There is no shortage of ways that a negligent motorist can cause harm. Reckless behaviors like speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol are just two common examples of negligence. It’s worth noting that Massachusetts is a no-fault car accident state. You don’t need to prove negligence to seek compensation after a car wreck in Massachusetts. Instead, you can file a claim with your own insurance for compensation. However, if your injuries are severe enough, you may also file an additional claim against a negligent third party.
When a product is used as intended, or in a foreseeable manner, a safely designed and manufactured product should not cause severe injuries or death.
However, if the product fails to due to a defect, the designer, manufacturer, distributor, marketer or retailer who created or overlooked the defect before selling the product may be considered negligent in these circumstances. A lawyer can assist you in determining liability if it’s unclear who is responsible for your injuries.
There are certain settings in which property owners or business owners must take substantial security measures to protect guests, employees, and anyone else who has a legal right to be on a property. Innocent people can get hurt when they neglect this duty.
For example, maybe you’re out at a club one night when you sustain injuries in an assault. Perhaps the individual who perpetrated the assault accessed the club because security was lacking.
In this case, you certainly may have grounds to take legal action against the individual who directly caused your injuries. Speak with a lawyer to learn more about potential options. The bottom line – you may seek justice for injuries caused by the negligence of a property or business owner, in this and numerous other scenarios.
The Importance of Proving Negligence in a Massachusetts Personal Injury Case
There are various ways you can prove someone’s negligence caused your injuries in Massachusetts. Examples include:
- Speaking with witnesses
- Reviewing police reports or other such official accident reports
- Reviewing photos/footage of the accident
- Analyzing forensic evidence
- In some circumstances, hiring experts to recreate the conditions of an accident
- Reviewing statements from liable parties
- Showing how the nature of your injuries indicates negligence played a role in your accident
Be aware that insurance companies often strive to identify excuses to avoid paying claimants. If an insurer’s own investigation fails to yield evidence of negligence, you may need to investigate yourself to generate such evidence.
You don’t have to handle this task alone. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., investigating the circumstances of your accident is just one way a Boston personal injury lawyer can assist with your case. For more information, contact us online today or call us at (617) 742-1900 to discuss your case for free.