Methuen Personal Injury
While some accidents cannot be avoided, many accidents are caused by the negligent acts of a person or entity. Busy cities like Methuen, Massachusetts, North Andover, Massachusetts, Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts present numerous situations in which residents and visitors can sustain injuries. For example, if employees of retail and dining establishments such as those in The Loop fail to maintain their premises adequately, a patron may be injured in a slip and fall accident. If a driver on Route 113 is texting, he may cause a car accident by rear-ending the car in front of him. These are just some examples of common types of accidents. The resulting injuries can be life-altering and can have lasting physical, emotional, and financial consequences. If someone else’s negligent behavior caused your injury, you should be entitled to recover compensation. The Methuen personal injury lawyers at the Stephen Law Group can aggressively pursue the damages that you are owed. We will get you the justice you deserve! We maintain several offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including an office in Methuen. We offer a free consultation. You don’t pay anything until you receive a settlement or judgment awarding you money. Call us today. At Stephen Law, we fight for you!Proving Negligence in Car Accident and Other Personal Injury Cases
In Massachusetts courts, most personal injury cases are pursued on a theory of negligence. To prove negligence, you must show that someone else owed you a duty, he or she breached the duty, and the breach caused you to sustain an injury. For example, in cases involving slip and fall accidents, you must show that a dangerous condition caused you to fall. You also must show that the person or business responsible for maintaining the area where you fell created the dangerous condition or knew or should have known of the condition that caused you to fall. Similarly, if you suffered injuries due to a car accident with another driver, you must prove that the other driver failed to drive safely, which caused the accident and your resulting harm.
You must show by the preponderance of the evidence that the negligence caused your harm in order to recover damages. This standard has been interpreted to mean showing that it is more likely than not that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries. Under Massachusetts law, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident. Thus, if you sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to consult a personal injury attorney in the Methuen area as soon as possible to ensure that you retain your right to recover damages.Car and Truck Accidents
As a leading firm handling car and truck accident cases, we have provided justice to many injured victims injured as a result of the negligence of another. We have received many settlements and awards providing injured parties with the compensation they deserve to get their life back in order. You have the right in Massachusetts to pursue a claim if your treatment is over $2,000 or if you have a serious injury resulting in lost enjoyment of life. We fight tirelessly on behalf of our clients to get them the justice they deserve and put them back to where they were before the accident so that they can get on with their life. Call today for your free consultation. At Stephen Law Group, our injury attorneys fight for you!Dog Bites
Massachusetts has a strong dog bite law supporting victims of dog attacks by vicious dogs. We have brought several dog bite cases to successful conclusion. Being the victim of a dog bite attack can result in debilitating injuries, scarring and lost wages. We fight for your rights to make sure victims receive the justice they deserve!Slip and Falls
Falls do happen. But if a fall resulting in serious injury is the fault of someone else, such as a landlord who does not salt a parking lot, or a commercial establishment that does not plow, you have the right to seek a remedy and be compensated for the damages you suffer. We have handled many successful slip n fall cases for falls leading to fractures and serious injuries. Call today for a free consultation. At Stephen Law, we fight for you!Wrongful Death
If your loved one has died as a result of the negligence of an establishment or another person, we will fight for your family to get the justice you deserve. No amount of money will replace your loved one. We will fight for justice and compensation and to hopefully avoid the tragedy from repeating itself to other innocent victims. Call us today for your free consultation if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases
In Massachusetts, any type of health care provider can be held liable for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can take several different forms. A doctor who fails to treat a patient in a timely manner, who misdiagnoses an illness, or who makes a surgical error may be liable for malpractice. Malpractice can also occur, for example, if a nurse administers either an incorrect medication or an incorrect dosage of the correct medication, or if a pharmacist provides the improper medication. To recover damages for an injury caused by medical malpractice, you must prove the standard of care, which is what a competent medical provider in the defendant’s area of practice would have done in a similar situation. You also must prove that the medical provider breached the standard of care, and the breach caused your harm. In most cases involving medical malpractice, your Methuen personal injury attorney will need to retain one or more experts. They will testify about the standard of care and opine that the breach of the standard of care caused your damages.Bringing a Products Liability Claim
Defective products are a common source of injuries as well. Massachusetts defines multiple ways in which a product may be defective. When a product has a design defect, the design of the product is inherently dangerous. In other cases, a product that has a safe design was manufactured in an unsafe manner, resulting in a manufacturing defect. In still other cases, a product may have been safely designed and manufactured but released without appropriate warnings regarding potential risks. Product liability cases may be pursued on a negligence theory, but they may also include claims that the responsible party breached the implied warranty of merchantability or violated the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. Most product liability cases require an expert to offer opinions regarding the nature and effect of the defect.Meet With a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer in Methuen
If you were injured in Methuen due to someone else’s negligence, that party should be held responsible for your damages. At the Stephen Law Group, our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience to assist you in obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled. We have office locations in Manchester and Concord, New Hampshire, and Methuen and North Andover, Massachusetts. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to help you pursue a favorable outcome in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Set up a consultation today by contacting us at 877-663-1007 or using our online form.