Law Office of Christopher Earley
 

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident in Massachusetts you came to the right place for legal help.  As a Boston personal injury lawyer, I have recovered millions of dollars for clients since 2004

Being injured due to someone’s negligence can have a big impact on someone’s life.  You are injured, going to medical appointments, racking up medical bills, and maybe you are losing time from work.

You may be feeling angry and confused.  Since 2004, we have been helping injury victims – just like yourself – recover fair and just settlements.

It is important to have representation when dealing with an insurance company. These companies are driven to maximize their profits.

That in turn means paying injury victims as little as possible. Insurance companies are best able to carry out that goal when people don’t hire representation.

When you hire an injury attorney for your case, you are signaling to the insurance company that you expect and demand a fair settlement.

If you’ve been injured due to the fault of someone else, please note the following:

  • We do not get paid unless we win your case
  • The law only gives you a limited amount of time so you must act quickly to protect your rights
  • Consultations are always completely FREE of charge at our office
  • We are experienced, trustworthy, aggressive, and very easy to talk to

 

We Only Represent Injured Clients – Never Insurance Companies

Our law firm handles only personal injury cases.  That’s been the case since we first opened our doors.  We believe focussing on this one area of law allows us to give 100% of ourselves as lawyers to stand and up and fight for the rights of injury victims.

This laser-focused attention to only injury cases also allows us to remain current with all developments and changes within the ever-changing field of Massachusetts personal injury trial practice.

We work for you.  We know your case is important and that by hiring us, you are putting your trust in us.  We want to validate your trust.

That is what constantly drives us to achieve for our clients the best possible outcome for every accident case we handle.

As your Massachusetts personal injury counsel, we are passionate about fighting for your rights, and getting you results.

Also, unlike many law firms, we provide personal representation.  At our office you get a team of professionals working for you.

You will get to know all of us because we will all be working on your case. This team-oriented approach is designed to produce the best outcome for your case.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is personal injury law?

This area of law concerns injury and death caused by negligence (the legal fault of another person or entity).

This area of law includes motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, wrongful death, and all other injury cases.

Personal injury law is designed to financially compensate injury victims for all damages and losses caused by the negligence of someone else. Personal injury law is a branch of civil law.

How do I find an attorney near me?

Hire us as we will come to you if that is more convenient for you.

Do I have a case?

It depends.  Is the other party at fault?  Are you at fault?  Did you sustain injuries arising from the accident?

If liability can be established against the other party, and you were injured, then you probably have a case worth pursuing.

How long does the process take?

When you are finished with your medical treatment is a good time to open a dialogue with the insurance company about a possible settlement.

Some cases take months, some take years, but the average case takes roughly 6 months to settle, from the date of the injury.

How long do I have to bring a claim?

Most Massachusetts personal injury cases have a 3-year statute of limitations, but some have a shorter, or longer limitations period.  If you think you have a case it is best to take prompt action to hire a qualified Massachusetts personal injury lawyer.

How much is my case worth?

Each case is different, but factors that are considered in case valuation are whether or not liability or fault can be established against the other party; how much your medical bills total; how long your medical treatment lasted for; whether you lost wages; whether you suffered any permanent injuries, etc.

Are personal injury settlements taxable?

Personal injury settlements are not taxable under either Massachusetts or federal law.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of cases do settle, but sometimes lawsuits are necessary.  Even after a lawsuit is filed a case can still settle.  Trial is always a possibility, but it is really only a remote possibility.

I am a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer that has experience going to court and trying cases in front of juries.

What is negligence?

Negligence is failing to act reasonably in a situation and causing injury to someone as a direct result.  If someone negligently caused injury to you, you are entitled to receive financial compensation.

How are you paid?

We do not collect a legal fee unless we recover compensation for you.  That is called a contingency fee. Bottom line: we only get paid if we win your case.

 

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured?

If you had a personal injury accident in Massachusetts, there are some important steps you should take to protect your rights. What is best to do after the accident really depends on the type of case.

