Have You Suffered a Personal Injury?
If you were injured due to the carelessness of someone else, you have rights. Legally, you may be entitled to collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and a variety of other damages you may have suffered. But filing a claim and handling the legal process alone can be difficult, especially when you’re also dealing with serious injuries.
That’s why you need an experienced Boston, MA, personal injury lawyer by your side. At Jim Glaser Law, we have years of experience helping injured individuals in Boston, Springfield, and communities across Massachusetts get what they deserve. Contact us today online or call 617-906-8775 to get started!
We Make Getting Help Easy
Recovering from a personal injury is hard enough already, so we strive to make getting legal help easy. All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll take care of the rest.
We’ll Fight for Your Rights
No one should have to suffer due to someone else’s carelessness. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have rights and our team is here to help you fight for those rights!
You Can Afford Quality Legal Help
Our office works on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do! You never have to worry whether you can afford quality legal help.
We Know How Devastating a Personal Injury Can Be
Personal injuries can have a massive impact on your life. The direct aftermath of an accident is always traumatizing, but even months later you could still be suffering. The effects can change your life entirely, requiring frequent trips to the doctor and even making it so you cannot work.
With so much piling up and no income coming in, focusing on your recovery can feel impossible without help. Jimmy knows how stressful this situation can be and he and his team are here to help you take on these challenges. Your only job after an accident should be getting better. The right lawyer can help you fight for any money you’re owed for your medical bills and lost wages. All you have to do to get started is contact our team at Jim Glaser Law for a free case review.
What Qualifies as a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries due to carelessness can happen in a variety of ways. Our firm handles a wide variety of cases to ensure our Massachusetts communities can get the proper representation they need when they need it most.
With the strength of our relationships with partner law firms and industry experts, we help individuals and their families who have suffered injuries in the following types of accidents:
Dealing With Insurance Companies After an Accident
In the aftermath of an accident, one of the most difficult issues to deal with is fielding phone calls from the other party’s insurance company. While they may sound friendly at first, it’s important to remember that insurance companies aren’t your friend.
While insurance companies can cover your losses after an accident, many try to pay as little as they can get away with and even try to escape liability altogether. Remember, they make money by paying people less than they deserve. Dealing with insurance companies is one of the biggest reasons to put an experienced Boston, MA, personal injury lawyer on your side after an accident that wasn’t your fault.
An attorney can handle conversations with the other party’s insurance company and ensure you’re being treated fairly, all while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Not Sure What to Do After an Accident? Jimmy Knows!
As an experienced injury lawyer, Jimmy knows what you’re going through and he knows how to help!
Personal Injury FAQs
How Long Does It Take for a Case to Settle?
Every case is different and the amount of time it takes to settle largely depends on how long your recovery takes. This is because it’s the only way to properly gauge the value of your medical bills and how much you should demand from the insurance company. However, there are many other factors that can affect the length of time it takes to resolve your case.
Do I Really Need a Lawyer?
You can always pursue your case on your own, but hiring an experienced Boston, MA, personal injury lawyer is the best way to ensure you’re taking the right steps after your accident and will give you the best chance of recovering the full amount of compensation you deserve. Plus, an attorney can make the legal process much easier for you and your family.
Should I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company?
It’s never wise to give a statement to the insurance company without consulting your personal injury attorney first. You could unknowingly say something that could later hurt your case.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
In the state of Massachusetts, you have up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. The three-year statute of limitations is important to keep in mind because if you wait too long to take legal action and miss the deadline, you could forever lose your right to recover compensation for your injuries.
What If I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?
When you work with Jim Glaser Law, you never have to worry about being able to afford a lawyer. We strongly believe that everyone should have access to quality legal representation after being hurt in an accident that wasn’t their fault. That’s why our office is proud to work on a contingency-fee basis. You’ll never owe us anything unless a successful outcome is reached for your case!
Will I Have to Go to Court?
For the most part, personal injury cases are settled through negotiation and not in court. This is because going to court isn’t usually in anyone’s best interests. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and tends to be an “everything-or-nothing” type of affair. Negotiation allows us to come to an acceptable settlement for everyone involved. Sometimes, however, we come to a point where we just can’t negotiate further, and then court is necessary. If that happens, we’ll still fight for your justice.
What Steps Should I Take After My Accident?
Doing things right at the accident scene is important. Always try to keep a clear head about you, and never use the words “I’m sorry,” or apologize for anything. Get medical attention right away; this shows that from the beginning, you took what was happening seriously, and it might reveal injuries that you didn’t know you had yet. Take detailed photos of the accident scene if you can, and take notes about what happened, even drawing diagrams. The more information you can gather, and the more you’re able to stay calm, the more you will help your Boston, MA, personal injury lawyer build a case for you later.
What Does Negligence Mean?
Negligence is a key factor in every personal injury case. It is a legal term that defines the recklessness, carelessness, and responsibility of the person at fault in an incident resulting in someone else’s loss or injury. We will need to prove three things in order to maintain the other person in your accident was negligent in their actions and therefore liable for your losses. First, we need to show that they were acting so irresponsibly that it goes against the way any reasonable person would have behaved. This is also sometimes phrased as “violating a duty of care toward others.” We all have a responsibility to act in such a way as to not put others in danger. Second, we need to show that their irresponsible actions led to the accident. Finally, we have to demonstrate that you got hurt as a direct result of the accident.
What Is Comparative Fault?
Comparative fault is a system Massachusetts has in place that dictates your settlement to be reduced by the percentage of fault you hold. So, if you’re 10% at fault, you will get 90% of the value, meaning, if your case is valued at $100,000, you’d only be able to receive a maximum compensation of $90,000. Further, if you’re found to be more than 50% at fault in Massachusetts, you can’t get anything at all. That’s why you need a personal injury lawyer in your corner. We can help you seek the maximum settlement amount by building a strong case that proves you were not at fault for the accident.
What If I Made a Mistake?
Many people make mistakes like apologizing at the scene of an accident or accepting a lowball offer from the insurance adjuster because they were bullied into it or because they think they can sue for more later. Such mistakes can hurt your case, but they may not be the end. Sometimes, with the right help, arguments can be made to help you overcome these mistakes and get the compensation you deserve. Contact your Boston, MA, personal injury lawyers at Jim Glaser Law to get a free case review and find out if we can help you today.