Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts of nearly 94,000 inhabitants. Known as the “City of Champions” and the "Shoe City," Brockton has produced its share of national heroes, from Marvin Hagler to Rocky Marciano. Famous for its stellar sports programs, Brockton was recently voted one of America’s best communities for youth.
For over 50 years, the Brockton personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa have been dedicated to helping victims injured by the negligence of others. Negligence refers to one party’s breach of duty to another. In traffic accidents, negligent drivers breach their duty when they fail to pay attention or violate basic traffic laws. When this happens, at-fault parties are liable in damages for any injuries caused by their negligence. Our firm has handled all types of claims involving auto, motorcycle, and boating accidents and can help you recover compensation for your injury.
Landlords and property owners have a duty to protect invitees from unreasonable harm. This means performing routine inspections and necessary repairs. Owners breach that duty by failing to ameliorate a dangerous condition that injures the invitee. A dangerous condition can be anything from uneven pavement that causes a slip-and-fall accident to a vicious dog. Any exposure to toxic substances, like lead paint, can also constitute a dangerous condition. Owners who are aware of the condition and allow it to persist become liable to the injured party for any harm that results. Sousa & Sousa has helped numerous victims of dog bites, construction accidents, and lead paint poisoning obtain compensation for their harm.
Health care providers owe a duty of care to patients. The more “specialized” the field of practice is, the higher the duty of care. Doctors breach that duty by making negligent mistakes during treatment or surgery that seriously injures the patient. Pharmacies have a duty to counsel patients and give them the correct medication. This includes answering the patient’s questions about drug interactions and side effects. Giving the wrong advice and providing the incorrect medication or dose can cause serious harm. Health care providers who commit medical malpractice or pharmacy negligence are liable to the patient for any resulting injury.
Manufacturers are liable to consumers injured by a defective product. Distributors who breach the implied warranty of merchantability by leasing or selling a defective product are liable for any injuries that result. This includes harm caused by any “foreseeable use” of the product. Massachusetts law defines “product liability” as any liability for damages resulting from the manufacture, design, distribution, or sale of a defective product. An experienced product liability lawyer can help you recoup compensation for your harm.
If you were injured by somebody else’s negligence, the experienced Brockton personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa can help. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation to accident victims in Brockton and other areas of Massachusetts. At Sousa & Sousa, we understand that accidents are traumatic and are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Our office is conveniently located off Belmont Street (Route 123) on the Brockton/Easton line. To set up an appointment at our Easton office on 45 Bristol Drive, call (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.