Personal injury law is a broad category of law that includes car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bite cases, Social Security Disability, and workers’ compensation. In addition, personal injury cases can be based on medical malpractice, dangerous medical devices, and defective products. Lawyers who practice personal injury law generally specialize in these types of cases, which allows them to become experts in this area.
Prior to taking a personal injury case, a personal injury lawyer will need to gather and assess the facts of the case in order to find out what kinds of benefits and compensation may be available. If you have been injured in the New Bedford area, you should consult with an experienced New Bedford personal injury lawyer who may be able to file a New Bedford personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
How Does a Typical Personal Injury Case Work?
A car accident case provides a good example of how many personal injury cases play out. If you have been injured in a car accident where the other driver is shown to be at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. First, you will have to show that the other driver was at fault. In many cases, this process is relatively straight forward. However, in other cases, proving the other driver was at fault can require the use of experts to reconstruct the accident.
In addition to proving fault, you must show that you suffered an injury because of the accident. Medical records from treatment you have received after the accident will be used to show these injuries. In some instances, the extent of your injuries can come into question, and additional information may be needed. It is a good idea to have an experienced lawyer by your side in any type of personal injury case. In fact, it has been shown that hiring a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case can lead to a bigger settlement.
What Kinds of Personal Injury Cases Does d’Oliveira and Associates Handle?
The experienced lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates each have 20 or more years of experience in handling personal injury cases. The most common types of cases that the firm specializes in include:
- Car accident cases
- Dog bite cases
- Slip-and-fall cases
- Workers’ compensation cases
- Social Security Disability
- Motorcycle accident cases
In addition, we work with experienced lawyers who handle claims of medical malpractice and injuries caused by bad medical devices, medications, and defective products.
Contact an Experienced New Bedford Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured in any type of accident in the New Bedford area, contact one of our experienced New Bedford personal injury lawyers located at 930 Kempton St., New Bedford, MA. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. There are no legal fees unless you get an award or settlement in your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at (508) 984-8400 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.