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MEET YOUR LAW GUY MICHAEL D. KELLY, ESQ.

Michael D. Kelly has a diverse background that provides a breadth of legal knowledge that he draws upon in serving his clients. Kelly compiled an excellent academic record during his three years at New England Law in Boston.

Holding Negligent Defendants Liable

At 1-800-Law-Guys, our experienced personal injury lawyers will determine the most effective legal strategy to pursue compensation for accident victims. Among the legal terms that often apply to personal injury cases are:

Negligence

An individual or business is negligent if it fails to exercise reasonable care and its actions cause harm to others. A negligent act may be unintentional. But you may still have a right to hold the at-fault party liable if you were injured as a result of the negligent act. Motorists, homeowners and businesses typically have liability insurance that covers injuries or wrongful deaths caused by negligence.

Strict Liability

Strict liability is a legal doctrine that applies typically to cases involving dangerous products and defective prescription drugs. A manufacturer, seller or distributor of a dangerous product may be held liable for the injuries caused regardless of whether the manufacturer took steps to prevent product defect.

Comparative Negligence

Massachusetts applies the legal doctrine of comparative negligence in personal injury accidents. If you were partly at fault in an accident that caused your injury, you may still seek compensation. But any award received would be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.

Intentional and Reckless Misconduct

Some personal injuries are caused by malicious or intentional conduct such as violent attacks. Punitive damages may be awarded in some wrongful death cases to punish outrageous conduct.

Damages

Accident victims may be awarded compensation, known as damages, if they have suffered personal injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death as a result of the negligence of another individual or business.

Massachusetts’ law entitles individuals who sustain injuries caused by the fault of others to seek compensation for medical treatment, estimated future costs of medical care, damage to property such as a wrecked car as well as reimbursement of lost income and reduced earning capacity.

 

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Car accidents

No one expects to be involved in a car accident involving serious injuries. The accident disrupts your life and often creates unanticipated medical bills, car repair expenses and missed work. You may be entitled to seek compensation if your injuries were due to another driver’s carelessness.
 

Truck Accidents

Accidents involving large commercial trucks and smaller passenger vehicles may result in more serious injuries because of the difference in size and weight between tractor trailers and passenger vehicles. Trucking companies and truck drivers have to carry higher amounts of liability insurance because of their potential to cause harm to others on the road. You will need an experienced truck accident attorney to stand up for you in dealings with the trucking company and its insurer.
 

Pedestrian Accidents

Many people in Boston walk to work, to school and to do errands. Pedestrians including children in strollers are vulnerable to serious injuries in any encounter with cars or trucks. Often pedestrian accidents are caused by motorists’ failure to be attentive for people on foot. If you have been injured by a car or truck, talk to a pedestrian accident lawyer about your legal rights to seek compensation. Kelly & Associates Injury Lawers has obtained significant recoveries for injured pedestrians.
 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclist face a higher risk of serious and fatal injuries because motorcycles offer riders little protection in the event of a crash. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers who fail to see the motorcycle and turn unexpectedly in front of it. Motorcyclists are vulnerable to road rash, broken bones, facial injuries and head injuries in crashes.
 

Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists have a right to use most public roads in Boston and a responsibility to follow traffic laws. If you are struck by a careless or inattentive driver while riding a bicycle in Boston and suffer serious injuries, you will need a trusted injury attorney to help.
 

Boating Accidents

People boating in Boston Harbor or on Massachusetts lakes do not expect to suffer serious injuries from a day on the water. Boating accidents may involve power boats, jet skis and other types of personal watercraft. Our MA injury attorneys at Kelly & Associates Injury Lawers help people who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in boating accidents in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.
 

MBTA Accidents

Many people rely on public transportation including city buses and the T to get around the Boston area. If you or a loved one has been injured in an MBTA accident involving a bus, subway or train, talk to an experienced MBTA lawyer at Kelly & Associates Injury Lawers. Our attorneys can help you resolve an injury claim as quickly as possible.
 

Construction Accidents

Many construction workers sustain serious injuries because another subcontractor on the same job site acted carelessly or created hazardous conditions that caused an accident. If you have been injured on a construction site, it is very important to contact a construction injury attorney right away to understand your legal rights to seek compensation.
 
 

Escalator Accidents

Massachusetts commercial property owners have a legal duty to maintain property in reasonably safe condition. If you have suffered an injury because an escalator has not been adequately serviced, allowing it to become unsafe, you may have a valid premises liability claim. Let our escalator injury attorneys review the details of the accident and explain your legal rights.
 

