Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Securing Compensation for Injured Essex County Victims
Attorney Henry Lebensbaum is a veteran Massachusetts personal injury attorney who has been practicing law since he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1991. Over his long-standing career he has helped countless injured clients file successful personal injury claims and collect much-needed financial compensation. If you or a loved one has been hurt or sickened due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help make the situation right.
What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law, which is also known as tort law, is how people who have been injured go to civil court for legal remedies. That usually means financial losses that stem from accident or incident that injured them. The theory behind the law is that the person will be “made whole” by financial compensation, after he or she has been harmed by someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct.
We know that that kind of harm can happen virtually anywhere and at virtually any time. The injuries people are left with can change their entire life. This knowledge is at the heart of our legal work.
Understanding Comparative Negligence Law
Massachusetts is one of many states that abides by a comparative negligence rule in regards to insurance claim lawsuits. The law states that if you are found to be 51% or more to blame for causing the accident, you cannot collect compensation for your injuries. Furthermore, any percentage at-fault you are found to be will reduce the percentage of damages you can collect.
For example, say you were in an auto accident caused primarily by a distracted driver and you are seeking $20,000 in damages. The court finds the distracted driver to be 90% responsible and you 10% responsible since you had a broken tail light. You will only be allowed to collect $18,000.
Fighting for You
Perhaps the most unpleasant part of a personal injury case is interfacing with insurance adjusters. We speak their language and will handle this burden on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. We’ll ensure that your claim is protected and that they can’t goad you into admitting fault that isn’t yours.