Chelsea Personal Injury Lawyers Aggressively Represent Your Interests
Massachusetts attorneys help clients recover compensation for their injuries
Personal injury claims allow victims to collect monetary compensation after they’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident or another type of incident caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct. In these lawsuits, the injured person is the plaintiff and the person or entity allegedly responsible for the injury is the defendant. From our office in Chelsea, Georges Cote LLP represents Massachusetts plaintiffs in personal injury cases stemming from car crashes, slip and fall incidents, defective products, medical malpractice and other types of carelessness. Whatever factors led to your injury, we will take aggressive action in pursuit of the largest possible financial recovery.
Litigators handle claims related to accidents, falls and medical malpractice
We provide comprehensive legal support to victims in a full range of personal injury lawsuits, including claims arising from:
- Auto accidents — For clients who have been hurt in car accidents, we explain the relevant auto insurance rules and deliver strong advocacy during negotiations and litigation.
- Slip and fall incidents — If you have suffered a slip and fall injury while on someone else’s premises, our firm can take action against the property owner and other parties whose carelessness contributed to the incident.
- Medical malpractice — Patients rely on doctors and hospitals to comply with professional standards at all times. When this trust is broken, terrible harm can ensue. By consulting with subject matter experts, we develop sound arguments on behalf of medical malpractice victims.
- Defective products — Errors in the design, manufacture and labeling of products could have terrible consequences for the people who use them. Our firm has the skill and background to take on large companies and others who put defective products on the market.
Under the state’s statute of limitations, most Massachusetts personal injury victims have three years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. The discovery rule does grant an extension of this timeframe when the harm cannot be detected immediately, as in some medical malpractice and toxic tort claims. Once the injury is apparent, acting quickly makes it easier to collect useful evidence and accelerates the date when you can collect compensation.
Firm works to maximize economic and noneconomic damages for victims
Though many cases are resolved through settlement, when a lawsuit goes to trial, there are two basic types of damages that a plaintiff can receive: Economic and noneconomic. Economic damages include reimbursement for tangible costs arising from the injury, such as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, wages lost while out of work and associated expenses, such as prescription costs and the funds needed to travel to doctors’ appointments. Negligent defendants can also be held responsible for the pain and suffering, disfigurement and diminished enjoyment of life related to the injury. These are referred to collectively as noneconomic damages. The objective in a personal injury lawsuit is generally to recover monetary compensation, rather than punish the defendant. However, in some cases, punitive damages may be sought and awarded for particularly egregious or malicious misconduct by a defendant.
Knowledgeable counselors advise on wrongful death actions
Some instances of negligence are so severe that the victim is not just injured, but killed. Our firm handles wrongful death litigation on behalf of estate representatives so that the deceased victim’s beneficiaries can collect some form of reimbursement from the liable parties. Damages in these cases can include compensation for funeral expenses, the expected amount of income and benefits that the decedent would have provided over their lifetime and the companionship and care that was lost when the victim died.
Contact an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Georges Cote LLP advocates on behalf of personal injury victims throughout Massachusetts. For a free initial consultation regarding your legal options, please call 617-884-1000 or contact us online. We are located in Chelsea.