Worcester Personal Injury Attorneys
Dedicated Legal Representation in Massachusetts
If you have been seriously injured due to the actions of another person, the Worcester personal injury lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can help. We possess 50 years of combined experience and can work hard to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Call today at (508) 570-3037 for a free consultation.
Personal injury cases can take many forms, including:
- Catastrophic injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Workplace accidents
- Motor vehicle or bicycle accidents
- Accidents on another’s property
- Use of a defective product
- Physical abuse
Personal injury cases can be complex and may require considerable investigation and legal research. The Worcester personal injury attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP have experience working with experts and investigators to help build a solid case. We can also seek access to medical or institutional records, and our team has successfully litigated personal injury cases in courts throughout the Commonwealth.
What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in MA?
In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Generally, the time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Massachusetts is three years from the date of the injury or from the date when the injury was or should have been discovered. However, there are some important details to be aware of:
- Three-Year Limit: The standard statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Massachusetts is three years from the date of the injury. This means that you typically have three years from the date of the accident or injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation.
- Discovery Rule: In some cases, the three-year clock may start from the date when the injury or its cause was discovered or when it should have been reasonably discovered. This rule is particularly relevant in cases where an injury's full extent or cause is not immediately apparent.
- Minors: If the injured person is a minor (under the age of 18) at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations is typically tolled (paused) until they reach the age of 18. As a result, they generally have three years from their 18th birthday to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Government Claims: If your personal injury claim involves a government entity or employee, you may be subject to different rules and shorter timeframes. It's important to act quickly in these situations.
Given the complexities and potential exceptions in the statute of limitations, it is essential to consult with an attorney experienced in personal injury law if you believe you have a valid claim. Failing to file a lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations can result in the loss of your right to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
It's also important to gather and preserve evidence related to your injury and consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your case is handled within the necessary timeframes and in compliance with Massachusetts' laws.
Beyond the physical pain, personal injuries can cause significant emotional and economic difficulties. Injuries can transform your life, make everyday routines impossible, and rob you of your livelihood. If you are suffering from a serious injury due to another person’s negligence or misconduct, you should not have to bear the costs alone. We can help you seek compensation from those responsible.
The Worcester personal injury lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can analyze the facts of your case and determine your likelihood for recovery. We value thorough investigation and timely legal strategies, and our team can do their best to establish a solid foundation for your case and help you seek recovery after a settlement or trial. The statute of limitations for personal injury in Massachusetts is generally three years, so it is important to get legal help as soon as possible.
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