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Essex County Personal Injury Lawyer

If you sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence, the aftermath could be overwhelming. You should prioritize your recovery instead of stressing about the legal process. With the help of our experienced personal injury lawyers, you can focus on your health while we handle every aspect of your claim and fight tirelessly to achieve the compensation you deserve. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have over 45 years of experience working on several types of personal injury claims in the Essex County area. Therefore, you can rely on us to take the weight off your shoulder and provide successful legal services.

We offer free consultations for personal injury victims so we can listen to their stories and help them determine the best path forward. To speak with one of our understanding and compassionate Essex County personal injury lawyers, call (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form.

How Do You Prove Liability in an Essex County Personal Injury Claim?

Depending on the details and circumstances of your claim and injuries, you may find it challenging to identify a liable party on your own. If you suffered head injuries or experienced shock after the accident, you may not recall important information that could help prove fault. Our professional Essex County personal injury lawyers understand what it takes to fulfill your burden of proof, which involves presenting evidence to prove the following:

  • Duty of care: The liable party owed you a duty to act carefully and safely.
  • Negligence: They breached this duty by being negligent.
  • Causation and correlation: Their negligence directly caused your injuries and damages.

After the accident, you can take steps to prove these points, like taking photos and videos of the scene, your injuries, and other paperwork. You can also journal each day how your injuries have impacted your life, how you feel, and what appointments you attend to help prove the damages you suffered. We can also help you gather evidence like video footage, police reports, and medical records to build a solid claim. 

Potentially Recoverable Damages for Massachusetts Personal Injury Claims

After suffering injuries due to another party’s negligence, you may worry about treatment costs and other necessities. Injuries can also take an emotional toll, which deserves recognition and reimbursement. Based on the severity of your injuries and other details, you may recover the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Ambulance ride
  • Hospital bills
  • Prescribed medications
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Punitive damages

When negotiating with insurance companies, it’s important to remember that Massachusetts is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that each party involved receives a percentage of fault for the accident. This percentage is taken out of their damages. Modified comparative negligence allows you to receive compensation even if you are partially at fault for the incident. Parties that are over 51% at fault cannot receive compensation.

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Essex County, MA Personal Injury Claim

After an accident, Massachusetts law only gives victims three years to file their claims. While this may seem like plenty of time, you may need that time to recover, or other delays can get in the way. Therefore, contacting an Essex County personal injury lawyer right away is one of the best ways to achieve the compensation you deserve. We manage every aspect of your claim, including the following:

  • Answering all your questions
  • Thoroughly investigating your case
  • Gathering evidence and important information
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Filing your claim properly
  • Identifying a liable party
  • Determining your claim’s worth
  • Speaking on your behalf

While we do everything we can to settle your claim out of court, we are prepared to go to trial if necessary. Our dedicated Essex County personal injury attorneys strive to hold the at-fault party accountable and achieve a successful outcome. Outlets such as Super Lawyers and BestLawyers have recognized Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers as rising stars, and we have helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for personal injury victims. Therefore, reaching out to us to help with your claim gives you the best chance of a successful outcome.

Consult a Trustworthy Essex County, MA Lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Whether you are driving, shopping at a grocery store, or going to the doctor, you trust those around you to behave responsibly. Unfortunately, many people often break this trust, which may result in injuries. If you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve top-notch representation that will fight for you. Our passionate team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers offers unmatched legal services to Essex County victims thanks to our years of experience and innovative strategies. 

We understand the stresses of dealing with the legal process after a personal injury accident. With our extensive knowledge of state laws and experience working on several types of personal injury cases, you can have a much easier and more successful legal experience. To learn more about our firm and what our Essex County personal injury attorneys can do for your claim, call (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Award-Winning Legal Team

Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have been recognized and honored by several of the top legal associations, including SuperLawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers.

Over $500 Million Recovered

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.

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There are no fees or costs unless we win your case!

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