First, if you’ve been injured, you should immediately seek treatment. It’s important to understand that with many types of injuries, a person may feel like it’s not serious and they will get better in a few days, when in fact the injury is far more severe than first believed (and not one which will go away in a few days).

You should also especially seek treatment if a head injury has occurred.

Additionally, you should always carefully follow the advice of your treating physician. If you’re told, for example, not to work or not to engage in specific types of activities, then please follow this advice.

Not only is it important to follow medical instructions for healing purposes, but if litigation is necessary, it will be important to show that you carefully followed all medical instructions.

Regardless of the type of accident, it is wise to take photos after the accident in order to visually document scene of the accident.  Take photographs too of your injuries – as soon as possible after the accident.

If there were any witnesses to the accident, it is wise to collect their full contact information.  The more proof that can be made concerning accident causation and the extent of injuries, the better your case will be.

For Massachusetts car accident cases, contact your car insurance company, but don’t speak with the other driver’s insurance company.  Typically, an insurance adjuster from the insurance company of the other driver will call and try to make you feel like you must provide a recorded statement.

You do not have to give such astatement. Instead, politely inform the adjuster that you are represented by legal counsel (or you intend to be represented by legal counsel), and that all matters should be addressed to your insurance company.

Lastly, contact an experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive full compensation for your car crash injuries.

Common Injuries From Personal Injury Accidents

What Is The Process?

Case Investigation

Once you have hired us as your legal counsel, the first step is for us to investigate what happened, and who is responsible. Investigators may be utilized to secure witness statements.

Letters of representation will be sent to insurance companies, and if necessary, to the property owner where the accident happened.  Requests for medical records and medical bills will be sent to your medical providers. Accident photos and injury photos will be secured.

Claim Submission

Once we have obtained proof of lost wages, as well as your medical records and medical bills, a settlement demand package will be sent to the insurance company.  The insurance company generally has 30 days from receipt each the demand package to make an offer.

Our office and the insurance adjuster will enter into settlement negotiations.  If a settlement is reached the case will be over.  If a settlement is not reached a lawsuit will need to be filed.

The Court Process

If the case does not settle with the insurance company, then a lawsuit will be filed. Depending on the size of the case, it will be filed in either District Court or Superior Court.  A large part of the litigation process is referred to as discovery.

Discovery largely consists of interrogarories, requests for production of documents, and depositions. The case very well may settle during litigation.  If it does not, the case will go to trial.

Mediation And Arbitration

Increasingly, mediation and arbitration are becoming popular methods of case resolution.  These are forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that are available options to use to resolve a personal injury case without going to court.

Mediation is a non-binding process in which a mediator aims to get the parties to mutually agree on a settlement number. Arbitration is a binding process whereby the arbitrator makes a binding ruling on the parties.

Proven Results and Satisfied Clients

Our office cherishes our role as advocates for the injured against insurance companies that try to minimize their rights.  We are Massachusetts personal injury lawyers that pursue maximum compensation through settlement, mediation, arbitration, or trial.

One of the hallmarks of any personal injury law firm is the results they obtain.  Our results through the years speaks to our singular focus: achieving the best possible outcome for each client we represent.

In addition, we are tremendously proud of the consistently positive reviews we have received over the years from past clients.  These reviews reflect the relentless dedication we give to each client and the strong, close relationships we have forged with our clients as a result.

Why Should I Choose You As My Boston Personal Injury Attorney?

For many different reasons.  Here are only some of them:

We come to you if you are unable to come to our office

We know our clients have busy lives.  We also know it is hard for people to come to, and find parking in, downtown Boston. We therefore will come to you for your free consultation to make it easier for you.

We give you personal representation from start to finish for your personal injury case

At our office we believe you are not just a file, but a human being with a unique story.  We like to get to know our clients. Through the years we have really gotten to know our clients, which is important to us.

You will be updated on the status of your case

We believe clients should be kept updated on developments with their case.  This helps you to stay informed on case progress while you focus on healing from your injuries.

