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Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney

If someone else was responsible for injuring you, they should also be responsible for compensating you for the harm they caused. Depending on the circumstances, it could include money for your medical bills, lost wages and benefits, the pain and suffering you experienced, and more. However, getting this compensation may not be as easy as it should be.

That’s where the Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Bottaro Law can help. Led by our founding attorney Mike Bottaro, we are committed to upholding the rights of injured people in Massachusetts and demanding compensation for injuries that weren’t their fault. We know that dealing with insurance companies is like David vs. Goliath – and we are ready to fight for you and win!

At Bottaro Law, we understand the stress and anxiety you may be going through after suffering an injury in an accident that was not your fault.  You don’t need the added stress of worrying about how you’ll pay for a qualified personal injury attorney in Massachusetts. That’s why we offer an exclusive No Fee Guarantee®: There is no charge to you until we win your case. Let us make your life a little easier after your traumatic ordeal by pursuing the money and accountability you need at no upfront cost. 

Contact us today for a free consultation with a compassionate, committed Massachusetts personal injury lawyer. From the moment you contact us, it’s our job to help you get the best possible results for your personal injury claim.

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The team at Bottaro Law is ready to get started on your case right away. You don't need to worry about lawyer bills or retainers. Bottaro Law has an exclusive No Fee Guarantee® — a promise that you don’t pay us until we win compensation for you. Since we work on commission, our interests are the same as yours – getting you the most money for your personal injury claim.

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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in Massachusetts

Our Massachusetts personal injury law firm is prepared to handle many different kinds of cases, including: 

  • Car accidents – Massachusetts requires drivers to carry no-fault insurance, but these benefits are not always enough after a devastating collision. We can help you find a way around the no-fault system so you can recover the money you need from the driver who caused the crash.
  • Truck accidents – Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are significantly bigger than passenger vehicles and are consequently more likely to cause severe injuries when they crash. We can help you hold a negligent truck driver, trucking company, or other party accountable after a collision.
  • Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists have the same rights as anyone else on Massachusetts roads, but other drivers often do not give them the respect and space they’re entitled to. We are here to fight for your interests if you are injured in an accident a negligent driver caused.
  • Bicycle accidents – Bicyclists are at particular risk in the event of a collision because they lack all but the most basic safety protections. Unfortunately, many drivers are not appropriately careful when driving near bicycles, leading to horrific injuries.
  • Pedestrian accidents – Pedestrians often suffer terrible injuries when struck by cars. In many cases, the at-fault drivers were distracted, impaired, not following the rules of the road, or otherwise negligent.
  • Premises liability – Property owners are responsible for providing a safe environment to anyone legally on their premises. You may be entitled to compensation if you are injured because of a safety hazard at a negligent property owner’s facility.
  • Slip-and-falls – Slip-and-fall accidents are a common consequence of negligence on the part of property owners. These accidents can result from wet floors, poorly maintained sidewalks, clutter on pathways, and similar preventable safety hazards.
  • Dog bites – Massachusetts law makes dog owners strictly liable for injuries their pets cause in most circumstances. We can help you pursue the compensation you need, which often comes from the pet owner’s renter’s or homeowner’s insurance.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect – Far too many nursing home residents are physically, emotionally, or financially exploited by the people entrusted with their care. In many cases, residents have trouble communicating that they are being abused. Our experienced team knows what to look for to establish that abuse took place and how to prove these difficult cases.
  • Medical malpractice – Doctors and other healthcare providers have an obligation to provide a reasonable standard of care to their patients. However, lab errors, medication mix-ups, surgical mistakes, and similar issues happen with alarming frequency. Our team has the knowledge and experience to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Wrongful death – Some of the most tragic personal injury cases involve people who die from their injuries. While a lawsuit will not bring back a deceased family member, it can help you seek a measure of justice on their behalf and recover compensation for their lost income, companionship, and guidance, as well as certain other losses.

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury case is a type of legal action you can take if you have been hurt due to someone else’s wrongdoing. Most personal injury cases are based on the legal concept of negligence. In layperson’s terms, when someone has an obligation to prevent you from being injured and fails to take reasonable steps in that direction, you can hold them financially responsible for the consequences. That someone could be a single person, an organization or business, or even a governmental body.

By filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the negligent party, you can compel them to compensate you for the physical and emotional injuries and other losses they caused you to suffer. For example, suppose you slip on a puddle of spilled liquid while shopping at a grocery store and break your leg. The store could owe you money for the medical care you need, any income you lost while unable to work, and the pain and suffering you experienced because of your injury.

Damages You Could Recover in a Massachusetts Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, they could owe you compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings and other financial benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life

Evidence Used to Prove Fault in a Massachusetts Personal Injury Case

You and your personal injury attorney will need strong evidence to maximize your compensation after an accident. Examples of potential evidence include:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Photos from the accident scene 
  • Physical evidence from the accident scene
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Accident reports
  • Medical records
  • Surveillance, dashcam, and traffic camera videos of the accident

Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in Massachusetts

In most cases, you have three years from the date of an accident in Massachusetts to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you will likely lose your chance to pursue compensation for your losses.

Steps to Take to Protect Your Rights After an Accident

Here are the key steps to take after an accident to protect your right to compensation:

  • Seek medical treatment right away, even if you don’t think you’re severely injured at first.
  • Record what happened in as much detail as you can as soon after the accident as possible.
  • Take pictures of your injuries and the area where the accident occurred.
  • Save all your medical records and receipts.
  • Do not give any statements to insurance companies, including your own insurer, without talking to a lawyer first.
  • Call our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers to discuss your case.

Talk to Our Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys Now

Contact our office now for a free consultation about your legal rights and options for pursuing maximum recovery. We make it easy to connect in whatever method is most convenient to you, including virtual, at our office, or we can come to you anywhere to discuss your case and answer your questions.

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