Worcester’s Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers
When you have been injured because someone else was careless, reckless, or negligent, you may have a legal right to recover financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
If the person responsible for your injuries was criminally negligent, like a drunk driver, you may also be entitled to receive punitive damages.
At Eden Rafferty, our experienced personal injury attorneys focus on recovering the full amount of compensation you deserve. We are excellent negotiators who will work to achieve a fair settlement for your case as quickly as possible. If a settlement cannot be negotiated, you can rely on our lawyers to aggressively represent your interests in civil court.
We are always available to answer your questions and are dedicated to keeping you updated on your case’s proceedings.
We help those who have been injured in:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous or defective products
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, or if you have been hurt on the job no matter what the cause, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
You do have legal rights if you have been injured in an accident. Eden Rafferty Attorneys at Law have over 35 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases and can help you understand your rights, deal with the insurance companies and support you through every step of your case through resolution, so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
The job of the insurance company of the person who caused the injury is to do everything they can to minimize the fault of their insured and to dispute the consequences of a person’s injuries. The job of Eden Rafferty Attorneys at Law Office is to represent the injured person’s rights and protect injured persons from having their claims diminished by the insurance company.
Never accept a settlement offered by an insurance company without first having an attorney evaluate it. Insurance companies are primarily concerned with increasing their profits by paying out as little as possible. Because of this, initial settlement offers are almost always less than what a claim is truly worth.
Massachusetts provides a three-year statute of limitations in which to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you wait to file until after the statute has expired, odds are very high that your case will be dismissed without being heard.
There is no easy answer to this question, but there are several important factors to consider, including (1) the insurance company involved, (2) the nature of your injuries and (3) your ongoing discussions with your accident attorney about the course of action your case will take. Our Massachusetts state courts have guidelines for different types of cases that provide from 1 ½ years for the least complicated to 3 years for most, from the time a case is filed in court until trial.
In most cases, there is a strict statute of limitations for pursuing compensation through the legal system. Because these statutes can be affected by different factors, it is best to call an experienced personal injury attorney who can explain your legal rights in your specific case and preserve your ability to pursue a claim.
Massachusetts observes contributory fault. This means that even if you were partially at fault for your accident, you can still seek financial compensation through a personal injury claim as long as someone else was more at fault. However, your financial award will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
All injury cases are different. There are many factors that are involved in determining the value of a case. These would include: the severity of your injuries; the length of time of your total and/or partial disability; the amount of your medical bills; whether or not there is permanency of injuries; scarring; broken bones; expected future medical expenses and/or life support costs; emotional trauma and loss of consortium. If you are partially liable for the accident/injury, your case will be worth substantially less determining on the percentage of your liability. The job of Eden Rafferty Attorneys at Law Office is to put as much money as possible into your pocket. How much money you receive will depend on the factors listed above.
Client was on his motorcycle when he was struck by a pickup truck pulling out of a driveway.
Vehicle struck by drunk driver. Client was in coma for twelve days.
A Pregnant woman was a passenger in a vehicle which was involved in a collision causing her to give birth prematurely.