Franklin Town, MA Personal Injury Lawyer

Getting Injured is never part of anyone’s plan. Even people who work more dangerous jobs or participate in activities with a higher-than-average chance of injury may plan for that eventuality, but it is generally always a surprise when it happens. When you are badly hurt, you may rack up hefty medical expenses and require long-term care and physical therapy to recover. Moreover, the mental toll that such injuries can exact is often immense, especially if you were formerly an active person and can no longer participate in doing things you loved or even complete mundane tasks on your own.

When you are hurt, you need effective legal counsel fighting for you. Our attorneys know personal injury cases inside and out and know we have the professionalism and drive to fight for you all the way to the finish line. We can gather evidence, talk to relevant parties, and argue on your behalf in court.

To get in touch with our personal injury lawyers and receive a free case review, contact the Law Office of John J. Sheehan by calling (617) 925-6407.

Injuries Our Attorneys Can Assist You with in Franklin Town, MA

The legal sphere of “personal injury” covers a lot of different things. At our firm, our personal injury lawyers can assist you with many different claims, including:

Car Accidents

Many personal injury lawsuits arise from car crashes on Massachusetts roads. Motorists have varying levels of skill, experience, and, to put it bluntly, regard for the law. Accordingly, driver negligence often results in serious accidents and serious injuries.

Truck Crashes

Truck collisions involving 18-wheelers and other big-rig vehicles are incredibly dangerous because of their mass. That weight can often overpower safety features in ordinary cars, SUVs, or pickup trucks. Pedestrians are even worse off. Accordingly, you can sue for financial compensation based on serious injuries sustained in a truck accident.

Bus Accidents

Like truck accidents, bus crashes are also very dangerous in part because buses are very heavy. Additionally, bus crashes have a greater likelihood of hurting multiple people because of their role as a transportation service.

Premises Liability

Motor vehicle accidents are not all that we can help you with. If you were injured on someone else’s property because you slipped, fell, or for any other reason, we can also help you with that claim.

Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for parties that may enter them. When they fail to do this, it can be considered negligent under the law, and you can get damages based on any injuries you receive.

Work Injuries

You may be able to file a personal injury claim if you were injured while working. However, there are some specific rules that can limit the circumstances in which this is an option. Depending on how your injuries took place, you may have to deal with navigating Workers’ Compensation claims as well as a lawsuit, so it is a good idea to speak to our personal injury lawyers in detail about this kind of claim.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Sadly, many serious injuries result in someone’s death. When that happens, their loved ones can file a wrongful death action in court. These lawsuits are meant to provide financial compensation to try and mitigate the deceased’s absence in some capacity.

Wrongful death claims have some rules that are different from other personal injury cases, so you should talk to our attorneys about your particular situation.

The Statute of Limitations in Franklin Town, MA Personal Injury Cases

You cannot wait forever to file your personal injury claim in Massachusetts. The law gives you three years from the time you are injured to file a lawsuit under Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 260, § 2A. Once more than three years have passed, you cannot be awarded damages because courts will not hear your case.

These kinds of laws are called statutes of limitations, and the time period will be different for different claims and even criminal conduct. Statutes of limitations are important because they ensure cases are brought in a timely fashion when the facts are still relatively fresh in the minds of everyone involved. However, that does mean you need to act quickly and contact legal counsel to file your claim as soon as possible.

How We Can Help You in a Franklin Town, MA Personal Injury Case

Our attorneys can assist you in many different ways besides simply going to trial. While you focus on recovering from the injuries you received, our lawyers can talk to medical professionals, witnesses, auto shops, and anyone else that may have information regarding your injuries in order to build a strong case based on a good foundation of evidence.

Another thing our lawyers can do for you is to talk to parties that may not have your best interest at heart on your behalf. Namely, we can talk to opposing counsel. The other side’s lawyer may try to reach out to you for information, and they will absolutely ask you questions in a deposition. Our lawyers can ensure that you are not tripped up and accidentally misrepresent yourself to opposing counsel.

Additionally, we can negotiate with insurance companies. Although Massachusetts is a “no-fault” state where insurance automatically pays for covered accidents, insurance companies may try to find ways to avoid providing coverage. We will ensure that you are treated fairly by insurance companies and get the coverage you need.

Of course, our attorneys can also provide competent and effective legal representation in a court of law, fighting at trial for the damages you are entitled to after an accident.

Have Our Franklin Town, MA Personal Injury Lawyers Review Your Claim Today

The Law Office of John J. Sheehan’s personal injury lawyers are ready to give free case analyses when you contact us at (617) 925-6407.