When you’ve been involved and injured in a car accident, work-related accident, slip and fall, or any other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the injuries sustained can be significant, long, and often life-changing or even catastrophic. The most important first step after an accident is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the law and the local court system and can identify whether or not you have a legal case. Retaining expert legal representation early on may result in a better settlement or verdict, offering you compensation to help you sustain throughout recovery and beyond.
At Carter DeYoung, we understand how emotional and stressful a personal injury claim process can be and how it can impact every aspect of your life. Our personal injury lawyers are experts in the courtroom and dedicated to seeking proper compensation for:
• Medical Expenses
• Car &/or Property Repairs
• Lost Wages
• Physical & Emotional Trauma
• Pain & Suffering
The negligent party’s insurance company may try to deny paying for your injuries and damages, but the team at Carter DeYoung has decades of experience handling these matters. Our consistent record of high settlements and verdicts indicates our continued success. Most of our clients have received six-figure recoveries for their injuries. Payment for our services is on a contingency basis, meaning that Carter DeYoung, Attorneys at Law, receives payment only when a client has received his or her financial recovery.
Personal Injury Claims
A personal injury claim is a type of civil suit brought when one private party is responsible for the harm of another. This includes physical injury, property damage, or even gross misconduct. In order to have a claim, both liability and damages must be proven. Here are some of the types of claims we commonly represent.
Auto-Pedestrian & Auto-Bicycle Accidents
Upon receiving their driver's license, each driver agrees to a duty of care. Negligence behind the wheel leading to an auto-pedestrian or auto-bicycle accident is a breach of that duty. Due to their unprotected nature, when a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck by a distracted driver, the injuries sustained can be severe and, all too often, fatal. If you've been struck by a car, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Carter DeYoung will advise you of all options and attain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or any other damages that will lead you back to recovery.
Commercial Truck Accidents
Because of their size and weight, an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other large commercial vehicle will likely cause serious damage and injury to any smaller car or SUV involved in the collision. Factors like distracted driving, drowsy driving, and aggressive driving due to work quotas and deadlines result in highway truck accidents every day. Getting rear-ended by a commercial truck will likely leave those in the smaller vehicle with significant and possibly life-threatening injuries, plus a lifetime of rehabilitation and recovery. Our skilled commercial truck accident attorneys will take on the company's insurance company to compensate for your injuries, as well as your pain and suffering, lost wages, or any other damage.
Factors like reckless or distracted driving, drunk driving, and driving or operating under the influence (DUI/OUI) of cannabis/THC products cause the majority of motor vehicle accidents on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and throughout Massachusetts. Whether it's a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, our experienced car accident lawyers can investigate your accident to claim on your behalf.
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Slip & Fall
A slip-and-fall accident may occur due to debris, improperly maintained or slippery floors in a public place, untreated or undertreated snow and ice, uneven cracked walkways, or any other properties where a manager/owner has been negligent in maintaining a safe environment. Any injury caused by the fault of someone else in the treatment and care of public or private property is grounds for a slip-and-fall injury claim.
According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in the United States. Due to factors like tight deadlines, hectic work environments, and failure to abide by safety rules, workplace injuries can be severe and deadly. Scaffolding accidents, electrocutions, falling from elevated structures/equipment, and other construction site accidents can kill or severely injure you or a loved one. When these accidents occur, our workplace accident attorneys will aggressively come to your aid and help you and your family get back to a regular lifestyle.
When someone is attacked, knocked down, or bitten by a dog, the injuries can affect the victim both physically and emotionally. Damage and trauma from a dog bite injury can range from bruising and the need for stitches to reconstructive surgery or loss of a limb. If you or your child have suffered a dog bite injury, an experienced dog bite lawyer at Carter DeYoung will help you through this traumatic series of events. The compensation in dog bite incidents is usually automatic and significant due to the laws in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Whether from a drunk driving car accident, faulty equipment, or any other irresponsible behavior and endangerment, there will likely be survivors who suffer damage from the decedent's death. When a life is lost due to the negligence or recklessness of another, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the at-fault party by a representative on behalf of the family members, life partner, or others financially dependent on the deceased. The wrongful death attorneys at our firm will investigate your claim and help you to recover wrongful death compensation for all of your financial and emotional damages.