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

The legal process can leave many confused, stressed, and even overwhelmed when trying to gain a better understanding of the legal steps necessary to ensure your rights are being protected. Don’t worry though, our car accident lawyers understand this and are dedicated to providing you answers to any questions you may have, as well as making sure your rights are protected throughout the legal process. A auto accident can be devastating, not only one’s health, but also to their well-being, family, and other influenced factors. Suffering an injury and enduring trauma aren’t usually the only issues that commence when involved in an automobile accident; let our legal team commit to providing you and your family aggressive representation in your pursuit of legal action.

Did you know that regardless of who’s at fault in an auto accident, the company insuring the vehicle in which they were riding at the time of the accident covers injured Vermonters? This coverage means that the insurance company is liable for paying medical expenses, lost wages, and other incidentals. Even if you were a pedestrian hit by a moving vehicle, that particular vehicle’s insurance is responsible for paying these same benefits. These events have been deemed “No-Fault” insurance coverage and require the injured and those representing them to adhere to important timelines in order to properly preserve one’s rights.

No-Fault insurance, however, does not provide individuals the ability to recover for pain and suffering if they do not have what is deemed a “serious injury”. This means that a “serious injury” must be proven to have occurred as defined by the insurance law in order to recover for any sustained loss as a result of an automobile accident. A few types of injuries that satisfy the “serious” requirement are as followed:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment
  • Significant disfigurement (such as a scar, however, the injury must be 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
  • 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

We will use our expert automobile accident attorney’s previously gained knowledge and expertise to assess the medical care and treatments in order to better advise you whether one’s injuries qualify as “serious” under the Vermont State Insurance Law.

Victim of a hit and run or were you hit by an uninsured driver? The law also allows one to make a claim with one’s personal car insurance if either of these terrible incidents occurred. Even if you were an occupant of a vehicle or a pedestrian, you may actually be entitled to additional insurance coverage under any policy applicable to a vehicle you own, or to a vehicle owned by a resident relative in your household. 

One of the most important and costly steps in the legal process is oftentimes just figuring out which insurance coverage best covers you and maximizes your recovery. Allow yourself to focus on a speedy recovery; don’t wait to allow the experienced car accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP the ability to research those complex insurance coverage aspects of your case for you to guarantee you receive your rightfully deserved compensation.

 Have you been injured in a car accident? You have the right to make a claim, call the car accident attorneys at their Manchester, VT office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters at (802) 241-1010, or call toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-LAW-1010).

 


 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Did you know that the driver of the vehicle violating the motorcyclists’ right of way caused over two-thirds of motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles? Furthermore, the resulting injuries of motorcycle incidents are more often than not, much more severe due to the lack of protection motorcyclists have in comparison to automobile drivers. 

That being said, it is important to know that No-Fault insurance does not protect injured motorcyclists’ rights, even if the resulting injuries are oftentimes severe. This means that large medical bills and any missed work will likely go uncompensated without the proper legal protection.

Our experienced Manchester motorcycle accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® want to help protect you and your rights and make sure your claim against the individual responsible for the injuries sustained is enforced. 
A “serious injury” is not required to be proven under Vermont law; any injured motorcyclist has the ability to submit a claim against the responsible party for the pain and suffering resulting from the incident, regardless of the injuries’ severity. This can help reimburse a motorcyclist for any medical expenses incurred, lost wages, and compensation for any pain and suffering caused.

If the person at fault is either uninsured, under-insured or if you were the victim of a hit and run, the law allows you to make a claim against your own motorcycle policy. Also, additional insurance coverage may be available under any insurance policy applicable to any motor vehicle you or a resident (relative) of your household owns if you are injured while being a pedestrian or occupant of a motorcycle you do not own.

 

Personal injury recovery is a very complicated matter. Any slip up during the legal process may end up costing you a very large sum of money. Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® has a team of experienced automobile and motorcycle accident attorneys in Manchester that will research any and all complex insurance coverage details that relate to your case. Allow us to assist you in getting the money you deserve as a result of your motorcycle accident.

 The Manchester, VT law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters® is comprised of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers, who are available to help you now at (802) 241-8050. You can call also call toll-free, anytime at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010) to protect your right to make a claim for motorcycle accident.

 


 

Commercial Truck Accidents

Sleep deprivation can kill

Large truck-related crashes can be some of the most severe automotive accidents due to the size and weight of the truck, and the increased likelihood of damaging other vehicles and their passengers. If you have been injured in a trucking accident and need to be represented in your case, please contact the dedicated Manchester semi truck accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® for your free case consultation.

Our truck accident lawyers are experienced in accidents involving a number of different 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.

 

Did you know that there a number of both federal and state regulations in place specifically to protect both the drivers of the truck as well as others on the road? Truck drivers and the companies they work for must comply with those regulations in order to transport cargo legally. Such trucking laws enforce a number of everyday procedures including, but not limited to:

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

You deserve to be represented by a team of attorneys who excels in truck accident cases. Our Manchester truck accident lawyers want to make sure you are awarded your rightfully deserved compensation.  Our experienced team can effectively help represent you against the trucking or insurance company. Call the Manchester office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP today for a free consultation: (802) 241-8050. We are also available to be contacted 24/7, toll-free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).