Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts of approximately 27,000 inhabitants. First settled in 1650, Bridgewater was named after the English town in Somerset. Known for its lush forests and mysterious swamps, Bridgewater was the home of Nathaniel Ames, the publisher of the first almanac.
For over 50 years, the Bridgewater personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Sousa & Sousa have dedicated themselves to fighting for victims injured by negligence. Negligence refers to the breach of a legal duty owed to another person. In car accidents, motorists breach a duty to others when their reckless driving causes an accident, injuring another person. When this happens, the at-fault parties become liable for any property damage or injuries caused by their negligence. This may include medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. Even if you were injured in a hit and run accident, you may be entitled to uninsured motorist benefits by filing a claim with your own insurance company. Sousa & Sousa has secured compensation for many victims injured in auto, boat, and motorcycle accidents.
Legal duties also apply to property and business owners, who are legally responsible for protecting invitees from harm. This may mean periodically inspecting the premises for dangerous conditions and making necessary repairs. Owners are liable when they fail to prevent or fix a dangerous condition that injures an invitee. Invitees include employees, consumers, or others who enter the property for any legal purpose. Dangerous conditions include broken locks, uneven stairs, or even a family pet. Property owners who know of the condition and allow it to persist are liable for any harm that results. Our premises liability attorneys help 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. Doctors and nurses breach their duty to patients when they provide them with substandard care. This can refer to any negligence that occurs between the initial diagnosis and the final operation or treatment. Pharmacies can also be negligent when they fail to properly counsel or dispense the correct medication to patients. Pharmacies have a duty to check with physicians and warn patients of dangerous interactions or side effects. Any error in the prescription or dose can cause serious harm. Patients may recover compensation for injuries caused by acts of medical malpractice or pharmacy negligence.
Manufacturers are likewise liable to consumers who are injured by a defective product. Hundreds of cars and toys are recalled every year because they cause 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. They are entitled to damages for injuries caused by any defect in the manufacture, design, or sale of a product. 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 Bridgewater personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa can help. For over 50 years, we have successfully represented injured victims in Brockton and other areas of Massachusetts. At Sousa & Sousa, we understand that accidents are traumatic and are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our office is conveniently located in Easton on 45 Bristol Drive. For a free consultation, call us at (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.