Boston Car Accident Lawyer

Sokolove Law is a Boston-based car accident law firm with decades of experience handling auto accident cases. When an injury in a car accident leaves you feeling helpless, it can be devastating. If you or your loved one were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Boston that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation from a car accident lawsuit.

Why You Should Choose Sokolove Law for Your Car Accident Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we know the pain and suffering that people experience when they are injured in a car accident. We have a long track record of holding those responsible for that suffering accountable.

Insurance companies are prone to offering low settlements that don't come close to the true cost of your auto ordeal. Victims often have no choice but to pick up all pieces on their own after such accidents occur without any help coming from those responsible--the drivers who caused them pain.

Over the last 40+ years, we've secured more than $8.7 Billion on behalf of families and individuals who have suffered injuries across the United States. Our experienced car accident lawyers have the resources and skills needed to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

And it won’t cost you anything upfront or out of pocket — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Find out if you have a case for free by calling (800) 995-1212 or filling out our contact form as soon as possible.

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If you were injured as a result of the carelessness of others while in your motor vehicle, speak with a Boston car accident attorney who can help you understand your legal options.

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Car Accidents in Boston, MA

There are thousands of car accidents in Massachusetts every year, with over 300 resulting in fatalities. In fact, Allstate’s 2019 “America’s Best Drivers Report'' ranked Boston as 198 out of 200 for the safest cities to drive in.

The majority of car accidents are caused by human error. This means that most accidents occur as a result of a driver’s response to a situation, and the accident may have been preventable if the driver had acted differently.

Car accidents can cause serious physical pain, emotional distress, and costly property damage. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation.   

Contact us today to see if a Boston auto accident attorney with Sokolove Law can be of assistance to you. 

Where Do Car Crashes Occur in Boston?

A car accident can take place anywhere, but data from the City of Boston shows that accidents tend to happen more often at certain intersections.

Areas where car accidents in Boston occur on a regular basis include: 

  • American Legion @ Blue Hill Ave.
  • American Legion @ Cummins Hwy.
  • American Legion @ Walk Hill St.
  • Blue Hill Ave. @ Seaver St.
  • Harrison Ave. @ Dudley St.
  • Harvard St. @ Walk Hill St.
  • Massachusetts Ave. @ Melnea Cass Blvd.

Accidents involving pedestrians in Boston are also more likely to happen at busy intersections. 

Vision Zero Campaign in Boston

"In 2015 the City of Boston committed to Vision Zero, a data-driven effort to eliminate serious and fatal crashes on city streets by 2030. Nearly six years later, the City of Boston has demonstrated consistent and measurable progress toward its goals, and has much to be proud of, including continuing to reduce pedestrian fatalities during a year when they skyrocketed across the country."

If you or a loved one was injured by a driver in a Boston intersection, contact us to see if you may be entitled to financial compensation.   

Common Causes of a Car Accident in Boston, MA

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), human error and negligent drivers account for 93% of all automobile accidents. 

Some common causes of car accidents include: 

  • Distracted driving: If someone is on their phone, eating, or otherwise not paying attention to the road in front of them, they are more likely to cause an accident.
  • Drunk driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may impact your ability to drive safely and endangers other motorists as well.
  • Reckless driving: Running red lights, switching lanes without signaling, and not checking for other cars at an intersection can all result in an unnecessary car accident.
  • Speeding: Going over the speed limit increases your likelihood of crashing and can increase the risk of fatal injuries. 

While the actions of a driver are often to blame for car accidents in Boston, a small percentage of accidents can also be caused by other factors. 

Other factors that may cause a car accident in Boston include: 

  • Animal crossings (deer, raccoons, dogs, etc.)
  • Mechanical malfunctions (faulty brakes or defective steering)
  • Poor weather (fog, snow, ice, rain, etc.) 

Car accidents can result in injuries to both the driver and passenger(s) of all cars involved in the accident. Injuries can be mild, severe, or even fatal.

