Melrose Car Accident Lawyer

Melrose, Massachusetts is small city sitting just 7 miles from the heart of Boston.  Originally settled in 1629, it became a town in 1850, and is currently a vibrant community providing an easy commute to Boston.  Though its population is eclipsed by that of Boston’s, being a suburban municipality means it does have its share of car accidents along with the injuries that accompany them.  If you or a loved one living or working in the Melrose area suffered injuries in a car accident, or were involved in a Melrose car accident, contact injury law firm Burns & Jain to discuss your accident claim and potential compensation.

Types of Car Accidents

There are numerous types of car accidents handled by the Law Offices Burns & Jain including:Melrose MA

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents with motor vehicles
  • Distracted driving
  • Intersection collisions
  • Trucking accidents
  • Uninsured vehicle accidents
  • Underinsured vehicle accidents

Even if your accident did not involve another vehicle but you suspect some other factor may have contributed to it, give our office a call to discuss.

Causes of Car Accidents

The factors that cause auto accidents are varied and include these common circumstances:

  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Intoxication
  • Impairment from prescription drugs
  • Use of a cell phone
  • Inattention
  • Faulty brakes or steering
  • Road defects
  • Bad weather
  • Driving too fast for existing road conditions
  • Travelling too closely to the vehicle in front
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Inexperienced driving

A substantial number of accidents occur at intersections, especially involving motorcycle, bicyclists and pedestrians because of their relatively small size when compared to other passenger vehicles.  Motorists in Melrose often do not notice bicyclists in a bike lane or a motorcycle approaching an intersection, or may misjudge its distance and speed and turn directly into it.  Going through a red light or stop sign by a driver is not uncommon either through inattention or by trying to beat the light.

Injuries from Car Accidents

Most injuries from car collisions are minor and may require only minimal medical attention, but a substantial number do result in injuries requiring months or years of medical care. There are more than 5 million car accidents each year in the US with about 2.2 million injuries. A car accident in Melrose, like elsewhere, may cause the following injuries:

  • Back and neck sprain and strain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Joint injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken limbs
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Burns from fire
  • Bruises and head injuries from deployed air bags
  • Concussions
  • Facial fractures
  • Death

Also, over 30,000 fatalities occur each year from car accidents, which are the leading cause of death for those age 12 to 19.

Compensation from Car Accident Injuries

Experience counts when collecting the compensation you deserve if injured in a Melrose car accident. Most lawyers can get you some compensation for an injury where there is obvious liability, but it takes a resourceful, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney to investigate the facts of an accident where liability is disputed or where there may be multiple causes or responsible parties.  Contacting witnesses, dealing with insurance issues, hiring accident reconstruction experts, and proving damages are vital if you are to collect reasonable compensation for an injury that may be permanent or require years of medical attention.

Melrose accident attorneys from the Law Offices Burns & Jain are here to offer you guidance, resources and the legal representation you need to obtain compensation for the following types of car accident damages:

  • Current and future wage losses
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Spousal claim for loss of consortium

If your loved one was killed in a car accident, we can file a wrongful death claim for you on behalf of the decedent’s estate to collect:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of financial support over the period of the decedent’s working life
  • Loss of love, companionship, and support from the decedent
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering if the decedent was conscious for a time before succumbing to injuries
  • Punitive or exemplary damages if gross negligence was involved

Most car accident claims settle before having to file in court or prior to trial but the road to a final settlement agreement can be a difficult one unless you have an experienced attorney with extensive litigation and trial experience who can get you there. Call the Law Offices Burns & Jain today regarding your car accident claim for a free analysis of your injury accident.