West Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts of approximately 7,000 inhabitants. First settled in 1651, the town firmly set down agrarian and industrial routes. Known for its scenic parks and working farms, West Bridgewater is now a small residential community bordering the City of Brockton.
For over 50 years, the West Bridgewater personal injury attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have dedicated themselves to fight for victims injured by the negligence of others. Negligence refers to the breach of a legal duty that one party owes to another. In car accidents, motorists breach their duty to others when their reckless driving causes an accident, injuring another. When this happens, the parties at-fault become liable for any property damage or injuries caused by their negligence. This may include medical expenses, lost income, and other costs that the negligent parties and their insurers must pay. Even if you were injured in a hit and run accident, you may be entitled to uninsured motorist benefits. Sousa & Sousa has obtained compensation for victims injured in auto, boat, and motorcycle accidents.
This duty 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. Invitees may be employees, consumers, or others who enter the property for any legal purpose. Dangerous conditions include slippery floors, OSHA violations, or even a 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 help 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 breach their legal duty to patients by providing substandard care. This can refer to any negligence that occurs between a patient’s initial diagnosis and their final operation or treatment. Pharmacies can also be negligent when they fail to properly counsel patients, or dispense the correct medication to them. Pharmacies have a duty to check with physicians and warn patients of dangerous interactions or side effects. Even small errors in a patient’s prescription or drug dose can cause serious harm. Patients may recover compensation for injuries caused by acts of medical malpractice or pharmacy negligence.
Manufacturers are likewise liable to consumers who are injured by a defective product. Hundreds of cars and toys are recalled every year for safety reasons because they cause accidents that can hurt the buyer, their loved ones, or another user. 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 not only by its “intended” use, but by any “foreseeable use” of the product. They are entitled to damages for injuries caused by 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 West Bridgewater personal injury attorneys of Sousa & Sousa can help. For over 50 years, we have successfully represented 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 at (508) 230-5300 or contact us online.