Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you, a loved one or family friend has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact The Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio today for a free consultation. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident may be entitled to seek financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. As a Quincy personal injury lawyer, Attorney Riccio represents individuals in Quincy, Attleboro and all throughout Massachusetts who have suffered injuries in a car accident.
In Massachusetts, Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) benefits, also known as no-fault coverage, provides individuals injured in a motor vehicle accident with coverage up to $8,000.00 for medical bills and lost wages. These benefits are provided by the insurance policy for the vehicle in which you were a driver or passenger, regardless of fault. If you had health insurance at the time of the accident, PIP will cover the first $2,000.00 in medical bills and you must submit any additional bills exceeding $2,000.00 to your health insurer for payment. If your health insurer denies payment, PIP is then responsible for the balance (up to $8,000.00) not covered by the insurer.
PIP benefits do not prohibit those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident from seeking additional financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A claim for damages can be brought against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. If the at-fault driver’s policy does not provide adequate coverage for damages, an underinsured claim may also be brought against the insurance policy for the vehicle you were operating or a passenger in. A Massachusetts personal injury lawyer will handle all potential claims to assist those who have been injured in a car accident get what they deserve.
Although PIP benefits generally do not apply, Attorney Riccio also handles personal injury claims involving those who have been injured while riding their motorcycle. In 2016, after an initial settlement offer of under $35,000.00, Attorney Riccio successfully negotiated a settlement with an insurance company for $72,500.00 on behalf of his client who was injured while riding his motorcycle.
Previously, Attorney Riccio worked at a law firm in Boston defending insurance companies on personal injury claims, including claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents. This experience allowed him to develop a strong understanding of what insurance companies and their attorneys are looking for when defending these claims. That understanding allows Attorney Riccio to effectively advise those who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident as to the steps he/she should be taking immediately after the accident, as well as moving forward during his/her recovery. Insurance companies are looking for every possible way to minimize a potential settlement and their out-of-pocket expenses. Attorney Riccio will fight for those who have been injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident to assure that he/she receives fair and adequate compensation, and if necessary, will go to mediation, arbitration or trial to achieve those results.
Contact The Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio immediately for a free consultation if you have been injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident in Massachusetts.