Bridgewater Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury cases are among the most frequently filed civil claims. This is likely because personal injury law is a broad field spanning numerous accidents and injuries. A lawyer can assist you in assessing your claims and preparing your lawsuit.
Numerous injuries might be considered personal injuries, and different lawyers might handle different types of claims. Our team has experience with quite a few areas of personal injury claims, including auto accidents, construction injuries, product liability, medical malpractice, and others. If you experienced a personal injury, you should get medical attention immediately, report your injuries to the police, and speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Damages in personal injury claims differ based on the severity of injuries, the extent of financial costs, and the magnitude of emotional turmoil. In many cases, damages are substantial. Contact a lawyer about getting started on your claims soon, as the statute of limitations on your claims might already be counting down to the deadline.
Call our personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of John J. Sheehan at (617) 925-6407 and schedule a free, confidential evaluation of your case.
Cases and Claims Our Bridgewater Personal Injury Lawyers Have Handled
One of the most important reasons to meet with an attorney about your personal injury case is to determine the precise nature of your claims. Personal injury cases can involve a whole host of accidents, incidents, and injuries. Many cases involve unintentional negligence, but some are based on intentional actions and might be connected to criminal proceedings. Below are some of the cases our team has handled:
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Product Liability
- Pedestrian Collisions
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Falls
- Injuries in the Workplace
- Truck Accidents
Working with an attorney who has experience with your specific claim is crucial. Since the field of personal injury law is so vast, there are numerous laws, regulations, and procedures that might apply to different cases, and you need an attorney familiar with the laws that apply to your case.
Steps to Take After Experiencing a Personal Injury in Bridgewater
Being injured can be a frightening experience, and many people are so overwhelmed that they do not know what to do next. Your first step and primary concern should be on getting medical attention. You should also contact the police and report your injuries. Once you are safe and on the road to recovery, reach out to a lawyer to discuss potential legal action and compensation.
As mentioned before, injuries can vary greatly depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, two plaintiffs might be injured in different car accidents, but one plaintiff has minor injuries, and the other is catastrophically injured. Regardless of how bad you believe your injuries are, you should call 911 and get emergency responders sent to your location. Usually, 911 dispatchers will also send the police to your location to help you.
If your situation does not constitute an emergency, you might be able to drive yourself to the hospital. If that is the case, you should still reach out to the police on your own to report your injuries, even if they are minor. Even if there are no possible criminal charges, having a police report about your accident may help legitimize your claims. Having medical and police records of your case may significantly help us when our personal injury attorneys prepare your lawsuit.
After getting emergency medical care and speaking to the police, you should contact a lawyer about filing a lawsuit. If a lawsuit is not the best course of action, your attorney can help you look into other legal options.
What Your Damages Might Be Worth in a Bridgewater Personal Injury Case
Damages in personal injury claims should represent your losses and injuries, financial and otherwise. Injuries tend to come with a variety of costs, and those costs should be factored into your damages calculations. However, certain damages do not cost plaintiffs money but take a physical or emotional toll.
As briefly discussed before, accidents and injuries tend to lead to medical bills. Even for minor injuries and minimal treatment, hospital bills can be drastic. Even people with insurance might have a hard time paying their insurance co-pay or high deductibles.
Property damage is another major component of economic losses in personal injury claims. For example, after a car crash, you can claim the value of your damaged vehicle. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident and dropped your expensive laptop computer when you fell, you can claim the cost to replace it.
You should also consider the money you would have earned from your job if you had not been injured. Injury victims often take significant time off from work, losing valuable income in the process. We can help you calculate how much income you missed out on because of your injuries and add it to your total damages.
Personal injuries can cause plaintiffs serious mental anguish, physical pain, and other trauma unrelated to financial costs. Enduring these painful experiences might not have cost you any money, but you still deserve compensation for everything you have been through.
To get an idea of how valuable your damages are for pain and suffering, we should examine how your injuries affected your daily life physically and psychologically. Were you physically limited or impaired in any way? Have you encountered any permanent medical complications, disabilities, or disfigurements? Did the accident affect you psychologically? It is normal for accident victims to feel emotional turmoil after being badly hurt, and we can emphasize your experiences when we argue for compensation.
Call Our Bridgewater Personal Injury Attorneys to Discuss Your Case
Call our personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of John J. Sheehan at (617) 925-6407 and set up a free, private assessment of your claims.