Personal Injury / Auto Accidents
At The Brown Law Firm, we will handle your personal injury case, whether it be a slip and fall or auto accident, with the time and respect it deserves. If you have been injured, the first thing that you should do is get the medical attention you need as soon as possible. Next, contact The Brown Law Firm and we will assist you in evaluating your case. It is important to contact us before you sign any paperwork, documentation, or make any statement to an insurance company.
There are multiple categories of personal injuries that you can be compensated for including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Head injuries
- Temporary injuries caused by a car accident
- Permanent injuries caused by a car accident
We work with you on a contingency basis to minimize your costs and insure you have strong representation for your personal injury, car accident or slip and fall case. We know what you are legally entitled to and will make sure that you are not taken advantage of by your insurance company.
Insurance companies make their money by under-compensating injured persons. In doing this, they automatically offer a lower settlement to those who are not working with a personal injury attorney. If you have been offered a personal injury, car accident or slip and fall settlement that you believe is unfair, we can dispute your settlement in court. To make sure you get the money you deserve, contact the Brown Law Firm today.Automobile Accidents
According to the NHTSA's most recent data, there were 136,384 car crashes in Massachusetts in 2008. Of those crashes, 3,747 suffered serious injuries.
Among all 2008 Massachusetts motor vehicle accident deaths, the majority were due to roadway departures, following by intersection-related deaths. Of the motorists killed in motor vehicle crashes, 51% were passenger car occupants, 22% were pedestrians or motorcyclists, 19% were light truck occupants and 8% were heavy truck occupants.
Massachusetts operates under the No Fault system. Because it is a No Fault state, your insurance company makes the payments for any injuries you sustain in an auto accident, personal injury incident or slip and fall occurrence, regardless of fault.Injuries Due to Negligence
Based on state law, Massachusetts recognizes contributory negligence. With contributory negligence, often called comparative negligence, we operate a 51% rule in terms of negligence. With this recognition, the injured party can only recover damages if it is determined that his or her fault in causing the injury does not reach 51%. If the injured party is 50% or less at fault, he or she may still recover damages. However, if the injured party's fault reaches 51% or higher, then they could essentially recover no damages. In these cases, the damages awarded are reduced by the portion of the fault in causing the injury. Due to this comparative system, you may still be able to recover damages for your injury, even if you were also negligent, as long as the defendant was more negligent than you were.
If you were involved in an automobile accident in which you sustained injuries as a result of someone else's negligence, you are entitled to be compensated for your economic and non-economic damages. Whether you suffered minor injuries, such as whiplash bruises, or more severe injuries, such as broken limbs or internal bleeding, the at-fault driver has a responsibility to compensate you.