sometimes will offer you compensation which is far less than you deserve. If you accept this money without fully understanding your rights, you will have no other opportunity to make a full and fair recovery. We know the type of injuries that can occur in an accident, and we know that treatment and recovery can take a long time. It is essential to fully understand the nature and likely duration of your injuries before accepting any settlement offer. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, and will work with experts, if necessary, including crash reconstruction specialists, medical professionals and financial planners to help you get full and fair compensation for all of your losses.
Attorney Jeffrey Sankey has been handling car accidents for many years. We have the knowledge and experience to help you understand Massachusetts no-fault, PIP, and other auto insurance laws. Call us today at (781) 930-3127.
We can help you with all kinds of car accidents
We have experience handling all types of car accidents, including multi-vehicle, single car, rear-end collisions, and accidents involving trucks and motorcycles. We have the knowledge to help you get the compensation you deserve to recover from your injuries, regardless of whether they occur on back roads or on Massachusetts highways, including:
- Route 95
- Southeast Expressway
- Route 128
- Route 495
- Route 3
- Route 2
- Massachusetts Turnpike
Call us if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver
Uninsured and underinsured coverage under your own insurance policy provides for benefits in the event that your accident involved a driver with no insurance or with policy limits that were exceeded by your claim. If you were injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, we can help you make a claim against your own insurer. In addition, compensation for lost income and for the costs of medical treatment is available as a benefit of your policy's Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.
No legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you
In car accident cases, and in all personal injury cases, we are pleased to represent you on a contingent-fee basis. This means that you do not pay us for legal services unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.
For advice about your options after a car accident, contact Sankey Law Offices at our Boston, Mansfield, or Braintree office. We will help you receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.
Providing three convenient locations, free initial consultations, and comprehensive legal services