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 $8.6 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 submitting a contact form as soon as possible.

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Learn Your Car Accident Legal Options

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

The roads and highways in and around Boston can also contribute to personal injury lawsuits. Each year, there are an average of 353 traffic fatalities in Massachusetts.

Car accidents bring harm to hundreds of thousands each year. In 2017 alone, over 40,000 people were killed in auto accidents. Cars can get smashed, flipped over, or explode during a collision. Even minor accidents can leave people with long-term physical and/or mental health issues.

Since 2017, there have been 5,504 geocoded crashes attributed by the Boston Police to the Boston area.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 2 million American motorists experience permanent injuries in car crashes every single year.

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.”

Car Accident Injuries in Boston, MA

Car accidents can result in injuries ranging from minor scratches and bruises to catastrophic, irreversible bodily damage and even death. On the physical side, 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 can be in an auto accident lawsuit.

Common injuries in a car crash include:

  • Whiplash (neck injury)
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Cuts, bruises, or abrasions
  • Injuries from airbags or seat belts
  • Burns
  • Permanent scarring
  • Paralysis
  • Sprained muscles or torn ligaments
  • Organ damage
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord 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 an auto accident attorney as soon as possible.

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

What to Do After a Car Accident

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 photos of the scene on your phone and write down the immediate circumstances surrounding your accident.

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

  • License plates
  • Road signs
  • Eye-witness accounts
  • Weather and road conditions
  • Traffic around you

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

Insurance companies work hard to maintain their profits and often pressure victims into accepting a settlement immediately after a car accident. If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to file a motor vehicle accident lawsuit and pursue financial compensation to cover your medical bills, missed work time, and more.

Avoid taking a smaller payout that may not cover all of your accident-related expenses, and instead contact an auto accident lawyer who will fight on your behalf to secure the compensation you truly need to recover.

Why Hiring a Car Accident Attorney is Necessary

Hiring an attorney is your best chance at increasing the amount of compensation you receive after a car accident. Insurance companies typically offer small payouts compared to the full extent of the actual damages and pressure victims into accepting these payouts.

An experienced car accident attorney will fight on your behalf to increase the amount of money you receive. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, Sokolove Law may be able to help you. Get a free legal case review today.

Car Accident Lawsuits in Boston, MA

After a car crash, the thought of hiring a lawyer may not be top-of-mind. If you decide to take legal action, scheduling a legal consultation with an auto accident attorney will be your first step.

Below is a brief, step-by-step guide on how the auto accident claims process works at Sokolove Law and what you can expect each step of the way.

Auto Accident Lawsuit Process

  1. Contact Us – Request a free consultation by contacting us or submitting the form to the right.
  2. Wait for Our Call – A case manager will review your case and reach out to you. If we’re able to offer assistance, we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.
  3. Hire one of our attorneys to handle your car accident case. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis, which means if you hire us, you pay nothing upfront. Sokolove Law will only accept an attorney’s fee if your case succeeds in securing financial compensation.
  4. Our Team Will Learn What Happened – Once you have decided to work with Sokolove Law, your car accident lawyer will review the details of the accident, determine cause and fault, and make an attempt to reach a financial settlement before filing a lawsuit.
  5. We’ll Fight For You – If a settlement isn’t reached, your lawyer will file a car accident lawsuit on your behalf. Once filed, the discovery phase begins. During this period, both sides will collect and present information, evidence, and arguments pertaining to the car accident. Once discovery is complete, your lawyer will once again try to reach a settlement.
  6. We will Walk With You Every Step of the Way – If a settlement is not reached, you can work with your lawyer to determine whether you wish to bring your case to a trial before a judge and jury. The jury will then determine the merits of the claim and how much compensation — if any — will be awarded.

All car accident claims are different, and the above only represents the general structure of the claims process from start to finish. Most auto accident lawsuits settle out-of-court, but some do proceed to trial.

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

Car Accident Settlements in Boston, MA

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as an average auto accident settlement. Payouts will vary based on the different factors that make up a given case.

Important factors to car accident settlement amounts include:

  • Property damages
  • Medical costs for physical injuries (both present and ongoing)
  • Lost wages due to inability to work
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Generally speaking, payouts will increase along with the severity of one’s injuries. An innocent driver who experiences whiplash from an auto accident will likely receive less than an innocent driver who permanently loses their ability to walk.

Here are a few of our past car accident settlements:

  • $3 million for a woman in Rhode Island who was driving a car that malfunctioned
  • $100,000 for a Massachusetts man who was disabled as a result of a car accident
  • $90,000 for a New Hampshire man injured in a car wreck
  • $50,000 for a woman from Rhode Island who was riding a moped and cut off by a car
  • $100,000 for a married couple in New Hampshire who were injured due to a malfunctioning guard rail
  • $50,000 for a Massachusetts family whose 12-year-old son suffered a scratched cornea and sprained fingers

List of Car Accident Settlements for Boston Residents

  • $965,000
  • $750,000
  • $720,000
  • $700,000
  • $600,000
  • $490,000
  • $400,000
  • $400,000
  • $320,000
  • $310,000
  • $285,000
  • $275,000
  • $275,000

Get Help From Our Car Accident Attorneys in Boston

The Boston auto accident attorneys with Sokolove Law are ready to help if you have reason to believe you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own. Our firm has more than 40 years of experience and a long track record of success.

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 $8.6 Billion for injured clients nationwide.

Car accident attorneys commonly take on new lawsuits on what’s known as a “contingency fee” basis. Simply put, this means a victim pays nothing upfront and does not pay for anything out-of-pocket.

A victim’s legal team will be apportioned a certain percentage of the total settlement amount, only if a lawsuit is successful in securing compensation. If a car accident lawsuit does not succeed in securing compensation for the victim’s injuries, the victim’s lawyer(s) will not be paid an attorney’s fee.

Your initial consultation will be free, and our attorneys only get paid if you do. Our staff of registered nurses will also be available to support you throughout your case.

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 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, paralegal, and nurse case manager.

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

Our Boston Office Location

1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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(800) 647-3434

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

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


  • 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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