Personal Injury Practice Areas

Dog Bite and Animal Attacks

Dog bite incidents, as well as other animal attacks, sometimes are not taken as seriously as they should be. Many dog bite clients who we have represented had cases involving scarring. Each case is unique because each client is unique. That is why we work with our injured clients to learn how these injuries affect them personally. To date, arguing the law as applied to the specific facts, all of these cases have been successfully settled without litigation.

Payment of Medical Bills

Getting the medical bills for treatment for injuries that result from an accident that is a personal injury case can be stressful. Hospitals, doctors and therapists are asking for claim and billing information, and sometimes they won't schedule an appointment without it. We assist our clients through this process, which includes obtaining all the medical insurance and billing information and coordinating payments in ways that are most beneficial to our clients.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall, and trip and fall, cases are covered under premises liability laws. Although these cases can range from snow and ice, to slippery floors, and to defective stairways, depending on the specific facts of the situation different legal requirements may be required to be met. That is why in any slip or trip and fall incident you need to contact an experienced premises liability personal injury attorney.

Workers’ Compensation

You probably know that if you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation for part of your lost wages and payment of your medical bills. There are a number of ways to obtain these benefits and the timing of reporting your accident and injuries is important, so you want to contact an experienced workers' compensation personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. What you may not know is that if your injury was caused in part by someone who also works directly for your employer, you may be entitled to additional compensation. When you have both of these claims you need more than just a workers' compensation attorney, but an attorney like who can coordinate both cases.

Bicycle Accidents

All too often, bicyclists are seriously and needlessly injured by careless drivers who act as though they own the road. They drive too close to bicycles, or drive in a marked bike lane, or simply don't yield the right of way. However, in Massachusetts they are required to share the road with bicyclists. Cases involving motor vehicle - bicycle collisions require a careful analysis of the facts and consideration of the accident scene, which is exactly what we provide.

Car Accidents

There are many types of auto accidents including: intersection, stop sign, and traffic light collisions, rear-end collisions, single vehicle crashes, and hit and run incidents. We investigate each situation and works with the client to present a personalized claim for compensation. As this website develops we will be adding pages for many of the specific types of motor vehicle crashes.

Distracted Driving Crashes

Distracted driving - whether by texting, talking on a cell phone, or adjusting the radio or navigation map to name a few types - is becoming recognized as one of the leading causes of auto accidents. Sadly, many of these crashes are preventable. In addition to representing people injured by distracted driving, we support and are involved in community efforts to prevent these needless losses.

Injured Police Officers

Since 1990, Attorney Scott Goldberg has been honored to represent police officers - members of the Boston Police Department, the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association, the Boston Police Superior Officers Federation, and MassCop - who have suffered injuries both on duty and off. These policemen and policewomen have many different ranks and positions and are injured in many different situations. In addition, we represent many of their family members in other personal injury cases.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are injured by autos more often than you might think. Often, drivers fail to stop and yield to people in crosswalks. While these cases have similar aspects to other auto accident cases, there is a unique component that requires a careful investigation and analysis of the specific facts and circumstances of each situation. We have a proven record of success in many types of pedestrian accident cases.

Premises Liability

Premises liability refers to unsafe properties as a result of many causes. These cases include: snow and ice, slippery or uneven floors, broken stairs or defective stairways, and inadequate lighting. Dog bite incidents also fall under premises liability law. Each type of these cases may require specific legal requirements, such a timely written notice to property owners and landlords. In addition, by their nature, these cases benefit greatly from a prompt investigation of the accident scene, before the condition is changed.

Unsafe Stairways and Falls

Unsafe stairways, are a common cause of fall-down injuries. These defective stairs are often found at places from apartments to stores. Cases that arise from unsafe stairs often require a prompt investigation, including inspecting and photographing the scene. If you have been injured as a result of someone failing to maintain a stairway then you need an attorney who will do a thorough investigation and has a proven track record of success in this type of premises liability cases. If you have questions about a particular situation, please contact us for a free consultation.

Snow and Ice Falls

Living in New England, you know that we deal with snow and ice all winter. Still, property owners and property managers have legal obligations to keep a reasonably safe condition. Massachusetts has some strict requirements with snow and ice cases – by statute you must report the incident in writing within 30 days. If you have been injured due to snow or ice, then you need an personal injury lawyer who has specific experience in these types of cases.

Construction Site Injuries

People are injured at or by construction sites in different ways. Construction companies may have created a dangerous condition that put the public at risk; other cases involve injuries suffered by workers at the construction site and therefore may be connected to a worker’s compensation case. In either situation, construction site cases often involve multiple people or companies who contributed to causing injuries. If you have been injured at or by a construction site you need an attorney who will fully investigate the situation, determine all the responsible parties, and has the experience to hold them accountable.

Truck Accidents

Crashes involving trucks can be devastating. Truck accident cases are somewhat unique from car accidents because there are often specific rules and regulations that apply to truck drivers. In addition, as you might expect, injuries that result from a truck crash are serious, and many times permanent; they can involve medical injuries such as concussions and head injuries, surgery, scarring and extended or permanent disability. If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you need an attorney who has extensive personal injury law experience.

Permanent Injuries and Chronic Pain

Permanent injuries, including chronic pain conditions, require an attorney with a higher level of expertise in personal injury law. Often these cases are complex and if you are suffering one of this kind of injury you need a personal injury attorney whose experience helps him understand what you are going through – and what needs to be done to obtain significant compensation.  Contact our law firm for a free consultation to discuss your situation.

Scarring

Often a person who has scarring or disfigurement as a result of an injury suffers not only physical pain, but emotional pain. These cases require diligence from a personal injury lawyer with specific experience. Many cases requires hiring a plastic surgeon or obtaining the opinion of a psychologist. We understand what people who have suffered are going through, and often we work with expert witnesses so that we can obtain full compensation under the law. If you have questions about scarring from an injury, contact us for a free consultation.

Head Injuries and Concussions

A day doesn’t go by when you don’t hear about the effects of concussions, what is known as “traumatic brain injuries” (TBI), or other types of head injuries. One reason is because medical research confirms the significance of these injuries. In some cases the effects can long-lasting or even permanent. If you, or someone you know, has suffered what you believe may be a head injury as a result of someone else’s fault you should consult with an attorney with specific experience in head trauma cases.

Wrongful Death

Most wrongful death cases are gut-wrenching and no lawyer can make the pain go away. But an experienced lawyer can hold the person or company that caused the death responsible. In Massachusetts, there are specific rules under statute that govern the rights of survivors. If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s fault you should consult with a compassionate and experienced personal injury lawyer, who truly cares about what you are going through.