Car and Motorcycle Accident Attorney Representing Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine
The most common cause of personal injury claims are car accidents. Some studies indicate that car accidents will continue to be the main cause of preventable death in the U.S. over the next decade and a half. If you have incurred injury in a car accident, whether you believe the accident was your fault or not, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury and car accident attorney Michael Bowser of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine has helped hundreds of auto accident victims recover compensation. In the last 15 years, Attorney Bowser has tried hundreds of auto accident cases to verdict in the Superior and District Courts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. He can guide you through the legal process and fight until you get the compensation you deserve for your auto accident injuries.
Car and Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Did you know that if you are riding in a vehicle that is travelling at 30 mph, your body is actually moving at more than 40 feet per second? At high speeds, even the safest car may not be safe enough to protect passengers from serious injury should an auto accident occur. Serious injuries that often result from car and motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
When drivers or passengers sustain serious injury as a result of a car or motorcycle accident, attorney Michael Bowser of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine can act on their behalf to pursue the compensation they deserve.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
No matter how vigilant a motorcycle rider may be about his or her safety, the truth remains that bikers are the most vulnerable drivers on the road. When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the potential for serious personal injury or even death is higher than that for other motorists.
Motorcycle scenes are hectic, and it is often difficult to determine fault in a motorcycle crash. In many cases, the biker is blamed whether he is at fault or not. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, attorney Michael Bowser of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine can help you make sense of it all, fighting until you recover the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine
Not surprisingly, insurance companies seek to limit or minimize the compensation they award to accident victims, often leaving victims to shoulder unexpected costs for medical bills and vehicle repair. Car accident attorney Michael Bowser has a proven track record of bringing in verdicts after trial that far exceed the unfair settlement offers made by insurance companies and defense firms prior to trial.
If you or someone you love sustained serious personal injury in a car accident,Attorney Michael, with offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine will fight for you. Don’t let big-time insurance companies take advantage of you: work with a car accident attorney who understands their tactics and knows how to present a winning argument in court without settling for a lesser reward before trial. For a free review of your car accident claim, contact Attorney Bowser at his Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine office today.
Here are some case results from clients who we represented in their injury cases:
$1.5M Wrongful Death Claim $1,500,000.00
InjurySixty-five (65) year old client was struck and killed by a drunk driver who was also texting immediately prior to the collision.
ChallengeAt the time of his death, the Decedent was retired and morbidly obese, with numerous serious health conditions. Therefore, the Decedent’s monetary loss and life expectancy were in contest and were major factors in assessing the value of the Decedent’s life. Toxicologist expert retained to determine true number of alcoholic drinks consumed by Defendant based on Blood Alcohol Content. Expertise of Drunk Driving Defense to successfully serve personal injury client.
ResultAfter a pre-litigation mediation, the Estate claim settled for $1,500,000.00. No prior offers.
Injured in Rear End Car Collision $695,000.00
InjuryHealthy, active, 21 year old injured in rear end car collision. Client sustains back and neck injuries resulting in permanent nerve damage (occipital neuralgia) and recurrent debilitating headache. Client forced into honorable medical discharge from Army National Guard Unit, left with 6% whole person permanent impairment.
ChallengeClient settles initial personal injury claim against responsible driver for policy limits of $20,000 but his own insurance carrier will not make offer to compensate him under UNDERINSURED provisions of his own policy, carrier refuses to submit claim to arbitration and forces client to file suit to recover any portion of his own insurance policy.
ResultJury trial proceeds in Hillsborough Superior Court, Nashua, NH (December 2009). Insurance carrier makes first offer of $40,000 at jury selection, increase offer to $60,000 at trial. Client rejects low offers well below his original demand, which is within the available remaining policy limits of $230,000. Jury returns verdict against insurance carrier of $695,000.
Lost Wages Due To Car Accident $215,000.00
InjuryBroken arm (humorous bone), torn rotator cuff
ChallengeMarried father of two recently back to work following long period of unemployment. Driving home from work, sitting in traffic, he is struck from behind at high speed, resulting in broken humorous bone and torn rotator cuff. Due to personal injury, surgeries and recovery time, client unable to return to work and newly acquired job is lost.
ResultRather than waiting for medical end-point to be reached before beginning settlement negotiations suit is filed immediately. Litigation proceeds quickly through discovery process to identify all available insurance coverage and the status of the defendant driver and his employer/corporation. Pre-trial personal injury settlement reached early to put client and his family back on track financially. $215,000.00
DWI SUICIDE MISSION CAUSES AUTO ACCIDENT $135,000.00
InjuryHead injury, TMJ with lasting effects, shoulder injury leading to surgery and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
ChallengeProving impairment and intent of defendant and causation of plaintiff’s injuries.
Result$135,000 settlement reached after mediation.
Roll Over Accident $120,000.00
InjuryFractured back. 17 year old passenger in roll over crash in New Hampshire during road race between two cars.
ChallengeBus company blames man for standing in aisle on near empty bus, denies inattentive driving caused violent lurching stop resulting in personal injury.
ResultSuffolk Superior Court, Boston, MA. Settled at trial. $120,000
All Terrain Vehicle Crash $110,000.00
InjuryPremises Liability: 17 year old allowed to test drive all terrain go-cart vehicle in parking lot of retail establishment. Young driver flips vehicle in parking lot when he encounters accumulation of sand at high speed. Crush injury and burn to left arm and hand results in permanent scarring.
