Should I hire a personal injury attorney to sue for my car accident injury?

Additional Information:

I was recently involved in a car accident on the Mass Pike heading out of Boston.  I suffered a pretty serious injury to my neck.  Boston police issued a citation to the other driver. Someone told me that I should sue the other driver and as a personal injury victim, Massachusetts law automatically entitles me to some compensation.   Undoubtedly hiring an attorney will take time and money, so can you tell me what I’d be getting into?  I have no idea, is it something that gets settled by the insurance company?  Does it go to trial?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Under Massachusetts General Laws you are entitled to be compensated for injuries and damages that are the result of someone else’s negligence. Most personal injury attorney’s will take your case on a contingency fee basis, which means that they will represent you without any up front money and that they will only receive compensation upon the successful resolution of your case. Many personal injury claims can be resolved without the necessity of bringing a lawsuit, but this depends on the liable party and/or their insurance companies willingness to pay a fair settlement. In the event that a fair settlement can not be negotiated, then a lawsuit may be necessary to pursue your claim. The majority of cases which require a lawsuit however, resolve without the necessity of a trial.

Our Boston Car Accident Lawyers handle personal injury cases throughout Greater Boston including Braintree, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham,  Mattapan, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Waltham, Weymouth, and Woburn.