What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law, which is also known as the law of torts, provides that the person who has been injured can recover his or her damages from the responsible party or parties. The damages that will be awarded are monetary. Personal injury law helps victims with their recovery and compensates for pain and suffering.
Some specific types of personal injury cases include motor vehicle accidents, such as car accidents or bus accidents, train accidents, bicycle accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites or other animal attacks. Many other types of cases are listed on our Personal Injury Practice Areas page.
Compensation in personal injury cases includes:
• Medical, hospital, and rehabilitation expenses
• Lost earnings
• Physical pain and suffering
• Damage to family relationships (loss of affection)
• Physical scarring or disfigurement
• Impairment of bodily functions
• Wrongful death damages
• Emotional and psychological injuries
• Punitive damages (only in wrongful death cases)
Boston, Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys
The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston have over 100 years combined experience proving personal injury, product liability, and wrongful death cases. The basic elements of proof in every case include identifying the responsible parties, gathering the relevant factual information, finding qualified experts, developing all aspects of the damages portion of the case, and proving, through a lawsuit if necessary, that the injuries or death were the result of the other party’s negligence or gross negligence. We understand what your rights are, and we have the experience to prove your case.
If you have a personal injury case, it is very important that you contact a qualified Boston attorney as soon as possible. You may need to preserve your rights under certain notice statutes, and Massachusetts statutes of limitations are very strict. Also, acting on your case promptly allows for prompt investigation and preservation of evidence.
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