Top Car Accident Lawyers Boston

Being involved in an auto accident is one of the most terrifying experiences a person can go through, especially if injuries are involved. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, there’s more to your recovery than just physical healing.

The Boston attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have been representing injury victims for more than 40 years, recovering more than $400 million for our clients, and we have a thorough understanding of the financial and emotional hardships a car accident victim can experience. If you’ve been injured or a loved one was killed in a traffic accident in Massachusetts, please call 888-979-9323 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers. See some of our recent car accident cases.

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Car Accident Basics

Types of Traffic Accident Cases

What to Do After a Car Accident

Time is of the essence after a motor vehicle accident. The first and most important step is to contact the proper authorities and receive medical attention if you believe you or a passenger may be injured. After receiving medical treatment and filing a report, it’s important to exchange insurance information with other involved drivers and, if possible, gather any evidence (contact information for witnesses, photos of the accident scene and resulting injuries, etc.).

At the Kiley Law Group, we encourage car accident victims with serious injuries to contact an attorney before contacting their insurance companies. Even if your insurance company provides some compensation for medical expenses and other losses, it may not be enough to cover the true costs associated with a car accident. Even a minor traffic accident can inflict lasting physical injuries and psychological effects, so it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury law firm that understands these long-term effects to discuss your options. Back To Car Accident Basics

Financial Responsibility for Car Accidents

Although no two traffic accidents are identical, at least one negligent motorist is responsible for resulting damages in most cases. In some cases, however, multiple parties may be held accountable.

In fact, there are instances in which parties aside from drivers may be responsible for damages. These include, but are not limited to: crashes that involve semi-trucks or other commercial vehicles; MBTA vehicles; dangerous roadways; vehicle defects; private buses or tour vehicles; and government vehicles. The Kiley Law Group has more than three decades of experience effectively representing accident victims, and our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to assess liability and pursue the financial compensation you need to move forward. Back To Car Accident Basics

Compensation in Car Accident Cases

Traffic accident injuries don’t just cause physical pain and mental stress, they create a financial burden as well. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover costs associated with:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Funeral expenses and loss of companionship in the event of wrongful death

While monetary compensation cannot make up for all of your losses, it can make the recovery process easier. For more than 40 years, the Kiley Law Group has fought to protect the rights of car accident victims in Boston and throughout Massachusetts, and we have the courtroom expertise to take cases to trial when settlement offers are unfair.

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Severe and Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury can be painful and financially costly, but some injuries can be life-changing to victims and their families. Severe and catastrophic injuries that often result in car accidents include:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation injuries

These injuries can result in long-term impairment and require expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation; some necessitate lifelong care. These injuries can also limit or eliminate an accident victim’s ability to work, support his or her family and save for the future. The lawyers at Kiley Law Group have extensive experience in cases involving catastrophic injuries, and we are dedicated to seeking the compensation that accident victims and their families need to cope with the full extent of their injuries. Back To Accident Cases

Distracted Driving Accidents

Every day, thousands of drivers make the mistake of thinking they can use their cell phones to make a call, send a text message or listen to music while behind the wheel. Cell phone use, and particularly texting, has become one of the top causes of distracted driving accidents. Under the state’s Safe Driving Law, Massachusetts has the following restrictions regarding cell phone use while driving:

  • Texting is banned for all drivers
  • Novice drivers are banned from using cell phones (whether hands-free or hand-held)
  • Bus drivers are banned from using cell phones (whether hands-free or hand-held)

If you were in an accident in which the responsible driver was cited for distracted driving, that information can be used to establish negligence and pursue compensation. If you were hurt in an accident that you believe was caused by a driver inappropriately using a cell phone behind the wheel, our attorneys can investigate police reports, cell phone records and witness testimonies to strengthen your case. Back To Accident Cases

Drunk Driving Victims

If you’ve been injured in a collision with a drunk driver or, worse, lost a loved one, the Kiley Law Group is here to help. Despite endless warnings, advertising campaigns and the threat of jail time, reckless motorists still get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol, leading to severe injuries and unnecessary deaths.

In Massachusetts, drunk driving accident victims have a short window of opportunity in which to file an injury claim, so it’s important to discuss your case with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Failure to meet this deadline can mean a forfeiture of rights to seek compensation. The sooner our lawyers are able to begin investigating your case, the greater your chances for a successful and timely settlement. Back To Accident Cases

Bike and Pedestrian Accidents

Many drivers focus only on other motorists, and thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are injured every year due to this negligence. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents result in a higher rate of severe and catastrophic injuries than collisions involving two motor vehicles because those on foot or bike have limited protection.

The attorneys at Kiley Law Group have more than 40 years of success protecting the rights of injury victims, including pedestrians and cyclists harmed by negligent drivers. Our lawyers have notable experience in pedestrian accident cases involving children. Children are even more vulnerable to life-altering injuries in vehicle accidents, and our attorneys understand the extensive medical treatment and long-term care that may be necessary in these circumstances. Back To Accident Cases

Hit-and-Run Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents are despicable acts that show regard for neither law nor human life, and the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have waged a crusade against these criminal acts for years. Massachusetts General Law considers a hit-and-run any accident in which a motorist fails to stop after a collision. Hit-and-runs are especially common byproducts of accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists.

