What you need to know about personal injury claims
Three years. That’s the amount of time you generally have under Massachusetts Law from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. In addition to the general three year Massachusetts Statute of Limitations, there may be additional notification deadlines if, for example, your personal injury claim is against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a Massachusetts state agency or a municipality. That’s why it’s important to hire a lawyer as soon as possible if you’ve been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Let me focus on your legal claim while you focus on your medical treatment and getting better. I can help you file a claim against those who harmed you. As a Boston personal injury lawyer, I can help you recover financially for your injury-related medical expenses, lost wages, impairment to earning capacity, scarring or disfigurement and pain and suffering.
The focus of any personal injury claim is negligence and damages. Negligence is simply a technical legal term that means who was legally at fault for causing you injury. Damages means the legal harm that you suffered due to someone else’s negligence. There are two basic types of damages: Special Damages (also called Economic Damages) and General Damages (also called Non-Economic Damages).
Special Damages include any quantifiable damages that can be added up such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, impairment to earning capacity.
General Damages include pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life such as sporting activities or recreational hobbies that you can no longer do because of your injury.
As your personal injury lawyer, I will investigate your case to identify all the negligent parties who may be legally responsible for your injury. My investigation will determine: Who didn’t do his duty? Who didn’t ensure that the premises met the applicable safety codes? Who operated a car negligently causing serious personal injury to you or your loved one.
I’ll thoroughly examine and develop all the evidence in order to prove negligence and damages. When necessary, I’ll hire private investigators, safety code experts, engineers, medical experts, vocational experts and economists to help build the strongest case possible in order to get you the compensation that you deserve. You pay nothing unless I recover money damages for you by settlement or court judgment.
The Law Office of John J. Sheehan, a Boston personal injury law firm, handles cases including:
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If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, on the road or on the go, benefit from the advice of an experienced Boston personal injury attorney. I work hard to protect your rights and help you claim the damages you deserve.
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