Rockland MA Personal Injury Lawyer
The Rockland personal injury lawyers at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. handle serious personal injury cases including claims for medical malpractice, hospital negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall injuries, construction site accidents, wrongful death and more. Our law office is based in nearby Weymouth Landing, but our personal injury and wrongful death law practice is statewide. Our law office has successfully represented numerous clients in the Rockland, MA community and we are available 24/7 to discuss your claim and our consultation is always free. Call us today at 781-277-3262 to discuss your claim.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of someone else, you have legal rights that must be protected.
Hiring a skilled personal injury attorney is an important first step to help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to.Personal Injury Lawsuits in Massachusetts
Each day, there are individuals and families who are affected by serious injuries due to the reckless or negligent acts of others. These injuries do not just take a toll physically, but can also wear you down emotionally and financially. Often, a serious injury can prevent someone from getting back to work making it difficult to pay their bills or support their family.
The personal injury attorneys at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. will take action to protect your rights and will fight to get you the compensation that you need to get back on your feet.
Whether you have been injured in an auto accident, a motorcycle collision, or you feel you have suffered harm due to a medical error, our office is ready to assist you. Our goal for every client is the same: to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claim whether it is achieved through an out-of-court settlement, an arbitration or a trial.
Make no mistake, the insurance companies will do everything they can to deny or defend against your claim with the ultimate goal of paying you the least amount of money possible for your injuries and losses.
Once we are retained, we will work aggressively on your behalf to make sure you are treated fairly by taking immediate action to gather the information and evidence needed to win your case.Recovering Compensation for your Injuries
While each case if different, some of the damages that you may be entitled to recover include:
Recovery for past and future medical bills. Under Massachusetts personal injury law, a plaintiff is not only entitled to recover compensation for any medical bills that they incurred as a result of an accident or injury, but they are entitled to recover for any future expenses that they may incur as a result of their injury.
Recovery for pain & suffering. Out of all damages that can potentially be recovered, damages for pain & suffering are often the most uncertain as there is no mathematical formula available to precisely calculate these damages. Factors that go into an analysis for pain and suffering damages may include evidence showing how the injury has affected a victim’s life.
Recovery for Lost wages. Under Massachusetts law, a plaintiff is entitled to recover compensation for any lost wages that they may have incurred as a result of their injury so long as the plaintiff can show proof of these losses whether it is through tax documents, pay stubs or other evidence.
Recovery for Emotional distress. Massachusetts law allows plaintiffs to recover damages for any emotional distress that a plaintiff may have suffered. Sometimes this can be established through medical records showing that a plaintiff has talked to their doctor about symptoms they be experiencing such as loss of sleep, anxiety, depression, nausea, etc…
Loss of Future Earnings. Lost earning capacity is properly described as the value of that part of the plaintiff’s capacity to work and earn of which he was deprived due to his injuries related to the accident. Doherty v. Ruiz, 302 Mass. 145 (1939) This is not measured by out of pocket lost wages. Id. This is why an unemployed person may have a loss of earning capacity claim. Id. You can then go to here “Ordinarily, a defendant may not show that the plaintiff has received other compensation for his injury, whether from workmen’s compensation, from an employer or from other sources.” Corsetti v. Stone, 396 Mass. 1, 16-17 (1985)(citation omitted).The rationale behind this rule is that “the receipt of such income does not lawfully reduce the plaintiff’s damages, yet jurors might be led by the irrelevancy to consider plaintiffs’ claims unimportant or trivial or to refuse plaintiffs’ verdicts or reduce them, believing that otherwise there would be unjust double recovery.” Id. at 17. After which, if the adjustor persists, I think the phrase you're looking for is violation of Ch. 93A and 176D.
NO FEE UNLESS SUCCESSFUL. As with all of our personal injury cases, we do not get paid unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement, or an award on your behalf.
We take steps to keep our clients involved and informed about the progress of their case and we welcome feedback from our clients.
To schedule a consultation with an experienced Rockland personal injury attorney at the Law Firm of Curran & Desharnais, P.C., call 781-277-3262 or contact us online.