Providence and Boston Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers
The Personal injury lawyers at Barsom Law represent individuals and their families who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others. Personal injury causes not only physical pain, but emotional and financial hardship through loss of work or income, medical bills, and stress placed on families.
With offices in Providence and Boston, Personal Injury Attorneys at Barsom Law Group understand that when accidents happen, lives change forever. The things we take for granted on a daily basis become a burden, disruption of daily routines as well as economic loss, which can be devastating. Injuries, whether caused by automobile accidents, defective products, or other negligent, careless, or reckless conduct, can alter lives forever. The personal injury lawyers at Barsom Law Group provide effective and aggressive representation, thereby allowing our injured clients to focus on the most important matter, getting better physically and emotionally.
Personal injury victims in Providence, Boston, and elsewhere can file one of several types of personal injury suits against the responsible parties. Some key elements of personal injury law to consider are:
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. Negligence is present when an individual’s careless act or failure to act has caused injury. While the act may be unintentional, the defendant may still be liable for damages. Often, there is liability insurance for acts of negligence committed by others, such as, auto insurance, the homeowners insurance, or another general liability insurance policy.
Strict liability generally applies to product liability, which are claims filed against manufacturers and suppliers for dangerous products that cause injury, and to dog bite claims against dog owners. Liability insurance is often available to compensate victims who suffer personal injury as a result of the strict liability of the responsible party.
Intentional or reckless misconduct is the malicious or intentional infliction of harm that results in a bodily injury or even death. If the result is death, the family of the victim can recover punitive damages under certain circumstances.
Comparative negligence can arise when the actions of the victim have contributed to his or her harm. If the victim is comparatively negligent, the amount of recovery will be reduced in proportion to the negligence.
Damages are awarded to victims who have suffered an injury or wrongful death as a result of the misconduct of another individual or business. Damages are awarded for special damages, medical bills, lost earnings, scarring, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages can be awarded in wrongful death cases.
Personal injury and wrongful death cases are emotional. During these trying times you should not make any major decisions regarding your case as it may limit future recoveries, it is always best to consult with an attorney first. You should not enter into any settlement agreement, sign any release to accept any money in exchange for releasing an individual, business or insurance company from liability without first knowing your rights and remedies available to you under the law.
The attorneys at Barsom Law Group can help you decide your best course of action and can develop the best legal strategy for your case. The attorneys at Barsom Law Group handle a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases in Providence, Boston, and areas between, including but not limited to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck Accident
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability (slip and fall and failure to warn of a danger on the premises)
- Product liability
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Traumatic Brain injuries, other injuries resulting in severe and permanent brain damage.
- Joint, Spinal Cord, Neck, and Back Injuries.
- Fractures and Dislocations
- Birth Defects and Birth-Related Injuries
- Amputations, Burns and Scars
- Seizure Disorders, Cancer, and other Serious or Terminal Medical Conditions
- Emotional Trauma
- Loss of Consortium
- Fire-Related Injuries
- Dog Bites
Because of the statutes of limitation, victims of personal injury have a limited time to file their case. If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Providence, Boston, or anywhere in Rhode Island and Massachusettes, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.