Boston Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, contact a Boston personal injury lawyer with Sokolove Law today. As a national personal injury law firm founded in Boston over 40 years ago, Sokolove Law is prepared to fight on your behalf to get you the money you deserve.

Don’t suffer because someone else was careless. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you.

Why Choose Sokolove Law for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we know the suffering that so many of our clients have experienced, and we have a long track record of holding those responsible for that suffering accountable.

For over 40 years, our personal injury lawyers have secured more than $8.7 Billion on behalf of families all over the United States.

Our attorneys have the resources and skills needed to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

And it won’t cost you anything upfront or out of pocket — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Find out if you have a case for free by calling (800) 995-1212 or submitting a contact form as soon as possible.

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If you suffered an injury that was someone else’s fault, speak with an experienced Boston personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal options for free.

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Common Personal Injury Cases in Boston, MA

A personal injury occurs when someone suffers physical or financial harm due to another party’s negligence (a failure to take proper care in doing something). Most cases involve one defendant, but there could be two or more negligent parties.

Examples of personal injuries include:

  • Disability
  • Health problems or illnesses caused by an injury
  • Physical harm
  • Serious financial loss
  • Worsening of an existing health condition
  • Death

Filing a personal injury lawsuit may allow you to seek justice and financial compensation that can help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses known as “damages.”

In these cases, your Boston personal injury lawyers will need to gather evidence that:

  • Highlights the extent of your injuries
  • Proves your injuries were caused by the defendant
  • Demonstrates the defendant could have prevented your injury from happening — but failed to do so

Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form to learn more about how our team may be able to help you.

Boston Car or Truck Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 300 people die each year in Massachusetts from automobile accidents, and thousands of others are injured.

Car accidents in Boston can happen at any time, and the extent of a victim’s injuries may vary from mild to severe. In addition to physical injuries, a car accident may also cause psychological harm like anxiety or PTSD and leave you unable to work or with no means of reliable transportation.

Accidents caused by trucks and commercial vehicles have a higher likelihood of serious or fatal injuries and often cause significant damage to other vehicles due to their large size.

Car or truck accident injuries can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Permanent scarring
  • Spinal cord, neck or back injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Injuries from car and truck accidents can lead to a great deal of suffering and significant financial costs. Insurance companies may attempt to reduce payouts from accidents in order to minimize their culpability and overall costs.

With experienced Boston personal injury lawyers on your side, you can get help holding those responsible for your injury accountable and pursuing the most compensation possible in your case.

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Boston Construction Accidents

Construction can be an incredibly dangerous occupation. The tools, equipment, and work environment can create hazards that may result in severe injuries and fatalities.

While the national average of construction-related injuries per 100 full-time employees is 2.8, that number was 3.6 in Massachusetts.

“In Massachusetts over the last five years, 86 construction workers were fatally injured at work — more workers than in any other industry.”
– Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Construction accidents in Massachusetts are far too common, and they can result in fatal or life-altering injuries. However, they are often preventable if adequate supervision and safeguards are put in place.

Construction accidents may be caused by:

  • Crane accidents
  • Electric shocks
  • Equipment failure
  • Explosions
  • Falls
  • Ladder injuries
  • Safety code violations
  • Scaffold collapse

Employees injured in construction accidents will typically file a claim through workers’ compensation. Yet in many instances, these accidents occur due to negligence committed by someone not directly associated with an employer, like contractors, equipment manufacturers, or property owners.

By working with our skilled personal injury attorneys in Boston, you may be able to file a lawsuit against one or more of these third parties and pursue compensation for your injuries.

Boston Dog Bites or Animal Attacks

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) receives over 300 dog bite reports each year. According to the BPHC, the majority of dog bite victims are children who are bitten after scaring or startling a dog.

If you or a loved one is attacked by a dog or another animal, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the animal’s owner or the owner’s insurance company.

