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Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers

William Keefe avatar
  • Massachusetts
Attorney William D. Keefe has been practicing as a personal injury lawyer for over twelve years. After working at another firm for over twelve years, Will Keefe...
  • Personal Injury
Attorney William D. Keefe has been practicing as a personal injury lawyer for over twelve years. After working at another firm for over twelve years, Will Keefe...
  • Personal Injury
  • Massachusetts,
  • Rhode Island
I'm Paul d'Oliveira, and my legal practice covers Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Maritime Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Products Liab...
  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Maritime Law
  • +5
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
I'm Paul d'Oliveira, and my legal practice covers Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Maritime Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Products Liab...
  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Maritime Law
  • +5
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Massachusetts
As William D. Kickham Esq., my expertise in Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claim...
  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Construction Law
  • +13
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation
As William D. Kickham Esq., my expertise in Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claim...
  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Construction Law
  • +13
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Massachusetts,
  • California,
  • Michigan,
  • +1
  • New York
I'm Kelly M. Neumann Esq., and my legal practice covers Animal & Dog Law, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Rights, Collections, Criminal Law, Divorce, Elder Law,...
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • +15
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
I'm Kelly M. Neumann Esq., and my legal practice covers Animal & Dog Law, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Rights, Collections, Criminal Law, Divorce, Elder Law,...
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • +15
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Massachusetts,
  • New Hampshire
As Robert S. Stephen, my expertise in Employment Law, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Social Security Disability, Wo...
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • +4
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
As Robert S. Stephen, my expertise in Employment Law, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Social Security Disability, Wo...
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • +4
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Massachusetts
My name is Marvin Cable, and I specialize in Business Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Communications & Internet Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Employment Law, Ent...
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • +12
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademarks
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
My name is Marvin Cable, and I specialize in Business Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Communications & Internet Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Employment Law, Ent...
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • +12
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademarks
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Massachusetts,
  • Florida,
  • Rhode Island
My name is David Tapalian, and I specialize in Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation. Working across Florida, Massachu...
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • +1
  • Workers' Compensation
My name is David Tapalian, and I specialize in Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation. Working across Florida, Massachu...
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • +1
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Massachusetts,
  • New Hampshire
I'm James Tenn Jr, and my legal practice covers Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury. Working across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, I've establishe...
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • +1
  • Family Law
I'm James Tenn Jr, and my legal practice covers Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury. Working across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, I've establishe...
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • +1
  • Family Law
  • Massachusetts,
  • Rhode Island
My name is Mark S. Buckley CFP, and I specialize in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Personal Injury. Working across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, I've established a...
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
My name is Mark S. Buckley CFP, and I specialize in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Personal Injury. Working across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, I've established a...
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Massachusetts
I'm Reza Breakstone, and my legal practice covers Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpr...
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • +6
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
I'm Reza Breakstone, and my legal practice covers Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpr...
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • +6
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Massachusetts,
  • Rhode Island
I'm Ronald J. Resmini, and my legal practice covers Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation. Working across Massach...
  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Medical Malpractic
  • +1
  • Workers' Compensation
I'm Ronald J. Resmini, and my legal practice covers Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation. Working across Massach...
  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Medical Malpractic
  • +1
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Massachusetts,
  • Connecticut,
  • Rhode Island
I'm William F. Ahern Jr., and my legal practice covers Personal Injury, Products Liability, Real Estate Law. Working across Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Is...
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
I'm William F. Ahern Jr., and my legal practice covers Personal Injury, Products Liability, Real Estate Law. Working across Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Is...
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Massachusetts
My name is Nicholas J. LaFountain, and I specialize in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury. Working across Massachusetts, I've established a r...
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • +1
  • Landlord Tenant
My name is Nicholas J. LaFountain, and I specialize in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury. Working across Massachusetts, I've established a r...
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • +1
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Massachusetts
My name is Andrew Brodie, and I specialize in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Products Liabi...
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Law
  • +4
  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
My name is Andrew Brodie, and I specialize in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Products Liabi...
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Law
  • +4
  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Massachusetts
My name is Michael J. Heineman, and I specialize in Civil Rights, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Products Liability. Working across Massachusetts, I've es...
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • +1
  • Products Liability
My name is Michael J. Heineman, and I specialize in Civil Rights, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Products Liability. Working across Massachusetts, I've es...
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • +1
  • Products Liability
  • Massachusetts,
  • Vermont
I'm David Reid, and my legal practice covers Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury. Working across Massachuse...
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • +3
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractic
I'm David Reid, and my legal practice covers Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury. Working across Massachuse...
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • +3
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Massachusetts
I'm Melissa DiBenedetto, and my legal practice covers Family Law, Landlord Tenant, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law. Working across Massach...
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • +2
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Real Estate Law
I'm Melissa DiBenedetto, and my legal practice covers Family Law, Landlord Tenant, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law. Working across Massach...
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • +2
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Real Estate Law
  • Massachusetts
My name is Andrew Fischer, and I specialize in Business Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability. Working acros...
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • +3
  • Consumer Law
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Products Liability
My name is Andrew Fischer, and I specialize in Business Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability. Working acros...
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • +3
  • Consumer Law
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Products Liability
  • Massachusetts
My name is John T. Martin, and I specialize in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability. Working across Massachusett...
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • +2
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Products Liability
My name is John T. Martin, and I specialize in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability. Working across Massachusett...
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • +2
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Products Liability

Personal Injury in Massachusetts

Massachusetts's personal injury system provides recourse for individuals who have suffered harm due to another party's negligence or wrongdoing. Navigating this legal framework effectively requires an understanding of its unique components and the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer in Massachusetts.

