MASSACHUSETTS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Serving Greater Boston, Essex, Middlesex, & Suffolk Counties
A fatal injury occurs in America every 5 minutes, and a disabling personal injury occurs every 1.5 seconds. In a typical year, more than 7 million Americans are seriously injured at home, about 3.9 million suffer disabling injuries at work, and nearly 3 million people are injured, and over 43, 000 killed each year in accidents on our nation's roads and highways.
Brain InjuryA blow to the head, lack of oxygen, an anesthetic error, improper medication, or anything that could affect brain function can cause brain injury.
Severe or traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be spotted very easily, from unconsciousness to imbalance. Mild brain damage may not be noticed because it could come only in the form of a headache or fatigue. Mild brain damage is also more difficult to prove, but you may be entitled to compensation nonetheless.
If you or a family member has suffered brain injury or damage as a result of someone else's negligence, hire Massachusetts' foremost brain injury attorney to investigate your claim. The top Boston lawyers at the Law Firm of Mark C. Thomas are experienced in all areas of brain injury and brain damage litigation. Call 857.453.6700
Not all consequences of the above and other incidents result in litigation. There must be a provable case of negligence or active disregard for safety. Employers, manufacturers of faulty products, owners of unsafe buildings, and doctors are usually defendants in personal injury cases.
Personal injury can also extend to the psychological violation of your rights, slandering of your reputation, or repeated and provable nuisance can fall under personal injury offenses.
If you feel you have a personal injury case, please contact us today for a consultation. We'll review your case and if we find cause, we'll be happy to serve as your attorneys. We'll fight for your rights and we're here to help.
Wrongful DeathWrongful death can be caused by many things, including car accidents, defective products, construction site accidents, medical malpractice or other negligent, careless, or reckless conduct. When gross negligence or reckless conduct is involved, one may also be able to obtain punitive damages. Our attorneys provide effective, aggressive investigation and representation in wrongful death cases.
Massachusetts laws regarding wrongful death cases are complex and technical. The law strictly governs who may recover damages, such as a spouse, children, parents, or siblings. Claims must be brought through the estate of the deceased relative, and are brought by administrator or the executor. Damages may include loss of future net income, loss of companionship and love, and loss of support. Punitive damages may be awarded in some wrongful death cases.
Wrongful death cases are always emotional. When you are grieving, you should not make any major decisions without consulting an attorney. You should not enter into any settlement, sign any release or accept any money in exchange for releasing an individual, corporation, or insurance company from liability without first knowing what insurance coverage or other redress is available to you and your family.
Insurance Bad FaithWhen an insurance company wrongfully fails to pay you money owed or pays you too little, you may have a case against the insurance company. This can include most any type of insurance, including auto insurance, medical insurance, life insurance, double and triple indemnity policies, injury insurance, liability policies, homeowner policies and many other types of policies. The law firm of Mark C Thomas is particularly qualified to handle such cases.
Negligence and Misconduct OverviewMisconduct is wrongful, improper, or unlawful conduct motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate indifference to the consequences of one's acts. Negligence is conduct that falls below the standard of care established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risks of harm. In a negligence action the plaintiff must establish that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, that the defendant failed to discharge that duty, that the defendant's failure in the duty of care caused the plaintiff's injury, and that the plaintiff in fact was injured.
Negligence and misconduct can occur in public settings, in which public employees fail to take sufficient care. It can also occur in any kind of business in which the business offers a service and owes a duty of care to its clients or customers.