Serious Accidents at Worcester-Area Schools
The Worcester area is home to almost a dozen colleges and universities. Students come from the surrounding counties and from out of state to attend Holy Cross, Worcester State, Becker College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and other institutions of higher learning.
Whether they live on campus or off campus, college students are vulnerable to car accidents and other injury-causing incidents to the same extent as the rest of the population. In some instances, college students may be more vulnerable to certain kinds of accidents.
- The high incidence of drinking at some colleges may cause higher numbers of drunk-driving accidents that injure passengers, pedestrians or other drivers.
- The high number of pedestrians and bicyclists on college campuses may cause a higher number of accidents in which pedestrians or bicyclists are hit by cars.
- Statistically, drivers with less experience on the roads are more likely to get into car accidents.
Working With Students to Recover Compensation After Serious Injuries
Since 1981, personal injury attorney Charles M. Giacoppe has fought for the rights of injured people to receive fair financial compensation after injuries caused by the negligence of another person.
With the support of an able and professional staff, Mr. Giacoppe uses his investigative and negotiation skills to achieve the best possible settlement in each personal injury case we work on.
Working With Parents and Students: Students who are over the age of 18 have the right to control the privacy and strategy of their legal representation. However, with the student's permission, we are able to engage parents in joint informational and strategy sessions. We tailor our representation to fit the needs of each unique client.
From the perspective of a personal injury lawyer, injury cases involving students are usually similar to personal injury cases involving any kind of victim. For example, in car accident cases, we must still process claims under the Massachusetts' no-fault insurance laws while seeking additional compensation from the at-fault driver.
Sometimes, a student who is an accident victim may still be covered under his or her parents' car or medical insurance policies. In these cases, we coordinate receipt of benefits between the no-fault insurance policy and the health care insurance policy. We serve as the go-between so that benefits are awarded to the accident victim as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Free Initial Consultation · Contingency Basis for Attorneys' Fees
Make an appointment to consult directly with an experienced personal injury lawyer after an accident or other incident that caused serious injury. Initial consultations are always free, and we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until we achieve a settlement or receive a court judgment on your behalf.
Call toll free 508-757-2738 or use our online contact form.