Common Boston Car Accident Injuries

After a car accident, it is important to be checked out by a medical professional to determine the extent of your injuries. A car crash victim may need brain/body scans, surgery, slings, casts, mobility assistance, medication, and physical therapy, among other things.

Often, physical injuries are just one side of the equation. Many drivers also experience stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a motor vehicle accident. A car crash victim may even require talk therapy or career coaching if they have lost their ability to work in their current position.

Generally speaking, the more severe one’s accident and injuries, the higher the potential compensation may be in an auto accident lawsuit.

Common injuries in a car crash include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Cuts, bruises, or abrasions
  • Injuries from airbags or seat belts
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Paralysis
  • Permanent scarring
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sprained muscles or torn ligaments
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Whiplash (neck injury)

From a financial standpoint, car crash victims can drain their resources by simply trying to recover and heal, which is why it’s important to contact a Boston auto accident attorney as soon as possible. 

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, our car accident attorneys in Boston may be to help you obtain full and fair compensation to help pay for any medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident in Boston

After a car accident, your first step is also your most important: Get the medical attention that you require. The immediate aftermath of motor vehicle crashes can be confusing and overwhelming — and physical and mental injuries may not readily present themselves for several days.

That’s why it’s especially important to have a plan and know what you should do next.

Dial 9-1-1

Address your immediate situation. If you’re hurt and need assistance, call for help. Dialing 9-1-1 is a crucial but sometimes overlooked step.

From a legal standpoint, it also helps to have a record of the accident — when it happened, how it happened, who was involved, and what the injuries were.

Collect Evidence 

If you’re able to, it’s very important to take photographs of the scene on your phone and write down the immediate circumstances surrounding your accident.

Be sure to record the following in your photos and notes:

  • Eye-witness accounts
  • License plates of all cars involved in the accident
  • Nearby road signs
  • Traffic around you
  • Weather and road conditions

In both an insurance claim and a car accident lawsuit, this evidence will help prove that the accident and the injuries you suffered were not your fault.

Call a Lawyer

If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to file a Boston car accident lawsuit and pursue financial compensation to cover your medical bills, missed work time, and more. 

Insurance companies work hard to maintain their profits and often pressure victims into accepting a settlement immediately after a car accident. Avoid taking a smaller payout that may not cover all of your accident-related expenses. 

Instead, contact us to see if a Boston auto accident lawyer can fight on your behalf to secure the compensation you truly need to recover.

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident Settlement in Boston?

Without a car accident attorney, it can be hard to know you’re getting as much compensation as you deserve for your injuries. 

Whatever settlement offer an insurance company makes may not reflect the true value of your claim, but a Boston car accident lawyer can fight to maximize that offer and ensure you have enough to pay for all of the physical, emotional, and additional costs that you incur. 

There are a lot of factors that go into determining how much a car accident settlement may be worth, like: 

  • Damage to your property
  • Emotional and mental trauma
  • Lost wages from being unable to work 
  • The cost of medical treatment for your injury, both now and in the future
  • Any out-of-pocket expenses you may have incurred

In general, the more severe your injury is, the more money you may be entitled to receive.  

A few of our past car accident settlements include: 

  • $3 million for a woman whose car malfunctioned while she was driving
  • $100,000 for a man who became disabled as a result of a car accident
  • $100,000 for a couple that was injured due to a malfunctioning guardrail
  • $50,000 for a woman who was cut off by a car while riding her moped
  • $50,000 for a 12-year-old boy that sustained a scratched cornea and sprained fingers

Some of our car accident settlements for Boston residents included payouts as high as:

  • $965,000
  • $750,000
  • $720,000
  • $700,000
  • $600,000

Don’t delay — find an experienced car accident injury lawyer in Boston who may be able to maximize your payout from the insurance company.

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Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you understand your legal options during a free case review. Let us get you the money you deserve.

