The answer to any question regarding the degree of success or the evaluation of damages depends solely on the facts and adequate and immediate investigation of the case. That is why it is important that if you think you have a case you should call Attorney Morte who has experience in these matters to properly investigate the matter and expertly evaluate the case. Only then will we truly understand whether or not you have been injured and whether or not you can expect compensation.
First and foremost, if you are injured make certain that you go to the hospital where your doctors are, report the incident to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and do not accept responsibility until such time as all of the facts have been investigated. Do not talk to an insurance company or its representatives, and you should call Attorney Morte as soon as you are able. Make sure you document your situation making daily notes.
Under Massachusetts law, if you have in excess of $2,000.00 in medical expenses and/or a serious permanent injury, you may expect to recover any unpaid lost wages or loss of earning capacity, your pain and suffering and all unpaid medical expenses. You may also expect to recover certain intangible damages, which Attorney Morte can explain to you.
Personal injury protection often referred to as PIP is mandatory coverage under Massachusetts law, which provides payment to you of all of your medical expenses and 75% of actual documented lost wages up to $8,000.00. If you have health insurance, that health insurance should cover any expenses over $2,000.00 excepting those deductibles which PIP will cover. For a detailed explanation of these rights, please see Attorney Morte.
Of course you should get the necessary medical treatment that you need after any accident even if you question whether or not the injury is serious. When you go to the doctor or the hospital make sure that you document and explain all of your concerns, and make certain that you follow up with your own primary care physician if you are not feeling well thereafter.
A slip and fall case occurs when someone slips, trips, falls, stumbles, or becomes injured as a result of a condition that causes that occurrence. If you believe that you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, then it is important to call Attorney Morte immediately in order to investigate that case. Slip and fall cases in Massachusetts are difficult cases. That is why they need to be investigated quickly so that all evidence can be gathered.
A product defect case involves any situation wherein someone is injured as a result of a product that is defective. The following products may involve defects: heart valves, medical devices, automobiles, tires. Product defect cases may involve the product itself or the warnings provided with the product. A product defect case can involve breaches of warranty that is when products are not manufactured according to exact specifications. That is why it is important to call Attorney Morte if you feel that you may have a product defect case.
We all want to believe that the care provided to our loved ones in nursing homes is adequate and reasonable. Sometimes the care that is provided is less than adequate and causes injuries to patients. These may involve falls, or inadequate supervision, or failure to provide adequate medical care. If you or a loved one believe that you have been injured in such a nursing home environment, please call Attorney Morte immediately to investigate your cause of action.
Most cases are taken on a contingency fee basis wherein there will be no fee or charge for any time unless there is a recovery for an injury. Most often the percentage rate is one-third or 33.3% of any recovery.