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Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in an accident in Massachusetts you came to the right place for legal help. Massachusetts personal injury lawyer Christopher Earley has achieved millions of dollars in settlements for his clients since 2004.
- We do not get paid unless your case settles
- The law only gives you a limited amount of time so you must act take swift action to protect your rights
- Consultations are always completely free of charge at our office
- We are experienced, trustworthy, aggressive, and very easy to talk to
Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer FAQ’s
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury law revolves around injury and death caused by negligence. This area of law includes motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, wrongful death, and all other injury cases. Personal injury law is designed to financially compensate injury victims for all damages and losses they suffer stemming from the negligence of someone else. Personal injury law is a branch of civil law.
Do I have a case?
It depends. Is the other party at fault? Are you at fault? Did you sustain injuries arising from the accident? If liability can be established against the other party, and you were injured, then you probably have a case worth pursuing.
How long does the process take?
When you are finished with your medical treatment is a good time to open a dialogue with the insurance company about a possible settlement. Some cases take months, some take years, but the average case takes roughly 6 months to settle, from the date of the injury.
How long do I have to bring a claim?
Most Massachusetts personal injury cases have a 3-year statute of limitations, but some have a shorter, or longer limitations period. If you think you have a case it is best to take prompt action to hire a qualified Massachusetts personal injury lawyer.
How much is my case worth?
Each case is different, but factors that are considered in case valuation are whether or not liability or fault can be established against the other party; how much your medical bills total; how long your medical treatment lasted for; whether you lost wages; whether you suffered any permanent injuries, etc.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of cases do settle, but sometimes lawsuits are necessary. Even after a lawsuit is filed a case can still settle. Trial is always a possibility, but it is really only a remote possibility. I am a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer that has experience going to court and trying cases in front of juries.
What is negligence?
Negligence is failing to act reasonably in a situation and causing injury to someone as a direct result.
How are you paid?
We do not collect a legal fee unless we recover compensation for you. That is called a contingency fee.
What To Do After A Massachusetts Personal Injury Accident
If you had a personal injury accident in Massachusetts, there are some important steps you should take to protect your rights. What is best to do after the accident really depends on the type of case. Regardless of the type of accident, it is wise to take photos after the accident in order to visually document scene of the accident. Take photographs too of your injuries.
If there were any witnesses to the accident, it is wise to collect their full contact information. For Massachusetts car accident cases, contact your car insurance company, but don’t speak with the other driver’s insurance company. Lastly, contact an experienced Boston personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive full compensation for your injuries.
Common Injuries From Boston Personal Injury Accidents
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Broken Bones (Fractures)
- Shoulder Injuries
- Leg Injuries
- Arm Injuries
- Hand and Wrist Injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- All Other Injury Claims Handled
The Personal Injury Claim Process
Once you have hired your personal injury lawyer, the first step is for the attorney to investigate what happened and who is responsible. Investigators may be utilized to secure witness statements. Letters of representation will be sent to insurance companies, and if necessary, to the property owner where the accident happened. Requests for medical records and medical bills will be sent to your medical providers. Accident photos and injury photos will be secured.
A settlement demand package will be sent to the insurance company. The insurance company generally has 30 days from receipt each the demand package to make an offer. Your personal injury lawyer and the insurance adjuster will enter into settlement negotiations. If a settlement is reached the case will be over. If a settlement is not reached lawsuit will need to be filed. The case very well may settle. If it does not the case will go to trial.
Why You Should Choose Us As Your Boston Personal Injury Lawyers
- We give you personal representation from start to finish for your personal injury case
- We will always return your phone calls
- You will be updated on the status of your case
- We will work tirelessly to maximize the benefits which you are entitled to
- We have many years of experience successfully investigating, litigating, trying, and settling all types of personal injury cases.
Massachusetts Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Contact Our Boston Injury Attorneys Today
Contact us now to get started. When you call you reach me directly, even on nights and weekends. Find out more about us and how we can help you. We are a Boston, Massachusetts personal injury law firm that goes above and beyond for our clients. Call today to learn more.
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