If you have been a victim of an accident, regardless of being the driver, passenger or pedestrian, you may be entitled to a compensation. The amount will depend on the particularities of each case, whether there was personal injury or only property damages, for example.
Cases of property damage are lawsuits for damages caused by negligence or willful misconduct against your personal property, in this case, your vehicle. The amount of compensation for material damages can be established by evidence of replacement value, cost of repairs, loss of use, etc.
In doubt, it is always good to hire a specialized lawyer to take care of your case and ensure that you receive the deserved value.
Most law firms do not deal with property damage cases, but we do. We also help arrange car rental if needed.
If you were the victim of an accident, regardless of being the driver, passenger or pedestrian, you may be entitled to a compensation. The amount will depend on several factors and may depend on each case..
In many cases, the accident victim is entitled not only to compensation but also to medical treatment. To ensure that you are having access to all your rights, schedule a visit and we will review your case for free.
Employees who suffer some type of injury while at work, or who have a related mental or physical disability (occupational disease), are eligible for Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation benefits.
In Massachusetts, most employers must, by law, have insurance coverage for workers’ compensation.
The first thing to do is to seek medical attention immediately. You should also inform your employer of the accident, preferably in writing, such as by email or text message. If you do not notify your employer immediately, you may lose the right to claim benefits.
From there, you can claim your compensation to your employer’s insurer, which is required by law to inform the name and contact information of the insurance company hired by the company.
Here in Massachusetts, you have up to four years to file a claim with your employer’s insurer in cases of mental or physical impairment caused by work, so-called occupational diseases.
The insurer will process your claim and will decide whether to accept or deny the benefits. If it is accepted, it will send your first check within 14 days after receiving the report of your injuries. But if denied, you may have to appeal to a hearing from the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA).
You can not receive your compensation until you report your injury or disability to your employer. Employers and insurance companies are skeptical of late claims and tend to deny them, so notifying you of the accident and receiving treatment early will reduce the likelihood of you denying your claim.
When you notify your employer, provide as much information as possible, including:
It is extremely important that you provide all the details to the doctor so that he can make the most accurate diagnosis possible.
In cases of work-related accidents, your immigration status matters little. So if your employer or anyone else tries to convince you that you are not entitled to a compensation because of this, know that they are wrong.
You can make a claim of your benefits regardless of your immigration status, and this will not come to the fore in the process.
The insurer will definitely have a lawyer on their side and you may be at a disadvantage if you follow through without one.
Schedule a free visit with PROCON USA LAW for assistance with your case.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security that administers the country’s naturalisation and immigration systems.
The US Immigration and Customs Agency ( Immigration and Customs enforcement – ICE) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with enforcing immigration laws and investigating criminal and terrorist activities of foreigners residing in the country. ICE has two main components: Internal Security Investigations (HSI) and Imposition and Removal Operations (ERO).
The Immigration Court or Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is the office of the United States Department of Justice responsible for prosecuting all immigration cases in the country. The EOIR supervises immigration courts through the Office of the Head of the Immigration Court. Furthermore, the Board of Immigration Appeals, which hears appeals from immigration courts, is part of the EOIR.
USCIS and ICE are part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are therefore separated from the Executive Immigration Review Office (EOIR).
For immigration cases, we have a specialized office focused in this area in order to provide the best service to our customers. At BRACKLaw, immigration practice includes status adjustments through family petitions, asylums, DACAs, removals stays, appeals and naturalizations. We will also represent you before ICE and the Immigration Court in your removal case, seeking the best possible alternative for you and/or your loved ones.
Just follow these seven steps:1. Stay calm; 2. Make sure everyone inside the car is okay; 3. Get the phone or camera right away and take photos of everything from different angles; 4. Never admit guilt, even to the police; 5. Get all the information from the other driver; 6. Look for witnesses and take their contact information; 7. Do not call the insurance company – first call PROCON (857) 415-2200 for further guidance.
All passengers and, if not guilty, the driver.
Everyone inside the vehicle, whether or not guilty.
No, because the state of Massachusetts operates through the “no-fault” system. In other words, regardless of fault or not, everyone is entitled to medical treatment paid for the insurance of the vehicle involved in the accident. The insurance only rises as a result of points in the driver’s license.
The hospital bill is always paid by the insurer of the vehicle in which the victim was at the time of the accident.
No. Medical treatment is a right for everyone, passengers and driver.
Only when he is not found guilty of the accident.
Any victim who has suffered an injury and who is suffering pain or suffering as a result of the accident is entitled to compensation.
Any driver found not guilty who is feeling pain because of the accident.
The passenger is always considered a victim. Being the victim,they are never to blame for the accident, ie if you are feeling any pain caused by the accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
There is no difference between the worker who has documents and the one who doesn’t. Both have rights and protection regardless of their immigration status.
