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Boston Lawyers Dedicated to Assisting Injured Individuals
At Lowney Law, LLC, we have substantial experience asserting the rights of individuals who have been hurt because other parties acted carelessly. Our injury lawyers have represented many Boston residents who have suffered harm due to motor vehicle accidents as well as slip and falls and other devastating events. We have also advocated for bereaved families who have lost a loved one too soon due to someone else’s negligence. We are prepared to investigate your potential claim and vigorously pursue the compensation that you deserve in settlement negotiations or at trial.
Seek Compensation after a Motor Vehicle Collision
Car crashes and other types of traffic accidents happen all too often. They generally result from the negligence of one or more drivers, and a victim can bring a claim against whoever was responsible. A negligence lawsuit based on a motor vehicle accident generally starts by showing that the defendant had an obligation to use reasonable care. Next, the victim must identify an action that fell short of this standard, which requires every driver to behave as carefully as an ordinary person in a similar situation. A breach of the duty of reasonable care can occur when an individual violates a traffic rule, such as by running a red light or failing to yield at an intersection.
The third element of a negligence claim consists of causation. This requires the injured person to show that he or she would not have been hurt if the defendant had not behaved carelessly. Finally, damages must have directly arisen from the accident. Victims of car crashes can suffer many serious types of harm, ranging from whiplash and other spinal cord injuries to broken bones and burns. Many types of compensation may be available to them, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and scarring or disfigurement if appropriate.
In some instances, a defendant being sued for negligence may try to argue that the victim was responsible for causing a collision. Even if you were partially at fault, however, you may be able to obtain a lesser amount of compensation. Victims who were not 51 percent or more responsible for causing their own harm can potentially receive a damages award that is proportionate to the defendant’s degree of fault.
Hold Massachusetts Property Owners Accountable for Negligence
People who suffer slip and falls on the property of another individual or a business may be able to hold that person or entity accountable through a premises liability claim. According to this legal theory, property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe and warn people who are lawfully there about any dangerous conditions. To establish your right to compensation, a victim usually would need to prove that:
- He or she was legally on the defendant’s property;
- A dangerous condition was located on the premises;
- The defendant knew or should have known about the hazard;
- The defendant failed to resolve the danger or adequately warn visitors of it;
- The victim was hurt as a result; and
- Actual damages were incurred.
There are a variety of situations in which premises liability claims may arise, including spilled food or drink on a floor, swimming pool accidents, dangerous chemical exposure, improperly stacked merchandise, and inadequate security. Types of damages that may be available are similar to those based on car accidents.
Like motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls can result in a tragic death. The loss of a loved one is devastating and life-altering. Families who are coping with this emotional blow may also be shouldering the financial burden of medical and burial expenses as well as the loss of the decedent’s earning capacity. Close relatives may be able to bring a wrongful death action against a party that was responsible for a fatal accident. In addition to reimbursement for medical and burial costs, they may be able to seek damages for subjective forms of harm like loss of companionship or consortium.
Legal Guidance for Injured Individuals throughout the Boston Region
With over 15 years of experience helping accident victims in the Boston area, the injury lawyers at Lowney Law, LLC are committed to protecting the rights of our clients during challenging times in their lives. We assist individuals throughout all of Massachusetts, including Suffolk County, Boston, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, West Roxbury and surrounding communities. We offer free consultations, and we do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. Call us at 617-364-8000 or fill out our online form to set up a meeting to discuss your situation.
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