Middleboro is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts of approximately 22,000 inhabitants. First settled in 1660, the town was first called Nemasket for the large schools of fish found in the Nemasket River. Now known as the “Cranberry Capital” of the world, Middleboro is also famous for its novelty items and prized antiques.
For over 37 years, the Middleboro personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have led the fight for victims injured by negligence. “Negligence” generally refers to the breach of a legal duty owed by one party to another person. In car accidents, motorists breach a duty to others when they drive recklessly and cause an accident that results in an injury. When this happens, the parties at-fault become liable for any property damage or injuries caused by their negligence. This may include compensating victims for medical expenses, lost income, and other costs stemming from their injury. Even if you were injured in a hit and run accident, you may still be entitled to uninsured motorist benefits by filing a claim with your own insurance company. Sousa & Sousa’s lawyers have secured compensation and damages for many victims injured in auto, boat, and motorcycle accidents.
Property and business owners owe a legal duty to protect invitees from unreasonable harm under Massachusetts state law. This means periodically inspecting one’s premises for dangerous conditions or making necessary repairs. Owners are liable when they fail to prevent or fix a dangerous condition that injures an invitee, in effect, someone who is on their property. Invitees can include employees, consumers, or others who enter the property for any legal purpose. Slip-and-fall accidents, exposure to toxic chemicals, and animal attacks are only a few examples of injuries caused by a dangerous condition 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 a high standard of care. Medical professionals breach their duty to patients if they provide substandard care. This can include any source of negligence, from giving a patient the wrong diagnosis or course of treatment, to performing a botched procedure. Pharmacies can also be negligent when they fail to properly counsel or dispense the correct medication to patients. Pharmacies have a duty to warn patients of dangerous drug interactions or side effects. Any error in filling 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 become injured by using a defective product. Hundreds of consumer goods are recalled each year for safety problems because they cause accidents that harm buyers. Even distributors can breach the implied warranty of merchantability by leasing or selling a defective product that severely injures a consumer. Buyers can sue for harm they suffer caused by a product’s intended or “foreseeable.” 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 someone else’s negligence, the experienced Middleboro personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa can help. For over 37 years, we have successfully represented injured victims in Easton 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. For a free consultation, call us today (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.