Have you been found “at-fault” in an auto accident?
Have you received the MA surcharge notice?
If so, this means the insurance company found you more than 50% at-fault and paid out more than $500 in damages.
Less than $2,000 in damages results in a 3 point (minor accident) surcharge, more than $2,000 results in a 4 point (major accident) surcharge.
If you believe you were not more than 50% at-fault in the accident, then we recommend you appeal the surcharge.
Unlike insurance companies, the Board of Appeal takes into account contributing factors, such as: road condition (icy, wet, snow-covered), visibility, other vehicle erratic driving, etc.
The Board of Appeal tells us it is presently taking about 9 months before consumers receive the hearing date. The cost to appeal is a non-refundable $50.
Once the hearing date is received you can: appear in person, submit a written statement, or select someone to appear on your behalf.
Appeal hearings are scheduled in: Boston, Brockton, Peabody, Plymouth, Somerville, Springfield, Waltham, or Worcester.
Call us or e-mail us to discuss.