I am feeling fine after a minor car accident. Will skipping a doctor’s visit now hurt my chances of a personal injury settlement later?

From a purely health perspective, we would have to recommend that you get yourself checked out at a doctor. With the rush of adrenaline and nerves you experienced immediately after the accident, your body may have been suppressing pain as part of your ancient survival mechanisms. You may not realize you are injured until you have had a chance to calm down. Additionally, injuries, even serious ones, can take days to manifest themselves, or may not always have obvious symptoms. For your own health and safety, we would hope you go to a doctor immediately or shortly after a car
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Auto Accidents Insurance Claim Process: Dealing with Filing, Settlement and Massachusetts Laws

The auto accidents insurance claim process in Massachusetts has some state laws that can add certain protections to accident claims with injuries. Nevertheless, standard procedures are still there in how an insurance company generally deals with your accident, including during the investigation phase. Investigation After Filing Once you’ve filed an injury claim (which can be done online), your insurance company will first look to see if your accident is coverable based on your policy. They’ll also ask you for a copy of the police report so an investigation can start on who was to blame and who wasn’t. That usually
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Auto Accidents Back Injuries

After you’ve been involved in an auto accident, don’t ignore the minor aches and pains. You may think you’re not seriously injured or it may seem like too much trouble or that you’ll gain very little by taking action. If you are having back pain after a car accident it may take weeks and even months for the true injury to surface. Here are a few examples of serious back injuries. Herniated and bulging discs. The 23 discs in your vertebrae sit between 24 vertebrae. Trauma can cause one or more of these to bulge or be herniated and it
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Workers Compensation Injuries

One of the most devastating losses that occur to a working adult is a disruption or total loss of their primary source of income.  Often, through no fault of their own, hard-working people find that they have been injured on the job to the extent that they are no longer able to perform their regular duties.  In the state of Massachusetts, there are very clear laws about making a claim for benefits under workers compensation, and those who don’t have proper representation can find themselves out in the cold.  Whether a workplace injury was clearly defined, such as a fall
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After a Car Accident: Three Facts About Massachusetts Law

If you have been injured in a car accident, there are several things you should know. First, if you suffer personal injuries or damaged property caused by a car accident, you have three years from the date of the accident to go to court for damages. After this time, known as the statute of limitations, a court is likely to refuse to hear a suit. Second, Massachusetts law stipulates that car accidents are adjudicated under modified comparative fault. This means that any damages the court orders are decreased by any percentage of fault you are found to have in the
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