Watertown Personal Injury
Located just west of Cambridge and just north of Boston, Watertown Massachusetts is an ideal residential area, with easy access to the resources of Boston and Cambridge but without the bustle of a large city. Strong public schools, safe neighborhoods, cultural diversity and museums, especially the Arsenal Center for the Arts, and an array of international restaurants and shops further bolster Watertown’s attractiveness for families and professionals. As a result, Watertown is relatively dense with approximately 8,025 people per square mile according to the 2000 census. This makes for enjoyable living conditions, but also means a heightened risk of accidents that inevitably follow highly populated areas.
Even with the best precautions, accidents happen and injuries - sometimes severe ones - result. If you are involved in an accident and suffer an injury due to the carelessness of another individual, you may be able to receive compensation for that injury. You should consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident in order to determine if you can receive compensation.
The personal injury team at the law firm of Altman & Altman is comprised of expert attorneys who handle all sorts of personal injury cases throughout Middlesex County. With offices located in Cambridge and Boston, we routinely serve clients in Watertown, and our extensive experience in Watertown allows us to effectively plan and win cases. Our knowledge of local laws and local resources strengthens our personal injury cases and allows us to be more thorough in our investigations and more creative in our case strategies.
For example, when injuries that can be attributed to the negligence of someone else occur on private property that is a commercial establishment or business, it can be difficult to determine who the responsible parties are and who to sue for your injury. Any person or company conducting business in Watertown under a name other than his or her own given name must complete and file a “doing business” certificate with the Town Clerk, located at 149 Main Street in Watertown. These forms provide consumers with the identity and location of the owner of every local business that is not clear from the business’s name and must be re-filed every four years. Our attorneys use this information to investigate all possible parties to sue and determine how to get you the most compensation possible.
Injuries that occur on private, personal residences are also regulated by town rules. For example, homeowners who have swimming pools must keep them up to certain standards, and are subjected to regular inspections by town officials. Town records are kept of homeowners’ swimming pools and their compliance with these regulations. If you or a loved one is injured by a homeowner’s negligence in maintaining safe conditions surrounding their swimming pool, our attorneys will access town records regarding the pool’s and property’s condition to bolster your case.
Camping sites have similar state and local regulations that must be maintained in order to protect the public. Owners are obligated to comply with these standards and any deviation can make a huge difference in a personal injury case in terms of showing the owner’s failure to exercise reasonable precautions in opening their land to the public. Our attorneys know how to find this information, and use it in negotiations with insurance companies and defendants’ attorneys, and in court before a judge and jury.Personal Injury Representation at Altman & Altman, LLP
To prevail in a personal injury case, plaintiffs often need to use medical experts and accident specialists, and need to track down eye witnesses. Our firm has a vast network of medical professionals and engineers, mechanics, and accident experts who we will reach out to in order to gather all of the evidence we need to prove your case. We will leave no stone unturned in your case. The attorneys at Altman & Altman bring this local knowledge to bear in all our cases and we will do whatever it takes to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Please contact us to speak with a member of our team. We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.