Allowing pets to roam without a leash or failing to repair a fence that allows a pet to escape may be considered negligible depending on state laws. Animal attacks or dog bites can cause victims to suffer serious wounds while putting them at risk for numerous diseases and infections.

Don’t suffer because someone else was careless. Call (800) 995-1212 to see if our Boston dog bite lawyers can fight for you.

Boston Medical Malpractice & Negligence

Medical malpractice is defined as an injury to a patient due to negligence or lack of skill on the part of a medical professional. As many as 250,000 people die from preventable medical mistakes each year in the United States.

There are many different types of medical malpractice, including:

Doctors have a legal obligation to provide their patients with quality care. When this standard of care is not met, injured patients have a right to seek answers and justice.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to negligence on the part of a medical professional, contact us today to learn more about how our Boston medical malpractice lawyers may be able to help.

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If you suffered an injury that was someone else’s fault, speak with an experienced Boston personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal options for free.

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Boston Slip & Fall Injuries

There is nothing more terrifying than suddenly and unexpectedly having your feet come out from underneath you. A slip and fall can result in severe injuries and, in the worst cases, a lifetime of debilitation.

The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that more than 20% of all visits to U.S. emergency rooms are due to slip-and-fall incidents, accounting for more than 8 million ER visits annually.

Slip and fall injuries often include:

  • Broken bones
  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Dislocated joints
  • Nerve damage
  • Severe head trauma
  • Spinal injuries that lead to paralysis
  • Torn ligaments

These injuries may not only cause an incredible amount of pain, they can also rob a victim of their quality of life.

What some may not realize, however, is that many slip-and-fall accidents occur on someone else’s property — and oftentimes due to negligence on the part of the property owner.

By working with a personal injury attorney in Boston, you can get help determining your legal options and taking action to pursue compensation for the suffering you’ve experienced.

Boston Workplace Injuries

Any sort of work-related injury or illness can be devastating, and it could put your livelihood at risk. Workplace injuries can occur while performing any work-related task, regardless of your occupation.

Workplace accidents may happen due to the presence of hazardous materials, malfunctioning equipment, or a generally unsafe work environment. However, employees can also suffer injuries due to repetitive tasks such as assembling products or lifting heavy items.

According to the Massachusetts Departments of Industrial Accidents, Public Health, and Labor Standards, the top 5 industry sectors for workers’ compensation are transportation and warehousing, construction, healthcare and social assistance, retail trade, and wholesale trade.

While many work-related injuries and illnesses are avoidable, millions of workplace injuries and illnesses are reported to the U.S. Department of Labor each year.

Common workplace injuries include:

  • Chemical poisoning
  • Crush injuries
  • Cuts
  • Equipment injuries
  • Falls
  • Sprained or strained muscles
  • Torn muscles

Injured employees will usually be able to get a portion of their wages through workers’ compensation when they are injured on the job.

Workers’ compensation can help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and everyday living expenses. There are, however, instances where an employer’s insurance company may make it difficult to obtain that money.

Learn more about how a Boston workers’ compensation lawyer with Sokolove Law may be able to help.

How to File a Personal injury Lawsuit in Boston

When you work with Sokolove Law, our experienced team of attorneys will strive to make filing a personal injury lawsuit in Boston as stress-free as possible.

If you have a case, our Boston personal injury lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on the health and recovery of you or your loved one.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit includes members of your legal team:

  • Determining your eligibility to file a claim during a free consultation
  • Building a strong case with medical records, testimony, and evidence
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf
  • Negotiating personal injury settlement amounts with the defendant
  • Presenting your case in court if needed

Pursue Boston Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlements

Personal injury lawsuits rarely see the inside of a courtroom, because the vast majority of cases reach a settlement before they go to trial.

A personal injury settlement is when all parties in a lawsuit agree on the amount of compensation the plaintiff should receive. Your attorney will negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company to try and achieve a fair settlement on your behalf.

