Cape Cod Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury Lawyer in Cape Cod

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.

Keys to Winning a Cape Cod 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:

Negligence

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.

Strict Liability

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.

Reckless Misconduct

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 victim can sometimes recover punitive damages.

Comparative Negligence

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

Damages

Compensation awarded to victims and families who are injured because of the misconduct of another person or company. Under Massachusetts law, damages include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Scarring
  • Physical Pain
  • Mental Suffering
  • Permanent Impairment
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Loss of Spousal Consortium

In wrongful death cases, additional punitive damages are sometimes awarded to the victim’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.

Some of the types of personal injury and wrongful death cases we handle include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Passenger and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death

We’ve helped clients who have suffered from the following kinds of injuries:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Joint Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Back Injury
  • Neck Injury
  • Bone Fractures and Dislocations
  • Birth Defects
  • Birth Related Injury
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Scars
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Mental Anguish
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Other Psychological/Emotional Conditions
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Fire-related Injury
  • Permanent Crippling Injury
  • Less Severe Permanent Injury

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.

You can reach us by phone at (508) 477-7100. Or if you prefer, complete our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.

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