Brockton is a city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of almost 94,000 residents. Nicknamed “The City of Champions,” Brockton is one of the windiest cities in the country. Residents and visitors of the city can enjoy many attractions such as the Fuller Craft Museum, the Brockton Fair, the Rocky Marciano Statue at Champions Park and Mickey Malone’s Tavern. In 2001, Brockton was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance. Just like in other cities in the United States, people in Brockton often sustain injuries in accidents that were not their fault. If this has happened to you, it is important to seek the help of a qualified Brockton injury attorney who can assess the merits of your case. At The Neumann Law Group, we handle virtually all types of personal injury cases including, but not limited to: car accidents, work injuries, construction accidents, nursing home negligence, boating accidents, slip and falls, sports accidents, and medical malpractice.Determining Fault in a Massachusetts Personal Injury Case
In every accident claim, the outcome essentially comes down to fault. Determinations of fault are typically made using the legal concept of negligence. Negligence refers to a party’s behavior that puts another unreasonable risk. In other words, negligence occurs when an individual fails to use reasonable care and causes injury to another. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act in the same or similar circumstances. As such, what is considered ‘reasonable’ will vary depending on the specific facts of the case. For example, a driver who causes an accident because she was texting and driving would likely be deemed negligent for any resulting harm. This is because a prudent person would not text behind the wheel understanding the risk that distracted driving poses to others on the road.
Massachusetts is a ‘no-fault’ state when it comes to personal injury cases. This means that injured parties are expected to seek compensation from their own insurance coverage. In most cases, you cannot step outside the no-fault system and file a personal injury claim unless certain criteria are met:
- Your damages must be more than $2,000 due to your accident injuries; or
- You suffered serious disfigurement, loss of body part or the loss of your hearing or sight.
There are a number of factors that must be considered when determining how much compensation a victim should receive for his or her harm. Since every case is different, damages will vary based on the specific facts of the case. Typically, a plaintiff will be able to recover economic costs such as medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earnings, cost of medical supplies and medications, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, transportation costs and more.Get the Compensation You Deserve with the Help of a Brockton Accident Lawyer
If you have been harmed due to another person’s recklessness, you have rights. At the Neumann Law Group, our reputable Brockton accident attorneys will work hard to get the results you deserve. We believe in holding negligent parties responsible for the harm that they cause. Attorney Neumann has worked with Boston City Counsel's Legislation Department, and the Trial Division of the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. While a substantial part of our practice is devoted to personal injury cases, we also handle criminal defense, real estate, estate planning, family law, collections and mediations. To learn more, please contact us online or call us toll free at 1-800-525-6386.