Accidents happen when they are least expected and can have lasting implications on the lives of victims and their families. Whether accidents are caused by simple human area, negligence, or malicious intent, accidents don’t just happen and someone is going to have to pay for damages and injuries caused.
If you or someone in your family has been injured in an accident caused by the carelessness of another person or entity, you do not have to face the consequences of their actions without recourse. A qualified Middleborough personal injury lawyer can help you defend your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve by the law.
Don’t brave the complexities of personal injury alone. The Law Office of Robert C. Shea is here to provide legal assistance for accident victims with personal injury cases. Call 508-506-5681 today and arrange a FREE consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers.
Table of Contents
What Should I Do After an Injury?
It is only natural to feel confused and unsure about what to do in the immediate aftermath of an accident. But it is important to keep a clear head and act to preserve your case and protect your interests. Here is what you should do in the aftermath of an accident in which you or someone you love has been injured.
Get Medical Attention
Medical attention is essential for ensuring your injuries are properly addressed and building a proper case against the at-fault parties. Having your injuries examined by a medical examiner will place a time date and full description of the injuries you suffered, this will allow your lawyer to calculate a proper compensation.
A strong case is built on a large quantity of evidence collected at the scene of the incident. Be sure to keep parking stubs and receipts and take as many pictures as you can of the place where the accident occurred.
Talk to Witnesses
if there was anyone standing nearby that observed the events that occurred, get their name and contact information. Eye-witness testimony is always beneficial in recreating what happened.
Report the Incident
It will be important to report the incident to the proper authorities. This could be the manager or security details of the location you are in, your supervisor if you are injured at work or the police if you were injured in a car accident.
Do Not Admit Fault!
After an accident, it is easy to become confused about what happened and you may be tempted or pressured to say things that could reduce the strength of your case. Be careful what you say, even a simple apology can be taken as an admission of guilt and used against you.
Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
After you have been injured in an accident, there will be time spent off work, medical bills, and other financial issues. You will need the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights and obtain your compensation.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Nothing is simple or straightforward in the complex world of personal injury law and this is why it is important to get an expert to advise you on the best plan for obtaining your rightful compensation. Here are some of the ways that an experienced personal injury lawyer can improve your chances of success.
Case Preparation / Filing a Lawsuit
Our team at the Law Office of Robert C. Shea has extensive experience in handling these affairs and will assemble a case and claim against the at-fault parties with utmost attention to detail. This will ensure there are no loopholes through which the insurance adjusters could deny your claim.
Insurance adjusters have been known to pull every trick in the book to try to protect their interests and deny claims. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be well-versed in their tactics and will defend your interests in negotiations to achieve suitable compensation.
If negotiations fail to arrive at a resolution that benefits everyone, the case will have to be settled in courts. Here is where a case prepared by an expert and an experienced court floor lawyer is needed to turn the wheels of justice in your favor.
Types of Accidents We Handle at The Law Office of Robert C. Shea
With over 20 years of practicing personal injury law in Massachusetts, our legal team has handled a great variety of personal injury cases and recovered millions in compensation for his clients.
Here are some of the cases in which we have extensive experience:
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents are common and particularly difficult cases to build. It is necessary to prove the victim had no awareness of the danger before it befell them.
Traffic accidents can be big or small, but a seasoned personal injury lawyer from our notable law firm knows how to make a proper calculation of the damages and injuries you suffered and obtain your fair compensation.
Because of their small size and silent nature, bikes are always at a disadvantage in traffic accidents. The subsequent injuries of a bicycle accident can have lasting consequences for the victims and their families.
Construction work is a potentially dangerous occupation and the construction site is fraught with hazards. The most common injuries are related to slip and fall accidents.
Dogs can be aggressive and unpredictable and dog owners are required to keep them under control. If you were bitten by an especially aggressive canine, call the animal services to report the incident and always have your wound addressed by a medical professional.
Contact a Middleborough Personal Injury Lawyer
And these are only some of the personal injury cases we have handled. From truck and workplace accidents to wrongful death, we have handled all types of cases for our clients and recovered millions in compensation.