Doug has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases for clients in Natick, MA and surrounding areas. Here is helpful information on some of the most common personal injury claims.
Dog bites: If another person’s dog’s conduct caused you to suffer physical injury, Massachusetts has a statute, MGL Ch. 140, s. 155, which creates automatic liability on the part of that dog’s owner, unless you were committing either a trespass or some other tort, like teasing or tormenting the dog at the time of the injury. Learn more…
Slip and fall on ice or snow: Today, the snow and ice cases have been merged into one rule; a property owner now has a general duty to use reasonable care to maintain its property, in a safe condition, in view of all circumstances. Public sidewalks are more complicated. Learn more…
Car accidents: Under the Massachusetts statutory scheme, minor accidents are expected to be resolved between insurance companies. However, if you sustain a broken bone, loss of an organ, permanent disfigurement, equivalent physical impairment, or $2000 or more in medical bills, then you may sue in court. Learn more…
Other common personal injury claims include:
- Assault, battery, and other intentional harm
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises or product liability
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured, get in touch with Doug Stoddart today at (508) 243-4877 to see how he can help.