Overview of the Personal Injury System of Massachusetts

Personal injury law in Massachusetts is designed to address harm experienced by individuals to their body, property, reputation, or rights, and Massachusetts personal injury attorneys play a crucial role in this process. The system allows for compensation when the injured party, known as the plaintiff, can prove that the other party, referred to as the defendant, is responsible for the injury due to negligent or intentional actions.

What constitutes a personal injury?

In Massachusetts, personal injury claims can arise from various incidents including, but not limited to:

  • Vehicle accidents;
  • Medical malpractice;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Product liability;
  • Workplace injuries.

When a personal injury occurs, a personal injury attorney in Massachusetts would advise that state law stipulates a statute of limitations, which is a fixed period within which an injured individual must file a lawsuit. Generally, this period is three years from the date of the injury, though there are exceptions that can extend or shorten this timeframe.

The role of negligence

Determining negligence is a critical step for personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts handling a personal injury claim. Negligence occurs when someone fails to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to another person. A plaintiff must establish the following elements to prove negligence:

  • Duty of care: The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff.
  • Breach of duty: The defendant breached that duty by acting or failing to act.
  • Causation: The defendant's actions (or inaction) caused the plaintiff's injury.
  • Damages: The plaintiff suffered actual damages (such as physical injury or financial loss) as a result.

It's important to note that Massachusetts follows a modified comparative negligence system, a fact well understood by the best personal injury attorney Massachusetts. This means that if the plaintiff is found to be less than 51% at fault for the incident, they may still recover damages reduced by their percentage of fault. However, if the plaintiff's fault is 51% or greater, they cannot recover any compensation from other at-fault parties.

Key Aspects of Personal Injury of Massachusetts

If you're looking for a personal injury lawyer Massachusetts to assist with cases where damages are capped, it's important to know the regulations. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts imposes a cap on certain types of damages in personal injury cases. 

For example, non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases are limited to $500,000, barring exceptional circumstances that cause substantial or permanent loss. However, there is no cap on economic damages, which can include medical expenses, lost wages, and the costs associated with long-term care or disability. Consulting with a personal injury attorney Massachusetts can provide more specific guidance tailored to your situation.

Understanding compensatory damages

In the realm of personal injury cases in Massachusetts, often handled by a Massachusetts personal injury attorney, damages are frequently termed as compensatory. This implies they are designed to compensate the injured party for losses connected to their injury. Compensatory damages can be further divided into two categories:

  • Economic damages: These are objective losses, quantifiable and often addressed in legal consultations with a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, including medical bills and lost income.
  • Non-economic damages: These encompass subjective losses, which a local personal injury attorney in Massachusetts could help evaluate, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.

No-fault system for car accidents

Massachusetts operates under a no-fault system regarding car accidents, which means that motorists must first turn to their own car insurance coverage to pay for medical expenses and other associated costs, regardless of who caused the accident. In such cases, consulting with personal injury lawyers Massachusetts can be crucial. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a mandatory part of auto insurance policies in Massachusetts and helps cover these expenses, but a personal injury lawyer near me can offer additional guidance and support.

The Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney in Massachusetts

While personal injury law predominantly covers civil matters, in some instances, an injury may be the result of criminal activity, such as assault or drunk driving. In these cases, the perpetrator may face criminal charges, and the victim may have a stake in the outcome of the criminal proceedings.

How can a criminal defense attorney help?

A criminal defense attorney defends individuals who have been charged with a crime. They can play a pivotal role in the outcome of a criminal case which might indirectly affect the personal injury case. Here are some of the key roles they fulfill:

  • Protecting defendants' rights: They ensure the defendant's rights are not violated throughout the legal process.
  • Negotiating plea deals: Often, they negotiate plea deals with prosecutors, which can impact a related personal injury claim.
  • Presenting a defense: They gather evidence and present a strong defense, possibly influencing the personal injury case's evidence and witness testimony.

When should you consult a criminal defense attorney?

It is crucial to consult a criminal defense attorney if you are facing criminal charges that may be related to a personal injury case in Massachusetts, especially considering the intricacies of how such cases can intersect.

If you find yourself in a situation where both personal injury and criminal defense laws play a role, what should be your next step? The answer is to seek out a knowledgeable personal injury attorney Massachusetts near me experienced in the relevant area of law to ensure your rights are safeguarded and your case is effectively managed.