Personal injury may affect your activities of daily living and your ability to work, resulting in loss of enjoyment of life and diminished earning capacity. In addition, these limitations may cause mental suffering and anguish.
After an injury occurs you may face financial uncertainty and may be pressured to accept a settlement from an insurance company that does not have your best interests in mind. Do not sign anything without talking with an experienced and successful Cape Cod personal injury attorney first.
For more than 30 years the Snow Law Firm has successfully represented people on Cape Cod who have been injured by others. Schedule a consultation today. If you are hospitalized or incapacitated, call (508) 477-7100 and Attorney Snow will arrange to meet with you.
You might like to know more about what it takes in Massachusetts to win a personal injury case.
The foundational elements of Tort law (an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability) are as follows: Duty, Breach, Causation and Damages.
Duty of Care – a legal obligation which is imposed upon an individual to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any act that could foreseeably harm others.
Breach of Duty of Care – occurs when a individual’s conduct fails to meet an applicable standard of care.
A causal relationship between things, one thing is responsible for causing the other thing – meaning, the car crash is responsible for causing your injuries.
The harm or loss that results from a breach of the duty of cared owed, and/or the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of the duty of care owed.
The failure to use reasonable care – meaning what the reasonable person of ordinary prudence would do or would not do under similar circumstances. This is true even if the negligent party had no intention of causing harm.
This generally applies to dog related injury claims against dog owners. It also applies to product liability claims. If you use a product as intended and it causes injury, you will not have to prove negligent design or manufacture.
This means the person who was injured, contributed to causing the injury. Contributory negligence shall not bar recovery and any damages allowed shall be diminished in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to the plaintiff. In Massachusetts, however, if an injured party is more than 50% at fault, no damages can be recovered.
Compensation awarded to you, your spouse, significant other, partner or child who are injured because of the negligence of another person or company includes the following:
In wrongful death cases, if the negligent party’s conduct arises to gross negligence, or is determined to be willful or reckless, punitive damages can be awarded to the deceased’s family.
There is a lot at stake in personal injury and wrongful death cases. The opposing side does their best to pay as little as possible. After being injured, it’s natural that you feel more emotional than before. This is when the insurance team tries to get you to make a decision. Remember, be sure to make major decisions with expert advice from someone who shares your best interests. Refuse to sign any settlement or accept money that releases the other person from responsibility until we talk together.
There is a limited time frame to file a personal injury case in Massachusetts called the Statute of Limitations. If you’ve been injured or believe a wrongful death of a family member occurred, contact us today.
Attorney Snow takes personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means he does not receive a fee unless he successfully secures a settlement, award, or jury verdict on your behalf. You will not have to pay any upfront costs and will not be charged for out-of-pocket expenses until your case is resolved.
If you, your spouse, significant other, partner or child has been injured on Cape Cod, call the Snow Law Firm today at (508) 477-7100. Or, if you prefer, complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch to schedule a free consultation.
From his office in Mashpee, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties.