Avon is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts of approximately 4,000 inhabitants. First settled in 1700, the town was named for the River Avon in England. With the smallest land area and population of any city in the region, Avon is a major employment center that has managed to preserve the suburban character of the community.
For over 50 years, the Avon personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have led the fight for victims injured by negligence. “Negligence” refers to the breach of a legal duty that one party owes to another. In car accidents, motorists breach their duty to others if they drive recklessly, causing an accident resulting in injury. When this happens, the at-fault parties are legally liable and responsible for any property damage or injury caused by their negligence. This can mean compensating the injured party for medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. Even if you are injured in a hit and run accident, you may still be entitled to uninsured motorist benefits from your own insurance company. 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 from unreasonable harm. This may require periodically checking the premises for dangerous conditions and finishing necessary repairs. Owners become liable when they fail to prevent or fix a dangerous condition that injures an invitee. Invitees can include workers, consumers, or other visitors 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. Owners 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 victims of dog bites, lead paint poisoning, construction and work accidents obtain compensation for their harm.
Health care providers are also held to a high legal standard. Medical professionals breach their duty to patients if they provide them with substandard care. This may refer to any negligent act, from giving the wrong diagnosis or treatment, to performing a botched surgery. Pharmacies can also be negligent when they fail to properly counsel or dispense the correct medication to patients. Pharmacies and prescribing physicians have a duty to warn patients about dangerous side effects and drug interactions. Even small errors in writing and filling a prescription, as well as the combination or dose of a medication, can be lethal. Patients should consult a qualified attorney to recover compensation for injuries caused by acts of medical malpractice or pharmacy negligence.
Manufacturers are liable to consumers who are injured by using a defective product. Hundreds of consumer goods are recalled each year because their use causes accidents that can harm 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. They are entitled to damages for injuries resulting from any flaws in the product’s manufacture, design, or sale. 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 Avon personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa can help. For over 50 years, we have successfully represented injured victims in Easton, Taunton, and other areas of Massachusetts. At Sousa & Sousa, we understand that accidents are stressful and are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our office is conveniently located Easton on 45 Bristol Drive. Our law office is located just off Belmont Street (Route 123) on the Brockton/Easton line. For a free consultation, call us today at (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.