Car accidents can result in serious wounds and property damage. While injured individuals can pursue reimbursement from the drivers who caused the incidents, they frequently file claims with the motorists’ insurance companies as well. Insurers have a responsibility to examine claims promptly and, if applicable, make reasonable settlement offers; if they fail to do so, damaged parties may pursue claims against them. However, as explained in a recent judgment delivered by a Massachusetts court, such claims must often be fought after the claims against the negligent motorist have been addressed. If you were injured in a car accident caused by a careless driver, you should consult with a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer to determine your legal options.
The Case’s Details
The plaintiffs were allegedly driving on a highway in New Hampshire when they were struck by a car operated by the defendant. Both claimants were injured severely. The police investigating the accident decided that the defendant driver was at fault and issued him a citation for driving while intoxicated. Following that, the plaintiffs filed a claim with the defendant insurer, which was the firm that insured the defendant driver.