What Does Personal Injury Compensation Cover?
Personal injury compensation benefits generally cover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future life care expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Survivor benefits
- Funeral costs
Determining Eligibility for Personal Injury Benefits
In Massachusetts, in order to be eligible to collect damages, you must show that:
- The defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care. This can be based on your relationship with the defendant (e.g. doctor, patient), or can be based on certain situations (e.g. operating motor vehicles safely).
- The defendant breached this duty.
- Because of (1) and (2), you were injured.
- You suffered damages that can be compensated.
It’s also important to keep in mind the statute of limitations for you injury, which means the period of time in which you can longer file a lawsuit against the defendant. In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for personal injury is three years, so it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to start your claim.
Cases We Handle
Car accidents are an all too often occurrence in today’s society. If you have been injured in a car accident you have options! Our firm is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and conducting a full investigation into your claim so you can recover as much money as possible. Learn more today!
Massachusetts follows a strict liability rule when it comes to dog bites. This means that the owner of an animal is responsible is their dog bites you even if they did not think the dog would act aggressively. Learn more about Massachusetts law and how our firm can help you by reading our dog bite injury page.
Landowners are responsible for ensuring their property is safe for visitors. If they fail to do this, they can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. Learn more about landowner responsibility and how our firm can help you if you have been injured today.
Why You Need an Attorney
A personal injury claim can be a tricky process on your own. Often, insurance companies have teams of lawyers working to minimize the benefits owed to you. Because of this, hiring your own personal injury lawyer can give you the means to fight back and get you the justice you deserve.
With our years of experience and determination to maximize your benefits, our Quincy personal injury lawyers at Powers & Caccavale are ready to help you.