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Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal InjuryOur Boston personal injury attorneys at the Bellotti Law Group, P.C. pride themselves on achieving a high level of success through a simple, yet effective approach: a client-centered approach that is focused on our client’s objectives. The sad reality is that every day there are hundreds of people who are injured as a result of another person or company’s carelessness. These injuries stem from accidents such as: car and bicycle accidents that involve texting while driving or OUI, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, along with many others.

When you or someone you love is injured, the experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C., serve as the trusted advisers and assertive advocates that you need on your side. We draw on our decades of legal experience with personal injury law to create insightful trial strategies designed to help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, ongoing care needs and all other expenses that will help you return to a normal life. Call 617-225-2100 for a free case evaluation. 

What is a Personal Injury Case?

When one party causes damage or harm in an accident or injury, cases of personal injury arise, and the negligent person causing such harm should be held responsible. For over thirty years, the professional, skilled attorneys at Bellotti Law Group P.C. have been serving those in Suffolk county, Cambridge, Quincy and across Massachusetts who were injured because of others' negligent or irresponsible acts.

You have legal rights open to you when you have been injured and you consider that someone else is to blame. Our Personal Injury Attorneys may hold the party responsible for your damages at fault and claim compensation for your losses.

Personal Injury Statistics In Massachusetts 

Car accidents are a leading cause of personal injury cases in Massachusetts, with thousands of individuals being injured or killed in these incidents each year. In many cases, car accidents occur due to the negligence of one or more drivers involved. This may include speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When an individual is injured in a car accident, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

The average settlement amount for a personal injury case in Massachusetts can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Some factors that may impact the settlement amount include the severity of the injury, the extent of the damages, and the insurance policies of the parties involved. In general, however, the average settlement amount for a personal injury case in Massachusetts ranges from $15,000 to $50,000.

The statistics for personal injury claims in Massachusetts can vary from year to year, and the specific data may be reported differently by different sources. However, here are some general statistics about personal injury claims in Massachusetts:

  • According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, there were 5,191 crashes involving pedestrians in Massachusetts in 2020, resulting in 76 fatalities and 4,654 injuries.
  • The Massachusetts Division of Insurance reports that in 2019, there were 25,068 personal injury protection (PIP) claims filed for motor vehicle accidents. PIP is a type of insurance that covers medical expenses and lost wages for injuries sustained in a car accident.
  • According to the National Center for State Courts, there were 22,561 tort filings (including personal injury claims) in Massachusetts in 2019.
  • The Massachusetts Trial Court reports that in 2020, there were 7,214 civil cases filed in the Superior Court, which hears cases involving claims over $50,000 or claims for injunctive relief. Some of these cases would have been personal injury claims, but not all.
  • Finally, it's worth noting that personal injury claims can take many different forms, from slip and fall accidents to medical malpractice to product liability claims. The statistics above provide a broad overview of personal injury claims in Massachusetts, but the specifics of any individual case will depend on the circumstances.

The Personal Injury Process

Personal InjuryGoing through a personal injury lawsuit can seem daunting. We recognize how stressful this time in your life is for you, from dealing with an insurance company to getting the proper settlement, which is why we do everything we can to remove anxiety from the legal process and move forward with your life. We serve as a trusted guide to you at all stages of your case. Starting with your free initial consultation, we will:

  • Thoroughly assess your matter so that we can offer you personalized advice.
  • Ask about you and your injuries, your medical history and any treatment you may have received.
  • Walk you step by step through all of your options.
  • Stand up to opposing counsel and large insurance companies, so that they know you have someone protecting your best interests.
  • Work tirelessly to help you maximize the compensation you receive.
  • Always put your needs first and remain accessible at all stages of your case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal InjuryNo matter what type of injury you have suffered, our team of aggressive personal injury lawyers MA can help. We have a distinct reputation for success and use our decades of experience and proven courtroom skills to represent clients in matters involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: We help clients who have been injured in car collisions, motorcycle crashes and truck accidents. We also assist injured bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Public transit accidents: If you were injured in a bus accident or in a train accident, your time to bring a claim may be limited. Speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
  • Medical malpractice claims: Our attorneys are skilled at holding medical professionals accountable for acts of malpractice and negligence.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect: If your loved one has been injured as a result of negligence or abuse in a nursing facility, we can help you bring a claim.
  • Premises liability: Property owners can be held accountable for injuries on their property, including slip-and-falls and injuries caused by inadequate security.
  • Dog bites: A serious dog attack can leave significant scarring and other injuries. We can help you through the process of bringing a claim against the dog owner.
  • Defective products: If a product you purchased is defective or poorly designed, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer or designer.
  • Construction defects: Our attorneys provide legal representation to clients who have been injured by collapsing roofs, porches, decks and balconies.
  • Swimming pool accidents: Swimming pools can be a serious danger, especially to young children. If you or your child was injured, we can help you protect your rights and bring a personal injury claim.
  • Fatal accidents: If you lost a loved one in an accident, our lawyers can guide you through the process of bringing a wrongful death claim.

Even if you do not see your type of injury or case in the list above, please contact our one of our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys with any questions you may have about your serious injury and potential personal injury case.

