Auto Accidents

When an auto or motor vehicle accident occurs in a state like Massachusetts, Rhode Island or New Hampshire, in most circumstances the driver at fault (the negligent driver) is the defendant in a legal action to recover from the driver's insurance policy. However, if the negligent driver only carries the minimum insurance policy limits, this may not begin to cover an injured party's damages. In that case, you may have an "underinsurance" claim based on your own car insurance policy. In some cases, the inquiry does not stop there. If the negligent driver was working at the time, his employer may also be liable for your injuries. Or if you were hit by a drunk driver served illegally, the bar or restaurant may be liable under the "dram shop" laws. 

Based on our decades of experience with motor vehicle collisions, we know the critical questions to ask in order to develop the best possible case and maximize your potential recovery by ensuring that all of the persons and entities responsible for your injuries are held accountable.



With over 100 years of combined trial experience, the attorneys at Jones Kelleher have successfully represented drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other innocent victims who have suffered significant injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents. We have also represented the family members of those who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a driver.

Our experienced attorneys have handled all types of motor vehicle collision cases, including but not limited to claims related to:

  • Single car accidents and multi-vehicle pileups;
  • Buses, cabs and other common carrier road vehicles;
  • Planes, trains and other common carrier vehicles;
  • Semi-trucks, and other large road vehicles;
  • Heavy duty construction vehicles;
  • Motorcycles and bicycles;
  • Snowmobiles, boats, ski-dos and other recreational vehicles;
  • Emergency vehicles operated by police, firefighters, or medical responders; and
  • Pedestrian accidents.

The Jones Kelleher attorneys have proven liability and damages in auto and other motor vehicle accident cases that involve almost every kind of injury, including but not limited to the following injuries:

  • Amputations due to crush injuries;
  • Brain damage and closed head injuries;
  • Burns and scarring;
  • Death;
  • Fractures;
  • Soft tissue injuries; and
  • Spinal cord injury and paralysis. 

Motor vehicle accident cases involving severe injuries or complex medical issues often involve complex forms of accident recreation evidence that are often the subject of dispute among experts. To prevail in these cases, you must have trial attorneys who can explain these issues to judges, juries, arbitrators, and mediators in a way that is both simple and compelling.

We have access to trial presentation technology, as well as accident reconstruction experts and medical experts that can educate a decision-maker about the critical and pivotal issues in a case. We also know how to uncover information about a defendant’s driving records, or vehicle maintenance history, and often we can pull information from a vehicle’s “black box,” which provides critical information regarding the vehicle at the time of impact.

With regard to technology, we can and have successfully utilized:

  • Accident recreation software and computer-generated animations;
  • High-definition photos, movies and videos;
  • Models of vehicles, accident sites, and body parts in three dimensions;
  • Full screen images of ultrasound, x-ray, MRI, CAT-scan, PET-scan or other images; and
  • Other state-of-the-art technological presentations.

Our clients come to us during times of intense personal crisis, instability, and financial burden. As attorneys we take this responsibility very seriously because we know that our clients are depending upon us to resolve their cases quickly and fairly.

At Jones Kelleher we believe that a team-oriented approach allows us to deliver the best results to our clients. We evaluate each potential case as a team, using our collective knowledge to examine the facts and determine what course of action is best for you and your family. Your trial team will include at least two attorneys who have successful track records handling similar cases. Nurses and paralegals experienced in automotive accident injuries support our attorneys and help prepare your case for trial.

We consider our clients to be the most valuable members of our team. As a client, you will receive frequent status updates on the progress of your claim and you can always communicate with a team member who is familiar with your case.


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