Personal injury cases arise from the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of an individual or business entity which causes harm to a victim. The victim may seek compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and financial hardship such as lost wages, medical bills, and the stress suffered by loved ones. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer soon after the accident to see what legal rights and remedies may be available to you and your loved ones.
Mitcheson & Lee LLP represents personal injury victims who are contemplating taking legal action. The Massachusetts statute of limitations makes it so victims have a limited time frame to file their case. Failing to timely file a personal injury case prevents the victim from recovering any damages through legal action despite the severity of the incident. Our firm has the experience necessary to determine the time limit for filing your claim and to help you decide on your best course of action.
In Massachusetts, the burden of proof is on the victim to show that they have been injured by a someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Some elements of personal injury law are elaborated upon below:
Negligence is the intentional or unintentional failure to use reasonable care. Regardless of whether the act is unintentional, the defendant may still be liable and damages may be paid through auto insurance or homeowner’s insurance.
Strict liability claims apply to product liability where claims are filed against manufacturers or suppliers for their products that cause injuries and also to dog-bite claims.
Intentional or reckless misconduct is intentional or malicious that results in injury or death. In the event of death, family of victims may recover punitive damages.
Personal injury matters are complex and emotional. In some cases, the plaintiff may have also been negligent. Although this may reduce the total amount of damages awarded to the plaintiff, the plaintiff may still recover some of the damages. Anticipating and preparing for such a defense argument is especially important to maximize the victim’s recovery in a personal injury suit.
Innocent victims should not suffer because of someone else’s negligence. To pursue a personal injury claim schedule a complimentary appointment with Mitcheson & Lee LLP at: 617-933-3880.
At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, we handle a variety of personal injury cases including: