Legal Representation for Accident Victims in the Boston AreaMass Injury Group provides aggressive legal representation in personal injury lawsuits, as well as workers’ compensation claims and Social Security Disability claims. Attorney Michael O. Smith and his legal team have over 40 years of combined legal experience helping accident victims pursue compensation in connection with car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and other accidents. He is dedicated to providing vigorous representation to each client, looking at each case carefully to determine what the appropriate remedies may be. As a Boston workers’ compensation lawyer, he also considers whether it may be possible to obtain workers’ compensation or SSDI benefits under the circumstances.
Personal InjuryMost personal injury lawsuits are rooted in the concept of negligence. To establish negligence, you must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care, they failed to meet the duty of care, and this caused the accident. A modified comparative negligence rule applies in Massachusetts, which means that your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault for the accident, if any. However, if you were 50% or more at fault, you will be barred from recovering damages. This is one area in which retaining an experienced attorney can make a big difference. You have three years to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Massachusetts after the date of an accident.