Easton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts of approximately 23,000 inhabitants. First settled in 1694, Easton preserves its rich history through the famous Richardson buildings, including the Ames Free Library and Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Easton ranks in the top 30 cities named “best places to live” in the United States.
For over 50 years, the Easton personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa have been dedicated to defending the rights of victims injured by negligence. Negligence refers to any breach of duty owed to another person. In car accidents, negligent drivers breach their duty to others when they fail to adapt their driving to road conditions or violate basic traffic laws. When reckless conduct causes an accident, at-fault parties are liable in damages for any injuries caused by their negligence. Sousa & Sousa has helped numerous victims injured in auto, motorcycle, and boat accidents recover compensation for their harm.
Health care providers are held to a high standard of care. Doctors and nurses can breach their legal duty by providing substandard care. This can include any negligent conduct from the initial diagnosis to treatment. Pharmacists can also be negligent when they fail to properly counsel patients or give them the wrong medication. Pharmacies have a duty to check with the physician and warn patients of dangerous interactions or side effects. Even slight medical errors can result in severe harm. Health care providers who commit medical malpractice or pharmacy negligence are liable in damages to the patient for any resulting injury.
Property and business owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care in protecting invitees from harm. This means periodically checking the premises and performing necessary repairs. Owners become liable when they fail to prevent or fix a dangerous condition that injures an invitee. This includes employees and consumers who enter the property for any legal purpose. Dangerous conditions may include OSHA violations, slippery floors, or owning a dangerous pet. Property owners who are aware of the condition and allow it to persist are financially liable for any harm that results. Sousa & Sousa has helped numerous victims of dog bites, lead paint poisoning, and work-related accidents obtain compensation for their harm.
Manufacturers are likewise liable to consumers injured by a defective product. Even distributors can breach the implied warranty of merchantability by leasing or selling a defective product that severely injures the consumer. 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 ensure that you are fully compensated for your harm.
If you were injured by somebody else’s negligence, the experienced Easton personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa can help. With over 50 years of experience, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation to 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 (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.