Posts made in August 2015

No car accident injury case is insignificant

If you have been injured in a car accident, your life has likely become much more complicated and stressful. In addition to recovering from your injuries and paying for medical expenses, you probably have many questions about your rights as a car accident victim. It is possible that the very people whom you most expect to provide you with assistance have written your case off without much of a second thought, leaving you confused and alone in the face of a tragic accident.

For some, car accident claims are a matter of risk versus reward. They view the facts of the case, the extent of the injuries, and they decide whether or not compensation is even worth pursuing. In many of these cases, you may not receive the help you need if the potential payout is particularly low, but we pride ourselves on putting personal care above financial gain.

The most important thing for our law firm is helping people seek justice for terrible accidents in which they were not at fault. As a result, their lives are unfairly chaotic and difficult. What this means for you is that it does not matter whether your injuries are serious or minor, whether your property damage is extensive or not. The only thing that matters is proving that you were the victim of a car accident.

There are many different ways to establish fault in a car accident, ranging from eyewitness testimony to forensic analysis and even to accident reconstruction. If you have been injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, please visit our Web page to learn how we can help you with your personal injury claim, even if your claim has been rejected by others.

A more simple approach to product liability

If you are injured by a defective product, you likely have many questions about your rights and what you can expect from a product liability lawsuit. Many people will meet with an attorney in order to discuss their case because attorneys can provide legal expertise and also help you hold the right party responsible for your injuries to get the compensation you deserve. But like many lawsuits, product liability cases are complex.

While consulting with an attorney can help you move forward with a product liability claim, attorneys can only make use of the facts and information they are aware of. Depending on the severity of your injury and the other circumstances surrounding it, you may have a hard time providing or remembering all of the necessary information. You may wish to fill out a product injury questionnaire that can help jog your memory.

Filling out this questionnaire is not only an excellent way to help you record important information regarding you case, but also a useful document to have on hand when meeting with an attorney. Simply handing such a questionnaire to your attorney can help jump-start your case and help your legal team have a better understanding of what your case entails.

As useful as this questionnaire can be, there is more to a product liability case than filling out a document. For example, each state has different laws regarding personal injuries such as product liability cases, which is another reason that consulting with an attorney is in your best interests. If you live in Massachusetts and you have been injured by a defective product, it is highly recommended that you seek out an attorney who is familiar with Massachusetts law.

Faulty smoke detectors can lead to injury

When most people think of premises liability issues, they imagine slipping and falling on someone else’s property. While such injuries are certainly among the most common types of premises liability, they are not the only types. Dangerous or negligent property conditions can lead to all manner of hazardous conditions or health risks, such as head injuries or injuries from fire, as well as burn injuries or smoke damage to lungs.

Fire injury may not seem like a great risk to most people, but there are many property conditions that can lead to a fire such as an electrical surge, overheating appliances or another person leaving a candle or fire unattended. Even though most of us are aware of these risks, we do not generally concern ourselves with them because we have different tools in place to minimize the risks. Surge protectors help to keep our electric wires and cords from catching fire, and smoke detectors help us to notice fires before it is too late.

If these tools fail due to a defect or being improperly installed by a landlord, you could be compensated for any injuries you suffer because of a fire. If you live in an apartment for example and the apartment managers or maintenance workers fail to properly install the smoke detector, you could be entitled to compensation for their negligence. If the smoke detector is properly installed, but still fails to notify you of a fire hazard because the product is defective, you could also be entitled to compensation.

No matter what type of injury you suffer, if you suffer it on someone else’s property or due to someone else’s negligence, it is worth consulting with an attorney about your legal options. Successfully proving that someone else was responsible for your injury could lead to compensation for the injury. If you have been injured on someone else’s property in Massachusetts, please visit our webpage to learn how we can help you file a claim.

Multivehicle accident occurs in Massachusetts

There are many different factors regarding how a motor vehicle accident can affect the drivers involved, including the size of the vehicles involved, the number of vehicles involved and even the weather conditions as the accident occurred. Even the most minor of accidents can cause devastating injuries or be fatal, but when there are multiple vehicles involved in an accident, there is an even greater chance that there will be serious damage to those involved.

A three-car accident occurred recently in Massachusetts, the details of which are currently rather scarce. What is known for certain is that MedFlight was called to the scene of the accident, indicating that at least one individual is suffering from serious injuries. Some reports claim that a severe head injury was suffered by an elderly man, but these reports are unconfirmed. A reconstruction team was on-site shortly after the accident to try to gain a better understanding of how the accident occurred.

It is difficult to determine based on the reported information just how serious the accident is and how many injuries occurred, but it is hard to imagine that a three-car accident in which MedFlight was called is not cause for concern. An investigation will likely determine who was at fault in the accident.

If you are ever injured in a car accident of any kind, there will likely be a similar investigation because determining fault is very important in the aftermath of an accident, especially if one of the injured drivers attempts to file a claim. If you are injured in a car accident, you may wish to consider enlisting the aid of an attorney. Legal assistance cannot only help you with your claim, but also conduct a private investigation if you believe that the official investigation comes to an incorrect conclusion.

Source: Tewksbury Patch, “One Person Seriously Injured in Main Street Crash,” Liz Taurasi, July 27, 2015