It is the duty of every person to use care in his or her actions so that they do not cause injury. When you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey immediately. We handle all types of negligence claims, including professional negligence and we can help you fight for compensation.

The Definition of Negligence

Negligence is doing something that a reasonable person would not do.  Negligence may also be carelessly neglecting to do something which a reasonable person would not have neglected to do in a similar circumstance.  For example, it would be negligent for a property owner to leave snow or ice on a front walk after a snowstorm.

If you feel that you, or someone you love, has been injured, contact the negligence attorneys at The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey.

How a Negligence Attorney Can Help

When making a claim, whether for medical malpractice, legal malpractice, nursing home negligence, or for any other type of negligence, the plaintiff must prove four things:

  • Duty of Care - the wrongdoer must have had a duty of care towards the injured;
  • Breach of the Duty of Care - the wrongdoer must have breached their duty of care towards the injured;
  • Proximate Cause of Injury - there must be a causal connection between the act of the wrongdoer and the injury that resulted to the victim; and
  • Damages to the Injured - the injured victim must have suffered damages.

Damages may include physical injury, medical expenses, financial loss whether wages or property, emotional distress, disability (temporary or permanent, total or partial) and loss of care and comfort of spouse or child. As experienced negligence lawyers, we can help you fight for your damages in or out of court.

Questions a Negligence Attorney Can Answer About the Statute of Limitations

What is a Statute of Limitations?  This basically provides that a suit to recover damages must be filed within a certain time frame, three years for most negligence claims, such as for car crashes.

"When does the statute of limitations in Massachusetts start to run," is another important next question a personal injury attorney must address. Generally, the statute of limitations starts to run from the date of the event.  However, some acts that are negligent may not be discovered immediately, such as a sponge left indwelling after surgery.  In such instances, the statute of limitations in Massachusetts starts upon discovery of the negligent act.

"How long is the time of the statute of limitations?" Most states have different time limits for different types of negligence and the time limits for each type of negligence may differ from state to state. Contact a personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey for more information.

Contact Your Personal Injury Attorney in Boston

Negligence attorneys from The Law Offices of Hans R. Hailey frequently represent clients in negligence claims throughout Massachusetts. Contact us today.

Call (617) 571-7200 to schedule a free consultation.