Car Accidents in Burlington
Committed to Helping You Recover Your Entitled Compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a negligent party in Vermont, our Burlington car accident lawyer at Shillen & Mackall Law Office is ready to help you obtain the monetary damages necessary to cover medical bills, lost earnings, property damage, as well as pain and suffering. While you make the best possible recovery from injury, we will protect your rights and best interests throughout the claims process.
The following are the benefits of our experienced firm:
- Recovered millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of our clients
- We are available 24/7 for our clients’ needs and emergencies
- We specialize in car accident and personal injury claims
- You don’t have to pay us anything until we win your case
Vermont Car Accident Laws
In order to recover compensation for your injuries in the state, you need to prove the other party was to blame for the car accident. Even if you are partially at fault, you may still be eligible to recover damages since Vermont has modified comparative negligence law.
Basically, if you were 50 percent or less liable for your injuries, you can still recover damages. However, the court will reduce your damages in proportion to your level of fault. For instance, if you suffered $70,000 in damages, but you were 50 percent to blame for the accident, the court would award you $35,000.
Keep in mind, the state requires drivers to possess certain types and amounts of insurance coverage, which can have an impact on your options after the accident.
We handle the following types of car accidents:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Reckless driving accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Single vehicle accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber/Lyft) accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
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Our Burlington personal injury lawyer can conduct an investigation, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and guide you through the complexities of the claims process. Do not hesitate to get the legal representation necessary to get you back on your feet.
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“Dennis is an excellent lawyer and a very genuine person.”- Jane S.
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