Stoughton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts of approximately 27,000 inhabitants. First settled in 1713, the town was named after its founder, William Stoughton, the chief justice of the Salem Witch Trials. Famous for its historic choral society and 19th Century clock tower, Stoughton maintains its sense of social activism, recently declaring itself a “no hate” town.
For over 50 years, the Stoughton personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have blazed a trail by defending the rights of people became victims when they were injured by another party’s negligence. Negligence is any breach of a legal duty that one party owes to another. In car accidents, motorists breach a legal duty when drive recklessly and cause an accident that hurts another person. When this happens, the parties at-fault become liable for any property damage or injuries caused by their negligence. Sousa & Sousa has helped numerous victims injured in auto, boat, and motorcycle accidents recover compensation for their harm. Even if you were injured in a hit and run accident, we can help you pursue a claim for uninsured motorist benefits.
This duty also extends to property and business owners, who must exercise care in protecting invitees from harm. This means periodically checking the premises for dangerous conditions and making necessary repairs. Owners are liable when they fail to prevent or fix a dangerous condition that injures an invitee on their premises. Invitees can be employees or consumers who enter the property for any legal purpose. Dangerous conditions can include slippery floors, toxic chemicals, or even an aggressive family pet. Property owners who know of the condition and allow it to persist are liable for any harm that results. Our premises liability attorneys have helped victims of dog bites, lead paint poisoning, and work-related accidents obtain compensation for their harm.
Health care providers are also held to a high standard of care. Doctors and nurses can breach their legal duty to patients by providing them with substandard care. This can include any negligence that occurs between an initial diagnosis and the final operation or medical treatment. Pharmacies can also be negligent if they fail to properly counsel patients or dispense the correct medication. Pharmacies have a legal responsibility to check with the prescribing physician and warn patients about a mdedication’s potential for dangerous interactions or side effects. Even subtle errors can result in severe harm. Patients can sue to recover for injuries sustained as a result of medical malpractice or pharmacy negligence.
Manufacturers are likewise liable to consumers injured by a defective product. Hundreds of cars and toys are recalled for safety reasons every year because they can cause accidents that can hurt a buyer, their family, or friends. 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 “foreseeable use” of the product. Massachusetts law allows injured consumers to recover damages resulting from the manufacture, design, or sale of a defective product. An experienced defective product lawyer can ensure that you are fully compensated for your harm.
If your injury was caused by another person’s negligence, the experienced Stoughton personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa can help. For over 50 years, we have been 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 us today at (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.