Motor vehicle accidents can wreak havoc on your life. When a motor vehicle accident wasn’t your fault you may want to make a claim for damages. Everything you do starting from the day of the accident can make difference when litigating for damages. Below is a short summary of the most common do’s and don’ts for anyone after an accident. 1. Make sure you take pictures at the scene of the accident. Please remember to be safe when doing so. 2. Begin keeping a record or log of your related injuries. Write down what pain you feel, and for how long. Write down all the activities you can’t participate in or daily tasks you need help with because of the sustained injury. 3. Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company. Decline any of their communication. Do not sign any papers that the other insurance company sends you. 4. Send all correspondence from anyone or any company (including your own insurance company) to your attorney. A lawyer is the only person who is actually and legally completely on your side after an accident. A win for you is a win for them. When clients come to David Gabriel and Associates after an accident, we understand that you are in crisis. Let us help you work through your injury and get you what you deserve.
Unfortunately more U.S. teens die from car accidents than any other cause; however, new technology may give Massachusetts parents a reason to breathe easier when their teenager gets behind the wheel. While dashboard cameras aren’t new to the market, Drivecam for Families adds a technology that can provide peace of mind to parents everywhere. The Drivecam is a video feedback program that activates when a driver does something risky. The program determines if the driver’s actions increase the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident and then notifies the drivers parents via the company’s data center. Parents can then review what their teen is doing. Keeping the lines of communication open with one’s teenager is important, and if parents plan to utilize Drivecam it is encouraged that they inform their teen about the intended use of Drivecam. While some teens may object, parents can explain that the new technology is designed to help them be safer drivers and not meant to convey parental distrust. If a Massachusetts resident has been harmed by the actions of a reckless driver, they may be entitled to compensation. David M. Gabriel & Associates can evaluate the conduct of a negligent driver and determine the best course of action to recover damages.