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Massachusetts Catastrophic Injuries

Massachusetts Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Did you suffer a devastating injury in Massachusetts?

A catastrophic injury is generally defined as one that will require long term medical care or cause a lifelong negative affect on the victim. If someone else was responsible for an incident that inflicted severe harm on you, it is essential to hire the right lawyer. With offices in Boston and Brookline, Feinberg & Alban PC represents clients across Massachusetts and has earned substantial sums for plaintiffs in claims arising from car crashes, falls, construction accidents and other serious incidents.

Types of catastrophic injuries

Our Massachusetts firm handles claims relating to all types of catastrophic injuries, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries — The effects of head and brain injuries might not be immediately recognizable. When warranted, our firm works with neurological specialists and other experts to assess the short- and long-term harm triggered by a traumatic brain injury.
  • Severe burns — Vehicle crashes and other types of accidents can lead to burn injuries that could require extensive skin grafts and cause permanent scarring.
  • Spinal cord and back injuries — Depending on the force and location of the impact, spinal cord and back injuries could trigger paralysis or chronic problems in someone’s neck and/or spinal column.
  • Bone breaks and fractures — A car accident or crush injury might leave someone with broken and fractured bones that require one or more operations.
  • Amputations — In some catastrophic cases, a victim’s arm or leg is severed. Other times, doctors must amputate a limb in order to save the injured party’s life. Following an amputation, the victim must learn how to live with a significant loss of body function.

From start to finish, you can rely on us for comprehensive legal support as we work to achieve a resolution that allows you to move forward successfully.

Incidents that lead to catastrophic injuries

Catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dog bites and other types of animal attacks
  • Construction accidents

Soon after you’ve been hurt, you might hear from a defense lawyer or insurance company trying to persuade you to accept a quick settlement in exchange for surrendering your legal rights. This could be a serious mistake, especially if you face a long course of treatment ahead. Once you call us, you’ll have a strong advocate on your side who provides honest advice on the type of financial recovery you should expect.

What types of damages can I get in a Massachusetts catastrophic injury case?

Compensatory damages in Massachusetts personal injury cases are divided into special and general damages. Both types of compensation can be substantial in catastrophic injury claims. Special damages include losses that have an identifiable financial cost, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income
  • In-home or nursing facility care
  • Residence accommodations necessitated by the plaintiff’s medical condition

General damages, which address harm not quantifiable by a specific financial charge, are also significant in catastrophic cases. They can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement or loss of bodily function
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Inability to work or engage in leisure activities
  • Emotional trauma

Someone who is facing years of treatment, therapy and care might also be facing millions of dollars in healthcare costs. That’s why it is critical to retain an attorney who has a track record of securing seven-figure payments for victims of catastrophic injuries.

What is the statute of limitations for a Massachusetts catastrophic injury claim?

You might require years of treatment and rehabilitation after a catastrophic injury, so you should start the legal process as soon as possible in order to get the compensation needed to address the changes in your life. Massachusetts has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, but acting quickly makes it easier to collect the evidence required to build the strongest possible case.

Contact a Massachusetts attorney for a free consultation if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury

Feinberg & Alban PC pursues justice for the victims of catastrophic injuries throughout Massachusetts. Please call 617-232-5950 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation. Our Boston office is in Center Plaza and we also have a Brookline location. If you cannot travel, we will come to your home or hospital room.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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