Whether commuting to work or picking up milk at the grocery store, getting hurt in a car crash is unexpected. Accidents can happen in a matter of seconds, but the injuries can upend your life forever. Protect your rights by retaining an experienced Seekonk personal injury attorney who helps car accident victims seek compensation for their injuries after a loss. The injury lawyers at Tapalian Law have been helping Seekonk residents who suffer from injuries due to vehicle crashes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and medical malpractice, for over 20 years. Our skillful firm understands that a serious car accident, or any type of injury, doesn’t just happen between 9am and 5pm and therefore, our personal injury attorneys are available to you days, nights, weekends, and holidays. From work-related accidents to dog bites, our knowledgeable Seekonk lawyers are here to answer your legal questions.Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawsuits Have a Deadline
If you’ve been injured in Seekonk, or elsewhere in Massachusetts, you should know there is a deadline, also known as a “statute of limitations” for filing a personal injury lawsuit after an accident. The Massachusetts statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three years. Typically, the clock on the statute of limitations begins to run on the date of the accident. If a personal injury lawsuit is filed after the three-year statute of limitations has passed, the case will likely not be heard and you will lose the opportunity to file a grievance. In very limited cases, if a victim has suffered an injury that could not be discovered until a later date, known as a “latent injury”, the clock on the three-year deadline begins to run on the date the injury is, or should reasonably have been, discovered. These “latent injury” cases are rare however, so if you have incurred harm due to the fault of another, we recommend you seek immediate professional legal advice. If you have been hurt in a car crash, motorcycle accident, or truck accident in Massachusetts, don’t delay and miss the opportunity to seek damages for your injuries. Call on the experience of Tapalian Law. Contact a Seekonk Personal Injury Lawyer today.Massachusetts is a “No-Fault” State for Car Accidents
Seekonk residents probably already know that Massachusetts is a “no-fault” state when it comes to car insurance and auto accidents. This means that if you are injured in a car crash, you are expected to seek compensation for your losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, under your own auto insurance coverage. This remains true regardless of who is at fault for the crash. A couple of exceptions to the Massachusetts no-fault rule are 1.) your personal injury incurred over a certain monetary limit in reasonable medical expenses and, 2.) your personal injury resulted in a permanent and serious disfigurement, broken bone, and/or loss of vision or hearing. An experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyer may be able to negotiate whether or not the “serious injury” falls outside of the no-fault system thereby opening up the potential to file a personal injury lawsuit outside of the “no-fault” rules. Persons whose car accident injuries fall under the no-fault law are not permitted to make a claim for pain and suffering. If the injured is qualified to to file a personal injury claim outside of the no-fault law, they may seek compensation for qualifying losses including pain and suffering. No-fault car insurance laws for Massachusetts pertain to car accident injuries and do not pertain to vehicle damage resulting from a vehicle accident. Compensation for vehicle damage caused by an auto accident in Seekonk, Massachusetts, may be sought against the driver who caused the accident. Whether you have suffered severe injuries or property damage due to an auto accident, contact the Seekonk personal injury lawyers at Tapalian Law.Seek Legal Representation from an Experienced Seekonk Personal Injury Attorney
Suffering injuries from any type of accident- vehicle collision, motorcycle crash, bike accident, work-related incident, slip and fall, or dog bite- can be a traumatic experience. Severe repercussions can follow for the injured victim and their families. Attorney David Tapalian, a well-respected injury lawyer serving Seekonk, Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents, can help you seek compensation for your losses. When the sole financial provider for a family is hurt and unable to work, this can cause undue stress on a family already suffering from the physical and mental impact of a grievous accident. Let our aggressive personal injury team go to work for you to seek compensation for your medical expenses, hospital bills, lost wages, future treatment, and pain and suffering. With offices located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, our skilled Seekonk injury lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf while you focus on recovery. Call Tapalian Law today at 401-552-5000, or email us, for a free consultation of your Mass auto accident injury case.