First, if you drive in the United States, you have to have insurance on your vehicle. It’s the law. Second, you will have to pay more for insurance if you have ever been caught driving previously.The first thing that happens is if you are stopped in traffic by a police officer for being at high speed (or any other offense), or for engaging in an accident along with all other fines, you will still have to pay more for driving uninsured in the car, and if it’s in Massachusetts, the penalty can range from U$500 to U$5,000.Your driver’s license may also be suspended until you can prove that you have already purchased insurance for your car and will also have to pay to have your license reinstated. The suspension time varies from the requirements imposed by your state. What’s even worse is that after a few suspensions, you can lose your license indefinitely and, because you were taken uninsured once, to buy a new insurance, you will pay much more.Depending on the case, to prevent you from continuing driving without insurance, the police can have your car towed even if you haven’t gotten involved in an accident before; if you are stopped for driving at high speed, or even for not using arrows when turning, you may have the car towed for not having insurance. The car can not be taken out until you prove you have bought insurance for your vehicle. In addition to having to bear all the towing costs and fees, you have the risk of losing your car, since after 72 hours in some states, lots of towing companies already have the right to sell the vehicles in auctions and such vehicles can be sold within 10 days. Police prevent uninsured drivers from getting their vehicles because they can cause accidents and are unable to pay for the repairs and expenses of the victims.And lastly, in the event of an uninsured accident, you would have to pay the costs of the accident yourself if you are found guilty, and if you can not afford to pay, the other driver may file a suit against you. In addition to the accident rates, there will still be court fees and lawyers to take care of the case.According to statistics, in Massachusetts, less than 4% of drivers drive uninsured, while in other states such as Oklahoma, for example, more than 26% of drivers do not have vehicle insurance.Massachusetts uses a “passive monitoring” type that consists of knowing if the driver has insurance on the vehicle during renewal of the vehicle registration, after accidents, or during stops by police in transit.The best way to avoid such complications is to have insurance on your vehicle.
No one who is caught driving without a license for the first time will experience serious complications unless they have in his record other pending crimes or arrest warrants to comply with.The American states classify driving without a driver’s license as a contravention of the law, which may be punishable by fines, in some cases small community service time, or, on rare occasions, a period of time in jail. Fines can vary from state to state and are typically U$100 up to U$1,000.
If your accident involved only one car (for example, hitting the car in a tree), the passenger of the car must fill out a form called Passenger Injury Protection, known as PIP, so that the insurance company of the driver who is found guilty in the case can afford the medical treatment and expenses of the passenger.Remember: in cases of accidents, whether involving one or more cars, passenger is always the victim. What can change is the procedure to be followed, depending on the case.
The term “no-fault” is used to describe programs proposed by vehicle insurers that allow customers to recover material losses insured from their own insurer, regardless of whether or not they are guilty of the car accident.This customer benefit is called Personal Injury Protection, or PIP. Massachusetts is considered a state that applies no-fault regulation, but as such regulation is dependent on the laws of a state, not all American states use it.Currently, 12 states and Puerto Rico have “no-fault” regulations by vehicle insurers. They are: Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah.
“Oh, if I had recorded a video,” you probably already thought that after you had a car accident or suffered a crash from another driver on your rear.Most car insurers have not yet established a policy of accepting the use of camera-recorded images inside the vehicles during a car accident as a visual proof of the incident or do not even offer discounts on the policy’s value for using a dash cam.The most likely reason for this is that these insurers are still not sure if the video evidence brought by these cameras will benefit them or not, since you never know for sure what will hurt the case or vice versa.But in 2017, Americans bought 237,000 of those cameras, and sales are projected to increase to as much as 285,000 units by the end of 2018.Why?Because drivers are beginning to realize that while insurers are trying to protect themselves, they also need to behave the same way. What’s more, video images are more complete proof of using only photographs. That way, the cameras work even better to ensure that you receive your deserved compensation.
Even if you feel good, seek a doctor right after the accident. The doctor is in the best position to determine if you have suffered an injury or not, as well as to advise you on how to monitor the symptoms of possible injuries that may occur.It is always a good idea to consult a doctor right after the accident, especially if you will end up making an injury claim later. In personal injury cases, it is very important to document that you sought medical treatment after the accident.
In a crash involving trucks, people in smaller vehicles are most at risk. If it happens to you, stay calm, never admit guilt, seek medical attention even if there are no apparent injuries, and remember to take pictures and exchange information with drivers and witnesses.In many cases of truck accident, lawsuits are brought against the trucker’s employer and not the truck driver itself. Find a lawyer to help you understand your rights and fight for them!
It is when there is damage to personal property through the negligence of another person, willful destruction or by some act of nature. For example, in a car accident case.It is good to know: in legal actions for damages caused by negligence or willful act, property damages are differentiated from personal injury. The amount of recovery for material damages can be established by evidence of replacement value, cost of repairs, loss of use, etc. When in doubt, it is always good to hire a specialized lawyer to take care of your case.
It is a legal dispute that begins when a person is the victim of an accident caused by another person, making that person legally responsible for the accident. Car accidents are included in this.