The amount of your personal injury settlement will depend on several different factors, including:

  • How badly you were hurt
  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • Any lost wages

There are some instances, however, when an insurer may not make a fair settlement offer. Your lawyer and legal team can fight on your behalf to ensure you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.

If a personal injury settlement isn’t reached, the case may proceed to court, where your legal team will present your case to a judge and jury, who will then determine the outcome in a verdict.

Call (800) 995-1212 today to see if our Boston personal injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation.

Sokolove Law Has Served New England as a Boston Personal Injury Law Firm

In 1979, Jim Sokolove founded Sokolove Law in Boston. One of his goals was to help families affected by injuries get the justice and compensation they deserve. Sokolove Law has become a nationwide firm because of Jim’s determination and vision.

We help people from all walks of life, including those of different races, genders, and economic statuses, file personal injury claims.

We provide free case evaluations to our clients and have a team of dedicated legal professionals working on your case, including a Boston personal injury attorney, paralegal, and nurse case manager.

You and your family matter to us. Let us fight for you.

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Our Boston Office Location

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Boston, MA 02108
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Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association (Located in Boston, MA)

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report – 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell – 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) – A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Service Areas

Wherever you are in Massachusetts or the U.S., we’re ready to work with you and serve you and your family.

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chicopee
  • Fall River
  • Framingham
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • New Bedford
  • Newton
  • Peabody
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Somerville
  • Springfield
  • Taunton
  • Waltham
  • Weymouth
  • Worcester
  • And more

List of Boston Hospitals and their Safety Grades

Boston Hospital Safety Ratings

There are 10 major hospitals located in or very near Boston. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade that scores hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

When compared to an A-rated hospital, your chance of dying increases by 35% in a B-rated hospital and 88% in a C-rated hospital. This research was conducted at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

List of Boston Hospitals and Their Grades

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02111-1552
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Boston Medical Center
    1 Boston Medical Center Place
    Boston, MA 02118-2908
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • CHA Cambridge Hospital
    1493 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139-1099
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215-5491
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham And Women’s Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02115-6110
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • CHA Everett Hospital
    103 Garland Street
    Everett, MA 02149
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
    736 Cambridge Street
    Brighton, MA 02135-2997
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
    1153 Centre Street
    Boston, MA 02130-3400
    Hospital Safety Grade: A

Boston Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Allston-Brighton
  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill/West End
  • Charlestown
  • Chinatown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown Boston
  • East Boston
  • Fenway-Kenmore
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • Mission Hill
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • South End/Bay Village
  • West Roxbury

Boston Zip Codes We Serve

  • 02108
  • 02109
  • 02110
  • 02111
  • 02112
  • 02113
  • 02114
  • 02115
  • 02116
  • 02117
  • 02118
  • 02119
  • 02120
  • 02121
  • 02122
  • 02123
  • 02124
  • 02125
  • 02126
  • 02127
  • 02128
  • 02129
  • 02130
  • 02131
  • 02132
  • 02133
  • 02134
  • 02135
  • 02136
  • 02137
  • 02163
  • 02196
  • 02199
  • 02201
  • 02203
  • 02204
  • 02205
  • 02206
  • 02210
  • 02211
  • 02212
  • 02215
  • 02217
  • 02222
  • 02241
  • 02283
  • 02284
  • 02293
  • 02297
  • 02298

Cities We Serve Surrounding Boston

  • Arlington, MA
  • Belmont, MA
  • Brookline, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Chelsea, MA
  • Everett, MA
  • Malden, MA
  • Medford, MA
  • Melrose, MA
  • Milton, MA
  • Revere, MA
  • Somerville, MA
  • Watertown, MA
  • Winchester, MA
  • Winthrop, MA

Boston Personal Injury Lawsuit FAQs

What are some examples of personal injury cases in Boston and Massachusetts?

There are many types of personal injury cases, but some of the most common and serious include:

Again, the above list is not exhaustive. Please contact us for free to see if you may have a personal injury case we can help with.

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