After years of helping people injured in accidents and their families we understand how traumatic, stressful, and complicated accidents can be. Accidents can result in injuries that range from soft tissue to severe injuries that require surgery. Regardless how serious the injury, accidents can really complicate life. Some of our past injury clients miss time at work, are left without a car, and are unable to care for their home and family. In Massachusetts, accident victims can take legal action against the carless and negligent parties that caused the accident and injuries.
Massachusetts Laws on Injury Cases
While most states have similar personal injury laws, they do vary in some respects. Negligence is the basic law that covers accident claims and cases in Massachusetts. Whether the injury is suffered in a car accident, slip and fall, or other type of incident, the main issue is establishing that another person or party was carless and that their carelessness caused the injuries. Proving that another person was negligent is not always easy. It is often a contested issue and can make accident cases rather complex. For example, the other person involved may claim that the injured person was carless and caused his or her own injury. Liability is also tough to establish when there are more than two persons involved in an accident. Often, everyone is pointing the finger at the other person. For these reasons, an experience lawyer should be consulted.
Additionally, damages is another aspect of Massachusetts personal injury law. Knowledge of the laws of damages together with experience handling personal injury cases results in knowing what types of damages to pursue and how much financial compensation to seek.
What are Common Accident Cases
Some of the most common types of accident cases that an injured person should speak with a lawyer about include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
In these situations, you should consult with an attorney before you speak to adjusters from the insurance companies, before you sign any forms, or make any statements to the other party’s lawyers or insurance company.
What an Experienced Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer can do for You
Speaking with a personal injury lawyer, who is experienced and knowledgeable in handling accident cases, can be one of the most important decisions an accident victim can make. An experienced injury attorney can properly evaluate a case on both issues of liability and damages. They can investigate how the accident happened, find and speak to witnesses, and protect the accident victim’s rights. Also, an attorney can deal with the insurance companies, who undoubtedly will be bombarding accident victims with phone calls and letters. Most importantly, an experienced lawyer will educate their clients on the injury claim process and explain how the cases are filed and what the legal strategy will be in pursuing the maximum amount of damages possible.