Suing for a Back Injury in Boston
Back injuries are some of the most common types of injuries seen after an accident of any kind. If someone else was responsible for causing your back injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Read on to learn more about when it may be appropriate to sue for a back injury in Boston and the details you need to know about filing such a claim.
The Impact of a Back Injury
Back injuries can be far more serious than people realize. Having a serious back injury can impact your ability to work, support your family financially, take care of your children, and even take care of yourself.
When this happens and another party is liable for your back injury, your best option may be to file a civil claim against them so you can recover the compensation you need to get through this difficult time in your life.
Things to Know about Filing a Lawsuit
There are a couple of details you need to be aware of as you prepare to file a lawsuit for a back injury you sustained in Boston. First is the statute of limitations. Massachusetts law requires that personal injury claims be filed in civil court within three years of the accident or your diagnosed injury. If your claim is not filed within this timeframe, you will no longer have the opportunity to get justice in civil court.
You should also be aware of Massachusetts shared fault laws, which state that if you are partially liable for your injuries, you can still be awarded compensation for your damages. However, your award will also reflect a shared fault deduction equivalent to your portion of fault. For instance, if you were 10 percent liable for your back injury, you can expect to see a deduction of 10 percent in your award.
Meet with a Boston Personal Injury Lawyer
To learn more about how a Boston personal injury lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC could help you obtain maximum compensation for the back injury you endured, schedule a no-cost consultation. You can reach our office by phone at 617-742-1170 or through the convenient contact form included below when you are ready to get started on your case.