At Curran & Desharnais, our personal injury attorneys can guide Massachusetts residents through the process of bringing a claim after an accident. We also are experienced in the complexities of real estate and construction litigation. If we take your case, we will immediately begin investigating what happened and will take action to preserve crucial evidence. Our firm is committed to providing our clients with frequent case updates and regularly informing them of their next steps. We use the latest courtroom technology and knowledgeable experts to help win our cases or achieve favorable settlements. We work tirelessly to pursue all of the options that may be available to maximize our clients' chances of success.
Attorney Joseph Curran has successfully handled numerous complex litigation matters throughout the Greater Boston area and the South Shore, including matters involving medical malpractice, construction site accidents, car accidents, premises liability, negligent security, and business disputes. Attorney Curran is ready to fight for you and will work to resolve your case through an amicable settlement, mediation, or trial if necessary. Attorney Curran has handled multiple appeals and has presented numerous oral arguments before some of the highest courts in the state, including the Massachusetts Appellate Court.Asserting Your Rights After an Accident
We handle auto accident, medical malpractice, and other personal injury claims. Most of these cases require a victim to establish the defendant's negligence. This means that you will need to prove that the defendant owed you a duty to use a certain level of care, fell short of this duty, and thereby caused your injuries.
In a car accident case, for example, a driver might breach the duty of care owed to other people on the road by driving drunk, driving while fatigued, running a red light, or texting while driving. You may only recover compensation in Massachusetts if your share of the fault for the accident was less than 51%, and any damages will be reduced to the extent that you were at fault. Insurers know this and may exploit any statements that you make to them after an accident, so it is important to consult a personal injury attorney before talking to them.
The standard of care in a medical malpractice case is based on the accepted standards and practices of the medical community when faced with a similar type of patient in the same situation. Malpractice may occur as a result of a misdiagnosis, a medication error, an anesthesia error, or a surgical error, among other examples.
Injuries may have a substantial impact on you not just physically and emotionally but also financially. If our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers can help you establish liability, you may be able to recover a broad range of damages, including reimbursement for past medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenses, long-term care, household services, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and loss of consortium.Representation in Real Estate Matters
When you are buying a home or selling a home, you should consult an attorney. A real estate transaction may be among the most significant deals that you will ever undertake. Decisions made during this process often have long-term consequences.
In a residential real estate deal, it is important to make sure that the seller is conveying clear and marketable title, which means that there are no defects or liens that cloud the title being conveyed. Additionally, it is important to know about any encumbrances on the property, such as easements that may affect how you use the land. Easements provide their holders with nonpossessory stakes in property.Navigating a Construction Dispute
We handle a broad range of construction litigation. There may be many parties involved in construction transactions and disputes, including developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, sureties, and public entities. Legal issues may arise with regard to zoning rules, creating or selling condominiums, mechanic’s liens, and construction defects. Each of these transactions and disputes is better handled with the assistance of an attorney who understands the specific rules that may apply.
Mechanic’s liens in Massachusetts, for example, are governed by Massachusetts General Law chapter 254. They encumber property where construction happens and may be asserted on both commercial and residential construction projects. Most parties involved in construction projects, from the general contractor to a laborer or tool supplier, may file a mechanic's lien as long as they have a written contract for their work on a project and meet other requirements.Consult a Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney or Seek Guidance with a Real Estate or Construction Matter
The litigation attorneys at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. will work to make the process as smooth as possible for you, and we are always accessible to answer your questions. We keep our clients informed of the progress in their case, and we welcome and encourage feedback from our clients on the direction of their case.
Whether you are hurt in an accident or you are concerned about a property transaction or a construction dispute, the experienced attorneys at Curran & Desharnais can provide knowledgeable counsel. It is advantageous to consult a personal injury, construction, or real estate attorney regarding the potential benefits and legal consequences of any actions that you may wish to take. We represent clients in Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Weymouth, Braintree, Quincy, Dedham, Norwood, Canton, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, Needham, Malden, Lowell, Waltham, Somerville, Lawrence, Lynn, Salem, Haverhill, Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury, Hanover, Pembroke, Marshfield, Norwell, Hingham, Rockland, Brockton, Scituate, Worcester, Leominster, and Fitchburg, as well as other cities in Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, Essex, Plymouth, and Worcester Counties. Call us at 781-277-3262 or use our online form to set up your appointment with a real estate, construction, or personal injury lawyer in Massachusetts.
Joseph K. Curran, Jr. is an experienced litigation attorney focusing on Massachusetts personal injury law, construction law and real estate law. Attorney Curran’s practice initially focused on representing individuals and businesses involved in complex construction disputes and construction related accidents.