Recovering fair compensation can be difficult for hit-and-run injury victims. Our lawyers know how to thoroughly investigate hit-and-run accident cases, and we understand the tactics insurance companies employ to limit victims’ claims. If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, it’s important to contact local law enforcement and an attorney as soon as possible; time is critical in these cases. Back To Accident Cases

MBTA/Transit Vehicle Accidents

Most of us never question our safety when we ride a bus or train operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Unfortunately, collisions and other accidents do happen, sometimes resulting in injuries.

Though operator negligence sometimes plays a role in these accidents and subsequent injuries, other factors can include defective equipment, inadequate maintenance and conditions that are unsafe for passengers. Injury victims in these cases can find it difficult to recover fair compensation due to the multiple parties that may be involved. The attorneys at the Boston-based Kiley Law Group understand the complexities of accidents involving MBTA buses and trains, and we are proud to fight for just compensation for victims. Back To Accident Cases

SUV and Van Rollover Accidents

Vehicles with high centers of gravity and narrow wheel bases, like many SUVs and vans (particularly 15-passenger vans), are prone to rollover accidents. Every accident has unique circumstances, but rollover crashes can present an especially high number of variables.

In addition to driver negligence, there are sometimes other factors involved in SUV and van crashes, including vehicle design or manufacturing defects. In cases of accidents involving delivery or passenger vans, inadequate maintenance or improper loading may play roles. The Kiley Law Group has more than three decades of experience protecting the rights of accident injury victims, and we understand the nuances of complex accident cases like rollover crashes involving SUVs and vans. Back To Accident Cases

Uber and Lyft Accidents

Uber and Lyft rideshare services have become extremely popular in Boston. A recent report in The Boston Herald noted that there are nearly 10,000 Uber drivers in Boston compared to only 1,825 licensed taxis. The number of rideshare drivers is even higher when you add those of Lyft, Sidecar and other services.

However, the growing number of ride-for-hire drivers raises a number of questions about auto insurance and injury liability in the event of accidents. Many rideshare programs, like Uber and Lyft, require drivers to obtain auto insurance, but not all noncommercial policies cover motorists who are driving for profit; there have been cases in which insurance providers deny coverage for crashes that occur while the driver was being paid, and the rideshare companies also fight compensation for victims. The important thing to remember is that you still have rights, and the attorneys at Kiley Law Group understand how to pursue just compensation in these complex cases. Back To Accident Cases

Work-Related Traffic Accidents

If you were involved in an auto accident while on the job, you probably have a lot of questions about how to handle this often-complicated legal situation. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as well as personal injury compensation from the party at fault for the collision.

Kiley Law Group has extensive experience with both motor vehicle accident claims and workplace injury claims. We can help you understand if you’re eligible to recover Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits and file a third-party personal injury case, and protect your ability to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Back To Accident Cases

Tour Bus and Charter Vehicle Accidents

Tour buses and charter vehicles have become popular ways to visit Boston’s scenery and historic places in recent years. These buses are also commonly used when a large group wants to travel to and from an event due to convenience and price. Though these charter vehicles are generally safe, accidents do happen, and because of the size of the vehicles and the number of passengers involved, these crashes can be serious.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, various parties including the driver, the charter company and maintenance provider could be responsible. If you or a loved one was injured in a charter bus accident, the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have the experience you need on your side to recover fair compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Back To Accident Cases

Government Vehicle Accidents

If you or a loved one was hurt in a crash involving a government vehicle, you may be questioning your right to take legal action. While injury claims against government workers can be difficult, it doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to seek compensation if you were not at fault.

The lawyers at Kiley Law Group have extensive experience handling this complex type of case. These accidents may include vehicles owned and operated by government agencies (police, street maintenance, school buses) or government contractors such as road construction companies. In crashes involving government vehicles, it’s critical to discuss your situation with a skilled attorney as soon as possible; your time to file a claim is limited. Back To Accident Cases

Winter Weather Accidents

Massachusetts is known for harsh winters that can challenge even its most rugged residents. Winter is especially rough when it comes to accidents, with conditions like black ice and unmaintained roads contributing to crashes. The risk of injuries further increases when snowmobiles or snow plows are involved.

The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the many factors that can lead to winter accidents, from driver negligence to poorly plowed roads to defective or inadequately maintained vehicles. Our lawyers are dedicated to accident injury victims throughout Massachusetts, and we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in successful settlements and verdicts for our clients. Back To Accident Cases

Traffic Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death

Losing a family member in a car accident can turn your life upside down. In addition to the grief you and your family members are suffering, you will also have to deal with financial strains that may include medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost income and more.

While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a fair settlement can provide you and other family members with peace of mind as you move forward with your lives. The compassionate attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have extensive success in wrongful death cases related to car accidents, and we are here to help relieve some of the burden you feel in this difficult time. Back To Accident Cases

  • Proven Results
    $3.5 Million
    18 year-old man who suffered a head injury in a motor vehicle accident
  • Proven Results
    $5.6 Million
    68 year-old man who suffered a head injury in a motor vehicle accident

Contact our Boston Car Accident Attorneys

After an auto accident, your job is to heal from your injuries and restore your life. At the Kiley Law Group, it’s our job to get you the compensation you need to fully recover and move forward. Our car accident attorneys offer free case consultations, and we will not charge you any fees unless we recover on your behalf. If you were injured or a family member was killed in a car accident due to another’s negligence, please call us today at 888-979-9323. Our attorneys are here to help accident victims from Boston and across Massachusetts.

“Kiley Law Group did everything, kept me informed as to their progress and I would recommend them to anyone!”
– Roland Clark, Client