Personal injuries can have a permanent, serious impact on your life. Whether an injury is the result of an intentional act, such as an assault, or is the consequence of an accident, you have the right to demand compensation from the responsible party.
A Boston personal injury lawyer could lead the way in demanding compensation in cases involving negligence or intentional injury. They could work to ensure you understand the law, gather evidence, and author demand packages that give you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.
Most personal injuries are the result of accidents. In such cases, the at-fault party did not mean to cause any harm, but their actions did directly contribute to the injuries of the plaintiff. These cases typically allege that the defendant acted in a negligent manner—in other words, that they had a preexisting duty to protect the plaintiff and failed in that duty.
Finally, personal injury lawyers can help with workplace injuries under certain circumstances. These cases are filed under workers’ compensation laws and typically do not take place in a courtroom. Still, workers injured on the job have the right to have their medical costs covered and to collect benefits while they are out of work, and a Boston personal injury attorney could work to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
No matter the source of the injury, all personal injury claims are governed by a statute of limitations dictating how long a potential plaintiff has to file their case. As established by Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260 §2A, plaintiffs must file their claims within three years of the date of injury if they want a court to hear their personal injury case. Any failure to meet this time limit could result in the court reusing to hear the case and the defendant’s insurance company breaking off all negotiations.
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Compensation from a personal injury can cover the costs of not just medical treatment but also any economic losses or mental suffering associated with the injury. An attorney may be able to help you recover financially from at-fault defendants and their insurance companies and represent you in any necessary proceedings along the way.
The central focus of any personal injury claim is some element of physical harm. In fact, these cases cannot proceed without medical documentation of an actual physical injury. This can be something as minor and temporary as a cut or bruising, or as severe as permanent brain or spinal injuries.
A personal injury claim can demand payment for all medical costs associated with the injury, including all past care and an estimate for all future medical costs. A comprehensive claim should also take economic losses into account. If an injured plaintiff misses time at work due to their injury or is so injured that they can never work again, the claim can demand appropriate compensation for these losses of earning potential.
Finally, a claim can demand payments for any mental anguish endured in the incident. Any pain caused by the injury or loss of enjoyment of life can be the source of these damages.Meet Our Team
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