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When you are in a car accident there are 2 claims moving forward simultaneously: Bodily Injury and Personal Injury Protection (PIP). It is important to have competent legal advice when addressing these claims with the insurance companies. Attorney Daniel Goldman has the experience and expertise to communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf so that your interests are protected and you are able to obtain the largest settlement or judgment for your injuries and suffering.
Bodily Injury Claims
After a motor vehicle accident the insurance company for the vehicle that caused the accident will be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. In Massachusetts, you will need more than $2,000 in accident-related medical bills, a fracture, or other serious injury to make a bodily injury claim.
A bodily injury claim includes compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent or Partial Disability
- Lost Wages and/or Lost Earning Capacity
- Scarring and/or Loss of Use or Function
Even if you were partially responsible for the accident you may be entitled to compensation because Massachusetts allows for comparative negligence. As long as the other party is at least 50% responsible for the accident, you may be entitled to recover. Therefore, you should always contact an attorney to discuss your case as you may be entitled to a recovery even if you were partially at fault.
You are under no obligation to discuss your case with the insurance company for the other vehicle. Contact Goldman Law Offices before speaking with the insurance company for the other vehicles involved in your accident. Attorney Daniel Goldman has the experience and expertise to discuss your case with the insurance companies to best protect your interests and obtain the largest possible settlement.
Personal Injury Protection-PIP
PIP benefits provide for medical benefits and lost wages. All automobiles insured in Massachusetts are required to carry PIP coverage that protect the operator and the passengers of the insured vehicle or any pedestrian struck by the insured vehicle*.
PIP medical benefits will pay the first $2,000.00 of reasonable and necessary medical expenses from the accident. PIP benefits will pay up to $8,000.00 in medical benefits where a claimant does not have health insurance or a claimant’s health insurance company does not pay for the medical services rendered. It is important to contact Goldman Law Offices, P.C. before speaking with the insurance company. Attorney Daniel Goldman has the experience and expertise to coordinate your benefits with your insurance company.
PIP benefits also pay 75% of your average weekly wage while you are totally disabled from your employment.
Goldman Law Offices will work diligently to coordinate your PIP benefits at no additional charge to you. It is part of our philosophy to completely handle your claim from start to finish. Many law firms charge an additional administrative fee for handling your PIP claim. Be wary of this practice and contact us if you have any questions regarding your PIP benefits.
*Be aware of purchasing auto insurance on-line. Many on-line insurers are selling a “PIP deductible.” For a small premium savings you are giving up $8,000.00 in benefits! The only time you become aware of this is after you had an accident and your insurance company refuses to pay your medical bills and lost wages.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
When a car flees the accident scene (hit and run) or does not have enough insurance to cover all of your damages an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim needs to be filed. It is important to obtain as much information as possible at the time of the accident if the other vehicle does not have insurance or flees the scene.
You should immediately contact Goldman Law Offices if you were involved in an accident where the other vehicle does not have insurance or flees the scene. Attorney Daniel Goldman has the experience and expertise to properly protect your interests in these types of accidents.