ChallengeDefense denies premises liability and asserts seventeen (17) year old should have known risks of driving vehicle. Retailer provided no instruction or warning prior to test drive. Available safety harness was covered with packaging plastic wrap and not engaged during test drive and crash.
ResultSettled prior to trial at mediation for $110,000.00
Negligence Claim – Automobile Accident $97,500.00
InjuryAutomobile accident caused a bone spur on Client’s Achilles tendon, which required two surgeries, assistive walking devices and countless therapy sessions.
ChallengeClient stopped at an intersection stop sign. Client alleges that Defendant ran the stop sign, travelling at a high rate of speed, hit a third vehicle and then hit Client’s vehicle. Defendant denied all liability.
ResultSettled for $97,500.00, after Plaintiff’s Counsel (Bowser Law) conducted the Defendant’s deposition.
DWI / PEDESTRIAN CLAIM $85,000.00
InjuryThe clients were two (2) of four (4) pedestrians that were struck by a drunk driver. Victim #1 suffered permanent scarring on her foot and eyebrow, various contusions, soft tissue damage to her back and great emotional distress. Victim #2 suffered shoulder strain, sprained foot and great emotional distress.
ChallengeThe Defendant contested the nature, extent, severity, duration, and proximate cause of the Plaintiffs’ injuries and damages. Proceeded to trial after low ball offers (less than half what was awarded at trial).
ResultAfter a jury trial, the jury returned a verdict for the Plaintiffs in the amount of $85,000.00, breaking down as $50,000.00 for Victim #1 and $35,000.00 for Victim #2, plus interest and costs.
Pedestrian Claim $62,500.00
InjuryClient, a pedestrian, struck by motor vehicle, resulting in a partial MCL tear and exacerbated pre-existing Osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, bursitis, and Osgood-Schlatters disease.
ChallengeClient was struck by a motor vehicle while walking through a parking lot. Defendant alleges sun glare prevented her from seeing Client. Client’s total specials, including medical bills and lost wages, total $15,600.00.
ResultClient settled with Defendant’s auto insurance company for the full policy limits of $20,000, soon after litigation commenced. Client settled under his underinsured policy $42,500.00. Total settlement: $62,500.00.
Negligence Claim – Automobile Accident $60,000.00
InjuryRear-end automobile accident causes soft-tissue back injury.
ChallengePlaintiff alleges that she was rear-ended by Defendant, while at a complete stop at an intersection. Defendant claims Plaintiff stopped abruptly, causing him to hit Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled $14,600.
ResultInitial offer from insurance company, pre-litigation was $6,000.00 and after suit was filed, $12,500.00. Settled for $60,000.00, after Plaintiff’s Counsel (Bowser Law) conducted the Defendant’s deposition.
Pedestrian Struck By Car $60,000.00
InjuryDerangement of left knee, arthroscopic surgery. Middle aged woman in New Hampshire struck by car while crossing Ashworth Avenue in Hampton Beach.
ChallengeInsurance company for driver won’t offer more than $20,000 to settle. Claim client crossed outside available crosswalk and ran in front of moving traffic. Suit filed. Counsel obtains aerial photos and witness statements that support fact that driver had amble time to see client and avoid the collision.
ResultRockingham Superior Court, Brentwood, NH. Personal injury case settled shortly before scheduled jury. $60,000
Negligence Claim – Automobile Accident $35,000.00
InjurySubjective complaints of arm pain, numbness and tingling. No significant diagnostic testing to identify objective injuries.
ChallengeClient stopped at red light. Defendant, two cars behind Client, rear-ended middle car, which then hit Client’s car. No injuries to passengers in middle car, no injury to Defendant. Client also involved in subsequent motor vehicle accident, two months later, when she slid on ice and hit a telephone poll, hitting her head on the steering wheel. Defendant challenges client’s subjective injuries and alleges that the her injuries resulted from the second accident. Client’s total medical bills, from first accident until the second accident, total $5,000.
ResultSettled for $35,000.00, after Plaintiff’s Counsel (Bowser Law) conducted a medical expert deposition.
Bicycle Accident in New Hampshire $30,000.00
InjuryClient struck by vehicle while riding bicycle on New Hampshire roadway sustaining wrist fracture requiring surgery.
ChallengeMinimal insurance coverage on Massachusetts vehicle totals $20,000.
ResultBodily Injury Insurance coverage on Massachusetts vehicle increased under New Hampshire financial responsibility law to New Hampshire required minimums of $25,000 and underinsured coverage of cyclist’s own automobile policy invoked to obtain total recovery of $30,000
Two Car Collision in Lowell, MA $25,000.00
InjuryLeft shoulder and neck strain/sprain sustained by 40 year old Laborer following two car collision at notoriously dangerous Intersection in Lowell, MA.
ChallengeInsurance company for other driver accepts only 50% responsibility for the collision and makes first and last drop dead offer of $2500 to settle. Suit filed, photographs of scene used by counsel to prove defendant’s view obstructed and She entered intersection blindly.
ResultLawrence District Court, MA. Settled for policy limits just prior to personal injury trial. $25,000
Past successful case results are not a guarantee or promise of a similar result in your case. Each case is factually distinct with various applicable legal standards. Further, as a trial lawyer with the experience of hundreds of completed Jury and Bench DUI trials in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine Attorney Bowser understands the risks associated with the adversarial trial process. Any lawyer who claims never to lose cases doesn’t really try cases, especially difficult cases. Anonymous factual/legal summaries are authorized in advance by clients.