Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
If you’ve been injured because someone else was negligent, a Boston personal injury attorney with Joel H. Schwartz, P.C., can work on your behalf to investigate the accident, question the witnesses, determine which party or parties have liability, and negotiate for the compensation that an injury victim needs, deserves, and is entitled to by law. Most personal injury claims in Massachusetts are resolved when the attorneys for both sides meet privately, but if no acceptable settlement offer is made in the out-of-court negotiations, your attorney will take the case to trial and ask jurors to order the payment of your compensation.
Psychological and emotional damage claims linked to harassment or stalking may qualify as personal injury claims in Massachusetts, but the majority of personal injury claims involve bodily harm including but not limited to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, amputations, and broken bones. You could be injured by a negligent driver, by slipping on a wet floor at a restaurant or supermarket, or by using a defective consumer product. You could even become a victim of medical malpractice while seeking medical treatment.
If you have suffered a physical or psychological injury because of another person’s negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Involving a lawyer may seem like an extreme measure, but it doesn’t mean that you will have to appear in court. Personal injury claims in Massachusetts are usually resolved out-of-court, and retaining legal counsel is often precisely what it takes to persuade the other side to negotiate in good faith. Do not take an insurance company’s first settlement offer if you have sustained a personal injury. First offers are usually “low-ball” offers. A Boston personal injury attorney at the firm of Joel H. Schwartz, P.C., will be able to negotiate a more generous settlement of your personal injury claim.
After a personal injury, you must act quickly. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Massachusetts is three years, but you cannot wait three years. Contact an injury attorney at the firm of Joel H. Schwartz, P.C., as soon as possible after you’ve been treated for an injury caused by negligence. Evidence deteriorates and memories fade quickly, so time is of the essence. Moreover, if you fail to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations expires, you will be barred from receiving compensation and stuck covering your expenses.
Our attorneys also represent the surviving family members of wrongful death victims and the families of nursing home abuse victims. If you are seeking Social Security disability benefits, we will help you with the application process, or if you’ve already been denied Social Security disability benefits, we can appeal that decision on your behalf. We have offices in Boston, Brockton, and Framingham, and we represent injury and disability clients throughout Massachusetts. To learn more or to schedule a free first legal consultation with a Boston injury attorney, call the law offices of Joel H. Schwartz, P.C., at (617) 742-1170.
Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
1 Washington Mall #16, Boston, MA 02108