Personal Injury

Katzman & Katzman, P.C. is a law firm specializing in personal injury matters. We represent individuals and their families who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others. Personal injuries not only cause physical pain, but often emotional and financial hardship through loss of work, medical bills, and stress placed upon families and loved ones.

If you have been injured as a result of a car, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, bus, or train accident, slip/trip and fall, construction site accident, nursing home negligence, or product liability accident, the firm of Katzman & Katzman is the place to turn. Attorney Mitchell Katzman has almost 30 years of experience in the legal field, and provides personal attention to each and every client.

Located in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts, the office is easy to reach by car, or public transportation. If you are unable to come to the office, home and hospital visits are available. Initial consultations are free.

At Katzman & Katzman, P.C., we handle a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability (including a slip and fall accident and the failure to warn of a danger on the premises)
  • Product Liability (including defects in the manufacturer or design of a product and the failure to warn of a product danger)
  • Construction Site Accidents

Physical and emotional injuries in these cases may come in all varieties. The following are some examples of the types of injuries that may be the subject of a personal injury claim.

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries, Closed Head Injury, and other injuries resulting in Severe and/or Permanent Brain Damage
  • Joint, Spinal Cord, Neck and Back Injuries
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Birth Defects and Birth-Related Injuries
  • Amputations, Burns and Scars
  • Seizure Disorders, Cancer, and other Serious or Terminal Medical Conditions
  • Emotional Trauma, Mental Anguish, Anxiety, Depression, and other Psychological or Emotional Conditions
  • Loss of Consortium (a spouse’s or child’s loss of the companionship, help, and affection of a person who has died)
  • Skin Burns, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and other Fire-Related Injuries
  • Other Severe, Permanent, and Crippling Injuries, as well as injuries of lesser severity

Because the Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, victims have a limited time frame in which to file their case. If you feel you have a personal injury or wrongful death case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.

In Massachusetts, you must prove that you have been injured by another party’s careless or reckless actions to win a personal injury claim. As a personal injury victim, you can file several types of person injury suits against the responsible parties. Some of the key principles of personal injury law are as follows:

  • Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. Negligence is present when an individual’s careless act or failure to act has caused an injury. While the act many be unintentional, the defendant may still be liable for damages. Often liability insurance, provided by auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or another general liability insurance is available to pay these damages.
  • Strict liability generally applies to product liability, that is, claims filed against manufacturers and suppliers for dangerous products that cause injury. It also applies to dog bite claims against dog owners. Again, liability insurance may be available to compensate victims.
  • Comparative negligence refers to situation where the actions of the injured person have contributed to his or her own harm. If the plaintiff is comparatively negligent, that will reduce the amount of the award.
  • Intentional or reckless misconduct is the malicious or intentional infliction of harm that results in an injury or death. If the misconduct results in death, the family of the victim may recover punitive damages under some circumstances.
  • Damages are awarded to victims for special damages, including medical bills and lost earnings, for scarring and disability, for loss of enjoyment of life, for loss of consortium, and for pain and suffering. Punitive damages may be awarded in some wrongful death cases.

Personal injury and wrongful death cases are, by their very nature, emotional. While you are upset or grieving, you should not enter into any settlement, sign any releases or accept any money in exchange for releasing an individual, corporation, or insurance company from liability without first knowing what legal options are available to you and your family.

Katzman & Katzman can help you decide your best course of action and can develop the best legal strategy for demonstrating your claim.

Please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation at (617) 338-2272 or (877) 338-2272.

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