Massachusetts Negligence Lawyers
Every year, thousands of people in Massachusetts are injured as a result of some else’s negligence. Negligence can result in serious injuries from motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, slip and falls, and even defectively-made products and medications. For more than 30 years, the experienced negligence lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have fought to protect the rights of Massachusetts injury victims and hold responsible parties accountable for the suffering they cause.
At Gilman Law LLP, we understand the severe emotional, psychological and financial toll negligence takes on victims and their families. If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, you’re understandably worried for your family’s future, and wondering if your life will ever be the same. With our experienced team of Massachusetts negligence lawyers by your side, you stand the best chance of recovering all of the compensation you need to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
What is Negligence?
Negligence is the failure to use the amount of care that an ordinary person would in similar circumstance. For example, a doctor who fails to follow the standard of care established by his profession would be guilty of negligence if such malpractice results in an injury to a patient.
To successfully file a negligence lawsuit, five elements must be proven:
- Duty: A person owes a duty of care to another when a reasonable person could foresee the possibility of injury from their actions.
- Breach of Duty: Negligence requires a breach of the duty to exercise due care. This occurs when a person actually knew that he was putting someone at risk or when a reasonable person in the same situation would have foreseen the risk to others.
- Cause in Fact: The negligent act must be the actual cause of the injuries. “But for” the negligent conduct, there would be no injury or loss sustained by the other person.
- Proximate Cause: As a general rule, only reasonably foreseeable damages or injuries are the liability of a negligent individual.
- Damages: There must have been some loss or damage as a result of the failure to use due care. Damages may be physical, such as personal injuries, economic, such as lost wages or property damages, or some combination of the two.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to another’s negligence, don’t hesitate to call Gilman Law LLP today. Negotiating alone or waiting until an insurance company makes an offer could put your rights in jeopardy, and cost you valuable time and money. Our Massachusetts negligence lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury, and determine if negligence played a role. Our investigation will also focus on identifying responsible parties and establishing a fair level of compensation. Our negligence attorneys will handle all settlement negotiations, and won’t hesitate to take your personal injury lawsuit to trial if necessary.
Legal Help for Massachusetts Negligence Victims
Like most states, Massachusetts imposes a strict statute of limitations on negligence lawsuits. To increase your odds of obtaining the full compensation the law allows, it’s vital you contact the experienced Massachusetts negligence lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today. With offices throughout Massachusetts, the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to answer all of your legal questions. Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our negligence attorneys today.