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Greater Lowell

If you regularly follow social media, you have probably seen hundreds of posts about dogs and children. Not only are pooches and kids cute together, but dogs may improve the mental and physical health of the young ones in your family. If a dog bites your son or daughter, though, he or she may end up with more than physical injuries. 

From broken bones to life-threatening infections, dog bites can result in serious bodily harm. Therefore, if a dog attacks your child, it is vital to seek emergency medical treatment. Your son or daughter may also need mental health therapy. That is, psychological scars may plague your child after a dog bite. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder 

After enduring an injury in a car accident that was not your fault, you need compensation for your pain and suffering. An accident may have tragic results for your daily life and cause damages that require significant recovery time. 

Potential damages may include physical pain from injuries, scars, emotional distress, financial difficulties from medical expenses and loss of income due to the accident. Many of these issues may arise after an auto accident. It is crucial to understand how to move forward to receive the compensation owed to you. 

Gaining evidence for a claim 

Nobody ever wants to become the victim of a car accident, but it happens every day in Massachusetts. Often these accidents are 100% preventable. People do not pay attention when behind the wheel, or they break simple road laws, which leads to a crash. However, you do not have to sit around and wait to become the next accident statistic.

Consumer Reports explains there are things you can do to stay safe on the road and avoid accidents, even those caused by other drivers. Here are three tips you can implement to help you avoid a collision.

  1. Do not speed

One of the worst situations that happens in our industry is when someone is injured, but the responsible party does not have insurance. Common examples include someone driving a stolen car and a dog owner not having homeowners or renters insurance.

Of course, you can still sue someone without insurance. But if that person does not have money to pay for your injuries, there is sometimes not much you can do.

However, all is not lost. In many circumstances, there are alternative ways to recover for your injuries. Whether it’s uninsured benefits, making claims with state agencies, or finding creative ways to make insurance apply, many times it is possible to get compensation for your injuries.

There are many instances where accidents are caused by an employee of state or local government. When that happens, our clients are often curious how that affects their case.

In reality, these claims operate the same way as any other claim. But, there are a few subtle, but important differences.

First, you have to send formal notice of the claim to the government before actually suing them. This must be done within two years of the accident. If you don’t send this notice, the court might dismiss your case.

When driving, everyone’s biggest fears is getting into an accident. But what if you see the person that hit you driving away?

First, don’t chase the other driver. That only puts you at risk for being in another accident.

Instead, take a picture of the car, including the license plate. If you don’t have a camera handy, you write down the car’s license plate number. Even if you only get part of the license plate, it’s better than nothing.

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If someone causes an injury but then dies of unrelated causes, what happens to your personal injury claim? Many people don’t want to have to file a lawsuit against someone who has passed away and add another burden to his/her loved ones.

Luckily in Massachusetts, the law allows you to pursue any available insurance without having to bring a claim directly against the person who caused your injuries. This allows you to not have to deal with the estate of the potential defendant at all, and instead focus on the insurance coverage.

The only downside to this is that you’ll be limited to recovering whatever amount of insurance the person had. So, in a case with catastrophic injuries and limited insurance, this might not be the best option.

Attorney Michael Molloy was recently talking to an 8th grade classroom when one of the students asked an interesting question: what if someone is hurt, but then passes away from unrelated circumstances? The answer turned out to be simple.

A case is treated the same as any other asset someone leaves when they pass away. It’s transferred to the person’s estate for the benefit of his/her heirs. Just as a house, car, or bank account get transferred to beneficiaries, an accident case gets transferred in the same way.

As with anything in life, there are many complicating factors that must be considered. Most importantly, if your loved one who passed away had an injury claim, it’s important to reach out to his/her lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyer will need to discuss the process of moving the case forward, and decisions will have to be made, as almost nothing can be done until the family sets up an estate.

One of the first things people do after being in an accident is to call their insurance company. The company will ask some basic information about how it happened and who was involved. Eventually, the insurance company might ask if you will agree to a recorded statement.

A recorded statement is just what you think it is: you tell the insurance company what happened while it’s being recorded. These are almost always done over the phone. While they may seem like a harmless way to get the insurance company the information it needs to quickly resolve your claim, they can be hidden traps for the unwary.

The first thing to remember is that you aren’t required to give a recorded statement. The insurance company cannot force you to give a recorded statement.

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