Personal Injury Dedicated to Defending Your Rights

If you want a lawyer who will return your phone calls, give you opinions and advice, and let you be in charge of your own case, look no further than our firm.

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:

  1. The person who harmed you owed you a legal duty of care
  2. That person (the defendant) breached that duty
  3. You were harmed
  4. 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.

We are available for you 24/7 at (781) 350-9342 and online – call or click today to schedule your free consultations. There are no fees unless we win your case!

Types of Personal Injury Claims

At the Law Offices of Stephen M. Hughes, P.C., we handle all kinds of personal injury claims. While the most common personal injury cases at our firm come from car accidents, we handle all types of motor vehicle accidents and other situations that result in injury.

Our practice areas include:

If you need help with any of the situations above, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Even if you don’t see your exact circumstances on the list, give us a call if you feel like you may have a personal injury case on your hands. We will evaluate your claim during a free consultation and help you take the next steps, if appropriate.

Types of Damages You Can Recover

In personal injury law, attorneys right wrongs by seeking damages on behalf of their clients. These financial awards help make sure the at-fault party (the defendant) shares the consequences of the accident with the person who was hurt (the plaintiff).

Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages and are meant to compensate you for your injuries and losses.

Economic damages cover your measurable losses, like:

  • Medical bills
  • The costs of rehabilitative care
  • Time away from work
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Etc.

Non-economic damages account for losses that are hard to monetize, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Etc.

In addition to compensatory damages, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Also called exemplary damages, punitive damages are designed to punish and make an example of the wrongdoer so what happened to you does not happen to anyone else in the future.

The Law Offices of Stephen M. Hughes, P.C. will fight for your full and fair compensation.

Dedicated to Defending Your Rights

To the insurance companies, you are just another number. To us you are a human being who deserves to be fought for and defended.

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 30 Years of Defending Your Rights

    Any general practice attorney can take on your case but does he or she have the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively fight for you? Why take the chance? We don’t just dabble in personal injury law we specialize in it!

  • Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

    If you can’t come to us then we will gladly come to you. Just call or email us anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We look forward to serving you!

  • Individualized & Personal Attention

    Many personal law firms are so large, and process so many cases, that your case can easily get lost in the shuffle. Our small firm will give you the individualized attention that your case needs and that you deserve!

  • Free & Confidential Consultations

    Like most personal injury lawyers, we offer a free initial consultation and we do not charge a fee unless we are successful. We squeeze the insurance companies for more money, not you!

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