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Brockton Attorney Knowledgeable in Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Criminal Defense MattersAt the Law Office of Robert C. Shea, we have handled a wide variety of legal matters for accident victims and criminal defendants in Massachusetts. We understand the physical, financial, and emotional toll that these stressful situations may take on a person’s life. Brockton personal injury lawyer Robert C. Shea offers each client the same level of personalized, compassionate, and diligent legal representation. He is committed to ensuring that your rights are asserted and your interests advanced at each stage of the legal process, whether you are recovering from a car accident, pursuing workers’ compensation benefits, or facing prosecution.

Diligent Advocacy for Accident Victims Many of the personal injury cases that we handle arise from motor vehicle collisions, which may involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles. Each person has a responsibility to drive with reasonable care, avoiding putting other people at unnecessary risk. This includes paying attention to traffic signs, obeying posted speed limits, refraining from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, and avoiding distracted driving behaviors like texting or talking on the phone. When pursuing compensation, it will be critical to show how the defendant’s careless conduct resulted in the injuries that you suffered. If you prevail in this type of claim, you may be able to receive compensation for both economic and non-economic forms of harm that you sustained, including medical costs, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

There are many other accidents from which a personal injury case may arise. Some common examples include slip and falls on another party’s property, construction accidents, and dog bites. When an accident tragically proves fatal, the victim’s family members may be able to bring a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their loss.

Bringing a Claim for Benefits After a Workplace Injury The Massachusetts workers’ compensation system is designed to provide benefit payments to people who suffer injuries while on the job. This applies to both sudden accidents as well as conditions that gradually develop. If you have been hurt on the job, you should first notify your employer so that it can file a claim with its insurance carrier. In Massachusetts, any employer with one or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Once your claim is processed, a doctor will examine you to determine whether your injuries are temporary or permanent and whether they are partial or total. It is important to provide thorough and accurate information during this examination because the amount of benefits you receive and the duration of your payments will be influenced by the results of this assessment.

Aggressive Representation in Fighting Charges Robert C. Shea can represent defendants who are fighting many types of charges, including drug crimes, operating under the influence (OUI) and other motor vehicle offenses, theft crimes, or assault and other crimes of violence. Regardless of the type of charge alleged, defendants are guaranteed certain rights when interacting with law enforcement or being detained. If the police take an individual into custody, for example, they must provide him or her with Miranda warnings. These inform the individual about the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. A failure to properly issue Miranda warnings or another violation of constitutional rights may be grounds for having critical evidence dismissed from the case against you, undermining the prosecution’s ability to sustain a charge.

Discuss Your Needs with a Criminal Defense, Workers’ Compensation, and Personal Injury Lawyer in Brockton At the Law Office of Robert C. Shea, we take pride in guiding Massachusetts residents through the legal process with knowledge and care. Brockton personal injury attorney Robert C. Shea represents people in Stoughton, North Easton, South Easton, and other communities throughout Plymouth, Norfolk, and Bristol Counties. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney, or to seek representation in a criminal matter, contact us online or call us at 781-844-2042.