Personal Injury

Personal Injury Law

We understand the challenges and complexities that arise from personal injury cases. With compassion, expertise, and a commitment to justice, we stand by your side, ready to navigate the legal landscape on your behalf. Our dedicated team of attorneys brings years of experience advocating for clients just like you, ensuring your rights are protected and your voice is heard.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation through a claim or lawsuit. To pursue such action, the injury must have resulted from another party’s negligence or carelessness, such as in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, or slips and falls. As the victim, you have the right to seek damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly, as Massachusetts and Rhode Island impose a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims.

Automobile Accidents

In the chaotic aftermath of an auto accident, navigating the legal complexities can be overwhelming. Our expertise in handling auto accident cases ensures that you receive the support and representation needed to pursue justice and fair compensation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Our firm is dedicated to advocating for motorcyclists’ rights, ensuring they receive the support and representation needed to pursue justice and fair compensation for their injuries. Whether it’s negotiating with insurance companies or litigating in court, we’re here to fight for you.

Slips and Falls

Whether you’ve slipped on a wet floor or suffered an injury due to inadequate security, premises liability cases demand thorough legal expertise. Our firm’s commitment to holding property owners accountable ensures that your rights are protected, and your injuries are justly compensated.

Dog Bites

In the aftermath of a dog bite, our firm stands ready to support victims, navigating the legal complexities with compassion and determination. Whether the incident involves a neighbor’s dog or an unowned dog, we advocate fiercely for your rights, pursuing compensation and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Personal injury refers to physical, emotional, or psychological harm inflicted upon an individual due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another party. These injuries often lead to legal claims seeking compensation for damages.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit provides a legal avenue for individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party to seek compensation for their losses. These losses can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. By pursuing a lawsuit, victims can hold responsible parties accountable for their actions, deter similar misconduct in the future, and secure the financial support needed to recover and move forward with their lives. Additionally, a lawsuit can provide closure and a sense of justice for those who have been wronged.

The viability of pursuing a case depends on liability. If the other party is at fault and you were injured, you likely have grounds to pursue legal action.

Every case is different and so cases take differing periods of time. Typically, initiating settlement discussions with the insurance company post-medical treatment completion is advisable. While some cases resolve within months, others may extend to years, with an average settlement time of around 6 months from the injury date.

The most common types are car accident cases. Other common personal injury accidents are slips and falls, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, etc.

Yes, any individual injured in a car accident can file a claim. Although responsibility for the accident may limit reimbursement for certain medical expenses, passengers are typically not at fault. Therefore, passengers can bring a complete claim for medical bills, pain and suffering compensation, and property damage.

Yes. Ownership of a car typically doesn’t affect the ability to file a claim for injuries. However, if a vehicle isn’t registered properly, certain insurance coverage may be unavailable. Insurance policies contain intricate rules regarding car registration that can affect coverage.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a component of the standard Massachusetts automobile insurance policy, providing no-fault benefits. PIP covers medical bills regardless of fault in causing a car accident, with the auto insurer initially paying the first $2,000. Bills exceeding $2,000 are forwarded to the individual’s private health insurance, and any unpaid balances revert to the PIP insurer for payments up to $8,000. If the injury victim has MassHealth benefits, then MassHealth will also cover medical bills up to $8,000 for accident victims. It’s important to note that if the victim receives a bodily injury settlement, PIP is entitled to reimbursement for the amount paid in medical bills.

If someone is injured due to another’s negligence in an accident, the law generally does not discriminate against persons because of their immigration status.

Most personal injury cases settle before reaching a jury trial, often without the need for filing a lawsuit. Even in litigated cases, most are resolved through settlement before trial. Consequently, the likelihood of needing to go to court for your case is very low.

We only charge a legal fee if we successfully recover compensation for you, which is commonly referred to as a contingency fee.

Each state imposes time limits, known as “statute of limitations,” dictating the window within which you must file a personal injury lawsuit. In Massachusetts, you generally have up to three years to file, but if your suit involves a city, you must notify them within 30 days. For claims against the MBTA, the statute is two years. Prompt action is crucial; contacting a lawyer promptly safeguards your rights.

Why Choose Us

Our team consists of attorneys who have years of experience in personal injury law, equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle even the most complex cases. We offer unparalleled dedication and expertise. We prioritize clear communication, ensuring you’re informed and empowered every step of the way. At Lider, Fogarty and Ribeiro, P.C., your needs come first. We approach each case with compassion and determination, working tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you. With us, you’ll receive personalized attention and unwavering support, making your journey to justice as smooth as possible.

Our firm is dedicated to delivering results. We have secured significant compensation for countless clients, holding negligent parties accountable and helping our clients rebuild their lives after injury. When you choose us, you can trust that we will tirelessly pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

At Lider, Fogarty and Ribeiro, P.C., we exude confidence in every case we handle. With a proven track record of success and a deep understanding of personal injury law, we approach each situation with the assurance that we can achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

We believe in transparent and open communication every step of the way. From the initial consultation to the resolution of your case, our team keeps you informed, listens to your concerns, and provides clear guidance, ensuring you are always empowered and informed about your legal options.

Dealing with a personal injury can be overwhelming. We offer a supportive and compassionate environment, guiding you through the legal process with care and understanding.