Skillful Auto Accident Lawyers in Chelsea, MA Assist Crash Victims
Firm fights to obtain compensation for people hurt in vehicle collisions
The Boston area has a reputation for heavy traffic and challenging driving conditions, and Georges Cote LLP in Chelsea delivers effective legal advocacy for people who have been injured in vehicle collisions throughout the state. We know how defendants and insurance companies often try to avoid their legal responsibility and obscure what led to the crash. You can count on us to counter these defenses and work diligently to prove what occurred so that you can secure the payment you deserve for your medical costs, lost income and other problems caused by your auto accident.
Knowledgeable advocates provide guidance on insurance claims and litigation
Massachusetts employs a no-fault auto insurance system, which means that many people who are in a car accident must file a claim with their own carrier regardless of who was at fault for the collision. However, a victim can pursue damages from the liable motorist if that victim incurs at least $2,000 in medical expenses or suffers a serious injury involving fractured bones, substantial loss of hearing or sight or a permanent, serious disfigurement. Our established lawyers are well versed in each aspect of vehicle collision litigation, including:
- Types of crashes — It does not matter if the case involves a rear-end collision, a sideswipe or any other type of accident, both parties often point the finger of blame at each other. When warranted, we bring on accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to develop a clear, accurate narrative detailing what occurred.
- Collisions involving trucks, motorcycles or pedestrians — Special considerations exist in matters arising from truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents or crashes involving pedestrians. Drawing on our experience in this legal field, we construct a strategy suited to the particular circumstances.
- Available damages — When making a settlement demand, we make it based on a well-informed assessment regarding the potential recovery for medical expenses, lost income and noneconomic damages at trial. No matter how tough your opponents seem, we won’t let you be bullied into an unfair resolution.
Legal counselors take on defendants who were texting while driving
A first offense for violating the Massachusetts hands-free driving law is $100, and penalties increase after that. Still, motorists continue to text while driving, hold their cell phones and engage in other behaviors that take their attention away from the road. Though police accident reports are supposed to note if a driver was operating their phone at the time of the collision, this detail is often missed. If you believe that texting or another distraction contributed to your serious auto accident injury, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation to find the truth.
Dedicated attorneys represent plaintiffs injured by drunk drivers
Alcohol and drugs affect different people in various ways. When an accident occurs, our firm examines the evidence to determine if drinking, controlled substances or medication impaired the other driver’s ability to recognize and react to traffic conditions. Due to the tough Massachusetts penalties for operating under the influence (OUI), a motorist might not be completely truthful about whether they had a drink or did drugs before getting behind the wheel. You can count on us to use civil discovery and effective fact-finding techniques to see if intoxication or impairment played a role in your crash.
Contact an aggressive Massachusetts auto accident lawyer for a free consultation
Georges Cote LLP represents clients throughout Massachusetts who have been hurt in car crashes or other types of vehicle accidents. To set up a free initial consultation regarding your case, please call 617-884-1000 or contact us online. Our office is in Chelsea.