Injured in an Accident on the Mass Pike?
The Massachusetts Turnpike, more commonly referred to as the Mass Pike, is the longest stretch of highway in Massachusetts and is part of I-90, which is the longest continuous stretch of highway in the United States, concluding in Seattle. Millions of commuters traverse this road every year, resulting in hundreds of accidents each year, some of which may be fatal. If you were injured by a negligent driver on the Pike, contact the Cambridge personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today.
Injuries from accidents on the Pike can be serious, including:
- Broken bones
- Concussions or brain damage
- Partial or full body paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Lacerations, burns and road rash
- Coma or death
Although uncommon events like hurricanes, shark attacks and random acts of violence grab the majority of headlines, there is nothing more continuously dangerous to the average person than their daily commute, especially if that commute requires them to traverse a stretch of road such as the Mass Pike, which features lots of traffic at both peak times of the day and includes every different dangerous type of commuter available.
There are numerous ways to become involved in an accident while driving on the Mass Pike, however sometimes an accident occurs even when you do absolutely everything right. In these instances, it may be possible to file a suit against the responsible party that caused the accident in order to make a case to receive compensation above and beyond what insurance may pay out.
If you have been involved in an accident on the Pike, consulting with a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman is a crucial first step towards possibly receiving financial compensation for your pain and suffering. We can assist with scenarios including:Hit by a Drunk / Impaired / Distracted Driver
If a driver is intoxicated from excessive alcoholic consumption or under the influence of another type of drug and they cause an accident, that person is completely liable for the damages they caused. We can help you get access to police records and toxicology reports that will make your case open and shut in the eyes of the law.
Similarly, if crash forensics can show that the driver who caused the accident was distracted by a cell phone or other means of distractions, it could mean a similarly solid case for financial reimbursement.Hit by a Truck Driver
Drivers of semi-trailer trucks and 18-wheelers frequent the Pike, as it is a major route for shipping to numerous states and within communities of Massachusetts. Trucks cause major accidents unfortunately often, and often times the truck driver is the one responsible for the accident. From jackknifing incidents created by reckless driving, to falling asleep behind the wheel, we hold truckers responsible for damage they cause.Insurance Problems
If you were injured in an accident on the Pike that was clearly the fault of someone else, but they don't file an insurance claim, don't have insurance or their insurance company tries to put the blame one you, we can ensure that your rights are protected and that you aren't taken advantage of. In these situations, it is important to have a knowledgeable legal expert in your corner to have your back and be able to explain how the insurance process works, and to work with the other party's insurance company to ensure things go smoothly.Contact Altman & Altman LLP Today
No matter how your accident occurred on the Mass Pike, you can rest assured that the expert legal team at Altman & Altman LLP has been involved with a similar case in the past. Our firm has been advocating on behalf of our clients in Cambridge, Boston and throughout all corridors of the Mass Pike in Massachusetts for over 50 years, and we can help you too.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.