Accidents that injure and kill victims occur in Medford, Massachusetts daily. Most of these accidents are preventable. They stem from negligence: a failure to meet the required standards of care for a person or situation. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, our lawyers are aggressive advocates for injured accident victims in Medford. We represent clients during many types of personal injury insurance claims and lawsuits. Schedule your consultation to hear free legal advice today. Call us 24/7 at (617) 391-9001.
A personal injury claim is your opportunity to speak out against someone else’s negligence, carelessness or recklessness that caused your serious injury. It is the chance to demand justice and financial recovery from the defendant(s) responsible for your accident. In Massachusetts, victims of many different types of accidents may be able to bring legal suits.
This is a sample of some of the case types we accept at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. Our Medford personal injury lawyers have experience handling many different types of claims. Regardless of your accident type, please contact us for a discussion about your rights and legal options. We may offer to take you on as a client.
A common obstacle encountered by victims during personal injury claims is the comparative or contributory negligence defense. This defense strategy asserts that the injured party is ineligible for compensation – or that he or she deserves less compensation – due to his or her contribution to the accident in question. Most states use either comparative or contributory negligence laws to handle this type of defense.
In a comparative negligence state, the courts will still permit a plaintiff to recover at least a portion of damages for contributing to an accident. In a contributory negligence state, even 1% of fault on the plaintiff’s part will bar him or her from financial recovery. Massachusetts is a modified comparative negligence state. As long as the courts do not find your negligence to be greater than that of the defendant, you could still receive compensation. Our lawyers can help you combat a comparative negligence defense during a personal injury suit in Medford, as well as take other steps to try to maximize your recovery.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, our goal is always to secure the results our clients need. We strive to accomplish their goals, whether that is to achieve a fast settlement or go to trial to demand maximum compensation. During your free consultation with our attorneys, we can help you understand the potential value of your case. You may be eligible for money to pay your medical bills, replace lost wages, repair your damaged property, and to make up for your pain and suffering.
The average personal injury claim comes with complicated laws, complex filing processes and a system that can make it difficult for injured plaintiffs to obtain justice. Hiring a lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can improve your chances of a successful case. We help clients with all the steps involved in a claim, from gathering initial evidence to bringing claims to trial when necessary. Discuss your potential personal injury suit in more detail with our lawyers today. Contact us online or call (617) 391-9001 to request a consultation.