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If you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed as a result of another person, company, or entity’s negligence, you have the right to take legal action. At the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C., our experienced Norfolk County personal injury attorney is committed to helping injured victims and their families for the justice and recovery they are owed. Our compassion, conviction, and aggressive advocacy for our clients have helped us achieve numerous favorable case results. Whether you suffered accidental amputation, your loved one endured catastrophic injury, or your child was harmed by the negligence of someone else, we can help you understand your options and take action.

Every situation is unique. Contact our office at (508) 449-9166 to discuss your case with Attorney White. We offer free initial consultations and contingent fees, meaning you don’t pay unless we win your case.

Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

The key factor in any personal injury case is negligence. In order to successfully hold someone liable for your injuries or the injuries or death of a loved one, you must first show that the other person or entity acted carelessly or recklessly. You must then show that this negligent behavior directly or indirectly led to your injuries or the injuries or death of your loved one.

There are countless ways in which negligence can lead to an accident that results in serious, life-altering injuries. A driver may fail to stop at a red light, causing a car accident that leaves you injured. Unsafe conditions on a construction site may cause a worker to fall from scaffolding. A truck driver may make an illegal left turn, hitting a pedestrian or bicyclist. These are just some examples of how negligence can cause serious personal injury or death. In such cases, victims may be entitled to recover financial compensation for damages.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in Personal Injury Cases?

While many people want to know what their case is worth from the beginning, it is impossible to tell, as every case is different and outcomes will almost always vary. That being said, there are certain damages that most injured victims and family members are able to pursue in personal injury cases.

Typically, individuals can pursue compensation for the following damages, when applicable:

  • Medical expenses, including initial treatment and ongoing care
  • Lost income/wages due to time taken off work for treatment
  • Reduced or lost earning capacity (including in the event of catastrophic injury)
  • Pain and suffering, including both physical pain and emotional distress

Furthermore, if your loved one was killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue recovery for medical expenses incurred after the accident, funeral costs, loss of companionship, potential lifetime earnings, and more. Although financial compensation cannot undo the suffering you have been through, it can help ease the burdens often associated with life-altering accidents and injuries. Our Norfolk County personal injury lawyer can help navigate the process and fight for the maximum recovery you are owed.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

If you have been injured, it is important to remember that you have a limited time to seek compensation. Under Massachusetts' personal injury statute of limitations, you only have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim in court against the responsible party before you lose your right to sue. If you attempt to file a claim after this deadline has passed, the courts will almost certainly refuse to hear your case and you will be unable to take further action. With that being said, this time period can be "tolled," or delayed, in instances where a person does not realize they have suffered some type of harm until some time has passed, such as in cases dealing with medical malpractice. It is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an injury to ensure your rights are protected.

To find out how our firm can fight for you, contact us online or by phone at (508) 449-9166 today.