We review and handle all types of accident and injury claims. Be aware that there are statutes of limitation that can forever bar you from bringing a claim if you do not do so within the appropriate timeframe. In other words, contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible is crucial for any personal injury victims who have suffered damage or harm.

Common Physical and Emotional Injuries Physical Injuries
  • Traumatic brain injures
  • Closed head injury
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Joint injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Birth defect
  • Birth related injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns and scars
  • Cancer
  • Seizure disorders
  • Other serious illnesses
Emotional Injuries
  • Emotional trauma
  • Mental anguish
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of companionship

If are an injured person hopping to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, contact a personal injury lawyer at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. If you have suffered harm due to another party's intentionAL act or negligence, you can recover compensation from the responsible party. Medical bills, future medical expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering can be made available to you.

What is a Tort?

A tort involves any wrong committed by someone that has caused you injury or harm, and can be tried in civil court. All personal injury cases are consider to be torts. However, not all torts can be classified as a personal injury lawsuit.

Main Types of Tort Law
  • Intentional Torts: harm or injury that a party intentionally causes someone
  • Negligent Torts: injury or harm to a person that is caused by a party's reckless conduct and negligent behavior
  • Strict Liability Torts: an injury has occurred, and the defendant is responsible. This usually occurs in circumstances involving serious injuries, such as explosions, severe dog bites, dangerous products etc.

Most personal injury cases are negligent torts. This includes cases where the injured party has suffered a slip and fall, a car accident, reckless medical treatment, and other personal injury claims.

Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts

Several factors must be kept in mind to succeed in a personal injury case. The first is the limitations statute. There is only a short period in which a person who is injured may file a lawsuit. Depending upon the nature of the claim, the window varies. These timelines, generally speaking, are 3 years in personal injury cases. There are some cases in which the limitation period may be extended, but it would be an exception rather than a general rule.

Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Claim

Types of damages you may be able to recover with the help of our lawyers with years of experience include:

  • Economic damages: losses that can be assessed readily and that are financial. For instance, all economic damages that may be recoverable in a personal injury claim are the costs of medical care, travel to and from medical services, treatment, medical supplies, lost income, property damage expenses, and more.
  • Non-economic damages: Damages do not always include money, and it can seem difficult to place a price on the value of the non-economic damages of a party, such as the value of their pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Since there is no other way to compensate an individual for these losses but through monetary compensation, a claimant in a personal injury claim can request compensation in addition to the full value of their economic losses for the full value of their non-economic losses.
  • Punitive damages: Instead of compensating the victim for injuries they have suffered, punitive damages are damages that are intended to punish the defendant for their egregiously wrongful conduct. They will be available only if it is proven that, in cases involving wrongful death in Massachusetts, the defendant acted with gross negligence or malicious intent.
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Contact Our Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys Today!

At the Bellotti Law Group, P.C., our trusted and experienced Boston personal injury lawyers will always put you and your family’s interest first. We will advocate and fight tirelessly for you, stand up to the insurance companies, and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in the quickest and fairest way possible. This is the client-centered approach, this is the Bellotti Law Group, P.C.

Attorney Peter Bellotti is a skilled criminal trial lawyer and is a a former senior assistant district attorney for Middlesex County. As a prosecutor, he perfected his skills to become a talented and tenacious litigator who has tried hundreds of cases in the superior and district courts and presented arguments before the Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Attorney Joe Markey began his legal career as a Prosecutor with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office in Newton, Massachusetts. He gained substantial trial experience representing the Commonwealth in various district court trials. Attorney MacDonald is a tenacious advocate for her clients. Attorney MacDonald has successfully represented clients throughout Massachusetts, including Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex and Essex counties. Having tried cases in nearly every court in Massachusetts, she has obtained countless favorable outcomes for her clients in both criminal and civil trials. Our attorney's extensive experience can ensure that you have the best possible chance for a favorable outcome for your case. Contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C., today for a free consultation with one of our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers. Call 617-225-2100 or contact us online by completing our contact form.

Client Reviews
I found this law firm by doing a Google search for personal injury. I spoke to them and they took my case, they were very attentive and accomadating. As my case was winding down there was constant communication I never felt that I had to call and check on anything. I had a wonderful experience. Charisse M.
I’ve known the attorneys at Bellotti Law Group for over 10 years… I have highly recommended them to family and friends for many years and everyone was exceptionally pleased with the firm… A few years ago, I was facing my own injury after a serious car accident on Route 495 in my SUV and didn’t hesitate to call attorney Peter Bellotti at Bellotti Law Group… The settlement was very substantial and my wife and I were very grateful we went with Bellotti Law Group. Charlie R.
We went to Bellotti Law for help with a car injury to a pedestrian in a hospital parking garage. Peter is very low-key and calm, but know well how the system works and got us an excellent settlement through persistence, and helping us to track the effects of the injury and its future potential effects. He made a very strong case, and held out for a great settlement… I highly recommend him for his calm persistence, intelligence and experience in personal injury cases. Paul F.
I just want to thank attorney Peter Bellotti. I was injured in a car accident in 2011 and really appreciate the care and attention he gave my case. I highly recommend anyone who has been injured to contact Peter at Bellotti Law Group. Honestly, the whole law firm goes above and beyond… You won’t be disappointed by calling Bellotti Law Group. Connie T.