Were you or a loved one recently injured in an auto accident? The attorneys at Ellis & Associates can provide the expert assistance and strong representation you need to take on big insurance companies and secure fair compensation for your losses. We bring more than 50 years of compassionate advocacy to every case we handle, and we have tackled a myriad of motor vehicle injury cases throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We know that auto accidents can be stressful. Let our team handle the legal complexities so that you can focus on your recovery.
The legal team at Ellis & Associates has the necessary experience, resources, and commitment to help you pursue maximum compensation following an auto accident. We understand that auto accidents can cause a variety of challenges in your life – medical issues, property damage, work complications, family problems, financial struggles, and more. We want to make your life easier. We will deal with the insurance company adjusters who are fishing for a quick settlement and trying to get you to say that you were partially at fault. In addition, we will help with your medical bills and property damage claims while your injury case is pending.
We handle every type of motor vehicle accident, including all of the following:
- Collisions and rollovers involving automobiles
- Collisions with tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles (including buses)
- Collisions in which automobiles hit motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians
- Accidents in which the liable driver was drunk or impaired by drug use
- Accidents involving hit-and-run drivers
- Accidents in which a driver is forced off the road by another driver’s actions
With our extensive experience handling motor vehicle injury cases, we have tackled claims involving broken bones, facial injuries, neck sprains, and serious back injuries. These sorts of medical issues can be debilitating for weeks or months, but your attorney can help document your care and recovery to protect your legal claims. We also handle catastrophic cases, such brain injuries, lost limbs, and fatal car accidents. If you’re pursuing a claim on behalf of a loved one who passed away, we can assist with a wrongful death claim that provides compensation for the loss of your loved one and their contributions. In every case, we work hard to ensure that the secured damages cover future medical needs and personal care, lost earrings, and pain and suffering.
Insurance Coverage Issues
Your compensation depends on the available insurance as well as your attorney’s knowledge and skill. At Ellis & Associates, we pursue all sources of coverage, including the insurance policies of the liable driver and any third-parties (such as a manufacturer responsible for an auto defect that caused the crash or made injuries worse). If the other driver is not insured or carries only the minimum coverage, we have experience in uninsurance/underinsurance motorist claims. You may have protection under your own auto insurance that covers the difference.
Hit-and-Run & Force-and-Run Claims
Did you know that hit-and-run collisions make up about 11 percent of all auto accidents? After a hit-and-run driver flees the scene of the accident, the unfortunate victim is left to bear the full burden of the collision (which may include vehicle damage, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, and more). The hit-and-run driver typically flees the scene of the accident to avoid responsibility or other legal ramifications, including penalties for driving without a license or driving without auto insurance.
If you’re the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it is important to immediately document the collision by reporting it to the police and seeking medical care. Sometimes an immediate police response can lead to the apprehension of the hit-and-run driver. If you were hit and you cannot determine the driver’s identity, understand that our laws protect injured people against this contingency, and most insurance policies provide coverage for hit-and-run cases. In addition, you can rest assured that our legal team has many years of experience handling hit-and-run motorist claims, and we can help you pursue compensation.
In some hit-and-run cases, the victim’s vehicle is not actually hit by another vehicle. Instead, the driver is forced off the road by another driver’s actions. To avoid a collision, the victim may be forced to take emergency measures and drive into a tree, a structure, or even another vehicle. In these sorts of situations, many people assume that they do not have a claim if the responsible driver leaves the scene, but such claims are viable.
Insurance policies are generally required to cover these accidents just as they would cover a hit-and-run claim involving a collision. However, these cases are more challenging to prosecute. The insurance carriers invariably contest these “force-and-run” claims by arguing that there is no evidence of another vehicle’s responsibility for the accident. Therefore, early investigation and preservation is even more important in “force-and-run” cases.
Remember that even if you were not hit by another driver, our legal team may be able to pursue your claims if you were forced off the road or into a stationary object or other vehicle by a negligent driver. Our legal fee is contingent on our success – so there is no legal fee unless we recover damages for you.
Trust Our Attorneys with Your Auto Accident Claim
Auto accidents can change lives in an instant. If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident caused by someone else, don’t wait to contact Ellis & Associates. We personally meet with our clients to develop a professional relationship and go over the facts of the case. We will give an honest assessment of your claim, prepare you for what to expect in the process, and work aggressively for your rightful compensation. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at 800-MR-ELLIS.