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Personal Injury Law in Massachusetts

We’ll be blunt. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Massachusetts accident or through a bad act, you should absolutely not try to handle the case yourself. “Why?” you may ask. This is why:

  • The insurance company will try to make you settle for less than you deserve.
  • The legal system is complicated, with pitfalls at every turn.
  • The person (or company) that hurt you will have a lawyer.
  • The legal, insurance, and medical paperwork is a big hassle.

If you or a loved one has been injured in the state of Massachusetts, this article is meant for you. We’ll discuss:

  • The kinds of cases that Massachusetts personal injury lawyers handle.
  • What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
  • Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
  • How to find a Massachusetts personal injury attorney.

Would a Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?

Bottom line: If you were seriously injured in the state of Washington, a Washington attorney would likely handle your type of case.

If you don’t see your individual situation listed above, contact a personal injury firm and ask. The consultation is free. You can check out PI attorney websites through our site,

  • Car, motorcycle, truck, ATV, RV, bicycle, cruise ship, boat, ferry, golf cart, and pedestrian.

  • Hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, saws, cars, tools, appliances, power tools, machines, medications, kitchen tools, equipment, and chemicals.

  • Birth injuries, wrongful death, adverse medication reactions, surgical errors, and misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to treat.

  • Injured workers may need assistance getting their workers compensation benefits or filing a lawsuit if injured by a defective or mislabeled product.

  • Slip and falls injuries, dog bites, food-borne illnesses, birth injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, burns, bruises, Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer), adverse drug reactions, scars, fractures, lacerations, and wrongful death.

How Do I Prove My Massachusetts Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases are usually based upon a negligence theory of liability. This means that you must prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence.

There are 3 elements of proof in a negligence case:

  • #1 The defendant had a duty to you and failed in that duty.
  • #2 The duty failure caused you injury.
  • #3 The injury caused you legal damages.

Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?

How Do I Find a Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney?

To find a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, search our site,, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral.

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