Knowledgeable Legal Guidance for Accident Victims in Boston
The personal injury attorneys at Lowney Law, LLC know how much Boston residents can suffer from devastating accidents. Depending on the type of harm that you endure, your life and the lifestyle of your family could change forever. We have over 15 years of experience providing aggressive representation to victims of catastrophic injuries, helping them seek the compensation they need to move on with their lives.
Assert Your Rights through a Negligence Lawsuit
Serious and catastrophic injuries can occur in almost any type of accident, ranging from motor vehicle collisions to slip and falls or animal attacks. To pursue damages for the harm that he or she has suffered, a person bringing a claim must establish that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care. In most ordinary contexts, this obligation requires each of us to act as a reasonable person would behave in a similar situation. With regard to handling motor vehicles, for example, every driver must take precautions to refrain from violating traffic rules or posing other foreseeable risks of harm.
Similarly, property owners have a duty to keep their premises in good repair and to warn visitors and guests about dangerous conditions located on the property. When it comes to dog bites and animal attacks, an owner is responsible for the injuries that his or her animal causes, regardless of whether the animal had a history of aggressive behavior.
The victim also must show that the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of his or her injuries. Often, multiple defendants contribute to an accident, such as in many car crashes. In this case, each defendant can potentially be held responsible to the extent that its breach was responsible for the harm. Frequently, defendants will argue that a victim’s conduct was also to blame for an accident. However, an injured individual still may be able to recover compensation as long as he or she is not more than 50 percent responsible.
Some serious accidents can lead to brain injuries, which can be difficult to diagnose and treat. For many victims, the consequences are devastating and have a direct impact on their ability to continue working or performing basic tasks, like driving. Other catastrophic injuries include spinal cord damage and disfigurement. These are also life-altering and typically prevent an individual from returning to the same life that he or she led prior to the accident. As a result, an injured person may require lifelong medical care and treatment.
A negligent defendant who causes a victim’s injuries may be required to provide compensation for medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, future treatment, and pain and suffering. A loved one, like a spouse or child, may also be entitled to recover damages for loss of consortium, which recognizes the impact that the injury has on their relationship with the victim.
Consult a Boston Attorney for Your Injury Claim
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious and catastrophic injury as the result of someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. At Lowney Law, LLC, our Boston lawyers have substantial experience in motor vehicle accident claims and other types of personal injury cases. We have helped numerous people seek settlements and judgments that allow them to get back on their feet after a traumatic experience. Many of our clients have come from Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, West Roxbury, and Roslindale, as well as communities throughout Suffolk County. Your initial consultation is free, and we do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. Call us now at 617-364-8000, or fill out our online form to set up an appointment.