We rarely think about or appreciate the various aspects of our physical and emotional health. Personal injury can change that mindset instantly. If you’ve experienced such an event, it may devastatingly impact your ability to work, reducing your earning potential. In addition, new limitations on your body and mind can bring great stress lasting for years.
When personal injury comes from the actions of someone else, insurance companies rush in and pressure you to accept a settlement. It’s simple yet critical to remember that claims representatives work for insurance companies, not for you. Do not sign anything they give you without talking with an experienced and successful Cape Cod personal injury attorney first.
For more than 30 years we have successfully served people in and around Cape Cod who have been injured by others. Our only concern is your best interest. So, the first thing that happens when we talk for the first time is a lot of listening on our part. We want to know everything that happened from your point of view, and how it’s affecting you.
You might like to know more about what it takes in Massachusetts to win a personal injury case.
We must prove that your injuries were caused by someone else’s careless or reckless actions. Here are some of the more common and important things to know about personal injury law:
Means failing to use reasonable care. It means someone else acted carelessly or failed to act when they should have. Even if the other person had no intention of causing harm, they may still be responsible for damages. Many times, the other person has insurance covering negligence through their car, home or other general liability policy.
This comes into play most often with products that cause injury. The case goes against the people or company that manufactured and/or supplied the dangerous product. It also applies to dog attack claims against dog owners.
This is just what it sounds like. A person recklessly harms another person causing injury or death. If the action brought death, the family of the deceased may recover punitive damages.
This means the person who was injured contributed to the hurt inflicted. When an injured person is found to be comparatively negligent, that settlement amount awarded is smaller than it would have been if the other party had been completely at fault
Compensation awarded to you and families who are injured because of the misconduct of another person or company. Under Massachusetts law, damages include:
In wrongful death cases, additional punitive damages are sometimes 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.
We’ve helped clients who have suffered from the following kinds of injuries:
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.