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Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney F. Robert Allison

quoteI recommend Attorney Allison because he did get me a just settlement, he was always available to talk about my case, and he showed concern for the suffering I endured. ~ Karenquote

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Top 5 Questions About Hiring a Lawyer or Handling Insurance Companies

1. Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

An experienced personal injury attorney in your corner will manage how your case is processed and take much of the burden off your shoulders. It’s true, though, that there are sometimes that you might not really need a lawyer.

2. How do I know if I even have a claim?

Massachusetts personal injury law provides that in order to prevail against the person who caused your injury, your personal injury attorney must prove certain elements by a ‘preponderance of the evidence’ (or in other words, when all of the evidence is weighed that the matter is more probably true than not.) Confused? Call us at 978-740-9433.

3. Should I speak to the insurance company?

Giving a recorded statement to the defendant's insurer can harm your personal injury claim. The adjuster is on the lookout for information that he can use to impeach your credibility and pay you less money for your claim. When the adjuster takes your statement, he will be experienced, prepared, and have a plan after having reviewed any police reports, witness statements and photos. On the other hand, it is not likely you will be prepared and may be in pain or on medication.

4. How much will a Massachusetts personal injury attorney cost?

In personal injury claims, Massachusetts personal injury lawyers are required to sign contingent fee agreements with their client that provide, in part, that the attorney’s fee is contingent upon compensation to be paid for the recovery of damages and the client is not to be liable to pay compensation to the lawyer other than from amounts collected for him/her by the personal injury lawyer.

5. How will I know how much my claim is worth?

There is no special formula concerning the value of a personal injury claim. However, there are specific factors that are considered in determining the value of a personal injury claim. Your Massachusetts personal injury attorney will review these factors with you to ensure the integrity of your claim.

Top 4 FAQ About Car Accidents

  1. What should I do first after a car accident in Massachusetts?
    A: First, do not leave the accident scene. If you are in a car accident, you must stay at the accident scene until you exchange information with the other driver or you may be criminally prosecuted. Second...

  2. Will I receive compensation for lost wages?
    A: Generally, you do not receive compensation for your lost wages in a personal injury claim unless you obtain a favorable result by settlement or verdict. However...

  3. Who will pay my medical bills after a car accident?
    A: If you were in a car accident, you may pursue a Massachusetts Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim. Your health insurance plays a big role too, as does a favorable settlement or verdict. More about PIP...

  4. How do I prove the owner of the vehicle is responsible?
    A: In Massachusetts, evidence that, at the time of the car accident, the vehicle was registered in the name of the defendant as owner shall be evidence that it was under the control of the person for whose conduct the owner was legally responsible. What if the owner denies it...

Top 4 FAQ About Slip & Fall Accidents

  1. Do I even have a slip and fall accident claim?
    A: If you slip and fall in Massachusetts, there are several important things you must prove for your claim. In some circumstances, that could include proving that the owners negligence caused your injury. What you need to know...

  2. If I slip and fall in a store, do I have a claim?
    A: You may have a claim depending on timing of the accident, the risk of harm, and the store's knowledge of the substance you slipped on. Understanding the process...

  3. Who do I notify if I suffer a slip and fall injury in Massachusetts?
    A: If your injury occurred on city, county, or town property, you must notify the city, county, or town. If your fall was on snow and ice, you must notify the person who by law is obligated to maintain the property. Important deadline...

  4. What should I do if I slip and fall on snow and ice?
    A: You may have a claim if you can prove the owner knew or should have known that a hazard existed because of the snow and ice and failed to take measures to make the property safe. Don't delay...

Attorney Bob Allison consults with clients by appointment at his offices in Salem, Topsfield, and Lynn, Massachusetts. Attorney Allison serves clients throughout all of Essex County, Massachusetts: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury.

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“I want to thank Attorney Allison for everything he did for me and my family. I could not have asked for anyone better!” 
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Call Attorney Bob Allison at 978-740-9433You can always call our Salem, Massachusetts office for a free consultation with Attorney Bob Allison. Call 978-740-9433.

Accident and injury victims are finding it harder to understand that insurance companies, especially in this economic climate, are not likely to treat you as they should all by themselves. Dealing with insurance companies and choosing the right lawyer can be overwhelming. Not all lawyers are the same and choosing one based on “no fee until recovery” is like buying a car because it has four wheels - not the best reason!


Don’t hurry to respond to an Insurance Company’s Offer!

Call Attorney Bob Allison at 978-740-9433The insurance company would love for you to sign their forms, record your statement, and accept their offer for ‘pain and suffering’ money before you understand what your rights really are. Be cautious!

One thing above all else that you must understand about insurance companies is that they are in business to make money. It is the job of the insurance adjuster to make sure that happens. So, no matter how friendly an adjuster may seem to you, remember the adjuster is on the lookout for information that they can use to impeach your credibility and pay you less money for your claim.

Once your statement is taken, the insurer will have a permanent record that it will compare to your subsequent statements, other witness statements and if there are any inconsistencies, use to impeach your credibility. Some of your subsequent statements may include those made to your doctor, or recorded on police reports, interrogatories, depositions and trial testimony transcripts.

At the very least, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney before giving such a statement to an insurance company. (Of course, if you are involved in a car accident in Massachusetts, you are required by law to cooperate with your OWN insurance company.)


Attorney Bob Allison, Salem, MassachusettsAttorney Bob Allison is a respected and experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney. If you or someone you know was injured due to someone else's negligence, contact our office to receive a free consultation to review your claim. Call 978-740-9433 or fill out our online contact form today.


F. Robert Allison, Attorney at Law
159 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 740-9433
Office hours: M-F 9-5 by appointment

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