If you have sustained a serious personal injury in Massachusetts, you need the help of a professional who can ensure that you receive just compensation. You deserve an attorney with experience and a deep understanding of the law, and who can advocate on your behalf aggressively and zealously to protect your rights.
At the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman, we are committed to representing you in an accident claim or personal injury suit so that you receive fair compensation for the injuries you sustained. Our Boston personal injury lawyers are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law, and will utilize the help of investigators, medical experts, accident Reconstructionists, and other professionals in order to reinforce your case. Furthermore, we believe each situation deserves unique care and consideration, which is why you will receive personal attention from a Boston personal injury throughout the entirety of your case.
Types of Cases We Handle
We understand that accidents can occur in a variety of ways, and we strive to serve all clients who have been injured, no matter the underlying cause. The following is a list of some of the types of cases we handle in Boston:
Motor vehicle accidents are prevalent in the state of Massachusetts, and often lead to catastrophic damages. Injuries sustained in a car accident may include:
• Cuts and other lacerations;
• Broken bones;
• Muscle strains and sprains;
• Traumatic brain injuries;
• Burn injuries;
• Puncture wounds; and
Those injured in vehicle accidents may also experience serious pain and suffering, and may be forced to miss work for days or weeks while they recover, as well as for other periods of time in the future. Vehicle accident victims may also sustain lifelong disabilities that will require ongoing medical treatment. At the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman, we will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive adequate compensation to help you recover from this devastating incident.
Generally, when we purchase products, we do so under the assumption that the product will work well and according to its design, and that we won't be injured as a result. Whether we are using lawn equipment, driving in a car, or watching our children play with a new toy, we certainly aren't expecting disaster to strike.
Unfortunately, however, some products are designed, manufactured, or advertised incorrectly, and lead to catastrophic accidents. And if this has happened to you or a loved one, our Boston products liability attorneys are here to help. We can investigate the cause of your injury and help you present a strong case in your personal injury suit.
Employers have a duty to maintain a safe workplace for all employees, as mandated by state and federal law. If employers to uphold these standards, and a worker is injured as a result, he or she has the right to file a workers' compensation claim to recover payment. Workers' compensation is a type of insurance required of most employers in Massachusetts, and will provide payment to workers who are hurt on the job.
It is important to note that the workers' compensation system does not operate based on fault; thus, even if you were responsible for the accident, you may still be able to obtain payment.
If you have been injured at work, it is still in your best interest to contact a Boston workers' compensation attorney for help. An attorney can ensure that you file the claim correctly, and that you receive the payment that you deserve.
Slip and Fall / Premises Liability Accidents
Sometimes, a slip and fall accident may not result in anything more than a bruised ego. All to often, however, it results in the individual sustaining serious injuries, which could include broken bones, neck and spine injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
In the case of a slip and fall accident, if the injured party can prove that the accident was the result of the landowner's or premise owner's negligence, he or she may be able to recover compensation. Examples of this may include a slip and fall that occurs on spilled liquid in a grocery store, over hidden stumps in a park, or on a patch of ice in a parking garage. In any of these situations, if the premise owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, the injured party could use this as evidence of negligence. Most importantly, because slip and fall accidents can be complex, the help of an attorney is recommended.
Dogs may be great pets, but in some cases they can also be ferocious animals. And, if a dog attacks an individual and causes an injury, the owner may be held liable for damages. Additionally, unlike many other states, Massachusetts does not utilize a “one-bite rule,” meaning that injured parties may hold the dog liable for any injuries, even if the animal had not already shown a propensity for violence.
Walking is an excellent form of exercise, and is a convenient place to get around town. In reality, however, it can present serious dangers, and can put pedestrians directly in harm's way. If you have been hit by a car, our Boston pedestrian accident attorneys will guide you through the process to recovery.
Burns can be extremely painful, and can result in lasting scars and disfigurement. Contact our attorneys for help today if you have suffered a burn.
The construction industry is extremely important in Boston. Sadly, though, hard workers in this industry can suffer injuries due to unsafe workplaces; similar, innocent bystanders can be injured by unsecured construction equipment. Our attorneys can help you obtain payment if you have been injured at a construction site.
Our attorneys are prepared today to assist you in your personal injury case. We will work quickly and diligently to strengthen your case, and will help you acquire the compensation that you deserve. Reach out to the Boston personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman today for a free consultation and to begin. You can contact us online or by calling us at 617-227-8118. We are available 24 hours a day.