Lakeville is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts of approximately 10,000 people. First settled in 1717, the town was named for the chain of beautiful lakes that occupy nearly 4,000 acres of the township. Today, Lakeville is still dominated by its famous ponds, which feed the Nemasket and Taunton Rivers.
For over 37 years, the Lakeville personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have led the fight for the rights of victims injured by someone else’s negligence. “Negligence” simply refers to the breach of a legal duty that one party owes another. Any person, group, or entity can have a legal duty, from drivers and doctors to landlords and businesses. In car accidents, for example, motorists breach their duty to others if they drive recklessly and cause an accident that injures another person. When this happens, at-fault parties become liable for any property damage or personal injury caused by their negligence. This can mean paying the injured victim’s medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. Even if you are injured in a hit-and-run, uninsured motorist benefits may still be available from your own insurer. Sousa & Sousa has secured 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 performing needed 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 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 their harm.
Like other professionals, health care providers are also held to high legal standards. Doctors and nurses breach their duty by providing their patients substandard care. Falling “below” the required standard refers to any negligence, from giving the wrong diagnosis or course of treatment to performing a botched operation. Pharmacies can also be 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 side effects or drug interactions. Even small errors in a patient’s prescription, drug combination, or medication dose 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 resulting in harm to the buyer. Even distributors can breach the implied warranty of merchantability when they lease or sell 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 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 Lakeville personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa can help. For over 37 years, we have successfully represented injured victims in Easton, 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 in Downtown Taunton on 14 Taunton Green. For a free consultation or to set up an appointment, please call us at (508) 823-6111or contact us online.