Boston Personal Injury
Boston Personal Injury Lawyers
Injured in Boston? We Want to Help You Recover.
DiBella Law Offices, P.C., understands that any accident is traumatic and can easily become overwhelming. What first appeared to be a minor or insignificant injury can have a life-altering impact on you, as well as your entire family. As the initial shock begins to subside, additional worries set in, such as mounting medical bills from Mass General, loss of income, property damage and expenses, as well as the cost of long-term care. Or even, in some cases, the senseless loss of a loved one.
If your injury was caused by another person’s carelessness, our team of Boston personal injury attorneys are waiting to put their expertise to work for you to ensure that you are fully compensated for your losses. One call to (617) 870-0907 is all you need to schedule your free consultation at our Boston office, 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor.
Understanding a Boston Personal Injury Claim
Boston operates under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which states that anyone who contributed to your injuries in any way can be held liable in a personal injury claim. This means that you have a right to be compensated by the driver who hit you, the owner of a property at which you slipped and fell, the maker of a dangerous product that injured you, or even the owner of the dog that bit you.
A personal injury case is decided based on the "duty of care" of the defendant, a legal concept that a person should exercise reasonable caution in his or her actions to ensure that others are not hurt. So if a property at One Canal was in disrepair and you fell, a driver was not paying attention and hit you crossing Boylston Street, or a dog was running loose in Boston Common and bit you, you may have a personal injury claim to pursue.
If the responsible party is found to be at fault for your injuries, you can expect to be compensated for your medical bills pertaining to the injury and, in many cases, lost wages. In some cases you can also seek compensation for the cost of care that you required during the healing process, and other damages.
What About Catastrophic Injuries?
Any injury that will impact the rest of your life is called a catastrophic injury. This can be the loss of a limb, nerve damage or paralysis, a spine injury, loss of sight or hearing, or a traumatic brain injury. In most catastrophic injury cases, the victim will never recover to a point where he or she can return to work or even live independently and care for himself or herself. Not only are the medical bills associated with a catastrophic injury substantial, but the cost of a lifetime of care must also be considered when seeking compensation.
A personal injury claim for catastrophic injuries can include medical bills for care, ongoing treatment, and therapy, as well as long-term assisted living. The victim can also seek lost wages based on the potential income that he or she would have earned. In addition, the victim can seek compensation if alterations are needed to make his or her home accessible. Also, the victim can seek compensation for pain and suffering as well as diminished quality of life.
Facing a catastrophic injury is overwhelming. And that is the main reason why it is imperative that you seek experienced legal representation. Our Boston personal injury attorneys have years of experience understanding the challenges that a victim is going to face right after the incident as well as in the years to come.
Don’t Face Insurance Companies Alone – Get a Lawyer Who Can Help
As the victim, you will probably be contacted by an insurance company whose client is at fault for your injuries. The adjusters will appear to be concerned for your well-being and will promise to "take care" of you. But never forget that insurance companies are businesses and their goal is to make a profit, not to look out for your rights. The documentation and negotiation process can take a great deal of time and energy, and the insurance company is hoping that you will get tired and settle for a small percentage of what you are actually owed.
However, the legal team at the DiBella Law Offices, P.C., will work diligently to ensure that you get full compensation for your injuries and your loss. We know Boston and her courts, and we’ve handled hundreds of cases just like yours. Call (617) 870-0907 to talk to a Boston attorney about your case. We provide professional legal representation so that you can focus on your recovery.