Cambridge Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured, you need a Cambridge, Massachusetts, personal injury attorney on your side to fight for you and the compensation you deserve.
The Cambridge personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman understand how an accident can derail your life and leave you with pain, suffering and a pile of medical bills.
If you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, a slip-and-fall accident, a work accident or some other type of accident, our personal injury lawyers are ready to assess your case and help you maximize your financial recovery.
Our attorneys not only live and work in the Cambridge area, they take pride in serving our community on a daily basis.
We understand that a personal injury can be devastating and can cause anxiety, depression and even confusion. How should you go about obtaining compensation for your injuries? What type of compensation are you entitled to for your accident? And how much?
Our attorneys will meet with you to discuss the facts of your accident case and offer advice on the steps you need to take to make yourself whole. We treat all of our clients with the utmost compassion and concern. Our consultations are always free, which means you have nothing to lose. There’s no charge unless we recover money for you.The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman Can Help with Your Cambridge, MA Personal Injury Claim
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Because it’s located a little more than three miles from Boston, the city is considered to be part of the Boston metropolitan area. According to data from 2014, Cambridge is the fifth most populated city in Massachusetts. The 2010 Census estimated Cambridge’s population at about 105,000.
Cambridge is home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, two elite institutions of higher learning. Harvard and MIT are the top two employers in the city.
When it comes to personal injury cases, Cambridge’s unique characteristics often play a role. For example, because of the large population of students, personal injury cases involving bicyclists and pedestrians are likely to occur. Car versus bicycle injury cases and car versus pedestrian injury cases often involve serious injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and internal injuries. The most severe bicycle and pedestrian injury cases can result in amputations, paralysis and even wrongful death. Pedestrians and cyclists navigating the streets of Cambridge are vulnerable and lack protection to shield themselves from the damage caused by a 4,000-pound speeding vehicle.
Certainly, Cambridge sees its fair share of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle and truck accidents. Route 2, Route 16 and Route 28 (which is also known as the McGrath Highway) are some main roads that lead to Cambridge. Motor vehicle accidents are likely to take place on these main roads, especially in the winter months when snow and ice make travel treacherous across all of New England.
These Cambridge intersections are considered to be high crash locations:
- Memorial Drive and Massachusetts Avenue
- Memorial Drive and River Street
- Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Edwin H. Land Boulevard
- Massachusetts Avenue and Norfolk Street
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman have successfully handled bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and motor vehicle accidents in Cambridge and the surrounding areas.
Here’s a list of various types of personal injury claims that we handle:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing vehicle accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall incidents
- Premises liability cases
- Product liability cases
- Daycare injuries
- Nursing home injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Workers’ compensation
- Sexual assault
- Wrongful death
Our personal injury attorneys are versatile and able to handle even the most complicated cases. We stay on top of the latest legal developments and will put our skills and knowledge to work for you.Why Should I Use a Cambridge, MA Personal Injury Attorney to Help Me with My Case?
You can proceed with a personal injury claim against an individual or business owner without an attorney. In most situations, the personal injury claim will be resolved through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
However, skilled personal injury attorneys are expert negotiators who can maximize your insurance payout. In the majority of cases, you will receive a larger insurance settlement if you’re represented by an attorney.
An attorney will negotiate the amount you’re owed for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering, including anxiety, depression and embarrassment
- Permanent injuries and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of services, which can be filed by a spouse or child
If you’ve suffered serious injuries or injuries that will require long-term care or have resulted in a permanent disability, it’s recommended that you hire a personal injury lawyer to help with your case. There’s too much at stake. A lawyer can properly calculate the value of your case and make sure that you receive full compensation.
In addition, a personal injury lawyer can provide needed expertise if your personal injury claim involves multiple parties, such as a car accident that involved three or more vehicles, or liability isn’t clear or is being contested. If you share liability for an accident, an attorney can still make sure that you’re not taken advantage of and get the compensation to which you’re entitled.
If an insurance company has denied your claim, you need to contact a Cambridge personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will make sure that all involved insurance companies are treating you in a fair manner and in accordance with policy terms. If the insurer has been acting in “bad faith” by ignoring evidence or offering you an extremely low settlement amount, your attorney can proceed with a bad-faith lawsuit against the insurance company.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are often focused on their own financial well-being and employ tactics designed to deny or undervalue claims. An attorney will make sure that your settlement is fair and sufficient to compensate you for all of your accident-related damages.
If an insurance company contacts you after your accident, refrain from making any statements. Refer them to your Cambridge injury lawyer and don’t sign any settlement papers without having them reviewed by an attorney. Once you sign off on a settlement, you will be unable to file any additional claims related to your accident with the insurer. A common mistake that accident victims make is accepting a settlement before the extent of all their injuries are known.
If necessary, an attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party and handle subsequent settlement negotiations and litigation.The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman Can Help Prove Negligence
Personal injury is a broad term that applies to an injury to a person’s body, mind or emotions.
An accident can happen anywhere, and certainly Cambridge, Massachusetts, is no exception. You could injure yourself slipping on a patch of ice, tripping over a high curb or being involved in a car accident. If you injure yourself in an accident, who’s to blame?
Generally speaking, in order to file a personal injury lawsuit against someone else, you must be able to show that the other party acted in a negligent manner. That means that you must show that the person or business:
- Had a legal duty of care to keep you free from harm
- Breached that duty of care
- The breach caused your injuries
- You were hurt in some way
A personal injury attorney will look at the facts of your case and identify all parties that might be liable for your injuries. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman works with the best medical experts, engineers, vocational rehabilitation experts, insurance industry experts, accident reconstructionists and other experts in the greater Cambridge area and beyond. Expert reports can help determine how and why an accident happened and who is to blame. In addition, expert reports can be key to establishing damages.
In addition, an attorney can help you obtain security film, cellphone records and other types of evidence that could be crucial to your case. As an accident victim, it’s important that you keep a file that contains pertinent evidence such as medical records and bills, contact information for any witnesses, communications from insurance companies, pictures of your injuries and anything else that could be relevant to your case.
It’s important to note that most personal injury cases in Massachusetts have a statute of limitations of three years. That means that you have three years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit but there are some exceptions. A personal injury attorney can let you know if an exception applies to your case and will make sure that you abide by all deadlines moving forward.
To learn more about how our Cambridge personal injury attorneys can help you with your personal injury claim, contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC today at (617) 777-7777 or use our online form.