MA, CO and FL Car Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys
O’Connell & Associates
Car accidents are a part of everyday life. John O’Connell has been litigating this type of personal injury and car accident cases for the past thirty-five years.
After an accident occurs and you should seek medical attention and also protect your rights in the accident investigation. After that, your most likely next contact will be two insurance companies. Your own and the insurance company for the person who hit you. You should treat these companies very differently. First, you are not required to give a recorded statement to anyone other than your own insurance company and should seek the advice of an attorney prior providing one.
Cases arising out of automobile accidents are the most common type of personal injury case in our court system today. Generally, people who operate automobiles must exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances.” A failure to use reasonable care is considered negligence. A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay for any damages, either to a person for injuries or to a property owner for damaging his property, caused by his or her negligence. The injured party, known as the plaintiff, is required to prove that the defendant was negligent, that the negligence caused the accident, and that the accident caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
Believing that someone else was at fault for your accident and proving it in court are two different things. Figuring out who is at fault in a car accident is a matter of deciding who violated traffic laws and/or was negligent. An attorney will examine police reports, review state traffic laws, talk to witnesses, take photos of your accident site and damaged car, and conduct his own investigation to help you determine who was at fault for your accident. He will also prepare the medical documentation of your claim.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you must not hesitate to seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney experienced in automobile accident cases in order to best protect your interests.
We offer a free initial consultation.
We have offices in Massachusetts, Colorado and Florida. Our Massachusetts offices are located at One Marina Park Drive, Suite 1410, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 and also at 65 Pearl Street, Holliston, Massachusetts 01746. Our Colorado Office is located at 2851 S. Parker Road, Suite 760, Aurora, CO 80014. You can contact John directly at 617) 996-2500 anytime. Or you can send an email message to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.