Motor Vehicle Accident Legal Information
Unraveling the true causes and assigning liability where it belongs, is not always easy for a personal injury lawyer. To get to the truth, I use some of the nation's top accident causation, engineering, and highway safety experts to provide insight, and when needed, compelling testimony in court.
At trial, Keith was extremely well prepared and presented a persuasive account of the facts with integrity and emotion.
The opposing lawyer often looked embarrassed when Keith's far greater preparation was obvious to the jury.
I care about my clients and their futures. That's why I work to maximize the compensation they receive in these cases.
For a initital consultation with Keith Halpern, Attorney at Law, call (617) 722-9952 or contact me online.
Topics in motor vehicle accident law of a general nature are discussed below.
Motor Vehicle Accidents - An Overview
Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of time, property, health and even life. Such accidents occur because of elements including driver error, negligence, distracted driving, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a car crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a lawyer can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future. Call today to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney to find out more.
Auto Accident Injuries and Compensation
An individual who has been injured in an automobile accident may be able to seek monetary compensation for injuries and damages. Cases are fact specific, typically with complex issues of proof and fault in dispute. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you sort out your legal options.
Insurance Claim Do's and Don'ts
When you need to make an auto insurance claim, you should proceed with care. Your actions may have a significant influence on the amount of compensation you receive.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
When a driver refuses or is unable to carry proper motor vehicle insurance, that driver puts more than just him- or herself at risk. If the driver injures another person, the insurance will be inadequate to cover the damages. Injured parties, however, may be covered by their own insurance policies; uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage protects accident victims in these cases.
When a driver has been in an accident, no-fault auto insurance allows the driver to collect from his or her insurance company no matter who was at fault. Not every state has a no-fault insurance structure, but those that do have very specific laws governing when, how much and for how long the injured party may collect.
What to Do If You Are in a Motor Vehicle Accident
When you are in an accident, you have immediate, important decisions to make. For the crucial decisions you have to make later on, consult with a personal injury attorney.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Resource Links
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The NHTSA is a government agency dedicated to making American roads safer for travelers.
National Safety Council
The National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization, provides links and articles on topics like seat belt use, safe driving for teenagers and reducing motor vehicle crashes.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
The Department of Transportation is a federal agency focusing on policy and lawmaking to ensure safer travel in the U.S.
MedlinePlus: Motor Vehicle Safety
This website, from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, offers information on preventing motor vehicle crashes.
Auto Insurance Information
The Insurance Information Institute answers questions and disseminates information on auto safety, auto insurance, teenage drivers and more.