Personal Injury Cases in Medford
If you sustained an injury and want to file a claim with a Medford personal injury attorney from our team, Brooks Law can work personally with you and help to secure the compensation that you deserve.
Liability is at the heart of every personal injury claim. If you were injured while lawfully visiting someone else's property, the property owner may well be responsible for the injuries you sustained. Additionally, if someone else's negligent or reckless actions were the reason for your injuries, you may be able to pursue damages from the at-fault party. Determining liability can be difficult without the assistance of a strong legal advocate to protect your rights.
Personal injury claims typically stem from accidents such as:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Falling objects
- Dog bites
- Workplace accidents
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In most cases, personal injury claims must be brought forth before a civil court. The charge is typically one of negligence or neglect; however, proving negligence can be complicated. Unlike workers' compensation claims which have a narrower sphere of application and discharge, personal injury claims can be fairly subjective. The relative knowledge and experience of the attorney you choose can have a huge bearing on the outcome of the case.
In Massachusetts, individuals filing a personal injury lawsuit have three years from the date of injury to file suit, but two years if the defendant is a city, county, or state agency. In order for the property owner to be held liable, it must be shown that he or she was at least 50% at fault. In cases of joint culpability, damages are paid according to the determined percentage of comparative fault.