Chelmsford Location 978-256-9655 Nashua Location 603-881-5300
Areas & Topics

Chelmsford Injury Law Blog

What you should know about filing a car accident claim

Imagine driving through Chelmsford on your way to work in the morning. The light at the next intersection changes to red so you slowly apply the brake and come to a stop. Unfortunately, the car behind you did not. Now, you have to miss work because of your injuries and still figure out how you are going to pay to fix your car and take care of your medical bills.

Massachusetts, like many other states, has laws on the books that address car accident compensation. While your attorney will be your best source of information when it comes to filing a claim for damages, read below for basic information on the state's laws on damages and time limits for making your claim.

The 2 worst injuries common in serious car wrecks

Getting into a motor vehicle accident is scary. There's that moment of panic when you realize collision is imminent and that frantic feeling when you try to determine how badly you and other passengers are hurt. The details of each accident are different. In many cases, people walk away with minor injuries. However, some accidents are more serious. While most people consider fatal car accidents the worst, having someone die in a collision isn't the only possible negative outcome. Many of the most common injuries people experience after a major car wreck can change someone's life and ability to work.

Some injuries affect your ability to perform your job, while other affect your mobility or quality of life. You may be grateful to have survived the accident, but you still have to live with your injuries. If you suffered serious injuries as the result of a collision, you should speak with an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney. Especially in situations where another driver caused the crash, you need to explore your legal options for compensation. An attorney can fight for you and the best possible outcome after you've suffered serious injuries as the result of a major car accident.

Collecting disability benefits for a chronic condition

Living with a chornic condition, such as fibromyalgia, can have debilitating effects. Many people with these types of illnesses have a hard time holding down a job due to issues with pain or memory.

Visiting a client could lead to a serious slip-and-fall accident

As a business professional, there may be times when you leave your office to meet with clients. While this may be part of your job, there is something you need to remember: You could be injured during your trip.

This isn't something you think about often, but it could happen to you when you least expect it.

Retraining To Work With A Disability

When most people hear the words "social security disability", they think about someone who is so injured or incapacitated that they can't ever work again.  They envision wheelchairs and broken bodies.  This can be the case, but it isn't always that way.  Here's an example from one of our recent cases.

What is a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you hear the words "personal injury lawyer", what do you think of first?  If you're like most people, you probably conjur up images of someone with an ad on the television encouraging you to sue anyone and everyone for something bad that happened to you.  Although a lawsuit may sometimes be involved, that's actually a small part of a personal injury attorney's job.

Work-related traumatic brain injuries can happen in any industry

Many employers nationwide knowingly expose their workers to severe safety hazards on a daily basis. You may not even be aware of the dangers you face and the potential traumatic brain injury that could change your life forever. According to the Brain Injury Institute, one in five work-related TBI cases result from slip- or trip-and-fall incidents.

Union Worker's Comp Case Settled for More Than 1st Anticipated

My office just settled a WORKERS COMPENSATION case for a UNION EMPLOYEE at UPS, for several hundred thousand dollars.  The client had previously retained an attorney who held himself out as an expert in Workers Compensation law.  The client was of advanced age, had a limited education, had worked for UPS for many years in a heavy duty capacity, and had very bad injuries which severely limited his physical abilities.  Despite this, the lawyer tried to convince the client that he was only partially disabled and that he should accept a settlement offer of less than half of what we eventually got him.  In fact, that attorney's settlement demand was half of what we got the client.

What to Do if You've Been in a Slip & Fall Accident

Wet stairs or floors, bunched carpets, spilled beverages or food, and a variety of other things can be considered hazards for slip and fall accidents.  If you've been hurt in a fall resulting from one of these hazards, you may be entitled to compensation.  To help you get the best care and the most money, it's important to gather as much information as possible at the time of the accident.

Chelmsford Office
14 Fletcher Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Phone: 978-256-9655
Fax: 978-250-1171
Map & Directions

Nashua Office
One Tara Boulevard
Nashua, NH 03062

Phone: 603-881-5300
Map & Directions