Springfield Personal Injury Attorneys
Helping Clients Recover Damages Throughout Massachusetts
If you were injured in a preventable accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of a third party, it is essential to seek qualified legal representation from an experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys. Our legal team at Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, LLC can help.
Our Springfield personal injury lawyers are the advocates you need to improve your chances of a positive outcome in your case. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Massachusetts and offer free initial consultations.
Some of the types of personal injury cases we practice include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Insurance claims
- Premises liability
Understanding Personal Injury
Regardless of cause, personal injuries can be detrimental to your quality of life. While car accidents are among the most common types of personal injury cases, others include medical malpractice, dog bites, product liability, workplace injuries, assault, and battery.
In the aftermath of an accident, not only are you left with physical pain, extenuating circumstances resulting from your injury could lead to job loss, mounting medical bills, and emotional anguish, among other setbacks. What do you do? Where do you turn? How are you going to pay for the mounting medical costs and medications you must take to heal? How will you make up lost income from time missed at work? Regardless of how you were injured, our attorneys at Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, LLC have the knowledge, tenacity, and diligence to build an unwavering personal injury case on your behalf.
Information for Motorcycle Accident Victims
The state of Massachusetts is one of the most picturesque states in the country. From its wide and open roadways to breathtaking national parks, there is ample reason for motorcyclists to enjoy the state’s many splendors. But, despite your best efforts to remain safe and obey all traffic laws, you can still be hit by another motorist and thrown off your bike. Your first line of recovery is to seek medical attention, but your second is contacting the Springfield personal injury attorneys at Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, LLC.
Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be particularly traumatic due to the more vulnerable nature of the bike’s riding position relative to other vehicles. Because the motorcyclist is not encased in any buffer-providing compartment, injuries can easily become life-threatening. Worse still, in addition to severe physical injuries, you could also face job loss, mounting medical expenses, consequences of head trauma, and an overall diminished quality of life. You do not need to suffer in silence: The legal team at Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, LLC is ready to fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.
Dog Bite Information
If you or a loved one were bitten by a dog, you may have an injury claim for compensation. In the state of Massachusetts, the owner of a dog may be liable if their dog injures someone else. This applies as long as the dog caused an actual personal injury and the victim was not trespassing, committing a civil wrong, or otherwise provoking the dog.
If the owner failed to take action to prevent the dog bite, the injury claim can be brought under a negligence claim. However, even if the owner attempted to prevent the dog from harming others, Massachusetts' "strict liability" statute can still hold the owner accountable.
Information for Car Accident Victims
A car accident can be both physically devastating and emotionally traumatizing. Despite your best efforts to be an alert and focused driver, you may suddenly succumb to the actions of a careless motorist whose driving while intoxicated or a driver distracted by texting. What do you do next? Where do you turn?
For your car accident, you will likely require adequate medical care. Then, you need the experienced legal team at Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, LLC to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
According to the Association for Safe International Travel, “nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.” They further report: “Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.” They also explain: “Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance.”
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “reducing motor vehicle crash deaths was one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century for the US. However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries. In the US, front seatbelt use was lower than in most other comparison countries.”
The CDC further states: “1 in 3 crash deaths in the US involved drunk driving, and almost 1 in 3 involved speeding. Lower death rates in other high-income countries and a high percentage of risk factors in the US suggest that we can make more progress in reducing crash deaths.”
We will relentlessly investigate the circumstances of your car accident case and pursue justice for you, thus increasing the chances of a positive outcome. This can include compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Information for Slip and Fall Victims
It is critical that you understand your rights as a victim if you have experienced a slip and fall accident. Perhaps a routine trip to the grocery store ended in injury due to the negligence of the associates who failed to clean up a liquid that was spilled in an aisle you traveled down. Maybe you entered a public building through an icy walkway that had not been properly shoveled or salted, resulting in back or head trauma triggered by a fall. Our personal injury lawyers at Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, LLC will work with you to understand the details of your case and help you explore legal options in protecting your rights as a slip and fall victim.
According to Industrial Safety And Hygiene News, “Slips, trips and falls are a major challenge for safety professionals. Not only are they responsible for 25% of all occupational injuries that require time off work, but they’re also notoriously difficult to solve.” The publication further adds: “Most traditional solutions to slips, trips, and falls focus on physical factors like wet floors, tripping hazards, and walking speed. There are three major ways of dealing with the physical causes of slips, trips and falls: 1. regular maintenance, 2. rules and procedures, and 3. proper equipment and guards.”
Whether inadequate lighting, slippery surfaces, spilled liquids, cracked walkways, or other factors contributed to your slipping and falling, you have the right to explore your legal options and potentially pursue compensation. Discussing the specifics of your case with the legal team at Hare, Stamm, Harris & O’Connor, LLC is an ideal place to start.
Our partner attorneys collectively boast over 100 years of legal experience. Our members have won one of the largest jury verdicts in a personal injury case in Hampden Superior Court. In that time, we have helped numerous clients achieve positive outcomes in their personal injury cases in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and more. At our firm, we want to be both a trusted member of your family and the fierce advocate who vigorously pursues what you are owed in court.
We empathize with the pain and trauma you must be experiencing as a result of your personal injury. Our Springfield personal injury lawyers know how important justice is to your case and are committed to helping you take the necessary steps to obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.