A personal injury claim may arise when a person is injured or killed by the negligence or intentional act of another. A personal injury can involve physical injury, emotional damage or even death. When one has suffered a personal injury as a result of the actions of another person or company, they are generally entitled to recover monetary damages for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other economic losses. In certain circumstances, the person(s) suffering the injury can also recover punitive damages.
An accident can be devastating, especially when it requires a long physical recovery period, or the loss of life of a loved one. It’s difficult for those that haven’t dealt with a serious personal injury to fully understand the financial burdens involved in the aftermath. Individuals and families that find themselves in these situations are often times faced with overwhelming circumstances such as a significant loss of wages, property damage, past and/or future medical bills and treatment costs, as well as pain and suffering.
People rely on insurance policies to cover themselves in the event of an accident, injury or death. Sadly, when one has been injured in an accident, they will come to find that insurance companies are not on their side. This may be your own auto or health insurance, your employer’s disability insurance or the at fault party’s liability or malpractice insurance. While the insurance company may offer a quick settlement, this is to protect their bottom line, not your best interests. The only way to get the compensation you are truly due is through legal action brought by a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer.
Attorney Michael Mehrmann is an expert in the field of personal injury law with over 25 years experience representing clients in the South Shore, Massachusetts area. Attorney Merhmann opened his law practice in Kingston, MA in 1985. He regularly practices before the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and has represented hundreds of injured employees over the years.