There you were, minding your own business, when suddenly you find yourself injured and in pain, wondering what happened. It may be called an “accident,” but it was not your fault and the law allows you to seek compensation. Whether it was a car crash, slip and fall, pedestrian collision, dog bite, or some other incident, you know it was not your fault and yet you’re the one left suffering. It is not always easy to hold the at fault person accountable, but with our experienced personal injury attorneys on your side, it will always be a fair fight.
There Is Nothing Accidental About Negligence
While the person who caused your injuries may not have intentionally set out to hurt you, if he or she broke the law or acted in a careless or negligent manner and you were injured as a result, that person should be made to pay. In most cases, that means filing a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company. Our attorneys and assistants used to work for insurance companies, so they have the inside edge when you are injured. Some common personal injury accidents include:
- Motor vehicle crashes. Distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving, drowsy driving, road rage, and failing to adjust for weather conditions are just a few of the ways negligent drivers cause crashes. When the other driver is entirely to blame for the car, truck, or motorcycle collision that left you injured, you may have a claim against his insurance company for personal injuries, even though Massachusetts is a no-fault state. Our attorneys will examine your claim and let you know if you have a case.
- Pedestrian or bicycle accidents. If you were following traffic law as you rode your bike or crossed the street and you were hit by a car, the driver is liable for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The driver’s insurance company may try to blame you, but with the Spada Law Group, LLC, on your side, they will have an uphill battle.
- Slips and falls. Property owners are required by law to maintain and secure their property so that visitors or guests are not exposed to hazards that could cause them to fall and suffer an injury. Spilled liquids, torn carpeting, uneven steps, broken handrails, and debris on the ground are all tripping hazards that owners should be aware of and correct before someone is injured.
- Swimming pool accidents. Homeowners and public pool operators are required by law to keep swimming pools secure from trespassers and uninvited guests. If your child is able to enter a pool area and is injured or—tragically—drowns as a result, you can hold the owner liable.
- Dog bites. If you or your child was injured by a dog—whether the dog bit you or not—you have a right to sue the dog’s owner for damages. Even if the dog’s owner is a friend or neighbor, it is important that you hold them responsible for the dog’s actions. Dog bites are generally covered under homeowners’ insurance policies.
- Any other accident. If another person’s carelessness, negligence, or intentional action caused your injuries, talk to our attorneys about holding them accountable.
You may not be comfortable with the idea of suing another person—many of our clients feel the same way—but when you require medical care, time away from work, and treatment for trauma or emotional distress, you should not have to pay those costs, nor should your own insurance company.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Attorneys
We take personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay us a dime until we win for you. Schedule your free consultation at our Chelsea office today. You will meet with a case manager and an attorney to discuss your case, but are under no obligation to hire us. Our entire staff will make every effort to make you feel comfortable as we address all of your concerns and help in any way we can. Fill out the form on this page to get started today.