Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer
Aggressive Personal Injury Representation in Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Throughout Massachusetts – We Mean Business
Accidents involving personal injury in Massachusetts demand strong legal action. If you or a loved sustained a serious injury due to someone else’s reckless behavior, you deserve to be compensated. You have rights – and we can fight for them.
The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone has a strong track record of success. We have recovered more than $500 million in settlements, verdicts, awards and benefits for clients. Our case results speak for themselves.
Make your case matter. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone and schedule a free case evaluation. We can help you hold the one at fault responsible and get the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Massachusetts personal injury attorneys who understand your problems
We understand the hardships that individuals and families face following an injury or injustice. That’s because we have dedicated our resources and skills to aggressively asserting victims’ rights. Contact us to discuss:
- If someone else is liable for your loss, intentionally or negligently
- What damages you can expect for your case
- What to do when you’re injured
What are common personal injury accidents in Massachusetts?
Personal injury cases can cover a wide range in Massachusetts. Along with car accidents and truck accidents, some of the most common personal injury claims in Massachusetts we handle at our law firm include:
- Dog attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous drugs
- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Construction accidents
- Hazardous products
- Transportation accidents
- Workers’ compensation
Whatever type of personal injury case you’re facing, we can help. We’re ready and eager to learn more about your accident and work with you to develop a solution that addresses your specific legal needs.
When someone has caused harm to you or your property, they are liable—or responsible—for compensating you for the damages.
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to avoid a foreseeable harm to a person or property. Sometimes, a person can be found to be legally negligent without meaning to cause harm. The law recognizes both intentional and non-intentional negligence.
Acts of negligence may be involved with the following:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home abuse and negligence
- Dangerous products
- Defective medical equipment
- Harmful drugs
In a case, there are a few different defenses for negligence. These determine the amount of damages that you can be awarded for negligence to personal property.
- Contributory negligence is the claim that the injured person (the plaintiff) did not take enough care for his or her own safety, which contributed to his or her injuries.
- Comparative negligence takes into account the percentage of the plaintiff’s own fault in his or her injuries to determine a percentage of the compensation that the plaintiff will receive in the case.
- Limited comparative negligence requires that the plaintiff be no more than 50% at fault for his or her own injury.
Once a personal injury has occurred, the person or party who has caused the suffering (the defendant) has the responsibility to compensate you for your loss. There are a few types of damages, or compensation, that you can ask for.
Compensatory damages are meant to make up for your injury.
Actual damages reimburse you for funds that you paid out of pocket, such as lost wages, medical bills, substitute transportation, property replacement, rehabilitation or other things that you have paid money for because of your injury.
General damages reimburse you for things that you have not paid money for, yet still suffer from. This includes harm to your marriage, future lost wages, emotional suffering, disfigurement, among other examples.
If a defendant is found to have acted intentionally or maliciously, courts may order the defendant to pay the plaintiff punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for his or her actions.
In a case where the evidence of actual damages is slight, the courts may still choose to award the plaintiff a small sum of money to acknowledge that the defendant legally wronged him or her. Nominal damages may only be asked for in intentional harm cases where a physical injury to the plaintiff is not required for a defendant to be found guilty.
Court Costs and Attorney’s Fees
If a personal injury case is settled in favor of the plaintiff, he or she may also be able to be entitled to some of the expenses of taking the case to court.
If you are the victim of a personal injury, there are several things you can do to help yourself:
- Make sure that you seek proper medical attention. Keep your doctor’s appointments and follow your doctor’s orders.
- Follow up with the proper authorities and your own insurance company.
- If you believe your injury was caused by the carelessness of another, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone to schedule a consultation.
- Make sure to be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians and cooperate with your own insurance company within the terms of your insurance policy.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer with Our Firm
If you were injured or a loved one was injured or died in an accident, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. We provide aggressive representation for people injured in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and communities throughout Massachusetts. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 for a free consultation. Pay nothing unless you win. Contact a Boston, MA personal injury attorney today, we may be able to help you get the Personal Injury Compensation that you deserve.