Passengers often sustain injuries in drunk driving accidents in Massachusetts. And each year, drunk drivers cause nearly half of all traffic fatalities in Massachusetts. What would you do if you were injured while riding in a car with a drunk driver? How would you pay your medical bills? And are there any laws in Massachusetts that could affect your right to be compensated for your injuries?
Any time passengers sustain injuries in a car accident, passengers almost always have a personal injury claim against one of the drivers.
Another important factor to consider is who supplied the alcohol to the driver. If a bar or liquor store knowingly sold alcohol to the driver in an intoxicated state, you may be able to pursue a legal case against the bar or package store.
Then there’s Massachusetts’s liability laws. Massachusetts is a “no fault” state. That means your insurance company pays your medical bills after an accident regardless of who’s at fault. But getting your insurance company to cooperate can sometimes be a challenge.
Drunk driving accidents are complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. You need a strong legal team on your side. You need someone who thoroughly understands the law and knows how to get results. You need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.
Our lawyers have years of experience defending clients injured in drunk driving accidents in Massachusetts. We tenaciously investigate every case and will work tirelessly to obtain the full compensation you deserve for your accident. We understand how traumatic drunk driving accidents can be. We can help.
Don’t leave your future to chance. Take action. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. today. We’re on your side.
Bicycle accidents happen every day in Massachusetts. Just recently, a 21-year-old cyclist was killed in Newton when a sport utility vehicle struck his bike one recent Monday afternoon. Each year, more than 700 cyclists are killed and more than 500,000 are injured in bicycle accidents nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's nearly one injured cyclist every minute of every day each year.
What would you do if you were injured in a bicycle accident? Do you know what you would do afterwards? Accidents of any kind can be a traumatic experience. But there are things you can do to make sure you don't make a bad situation even worse. Here are some suggested steps you can take when you're injured in a bicycle accident, especially one involving a car or any other kind of motor vehicle.
- Contact the police. Even if you don't think your injuries are severe, make sure the police come to the scene of the accident and document the accident and your injuries.
- Write down the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses and drivers involved in the accident. You may need to contact these people in the future. Don't miss your opportunity to get this information.
- Seek immediate medical attention. Your life could be at stake. Just because you don't think you're injured doesn't mean you're not injured. Let a medical professional decide whether or not you're healthy.
Bicycle accidents are complicated. Each one is unique. Knowing what to do can be confusing. We can help. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. When you choose us, you get experienced, dedicated lawyers who will work tirelessly to make sure you get the compensation and justice you deserve for your bicycle accident injury.
Don't let a bicycle accident ruin your life. Take action. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. We're on your side.