Personal Injury

Experience comprehensive personal injury legal expertise, ensuring maximum compensation for your damages and rightful justice.

At Buckley Desrosiers & Associates, P.C., we help people through the most difficult times in their lives with understanding, compassion, and exemplary legal service. If you suffered a serious injury or loss because of someone else’s negligence, contact us online or call (508) 222-5352 to schedule a free consultation.

You pay no legal fees until we recover money for you. Learn more about how a personal injury lawyer can help you:

  • After a car, truck or motorcycle accident
  • After a pedestrian or bicycle injury
  • After a boating accident
  • If you were injured on an unsafe property
  • If you suffered a severe dog bite because of a negligent owner

Our Massachusetts injury attorneys work with clients who have suffered back and spinal cord injuries, neck injuries and whiplash, head and brain injuries, concussions, broken bones, burns, disfigurement, and loss of limbs. We also work with families who have lost a loved one to wrongful death.

Learn more about the kind of compensation you may be able to receive for your injuries and financial losses, and why it’s important to have a personal injury attorney, not just an insurance agent, representing your interests.

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents 

Every Massachusetts car, truck or motorcycle accident case involves two things: determining the cost of medical care, income loss, and out-of-pocket costs the injured person has suffered, and determining who was at fault.

Massachusetts is a no-fault state, which means your insurance company will pay for your medical expenses up to the limits of your policy.  The other drivers’ insurer will pay for property damages if they are at fault. If a lawsuit is filed to get you the compensation you need, fault will be a significant factor in the court case.

Our North Attleboro car accident lawyers work to determine the cause of head-on collisions, rear-end crashes, side swipe and T-bone accidents, such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Cell phone use while driving
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Truck maintenance problems or equipment failures
  • And other causes

Before you make a statement or admit to fault, talk with a car accident lawyer. People who have suffered serious injuries often don’t remember exactly what happened. You may have only part of the information. Before you potentially hurt your claim, talk with us.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Injuries from bicycle and pedestrian accidents are usually severe, or fatal. It’s particularly important to work with an injury lawyer who has experience handling catastrophic injury cases.

All too often, insurance companies – and juries – assume bikers were acting irresponsibly before the bicycle accident occurred. In truth, research into the cause of bicycle accidents finds it is as often the fault of the vehicle driver as the cyclist. It’s the job of a skilled trial court lawyer to overcome these prejudices so judges and juries can fairly come to a verdict.

Boating Accidents

Rules of safe conduct apply on the water as well as on the road. Drunk boating, speeding, weaving, and failing to pay attention when operating a boat can result in injury to nearby swimmers, other boaters, and even those in the boat, suffering severe injuries, amputated limbs or drowning.

If the pilot of a boat fails to take proper precautions or operates the boat in a reckless manner, he or she can be held responsible for the injuries they cause.

Injuries on Dangerous Properties

There are many ways that a person can be injured on a poorly maintained property:

  • Slip and fall accidents on icy sidewalks or wet floors
  • Trip and fall accidents on poorly maintained parking lots or sidewalks outside a business
  • Falls because of broken stairs, missing handrails, or poor lighting in stairwells
  • Lacerations from sharp or broken store fixtures
  • Injuries from falling objects or improperly stored merchandise

If you were seriously hurt on a commercial or a private property, notify the property owner of the injury and the dangerous condition. Write down what happened and take photographs of conditions, if possible. And talk with one of our premises liability attorneys.

Dog Bites

Pet owners are responsible for controlling their pets, whether their pet is in the yard, out for a walk, or at the dog park. If you suffered a dog bite because an owner did not control their dog or did not properly fence or restrain a dangerous dog, you have a right to compensation.

Dog bites can cause serious injury, from puncture wounds that become infected, to muscle tears and scarring. Children are the unfortunate victims of some of the most serious dog attacks. They may need repeated surgeries and psychological help to overcome the trauma of a dog attack.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive?

If you’ve suffered a serious injury, we know you’re worried about who is going to pay the medical bills. You may have lost time from work… you may still be off work and struggling to make ends meet. You may have physical or occupational therapy ahead of you, or more surgeries to continue to repair damages or scarring.

You should receive compensation for all of this. When we say “full and fair,” we mean:

  • Medical and rehabilitation bills
  • Mileage costs to and from the hospital or care center
  • Changes made to your home to accommodate a temporary or permanent disability
  • Purchase or modification of a vehicle to accommodate your disability
  • Repair of your vehicle or replacement costs if it was totaled
  • Compensation for any lasting scars, disfigurement, or loss of function
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages while you are recovering
  • Lost earning potential if your disability will prevent you from going back to the job you had before and you cannot make the income you previously made

One of the most important things your injury lawyer will do for you is carefully document all of your expenses, and project future expenses. You have one chance to get the money you need for a full recovery. Our car accident lawyers ensure that your future medical needs are covered.

What About Legal Fees in Personal Injury Cases?

Personal injury cases are handled on a “contingency fee” basis. That means you pay no legal fees until we recover money for you. Our fee is 1/3 of the settlement or court award.

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just work with the insurance agency? Often, the answer is no. When a personal injury lawyer is involved in a case, injured people get more compensation because we pay attention to all of your costs, and insurers know it.

Without a lawyer advocating for you, you may find the insurance company giving you the run-around and delaying payment. You may get a low-ball offer, and you won’t even know that you could have gotten more. Hiring a lawyer to fight for you keeps your case moving forward and ensures you get a truly fair settlement.

We Hold Insurers Accountable, In and Out of Court

Our attorneys have working in the insurance industry previously. We know first-hand what different kinds of injuries are worth, how injury claims are handled, and the tactics insurance companies use to get claims reduced, delayed and denied.

You were probably contacted by the other party’s insurance company right away after your injury. Before you sign any papers or provide a lot of information, talk to a personal injury lawyer at Buckley Desrosiers & Associates, P.C. so we can explain your rights.

We have brought cases to court against all the largest insurance carriers in Massachusetts, and most of the secondary insurance carriers. Our lawyers have extensive trial court experience in Bristol County courts against insurers like:

  • America Mutual
  • The General Insurance
  • Geico
  • Progressive
  • State Farm
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Allstate
  • Nationwide
  • Farmers Insurance
  • The Hartford
  • And more…

Contact our North Attleboro office to talk to a car accident lawyer or personal injury attorney. If we think you have a good case, we are ready to fight for you.

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