Car Accident Lawyer and Car Crash Attorney

At Lowney Law, LLC, we have over 20 years of experience negotiating and litigating claims on behalf of individuals hurt in car accidents in Boston and the surrounding communities. Crashes can be devastating experiences and can have an impact on not only you but your family as well. In many instances, people who are involved in a car accident suffer severe harm that requires emergency medical treatment or extended care.

Regardless of how small or large the accident may be, if you are hurt as the result of a negligent driver’s conduct, the negligent driver should compensate you for your damages and injuries. As a Boston car crash law firm, we have helped numerous injured individuals successfully pursue the damages that they need. If you or a loved one was injured in a car or truck crash, we invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your options for pursuing accountability and maximum compensation for your injuries.


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Schedule A Free Consultation With An Experienced Boston Automobile Accident Attorney Knowledgeable in Injury Claims

Accident and injury attorney Timothy Lowney understands how stressful a Boston car accident can be for a victim and his or her family. We have settled countless claims successfully, and are also prepared to take a case to trial if that proves necessary.

We represent individuals throughout Massachusetts, including in Boston, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, West Roxbury, and areas across Suffolk County.

The initial consultation is free, and we do not receive any fee unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. If you or someone you love has been hurt as the result of a car accident, act quickly before time runs out on your claim. Call us at 617-364-8000 or fill out our online form to get started today.

Car Accident Boston FAQs

Will Your Firm Advance Litigation Costs and Expenses?

Yes!  As a full service injury law firm, we advance all litigation costs and expenses, so that you will not need to pay these costs and expenses while your case is proceeding.  These costs and expenses are normally repaid through a settlement or jury verdict.

What Types of Costs and Expenses Are Often Incurrent in a Car Crash Case?

In a personal injury case, there are a number of costs and expenses that are normally incurred, such as:

  • Filing fees
  • Deposition costs (with a court reporter/videographer)
  • Fees to obtain documents
  • Accident investigation fees of accident investigation experts
  • Expert witness fees, such as those for medical and injury matters
  • Costs for court exhibits

In some cases involving severe injury or death, there are also many additional fees and costs that may be incurred, such as those to determine lost wages.

This is only a partial list of some potential costs that may be incurred; your case may have different or additional costs involved.

How Are Car Accidents Commonly Caused in Massachusetts?

Car accidents are a common occurrence in Boston and the surrounding areas. In fact, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that more than 10,000 motor vehicle accidents occur within the state each month. These accidents often result in series injuries, significant property damage, and even fatalities.

Numerous factors can contribute to car accidents; however, some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Distracted driving — Some common forms of distraction include using a phone while driving or texting, talking with passengers, and eating or drinking. Drivers who engage in any of these behaviors can easily miss a stop sign or stop light, or fail to notice a stopped vehicle in front of them.
  • OUI — Drunk drivers account for an estimated 30 percent of fatal crashes nationwide.
  • Speeding — Speeding is a significant factor that can increase the severity of injuries in an accident. Further, exceeding the speed limit by fifteen to twenty miles per hour may be charged as reckless driving, in addition to speeding.
  • Running Red Lights & Stop Signs —The main cause of red light and stop sign crashes is human error, often resulting from distracted driving.

Regardless of how a passenger vehicle accident is caused, we stand ready to pursue justice and maximum compensation for the full extent of your injuries and damages.

How Do I Prove That Another Party Is Liable for a Boston Car Accident?

If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash, you might be entitled to compensation; however, it is critical to understand how to determine if another party is responsible for damages.

The frequent and often deadly collisions on Massachusetts roads are typically the result of a driver’s negligence. Every person in the state owes other motorists and pedestrians a duty of care, which requires drivers to operate their cars in the way that an ordinary person would handle a vehicle in a similar situation. Typical examples of failing to exercise ordinary care while driving a car include speeding during dangerous conditions, like fog, rain, or other instances of low visibility. Other examples include distracted driving and failing to yield at an intersection.

