Abington is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, of approximately 16,000 inhabitants. First settled in 1668, the town began as a frontier settlement on the Satucket path, a major Indian trail. Named for the Countess of Abington, the town became famous for its manufacture of boots and provided the footwear for the Union Army during the Civil War.
For over 50 years, the Abington personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have led the fight for victims injured by negligence. “Negligence” simply refers to the breach of a legal duty owed to another. Any person, group, or entity can breach a legal duty, from drivers and doctors to landlords and businesses. In car accidents, for example, motorists breach their duty to others when they drive recklessly, causing an accident resulting in injury. When this happens, at-fault parties become liable for any property damage or personal injury caused by their negligence. This can mean paying for an injured party’s medical expenses, lost income, other costs, and damages. Even if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident, uninsured motorist benefits may still be available from your own insurer. Sousa & Sousa has obtained relief for thousands of victims injured in car, boat, and motorcycle accidents.
Property and business owners have a legal duty to protect invitees (e.g., customers and guests) from unreasonable harm. This may require periodically checking the premises for dangerous conditions and performing needed repairs. Owners become liable when they fail to prevent or fix a dangerous condition that injures an invitee. Injured parties can include workers, consumers, or other visitors who are on the premises for any legal purpose. Slip-and-fall accidents, exposure to toxic chemicals, and animal attacks are only a few examples of injuries caused by dangerous conditions on property. Landowners who knowingly allow a dangerous condition to persist are liable to the injured party for any harm that results. Our premises liability attorneys fight to ensure that victims of dog bites, lead paint poisoning, construction and work accidents obtain compensation for any harm inflicted upon them.
Like other professionals, health care providers are also held to a high legal standard. Doctors and nurses breach their duty to patients if they provide substandard care. Any negligent conduct may fall “below” the legal standard of care, from giving a patient the wrong diagnosis or course of treatment to performing a botched surgery. Pharmacies are negligent when they fail to counsel or dispense the proper medication to patients. Pharmacies and prescribing physicians have a duty to warn patients of dangerous drug interactions or side effects. Even slight errors in the prescription, combination, or dose of medications can be lethal. Patients are entitled to recover compensation for injuries caused by acts of medical malpractice or pharmacy negligence.
Manufacturers are liable when a defect in their product injures the user. Hundreds of consumer goods are recalled each year because their use causes accidents resulting in harm to the buyer. Even distributors can breach the implied warranty of merchantability by leasing or selling a defective product that severely injures the consumer. Buyers may sue for harm caused by any intended or “foreseeable” use of the product and are entitled to damages for injuries resulting from flaws in the product’s manufacture, sale, or design. An experienced defective product lawyer will ensure that manufacturers and vendors are held liable for your harm.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, the experienced Abington personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa can help. For over 50 years, we have successfully represented injured victims in Brockton, Taunton, and other areas of Massachusetts. At Sousa & Sousa, we understand that accidents are traumatic and are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our office is conveniently located on 45 Bristol Drive in Easton. We are just off Belmont Street (Route 123) on the Brockton/Easton line. For a free consultation, please call us at (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.