Springfield Auto, Motorcycle & Trucking Accident Law Firm

Experienced auto accident attorneys in Massachusetts.

Auto accidents have the potential to negatively impact your job, family, health, and quality of life. Even an apparently minor traffic accident may result in serious injuries. If you have been hurt because someone else was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income. Chernick & Chernick has successfully represented thousands of clients injured in auto accidents in Massachusetts for over 25 years. 

If you are injured while at work, either in your own vehicle or your company's vehicle, and said injury was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to both workers' compensation benefits and recovery against the third party who caused the motor vehicle accident. Chernick & Chernick has been involved in and worked on, hundreds of such cases.

Chernick & Chernick is Holding Responsible Parties Accountable

 

Because trucks are heavier and larger than cars, accidents involving trucks tend to cause more severe injuries and have a higher fatality rate. Many trucking accidents can be avoided if truck drivers and responsible companies act with a minimum standard of care.

 

Similarly, due to the lack of full-body protection, virtually anyone involved in a motorcycle accident is likely to suffer injuries based on the severity of the crash. At one end of the spectrum is minor burns or road rash while wrongful death is at the other. While protective gear reduces exposure to the road during an accident, many motorcycle accident victims still suffer skin burns and tears from the street. Broken arms or legs often never function at full capacity again and sometimes are amputated. Spinal cord and brain/head injuries, including concussions, are often the hardest for victims and their families to experience. Therapy requires money and time and can provide hope for those who have suffered these severe consequences. 

 

Whether you've been injured in a car, motorcycle, truck, boat, bus or pedestrian-related accident, you need an attorney with the appropriate experience to deal with these complex issues. The attorneys at Chernick & Chernick have the necessary skills to advocate for you after your accident and will help you prove the companies' and individuals' negligence and liability in cases involving:

  • Driver fatigue       

  • Aggressive driving behavior

  • DUI/DWI

  • Unsafe road conditions, such as snow, ice, rain or fog

  • Unlicensed or untrained drivers

  • Truck rollovers

  • Oversized trucks

  • Overloaded trucks

  • Tire blowouts

  • Brake failure

  • Distracted driving

  • Speeding

  • Reckless Driving

  • Drunk Driving

  • Weather

  • Use of cell phone

  • Texting

  • Poor truck maintenance

  • Mechanical Defects

  • Tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers

Assistance from Experts

The attorneys at Chernick & Chernick consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. Trauma doctors, orthopedics, neurologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, forensic engineers, mechanics, collision reconstruction analysts, and vocational & economic experts lend their expertise to help our attorneys obtain the best possible settlements. At trial, these professional experts help by educating jurors about the specifics of the accident, what caused it, the injuries that resulted. 

Time is of the Essence

It is important to speak to an attorney immediately following a traffic accident to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and witness recollection. If there are gaps between the motor vehicle accident and your reporting of it, or delays in you getting medical treatment, insurance companies will try to use those gaps or delays against you. Additionally, Massachusetts law places certain time limits on filing an automobile accident claim. Chernick & Chernick is committed to the timely investigation of your claim and to counseling you through this especially difficult time in your life. 

 

After a truck accident, trucking company personnel quickly converge on the scene to gather evidence to aid in thier defense. Chernick & Chernick matches the immediacy of their response. We measure and photograph the scene of the accident to preserve crucial evidence such as skid marks, vehicle positioning, vehicle damage and more. We talk to witnesses while their memories are fresh. The attornies at Chernick & Chernick also take notice of any special circumstances that would indicate whether driver intoxication, fatigue, improper truck loading, or mechanical failure played a role in the collision.  

Having an attorney who is experienced with the nuances and complexities such as coordination of Personal Injury Protection Benefits with your health insurance carrier or the satisfaction of various liens or unpaid medical bills is crucial. 

We proudly serve all of Western Massachusetts including the following towns and cities:

  • Amherst

  • Chicopee

  • East Longmeadow

  • Longmeadow

  • Ludlow

  • Monson

  • Northhampton

  • Springfield

  • West Springfield

  • Wilbraham

  • Holyoke

  • Hampden

  • Southwick

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