Personal Injury

Have you been injured in an Automobile Accident?
What to Do After Your Automobile Accident?

These four steps after your accident can help our Massachusetts car accident lawyers build a strong claim on your behalf:

1. Get Medical Attention.
No matter how minor your injuries may seem, it’s important to see a doctor after your car accident. Some symptoms may not appear for days or weeks, and medical treatment can help prevent your injuries from getting worse.

2. Record Evidence.
Write down everything you can remember about your car accident before important details become unclear. Document witness information and draw a diagram of the accident scene. If possible, take photographs of the vehicles involved in the crash.

3. Track Your Expenses.
A strong claim clearly outlines the financial impact of your accident. Keep records of your:
  • medical bills
  • mileage driven to doctors’ appointments
  • rental car expenses
  • time away from work
  • any other expenses your accident has caused.

4. Hire a Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer.
At Zanni and Pesce Law, we aren’t afraid to take on the big insurance companies to get you the money you’re owed. Let our Massachusetts car accident lawyers help you get the money you deserve. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.

If your life has been shaken by serious injury or death, we can help you by:

  • Protecting and defending your rights
  • Fighting for the monetary compensation you deserve
  • Guiding you safely through the legal process
  • Understanding the impact on you and your family

When you've been hurt, by no fault of your own, it can be a scary and confusing time. What do I do? Who can I trust?

You need an attorney who will protect your rights and fight for you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Zanni & Pesce, our attorneys understand the delicate nature of such accidents. They will be with you every step of the way, eliminating confusion and making sure you will get what is rightfully yours!

I’ve been injured, by no fault of my own, what do I do?

Many people who have suffered a Massachusetts personal injury are too scared, intimidated, guilt-ridden, or otherwise reluctant to seek the professional help they need. Some have had bad experiences with other lawyers. Some have already been intimidated by the company they’ve been dealing with. And some simply believe that it is wrong to bring a claim for personal injuries.

Zanni and Pesce would like to offer you, absolutely free of charge, an initial consultation for your case. It’s a chance for us to evaluate your claim and a chance for you to evaluate us. We’ll talk about your injuries, legal rights, and any other questions you may have.

We understand that this can be a difficult time, but waiting any longer for an answer to your questions may only cause more stress and concern. Our goal, above all, is to create a forum where you will feel comfortable talking with a professional about your legal options; only when you are in a situation where there is no pressure will you be able to make the decision that is best for you.

The case evaluation is free and, there are no hourly fees. We only get paid when we collect money for our clients. Thus, we have an incentive to devote ourselves to your case and fight for your rights to receive the kind of compensation you deserve.

Do I have a legitimate auto accident claim?

Under Massachusetts law, you must show that the other driver was more than 50 percent at fault. Once fault has been established, there are other specific requirements that must be met in order to file a claim for pain and suffering. You must have reasonable and necessary medical bills in excess of $2,000 or the injury must have resulted in a permanent scar, fracture, disfigurement or death.

How much is my case worth?

The only way to offer a valid answer on this subject is to investigate the facts, review medical records and bills, find out if the client has permanent injuries, and check to see how much insurance is available. Only at that point can a reasonable estimate be made, and even then, assessing the relative value of a case is imprecise at best. The value of a case should only be determined after:

  • the client has finished medical treatment
  • all medical records have been reviewed
  • all medical bills have been obtained
  • all wage loss information has been received
  • the treating physician has been consulted to see if the client’s injuries are permanent
  • the facts surrounding the accident have been completely investigated to make sure someone else is responsible (negligent)
  • the source of collection is determined

While every case is unique, auto accident victims are generally entitled to recover medical costs, lost wages and earning capacity, future medical costs, pain and suffering, and related out-of-pocket expenses. Zanni and Pesce Law Office will work hard to get you the most money possible.

Who will pay my medical bills from my auto accident?

Massachusetts is a no-fault state. Most Massachusetts drivers have PIP, Personal Injury Protection, built into their policy. Regardless of who caused the accident, under PIP, the first $2,000 in medical bills will be submitted and paid by your vehicle insurance company. The remaining medical bills must be submitted to your private health insurance company. If a bill is denied or only partially paid by your health insurer, the outstanding balance can then be submitted to the vehicle insurance company for payment. If you have no health insurance, the vehicle insurer should pay an additional $6,000 in medical bills above and beyond the initial $2,000. If your medical bills exceed cover limits, medical providers retain the right to put a lien on your settlement proceeds.

Who will cover any lost wages from my auto accident?

If you've been injured, you need time to recover and may miss days of work. Under the same PIP coverage as your medical bills, your lost wages will be reimbursed at 75 percent of your pre-tax wage.

The other 25 percent must be retrieved and negotiated with the at-fault party's insurer.

What about other costs and expenses?

You can recover medical costs,lost wages,and lost earning capacity if you were unable to go back to work or lost your job due to your injury. You may also be compensated for injury-related out-of-pocket expenses, such as prescription costs and expenses reasonable, necessary, and related to your accident include future medical treatments and care. Moreover, there's pain and suffering, which is the physical and emotional distress caused by your injury.