If you have been found more than 50% at-fault in a Massachusetts auto accident and over $500 was paid out then you have probably received a MA Auto Accident Surcharge Notice.
If you feel you were less than 50% at-fault in the accident, www.Massautoquote.com recommends you immediately write down all the reasons you feel you were less than 50% at-fault. Write down all factors that contributed to the accident including, perhaps, road conditions, visibility, other party’s driving etc.
If you have not received a Surcharge Notice you can contact your independent, MA insurance agent or contact the Merit Rating Board.
– File your appeal within 30 days of the surcharge date. If not, you must obtain a late appeal from the Merit Rating Board.
– Submit $50 (non-refundable) payable to the Commonwealth of MA/ Board of Appeal.
The Board of Appeal tells us it is presently taking about eight months to schedule hearings.