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Personal Injury FAQ

Get the answers to frequently asked questions from experienced PI attorneys

If you have suffered an injury, you likely have many questions about your rights. Our Taunton personal injury lawyers at the Studley Law Offices respond to frequently asked questions we have been asked during our 38 years of combined experience. Read our answers and afterwards, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your individual case.

Learn more about your personal injury rights from experienced Middleborough attorneys

To get the answers to your personal injury questions in the Middleborough, MA area, contact the Studley Law Offices. Your initial personal injury consultation is free. Call us at 508-923-7207 or 800-640-2889 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Why shouldn’t I just let my insurance company represent me in my auto accident case?

Your insurance company is a business focused on maximizing profits. Your agent may settle your case quickly if it is in the company’s best interest to do so, regardless of if it is also in your best interest.

Should I sign the release from my auto insurance company?

Your insurance company typically asks you to sign a release as part of your settlement. By signing the document, you permanently may waive your rights to pursue further damages. Before signing anything, have a Taunton accident lawyer review your settlement offer to ensure that you are paid the amount of damages you deserve for your injuries.

Can I recover compensation if I were hit by an uninsured driver?

You can file a claim with your Massachusetts personal injury protection (PIP) policy if you are hit by an underinsured or uninsured driver or if you are the victim of a hit and run accident. In addition, you may have a valid third-party claim against individuals, companies or municipalities that contributed to your accident.

What types of damages can I recover for my injuries?

You may be entitled to damages to cover medical bills, anticipated costs of medical treatments, lost wages, diminished future earning capacity, disability, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

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Do I need to contact a lawyer immediately after my accident?

Massachusetts personal injury lawsuits are subject to a strict statute of limitations. This means that you permanently may forfeit your rights to recover damages if you do not file your claim by the deadline. In addition, your attorneys’ immediate investigation of the case will help them to preserve crucial evidence and build a stronger case.

What if I do not have enough money to pay an attorney to help me with my personal injury claim?

Our Plymouth personal injury lawyers at the Studley Law Offices handle your case on contingency. This means that we do not charge you for attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation in your case. In the unlikely event that we do not recover compensation, we will not bill you for attorneys’ fees. We thoroughly explain our billing process to you during your no-obligation, free consultation.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

The Studley Law Offices offers an initial no-obligation, free consultation, so there is no risk in letting us analyze your case. At this initial consultation, our injury lawyers in Plymouth advise you about your rights, develop a strategy for pursuing the maximum available damages and explain potential outcomes. Call us at 508-923-7207 or 800-640-2889 or contact us online to schedule an appointment in Middleborough, Lake Ville, Taunton, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Raynham or Plymouth.

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