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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Burlington, Vermont.

We’ve been handling personal injury cases for since 1994. And the most common type of personal injuries we see are related to car accidents.

Which is no surprise, there are almost 30,000 car accidents per day in the US. Many of which result in serious injury or even death. In the one minute it will take you to watch this video three car accidents will have already happened in our country. Victims of these wrecks, victims just like you, need a lawyer they can trust.

If you’ve been injured and would like to discuss your accident with a lawyer you can trust, visit our website to chat 24/7 or call us at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

We’re Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters and we look forward to helping you get the money you deserve.

Visit our chat feature here on the website 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Automobile Accident Injury Lawyers

More often than not, Vermonters that are injured in an auto accident either don’t realize or tend to forget that regardless of who’s at fault, the insurance company covering the vehicle in which one was riding at the time of the accident is automatically liable to pay medical expenses, lost wages and other incidentals. In addition, any pedestrian hit by a vehicle is eligible for these same rewards, paid for by the insurance company of the driver of the responsible car. If this has happened to you, don’t hesitate to contact the Burlington car accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP for assistance with the important deadlines that must be followed in order to preserve your rights and relieve unwanted stress.

Additionally, many individuals may not realize that No-Fault insurance may not have the ability to recover money for the pain and suffering if you do not have what’s deemed a “serious injury”. In order to recover compensation for any loss one has sustained while in a car accident, a “serious injury” as defined by the Insurance law must be proven to exist. The list below contains several types of injuries that satisfy the “serious” requirement:

  • Death;
  • Dismemberment;
  • Significant disfigurement (Such as a scar, if it is significant enough to cause a reasonable person to view the result as “unattractive, objectionable, or as the subject of pity or scorn”);
  • Fracture;
  • Loss of a fetus;
  • Significant limitation of use of a body, function, or system;
  • Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body, organ, or member;
  • Permanent loss of use of a body, organ, member, function, or system; and
  • An impairment/injury of a non-permanent nature that prevents the victim from conducting his or her usual and customary daily activities for a period of at least 90 days during the 180 days immediately following the accident

The car accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters, use their knowledge and expertise to assess the medical care and treatment received in order to better understand and advise you whether one’s injuries qualify as “serious” under the Vermont State Insurance Law.

Did you know that the law also allows you to make a claim against your own automobile policy if you are the victim of a hit and run, or if a driver that was either uninsured or under-insured hit you? In addition, any pedestrian or occupant injured in a vehicle that they did not own may be entitled to additional insurance coverage under any insurance policy applicable to a vehicle that they own, or that of a vehicle owned by a resident relative of their household. Trying to understand all of the possible instances of insurance coverage is just another extremely important step in the legal process to maximize the monetary recovery from your injury, and one false step in this process can seriously cost you. Let the experienced car accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Burlington research the complex insurance coverage aspects of your case to guarantee that you receive your rightfully deserved compensation. This will not only give you peace of mind, but also allow you to focus on a speedy recovery.

 If you are injured in an auto accident (including trucks and motorcycles), please don’t wait! Protect your right to make a claim and call the Burlington office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters at (802) 505-2000, or call toll-free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).

 


 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

More often than not, a motorcyclist involved in an accident is not at fault because the other driver failed to see them, even when their view was not obstructed. This is because the types of injuries motorcyclists sustain are often much more severe due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides compared to that of a car. Despite the fact that most injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are far more severe, No-Fault insurance coverage does not often protect the rights of those injured in motorcycle accidents. Without the proper legal protection, large medical bills and lost time from work will most likely go uncompensated.

Let the Burlington motorcycle accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® protect you and your rights by enforcing claims against the person responsible for your injuries.

Vermont law does not require injured motorcyclists to prove that they have a “serious injury,” therefore one can make a claim against a responsible party for the suffering from an accident, regardless of the severity of the injury. The lack of this requirement can mean reimbursement of medical expenses and lost wages, as well as being compensated for your pain and suffering. Did you know that the law actually allows you to make a claim against your own motorcycle policy if you are the victim of a hit and run, or if a driver that was either uninsured or under-insured hit you? In addition, any individual injured as a pedestrian or occupant of a motorcycle not owned by you may be entitled to additional insurance coverage under any insurance policy applicable to a motor vehicle that they own, or that of a motor vehicle owned by a resident (relative) of their household. 

Like many elements in the legal process, any slip up may cost you a large sum of money, but determining the correct coverage is essential to maximizing your personal injury recovery.

 

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® in Burlington, VT will research any and all complex insurance coverage aspects related to your case to ensure that you are getting the most money you deserve as a result of your motorcycle accident.

 Call The Heavy Hitters® – Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® team of motorcycle accident lawyers at their Burlington, VT law office at (802) 505-2000, or call us toll-free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010) to protect your right to make a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of a motorcycle accident.

 


 

Commercial Truck Accidents

Sleep deprivation can kill

Are you suffering from injuries caused by a truck accident? Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® has the experienced semi truck accident lawyers to help you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.

There are numerous federal and state regulations that truck drivers must comply with on a regular basis. Such regulations include but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance and inspection procedures
  • Hours of service
  • Driver and licensing qualifications

Accidents involving tractor trailers or other similarly large trucks often cause a wider range of damage and injuries, when compared to accidents involving cars or smaller vehicles. Tractor trailer accidents can often lead to life-changing injuries that may include catastrophic injury, permanent disability or possibly even death.

Don’t allow the actions of another individual to cause you any more pain and suffering than it already has, the Burlington semi-truck accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® are here to assist you in getting the money you rightfully deserve. We have access to experts that understand the ins and outs of trucking regulations and will help to effectively represent you against any trucking company or insurance company.

 

Our tractor trailer attorneys are highly experienced in accidents involving numerous types of trucks, including:

  • Tractor trailers – 18 wheelers, semi’s, big rigs, etc.
  • Construction vehicles
  • Tanker trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Other large vehicles carrying over-sized loads, etc.

It is extremely important that you talk to a truck accident attorney before signing anything from a the trucking company at fault or it’s insurance company. Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® and their devoted team of Burlington tractor trailer lawyers will guide you throughout the entire legal process. Get your free case consultation today by calling our Burlington, VT office at (802) 505-2000 or toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).