Concerns for Pregnant Woman in Massachusetts Car Accident—Placental Abruption & Uterine Ruptures

A minor accident is capable of causing serious negative health effects for a pregnant mother and her unborn child. An impact or vehicle-to-vehicle collision is not even required in order to produce injuries as the force from sudden stops could be enough to cause harm to an unborn child. A pregnant mother does not even need to sustain a direct blow to her stomach in order to cause injury to her baby. High-risk pregnancies are at even greater risk of serious injuries resulting from vehicle related accident trauma.

Child Injuries Resulting From Driveway Backover Car and Truck Accidents

Around 50 children are injured every week accidents involving a vehicle backing out of a residential driveway. Sadly, two children die every week from driveway backover injuries. Forty-two percent of all non-traffic car accident deaths involve a child and this number is made even more tragic because relatives and parents are often behind the wheel at the time.

Coordination of Benefits: The Relationship Between PIP, MedPay, MassHealth, Medicaid, Medicare and ERISA Health Plans

Understanding your rights and insurance coverage benefits is not always easy and oftentimes, insurance companies make pursuing your rights harder than it has to be. The information below explains how different types of medical insurance coverage benefits that accident victims in Massachusetts may be entitled to receive.

Damages for Pain and Suffering in Auto Accidents Law

Massachusetts law contains provisions about collecting damages for pain and suffering in auto accidents. Because each case is different, we offer prospective clients a free consultation. Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced and aggressive car accident attorney. Unlike insurance companies who hope to settle for the least amount possible, we are on your side and want you to receive the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to under the law…

SUV Rollover Accidents

SUV and passenger van accidents claims can be very complicated. To get the compensation you deserve after an serious SUV or passenger van rollover accident, you need a skilled attorney. In cases involving the liability on the part of the manufacturer the other side will seek to put the blame on driver error or negligence. In these cases where liability is not in question the insurance company will be more willing to pay you compensation for your injuries.

Causes of SUV Rollovers

A quick swerve or a long turn along a windy road rarely leads to SUV or passenger van rollovers. Instead, most SUV rollovers are caused when the vehicle “trips” over something when it swerves. Hitting a manhole cover, sidewalk curb, wall, grass or dirt field or a pothole can each be the final straw that causes an SUV to roll over unexpectedly. According to the federal government about 95% of all rollovers occur when vehicles are tripped like this.

Uninsured Motorist Accident Claims

Massachusetts law requires everyone operating a motor vehicle on Massachusetts roads to carry auto insurance. However, often times people do not operate automobiles with insurance. There are several reasons why someone could be found to be operating a car without insurance: they may have canceled their policy before joining a new insurance provider; they are passing through Massachusetts and live in another state that doesn’t require auto insurance; or they are operating someone else’s vehicle without their consent (Massachusetts insurance policies do not cover accidents caused by an operator driving an insured’s car without the insured’s permission).

Car Accidents Involving Elderly Drivers

On September 30, 2010, Massachusetts enacted a law requiring drivers aged 75 or older to personally visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles and undergo a vision test if they wish to renew their licenses. While an improvement over the previous situation, the law stops short of testing elderly drivers for driving skills or cognitive functioning, as is done in some other states. In the year leading up to the law’s enactment, elderly drivers complained to their representatives about being treated as children, somewhat muting the bill’s impact.

About Wapole Car Accidents

We will work to insure that all the important and relevant evidence like witness statements, medical reports and vehicle damage assessment reports are collected and carefully examined. We handle car accident injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we receive no fees until you received a settlement. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and needs to consult a lawyer, then call or email our law office today and schedule your free consultation.