Injured in Reading, MA?
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help!
Accidents are unfortunate, but they happen every day. While some accidents are impossible to prevent, others are caused by negligence. When you are harmed by another person’s carelessness, the Law Offices of Stephen M. Hughes, P.C. is here to help.
Our experienced attorneys help accident victims in Reading, MA recover the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you shouldn’t have to face the consequences alone.
Instead, call us at (781) 350-9342 and let us fight for your rights!
Personal Injury, Defined
The term, “personal injury,” can be a bit of a misnomer because it doesn’t refer to an injury at all. Rather, personal injury or “tort law” is the name of the field of law that deals with torts, or acts or omissions that give rise to injury or harm.
In most cases, proving a tort means proving negligence, which is a failure to behave with an ordinary level of care. To prove negligence in a legal setting, you must show:
- The person who harmed you owed you a legal duty of care
- That person (the defendant) breached that duty
- You were harmed
- Your injury is a result of the defendant’s breach
Some cases of negligence, like car accidents, are relatively straightforward. Others, however, will require mountains of evidence and long periods of negotiation with defendants and their insurance companies. Fortunately, most of the cases we handle settle outside of court with favorable results.
Protect Your Case – Get Started Today
The statute for limitations for personal injury claims in Massachusetts is three (3) years. This means you must file your claim within 3 years from the date of your accident or injury or lose your right to file entirely.
Although 3 years may seem like all the time in the world, the clock can quickly run out. Additionally, the sooner you file, the stronger your case will be.
Our team at the Law Offices of Stephen M. Hughes, P.C. will take the time to get to know your case and strategize so you can receive the best possible results. Attorney Hughes is a firefighter and deeply involved in the community and he truly cares about the people he represents.