We will work tirelessly to maximize the benefits which you are entitled to

We believe our clients want, and deserve, aggressive representation. We are a results-oriented firm that believes results are fully maximized by a decisive and aggressive legal strategy.

We have many years of experience successfully investigating, litigating, trying, and settling all types of personal injury cases

Our results speak for themselves.  We have many years of extensive experience in all phases of Massachusetts personal injury law.  It is our sole focus which allows us to dedicate ourselves 100% to representing only injury victims.

What Types of Injury Cases Do You Handle?

Boston Car Accident Cases

We are lawyers that handle all types of Massachusetts car crash cases including rear-end accidents, head-on colissions, illegal left-turns, side swipes, and all other auto accidents.

Boston Workers Compensation Cases

Our workers comp lawyers represent Massachusetts work injury victims in all types of workers compensation accidents.

Bicycle Accident Cases

We have years of experience representing injured cyclists.

Boston Motorcycle Accident Cases

Motorcycle accident victims very often suffer serious personal injuries when they are negligently injured. We represent injured cyclists, and promote the rights of motorcyclists everywhere to ride safety.

Truck Accident Cases

Due to their size, trucks cause serious injuries when they are negligently operated.  Learn today what your rights are if you were injured in a Massachusetts trucking accident.

Construction Accident Cases

Construction workers face dangers all the time at work.  Find out how we can help if you were injured on a Massachusetts construction site.

Slip and Fall Accident Cases

We are Massachusetts lawyers for slip and fall cases that fight to hold property owners accountable for their negligence.

Snow and Ice Cases

Massachusetts winters are fraught with snow and ice conditions, which leads to many kinds of weather-related accidents. Our office regularly helps people involved in snow and ice accidents, and we have successfully settled many of these accident cases through the years.

Boston Pedestrian Accident Cases

Pedestrians getting hit by cars happens frequently in Boston. These scary and unfortunate accidents create many questions and challenges for the victim. We are ready to help you with your case.

MBTA Accident Cases

Given the number of people it transports, the MBTA sees its fair amount of accidents each year.  We are experienced MBTA injury lawyers that can help if you were injured in an MBTA accident.

Broken Bones Injury Cases

Broken bones typically arise from personal injury accidents. These can be especially painful injuries, commonly requiring surgery.  We are experienced with these cases and welcome the opportunity to help you with your broken bone injury case.

Burn Injury Cases

Burns can result in permanent injuries. Having experienced representation on your side can help in seeking full and fair compensation for your burn injuries.

Dog Bites and Attacks

Man’s best friend can cause serious injuries when they attack and bite innocent victims.  Contact us for help if you were injured by a dog bite and need representation.

Elevator and Escalator Cases

Serious injuries can result when elevators and escalators malfunction. Call us today for help if you were injured in a Boston elevator or escalator accident.

What About Massachusetts Child Injury Lawyer Claims?

Our office has extensive experience handling claims for minors that have been injured due to someone’s negligence.  Children can be especially vulnerable to injury.

We have extensive experience helping minors (and their parents) navigate a personal injury matter with an insurance company.

The insurance claim process can be a confusing one, and we stand ready to help guide you and your injured child through this process.

We are parents too and we know the experience of having a child become injured can be terribly difficult to experience.

Let us help if you are the parent of a child that was injured due to negligence.

Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation

Read our 5-star Google reviews, and our Yelp reviews.  We are established and proven.

Contact us now to get started. When you call you reach me directly, even on nights and weekends.  Find out more about us and how we can help you.

We go above and beyond for our clients. Call today to learn more.

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We represent personal injury victims in Boston, MA and serves clients throughout Massachusetts including Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, Lynn, Lawrence, Andover, Newton, Quincy, Medford, Plymouth, Worcester, Fall River, Bellingham, Weymouth, Natick, Stoneham, Wakefield, Reading, Wilmington, Burlington, Lynnfield, Saugus, Peabody, Danvers, Middleton, North Andover, North Reading, Woburn, Canton, Stoughton, Randolph, Dedham, Norwood, Mansfield, Taunton, Brockton Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Worcester County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Bristol County and Barnstable County.

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