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Get Help From Our Car Accident Attorneys in Boston

At Sokolove Law, our skilled Boston car accident attorneys can fight to make sure your rights are protected at every turn. We have the resources it takes to investigate accidents and uncover the evidence needed to convince an insurance company to make a fair settlement offer. 

But if that offer is not forthcoming, we know how to prepare a compelling case that can convince a jury you are entitled to the compensation you deserve. 

Sokolove Law started in Boston more than 40 years ago. Since then, our firm has expanded across the country. We have decades of experience and a long track record of success, recovering over $8.7 Billion for injured clients nationwide. 

Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form to find out more about how we may be able to help.

Sokolove Law Has Served Boston & New England as a Car Accident Law Firm

In 1979, Jim Sokolove founded Sokolove Law in Boston. One of his goals was to help the victims and families of people injured in auto accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve. Sokolove Law has become a nationwide firm because of Jim’s determination and vision.

We help people from all walks of life, including those of different races, genders, and economic statuses, file car accident legal claims. We provide free legal case evaluations to our clients and will dedicate a team of legal professionals to your case, including an experienced car accident attorney, a paralegal, and a nurse case manager.

You and your family matter to us. Let us fight for you.

Our Boston Office Location

44 School Street, Suite 400,
Boston, MA 02108
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Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association (Located in Boston, MA)

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Service Areas

Wherever you are, we're ready to work with you and serve you and your family.

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chicopee
  • Fall River
  • Framingham
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • New Bedford
  • Newton
  • Peabody
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Somerville
  • Springfield
  • Taunton
  • Waltham
  • Weymouth
  • Worcester
  • And more

List of Boston Hospitals and their Safety Grades

Boston Hospital Safety Ratings

There are 10 major hospitals located in or very near Boston. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade that scores hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

When compared to an A-rated hospital, your chance of dying increases by 35% in a B-rated hospital and 88% in a C-rated hospital. This research was conducted at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

List of Boston Hospitals and Their Grades

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02111-1552
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Boston Medical Center
    1 Boston Medical Center Place
    Boston, MA 02118-2908
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • CHA Cambridge Hospital
    1493 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139-1099
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215-5491
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham And Women's Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02115-6110
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • CHA Everett Hospital
    103 Garland Street
    Everett, MA 02149
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    736 Cambridge Street
    Brighton, MA 02135-2997
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
    1153 Centre Street
    Boston, MA 02130-3400
    Hospital Safety Grade: A

Boston Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Allston-Brighton
  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill/West End
  • Charlestown
  • Chinatown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown Boston
  • East Boston
  • Fenway-Kenmore
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • Mission Hill
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • South End/Bay Village
  • West Roxbury

Boston Zip Codes We Serve

  • 02108
  • 02109
  • 02110
  • 02111
  • 02112
  • 02113
  • 02114
  • 02115
  • 02116
  • 02117
  • 02118
  • 02119
  • 02120
  • 02121
  • 02122
  • 02123
  • 02124
  • 02125
  • 02126
  • 02127
  • 02128
  • 02129
  • 02130
  • 02131
  • 02132
  • 02133
  • 02134
  • 02135
  • 02136
  • 02137
  • 02163
  • 02196
  • 02199
  • 02201
  • 02203
  • 02204
  • 02205
  • 02206
  • 02210
  • 02211
  • 02212
  • 02215
  • 02217
  • 02222
  • 02241
  • 02283
  • 02284
  • 02293
  • 02297
  • 02298

Cities We Serve Surrounding Boston

  • Arlington, MA
  • Belmont, MA
  • Brookline, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Chelsea, MA
  • Everett, MA
  • Malden, MA
  • Medford, MA
  • Melrose, MA
  • Milton, MA
  • Revere, MA
  • Somerville, MA
  • Watertown, MA
  • Winchester, MA
  • Winthrop, MA

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Last modified: September 19, 2022

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