An accident can happen in seconds, and the end result can alter the course of your life entirely. According to the Massachusetts Department of Health, unintentional injuries accounted for 74% of hospital stays for the latest reporting year. That is a lot of incidents that could have been avoided or were caused by the negligence of another party. When you become injured you may be confused about your next steps. An accident scene can be chaotic but it is important to remember to seek immediate medical attention. Once you have, you should then contact a Worcester personal injury attorney from Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C.
Personal injury covers a wide range of areas, with the most common one being car accidents. Other common personal injury cases are:
There are many other personal injury claims that fall under this umbrella. This list is only meant to provide examples. If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to seek medical attention and then contact a Worcester personal injury attorney.
Injuries are not specific to particular accidents and you can suffer a severe injury from even the smallest incident. A slip and fall, for example, is not an incident you would expect to cause severe injury but if your head lands the wrong way on the pavement, you can suffer a traumatic brain injury. Other possible injuries that can be caused by an accident are:
You may experience other injuries that are not listed here. It is important to receive medical attention at the scene and to document any injuries and treatment.
One of the biggest questions that accident victims have is, who will pay for all of this? Without the right legal representation, the answer could be you. When a negligent party causes you harm, they should be held liable for their actions. You should not be left to foot the bill for:
Do not let the insurance companies lowball you, work with a seasoned Worcester injury lawyer.
We understand that you may be in shock or unable to collect any evidence at the scene, which is why it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. There is a three-year statute of limitations for all personal injury claims in Massachusetts. This means you have three years from the date of the incident to file a claim. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to obtain a favorable outcome. Your Worcester personal injury lawyer will need to collect evidence on your behalf and have documentation from all of your doctors. This is easier the sooner you contact our firm for a case review.