Mansfield is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts with approximately 23,000 residents. First settled in 1775, the town was named for the first Earl of Mansfield, a member of the House of Lords. Known for its COMCAST Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield is home to other famous attractions, including the TPC Championship Golf Course.
For over 50 years, the Mansfield personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have fought for the legal rights victims injured by another’s negligence. “Negligence” generally refers to the breach of a legal duty that one party owes to another. In car accidents, motorists breach a duty to others by driving so recklessly that they cause an accident and injure someone. When this happens, the at-fault parties become legally liable for any property damage or injury caused by their negligence. This may 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 many victims injured in auto, boat, and motorcycle accidents.
Under Massachusetts state law, property and business owners have a legal duty to protect invitees from unreasonable harm. This may require periodically inspecting the premises for dangerous conditions and making necessary repairs. Owners can be liable if they fail to prevent or fix a dangerous condition that injures an invitee on their property. Invitees can include employees, consumers, or other people 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 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 injury.
Health care providers are also held to high legal standards. Medical professionals breach their duty to the patients they care for by providing them substandard care. This may refer to any negligent act, from giving the wrong diagnosis or course of 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 must advise and warn patients about dangerous drug interactions or side effects. Any error in a patient’s prescription or dose can cause serious harm. Patients may 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 of safety defects that cause accidents and 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 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 harm that they have caused you.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, the experienced Mansfield 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 in Easton on 45 Bristol Drive. For a free consultation, call us at (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.