A catastrophic injury such as wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns and scarring can occur as a result of numerous occurrences, including, but not limited to, motor vehicle accident, truck accident, defective product, construction site accident, or unsafe premises. Regardless of the situation, all catastrophic injuries share one key trait: they have the power to permanently alter the life of the victim and the family of the victim.
Many people who suffer catastrophic injuries find it difficult to return to work or even perform basic tasks such as eating or personal hygiene. Often their quality of life also declines as a direct result of their injuries. While recovering compensation to cover future medical expenses and lost earnings cannot undo the physical and emotional damage wrought by a serious accident, it can protect the victim and their family from financial ruin due to the high cost of long-term medical care.
Sometimes the injured person may be so overwhelmed by the changes in his or her life that they may not think to contact an attorney. Furthermore, victims may not realize the potential for recovering money from negligent third parties, because sometimes they themselves feel partially responsible for the accident. Even if the injured party is found partially at fault, there are often other individuals or entities who have contributed to causing the accident.
What is the legal definition of negligence and how does it apply to my injury case?
Although the third party's contributions to an accident may be unintentional, it is still possible to recover large sums of money. Massachusetts law holds someone responsible if they failed to do what would have been expected of a reasonable person to prevent foreseeable harm. Negligence is not the same thing as mere carelessness, because someone could exercise the full amount of care that they are personally capable of but still fall short of what the law expects a reasonable person to do. When an individual or corporation act negligently, for instance, not cleaning up a liquid spill or repairing machinery in a timely fashion, that third party can be held legally responsible for any resulting injuries.
Negligence is a broad term that can be applied to many different catastrophic injury cases, but the extent and the specific legal implications vary, because every case is different. Meeting with an experienced injury attorney to discuss the details of your accident and the resulting injuries can give you a better understanding of your legal options.
Greater Boston Catastrophic Injury Attorneys at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP
At the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, we understand that a catastrophic personal injury can change a person's life forever. We have the experience and resources to recover all types of damages in catastrophic injury cases, from future medical expenses, to lost earnings, and loss in quality of life. The Greater Boston Catastrophic Injury Lawyers at Altman & Altman consult medical experts, economic experts, and life care planners in determining what money the victim of a catastrophic injury may be able to collect.
Our Boston, Massachusetts personal injury lawyers combine compassionate, attentive service with accomplished legal counsel to take care of the needs of clients with severe, life-altering injuries. We understand that catastrophic injury cases are not just about the compensation recovered, but also about assisting people in the aftermath of a life-changing injury. We are here to help and hold our clients' best interests as our first priority.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, our attorneys and experts are ready to immediately start protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation that you deserve. We represent clients from Boston, Cambridge, and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our phones are answered twenty four hours a day, seven days a week so that clients and prospective clients have peace of mind knowing we are always accessible.
Our Greater Boston Catastrophic Injury Law Firm has a long track record of assisting catastrophic injury victims and obtaining large sums of money for these victims. We use a team approach to ensure the best results for clients, whether that comes through pre-litigation settlement, alternative dispute resolution, or trial. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, please Contact Us by phone at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199 or Contact Us Online to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys.