At Robert Shea, we have dedicated law experts that will help you or your loved one get fair compensation for personal injuries attributed to another’s negligent, reckless, or malicious acts. We are the professionals to call if you are involved in an accident and believe you are eligible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible.
We know how challenging the situation can be, especially if you are trying to recover from your injuries. Hence, it is best to consider getting the best representation from a dependable Walpole personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Robert C. Shea P.C. Our team works with specialists in various fields to unearth the truth. Call our offices in Walpole, Massachusetts at 508-506-5681 to book a free consultation and learn how we can help you.
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What Should I Do After An Injury?
In most cases, accident victims are left scared, confused, or panicking. However, we highly recommend that you do your best to keep calm and take the following steps that will help you avoid jeopardizing your chances of getting the maximum compensation:
You should seek immediate medical treatment even if you think your injuries are minor. Keep all the treatment records because they can be used as evidence supporting your claim case.
Record The Scene
Use your smartphone to document the accident, taking pictures or videos of the scene and ensuring you focus on areas that help prove liability.
Report The Accident
Report the incident to the relevant authorities (i.e., inform your supervisors if it is a workplace accident, the police if it is a road accident).
Get Witnesses’ Information
Reach out to potential witnesses and request them to share their names and contacts as you ask them to testify on your behalf if called upon.
Don’t Admit Fault
Limit your conversations with all those involved in the accident, watching what you say so that you do not utter words that imply any admission of fault for the incident.
Call A Lawyer
Call a seasoned personal injury attorney to ensure your compensation case is filed within time, and your rights and interests are protected.
Why Do I Need A Lawyer?
While you can opt to represent yourself, it is better to consider working with an experienced attorney to improve your chances of getting fair compensation. Some of the benefits of hiring a law expert at Robert C. Shea include:
Case Preparation / Filing A Lawsuit
Preparing your case entails understanding and adhering to various legal requirements. It can be challenging if you are not familiar with different rules and regulations to adhere to when pursuing a compensation claim. But you need not worry about these things if you work with an experienced lawyer that knows and will abide by Massachusetts State personal injury laws.
Settlement negotiations can be an opportunity for those liable for your injuries to pull one over you, shifting blame to discredit or deny your compensation claim. That is why we highly recommend working with our attorney, allowing the lawyer to oversee every aspect of the settlement negotiations so that you do not have to face or deal with the insurance companies and their legal team.
Trial Preparation & Representation
Going before a judge or jury is an option that we still will have on the table because we know that settlement negotiations can fail. If that is the outcome, your lawyer will be adequately prepared for trial, providing you the best legal representation that improves your chances of getting fair compensation.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover?
Your legal team will be committed to fighting for your rights and interests, using their expertise when pursuing the following damages on your behalf:
Economic damages are awarded to cover your financial losses, such as treatment expenses, medication and therapy costs, in-home care, and lost wages.
These will cover losses like lost companionship, paralysis, disfigurement, and emotional anguish, among others that do not have a monetary value but impact your way of life significantly.
We may seek punitive damages if our investigations show that the accused’s actions that led to the accident amount to gross misconduct.
How Is Liability Determined?
Our winning strategy for your claim case is pegged on determining the plaintiff’s liability for the accident. Therefore, it is dependent on us proving the following:
- That the accused owed you a duty of care
- The accused fail to uphold (breached) the said duty of care
- The accident was a result of the breached duty of care (causation), and it is the reason for your injuries/damages
- Defining the resulting damages you sustained (your injuries and related financial losses, pain, and suffering).
Please note that Massachusetts State laws have a 51% comparative negligence rule. It means you might not be eligible for compensation if you shoulder more than 51% blame for your injuries. However, some exceptions might apply.
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Massachusetts?
Given the different legal requirements that can become hurdles to jump when pursuing a personal injury claim, you should not take too long to find a lawyer to help with the lawsuit. Massachusetts laws stipulate a three-year period within which you must file your case or risk forfeiting that right. Therefore, get in touch with us soon, and we shall get the ball rolling to secure your rights and interests.
How Much Will A Walpole Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
At Robert C. Shea, we are committed to helping all that come to us seeking the best legal counsel and representation. You should not have to worry about the costs of hiring us because we make suitable arrangements depending on various factors. We can offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will pay us only after we have helped you get fair compensation. Call our law offices to learn about this and more.
Types Of Personal Injury Cases We Handle At Robert Shea
We have handled many personal injury lawsuits over the years; thus, we are confident we are your best bet if you want to win your case. Some of the incidents we have handled under personal injury lawsuits include hit-and-run, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, DUI driving accidents, product liability, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, truck accidents, premises liability, and motorcycle accidents.
Find An Experienced Walpole Personal Injury Lawyer At Robert Shea
At Robert Shea, we acknowledge how challenging things can be when pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, especially if you are trying to recover from your injuries. Hence, it is best to consider getting the best representation from a dependable Walpole personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Robert C. Shea P.C. Our team works with specialists in various fields to unearth the truth. Call our offices in Walpole, Massachusetts at 508-506-5681 to book a free case evaluation and learn how we can help you.