Car Accidents in Cambridge
From Alewife all the way to the Museum of Science, the city of Cambridge is a hotbed of commuter activity. Thousands of cars, buses and pedestrians all jostle for position on Cambridge’s tightly-packed streets, which can easily lead to a car accident. Whether minor or severe, injuries from car accidents can cause major stress and financial duress, and the car accident personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP are here 24/7 to help you through it.
Although residents of Cambridge are much more inclined to utilize public transportation than other areas of Massachusetts, there is still a ratio close to one car owned per resident of Cambridge. Whether you’re a student commuting to Harvard or someone just looking to visit the shops and restaurants of Cambridge Common on a trip along the Freedom Trail, a high volume of cars is just a matter of fact around here.
Car accidents can happen for any number of reasons, and many crashes are completely out of your control. Someone else might be distracted by their cell phone, or gawking at the funky architectural style of Building 32 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and they may rear-end you. Someone might make a mistake at one of Cambridge’s confusing intersections and wind up on the wrong side of the road, leading to a more severe head-on accident.
Injuries from car accidents can range in severity from minor all the way to life threatening, including:
- Minor scrapes or lacerations
- Muscle and bone contusions
- Ligament and tendon damage causing temporary or permanent loss of function
- Internal bleeding or ruptured organs
- Broken bones
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- Coma and death
Injuries sustained in car accidents can leave you stuck at a hospital for weeks or even months, as costly medical expenses pile up. During this time you will also be unable to work, and may or may not be covered by short or long-term disability insurance. Although your life may physically be halted following a car accident, we understand your life doesn’t just conveniently stop after one occurs.
Residents are required to have car insurance in Massachusetts that will help pay for the medical expenses of anybody they may injure while driving, but this coverage may only reach so far, especially depending on the range of coverage of whoever hit you. Additionally, the range of coverage by your own insurance policy might not cover you for all expenses. If somebody doesn’t have insurance, you will most certainly want to hire a personal injury attorney to provide guidance on what steps to take next.
Only an experienced car accident personal injury attorney can assist you in getting the most compensation following a car accident. The lawyers at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience working with your insurance company and the insurance companies of anybody else who was involved. In the event that somebody hit you without insurance, we will aggressively pursue damages to ensure that you are able to pay your bills and make up for lost money from being unable to work.
In Massachusetts there is a statute of limitations to pursue a settlement for a car accident, so waste no time in contacting Altman & Altman LLP today, whether you were involved in a fender bender or a multi-car pileup. Knowing what to do following a car accident, especially if you have been injured, can be chaotic and confusing. So don’t take that burden on alone and wind up settling for less than you can get – contact our experienced team today.
Call for a free consultation today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.