Articles Posted in Boston slip and fall accidents

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Al respecto, cuando se compra un coche o se alquila un apartamento, hay que tener en cuenta muchas cosas, como el seguro, la calidad, el vecindario, etc. Es lo mismo a la hora de contratar a un abogado. Así como es importante contratar al abogado correcto, también es importante no equivocarse de representante. Hay algunas cosas en las que uno se debe fijar cuando está buscando el abogado adecuado. 

Para empezar, ¿tiene el abogado un historial de quejas éticas? Si es así, quizás sea el momento de buscar otro abogado. Hay una gran cantidad de abogados que no tienen ningún cargo disciplinario presentado contra ellos. Siempre, revise el sitio web “www.massbbo.org’‘ para buscar un abogado que le interese y guste, para representarse. Si él o ella tiene un historial disciplinario manchado, puede ser una señal mala e indicación que debería seguir buscando otro abogado. 

En segundo lugar, ¿le promete el abogado un acuerdo rápido? Eso también puede ser una señal de alarma, no hay duda de que los casos de lesiones personales y de compensación de los trabajadores pueden tomar un tiempo considerable para resolver, a veces el proceso puede tomar muchos meses y a veces incluso años para resolver un caso. Cualquier abogado que le diga lo contrario, no está siendo sincero con usted. 

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Una lesión en el cuerpo, efectos negativos mentales o emocionales por causa de un acidente puede ser perjudicial para la salud. Al presentar una demanda por lesiones personales, es esencial obtener una compensación justa; recibir reparación no solo por las pérdidas económicas, sino también por su dolor y sufrimiento. El dolor y el sufrimiento es el dolor físico y emocional asociado con su lesión, que puede ser transmitido de persona a persona ya que le afecta a todos asociados.

Sí algunos daños relacionados con su lesión son fáciles de cuantificar, otros no lo son. Los daños que se pueden estimar con una calculadora, es decir como ejemplo, facturas médicas o salarios perdidos, se denominan como daños económicos. Sin embargo, los daños que no se pueden cuantificar se clasifican como daños no económicos tal como los emocionales y físicos. El dolor y el sufrimiento entran en esta categoría, sin embargo, hay un par de formas en las que se puede determinar un valor; El método del multiplicador y el método “Per Diem”.

El método del multiplicador es una ecuación que se utiliza con frecuencia, especialmente por las compañías de seguros para calcular las lesiones dolorosas y el sufrimiento. A través de esta ecuación, se suma todos los daños y se multiplica ese número entre 0.5-5. Sin embargo, en algunos reclamos, si los factores son abrumadores para el demandante lesionado, el multiplicador puede aumentarse a seis, siete o incluso diez. Los factores que pueden justificar con un multiplicador alto incluyen una recuperación prolongada (seis meses o más), el médico indica que sus lesiones serán recurrentes o degenerativas, o sufrirá alguna consecuencia permanente (por ejemplo, inmovilidad). Con consideración, este no es el único enfoque para cuantificar su reclamo de valor.

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Personal injury claim mistakes to avoid
If you are considering taking legal action as a result of suffering a physical injury from someone’s negligence, you might want to consider keeping a victim diary. This diary helps you keep track of your injury by providing important documentation of its complications when pursuing a legal claim.

A victim diary is written documentation of your injury that keeps track of the following items: the date of your entry, pain description, medication taken, medical visit, and bills paid as a result of your injury. Keeping track of the date of your entry allows you to create a timeline for your injury and any ailments you have suffered as a consequence of your injury. It is important to describe the pain you feel from your injury. You may describe your pain on a scale of 1-10 as this provides clear communication of the depth of your pain. You may also describe pain by including how it limits your daily life, for instance, you might not be able to bend down. You may also want to record any medication that was taken and visits to the doctor’s office as a result of your injury. This also creates a clear storyline of how this injury has affected your day-to-day life as you may have had to take time off from work to do so. And most importantly, you might want to consider writing down any bills paid from your injury. These bills may include medical visits or medication taken in order for you to recuperate from your injury. It is important to record these items as this list provides a comprehensive understanding of your injury and what action may be taken for your injury.

Although keeping a victim diary might sound easy enough, it is also important to be consistent in your entries. Consistency allows for you to create a clear narrative of your injury which helps you in your legal claim. It is recommended that you add entries to your diary every day or a few times a week as you recover from your injury. It is also important to be honest when writing your victim diary. Accuracy prevents misinformation and a misunderstanding of your injury. You may also want to keep your diary in a journal or download our FREE PDF of our victim diary.

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Boston Slip and Fall Attorneys

Unfortunately slip and fall accidents occur all too frequently.  As a Boston slip and fall attorneys  we receive calls everyday from people injured in these accidents.

Here are things to do following a slip and fall accident.  Some common slip and fall scenarios that seem to happen frequently are:

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There are a number of factors that come into play when an attorney

decides whether or not to take on a personal injury case for a client. 

Here are some, but not all, of those factors:

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Slip and fall cases can be challenging to win at trial in Massachusetts.  Each county in Massachusetts is unique and within each county sits jurors with unique life experiences with their own opinions regarding whether or not injury victims are deserving of compensation.  Defense lawyers and insurance claims adjusters, when evaluating a claim, consider the county where the action is pending in evaluating a claim's value.  Here is a link to an informative survey that reveals generally the juror tendencies of the various counties of Massachusetts:

http://www.harmonie.org/user_documents/massachusetts.pdf

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With all of the recent snowfall we have had here in Massachusetts the past few weeks, conditions outside have been extremely dangerous.  With such an inclement weather brings a marked rise in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents.  Such accidents often cause very serious injuries. 

If you, a loved one, or a friend, has experienced this misfortune, I invite you to call 617 338 7400 for a completely free, no obligation consultation.   Please note this blog, as well as my Slip and Fall Blog, is rife with information pertaining to all things related to Massachusetts slip and fall cases.  I look forward to potentially helping with you case.

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How Insurance Companies Value Personal Injury Cases

How insurance companies value personal injury casesAlthough no two insurance companies have the same approach, there are some common elements on how insurance companies value personal injury cases.  Here are some, but not all of them:

1) Is liability on the part of the insured person(s) or company clear, and if not, is there any liability at all? An example would be a a slip and fall accident claim.  The insurance adjuster will closely analyze and evaluate whether or not the insured could be considered negligent in causing, or contributing to the accident.

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Massachusetts Slips And Falls In Stores

Massachusetts slips and falls in stores happen all the time.  Many of my Massachusetts slip and fall clients have the misfortune of falling while shopping.  Whether it be at the local coffee shop, or while shopping for groceries, or shopping for clothes, people are injured much too often at stores.  It is shocking how common these accidents occur. Oftentimes, store owners fail to make sure their stores are reasonably safe for customers.  That is what typically causes these accidents.  This branch of law is called premises liability.

It is important to keep in mind however that not ever fall (and resulting injuries) are the legal fault of the respective store.  Rather, before the store can be held liable for your injuries, it must be shown the store had notice of the condition you claim caused your injuries.

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