Once a violation of the duty of care has been identified, the victim must demonstrate that his or her injuries were the direct result of the defendant’s breach. This means that he or she would not have been involved in an accident if the at-fault driver had acted with the appropriate level of care. In the final stage of a negligence claim, the victim may offer evidence establishing the damages that he or she was forced to incur.

Can I Recover Compensation for Lost Wages After a Boston Car Crash?

Yes.  If you’re injured in a crash by someone else, you will be entitled to recover lost wages that are incurred because you cannot work.

Car accident victims typically experience serious injuries, ranging from whiplash and deep muscle bruising to traumatic brain damage. If an accident caused you to miss work or will prevent you from continuing to work at your job, you will be entitled to compensation for your loss of income and loss of future earning capacity. If the accident resulted in a serious or catastrophic injury, you may also be entitled to damages for your permanent disability or disfigurement in addition to any present and future medical treatment needed.

While you are recovering from your injuries, you may need to hire additional help to handle household chores or to transport you to doctor appointments. The driver at fault for your injuries may be required to compensate you for these expenses, as well as for the subjective pain and suffering that you experienced. As experienced Boston car accident attorneys, our dedicated team is prepared to guide you through this process and help determine which damages are owed.

What Types of Lost Wages May Not Be Recoverable from a Car Crash?

In general, lost wages that are speculative may not be recoverable.

For instance, if you’re an actor and you have an audition for a role and you can’t make the audition because you were injured, you may not be entitled to the wages that you would have earned had you gotten the role without evidence that the role most likely would have been given to you.  This may be hard to prove.

Conversely, if you were injured and cannot perform your ordinary work duties that you do every workday, you would be entitled to those lost wages since they would not be considered speculative.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Automobile Accident Lawsuits in Massachusetts?

Generally, a case must be brought within three years from the date of the accident.  However, if the federal government is a defendant (such as if a person is hit by a mail truck), the statute of limitations with respect the federal government is only two years from the date of the accident.

However, in any automobile accident case, in order to increase your chance of prevailing, it’s critical to retain a lawyer asap so that a prompt accident scene investigation can be undertaken before the scene changes, and so that witnesses can be interviewed before their recollections fade.

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, you might have questions about how long you have to file a personal injury claim. In Massachusetts, you typically have three years from the date of an accident to file a claim for car or truck crash injuries.

Because you only have a limited time to file a claim for damages, it is critical to act as soon as possible to ensure that you and your family do not compromise your opportunity to pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.

Can I Sue the Federal Government in a Motor Vehicle Case?

Yes.  If you were injured by a federal employee (such as being struck by a U.S. Mail truck, you are entitled to sue the federal government.  These cases have a much shorter time limit for bringing a case, and have a number of different requirements and conditions that do not normally apply, so if you were injured by a federal employee while they were on duty, please call our firm asap.

What Happens If I am Partially at Fault for My Car Accident in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, if you are partially at fault for a car accident, the state applies a “modified comparative negligence” rule to determine the damages you can recover from the other party involved in the accident. Under this rule, an injury victim may still be able to recover damages in proportion to their share of responsibility for contributing to the accident so long as they were not more than 50% at fault.

For example, if an individual is found to be 30% at fault for a car accident, and the damages for the injuries and property damage total $20,000, the injury victim would be entitled to recover 70% of that amount, or $14,000, from the other party. However, if an individual is found to be more than 50% at fault for an accident, they would not be entitled to recovery any damages from the other party.

The only fault determinations that are legally-binding are those made by jurors.   Nonetheless, in settlement negotiations, insurance adjusters often make their own proportionate fault assessments based upon accident investigation, witness statements, and other evidence. Of course their fault assessments typically highly favor their insured so that their damages are minimized.

As a result, if you are involved in a car accident in Boston or the surrounding communities, it is advisable to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your damages, and (importantly) to rebut the incorrect insurance company assessments made to show why they are not liable (or that wrongly minimize the amount they owe).

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