Elevator Accidents

Property owners in Boston have a legal duty to maintain elevators in reasonably safe condition and fix any hazards. If you have suffered an injury because elevator maintenance has been neglected, making it unsafe, you may have a valid premises liability claim. Let our elevator injury attorneys review the details of the accident and explain your legal rights.
 
 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall injuries may occur because commercial or private property owners have failed to keep their property in reasonably safe condition and warn of known hazards. If you believe a property owner is responsible for your fall injury, contact an experienced Boston slip and fall lawyer.
 
 

Dog Attacks

Dog bites and animal attacks are traumatic events and can result is serious scarring and disfigurement. Young children who often want to pet animals may not recognize warning signs and suffer a substantial portion of dog bites. Consult with an experienced Boston personal injury lawyer to learn your legal rights after a dog attack.
 

Product Liability

Manufacturers and distributors have a legal responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumption and use. If you have been harmed by a dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Filing a product liability claim and holding a negligent manufacturer accountable may prevent others from being harmed by the product.
 
 

Types of Injuries Associated with Personal Injury Cases

Amputation

Amputation—The loss of an arm, leg, hand or foot is a life-changing event that has both a physical and psychological impact. You may require extensive medical care, rehabilitation and need a prosthetic device. Whether you have lost a limb in a motor vehicle accident or a workplace accident, you should discuss your legal options with an experienced injury lawyer.

Back injury / Spine Injury

Back injury / spine injury—Many back injuries including whiplash and spinal fractures lead to time off work, multiple surgeries, loss of function and chronic pain. If you have sustained a back injury in a car accident, fall, or other accident, speak with a back injury lawyer about your rights to seek compensation to cover your medical bills and other losses.

Broken Bones and Fractures

Broken bones and fractures—Broken bones and fractures are common injuries in car crashes, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents in Boston. If you have suffered a broken bone due to another’s disregard for safety, our energetic attorneys at Kelly & Soto Law can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, loss of income and other expenses. Find out about filing a claim for compensation for broken bones.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries—Injuries involving third degree burns may require a lengthy hospital stay and recovery period as well cosmetic surgery to address scarring and disfigurement. If your burn injury was caused by someone else’s disregard for safety, click on burn injury lawyers to learn how Kelly & Soto can help you recover.

Animal Bites

Animal bites—Dog bites may cause serious trauma and fatal injuries. Children who are drawn to pet animals may not recognize a dog’s agitation represent nearly half of victims of dog attacks. Dog bites to the face may leave scarring and require extensive surgery.

Facial Injuries

Facial injuries—Injuries to the face including lacerations, damaged check bones, broken teeth, bruising and broken noses are among the most common injuries that people suffer in car accidents and motorcycle crashes.

Food Borne Illness and Allergies

Food borne illness and allergies—Food poisoning from contaminated or mishandled food products often affects groups of people. Food borne illnesses can cause serious health problems, and even be deadly in some cases. If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning and you suspect contaminated food as a culprit, our skilled attorneys may be able to trace the food product to your illness. In some cases, the food may have been recalled.

Fractured Sternum

Fractured sternum—Trauma to the chest causes a fractured sternum injury, also known as a fractured breastbone. Drivers and passengers in car accidents are susceptible to suffering a fractured sternum if the force of the collision throws them forward and causes their chest to hit the steering wheel, dashboard or seat belt. A person who suffers a fall may also sustain a fractured sternum.

Herniated disc

Herniated disc—Many people sustain herniated discs in car crashes and falls, but do not recognize the injury until days or weeks later. A herniated disc, also known as a ruptured disk, can cause chronic pain and leave an accident victim unable to work. Herniated discs may occur in any area of the spinal column from the neck to the lower back.

Knee injuries

Knee injuries—A slip and fall accident, a car crash or a workplace accident can cause significant damage to cartilage, ligaments or the knee cap itself. Injuries to the knee can cause a loss of mobility and require knee replacement surgery. If you suspect someone else’s negligence caused your knee injury, contact a Boston injury lawyer who can review the details of the accident and explain your legal options for seeking compensation.

Neck Injuries

Neck injuries—The violent impact of a car collision often causes neck injuries, including whiplash and neck sprains, pinched nerves and herniated discs in the cervical vertebrae. If you have sustained a neck injury as a result of a car accident, fall or workplace accident caused by another’s carelessness, talk to the Boston neck injury attorneys about your rights to seek compensation.

Nerve Injuries

Nerve injury—Nerve injuries can occur from trauma in a variety of accidents including car accidents, falls and construction accidents. The injuries may involve the neck, back or spinal cord and cause intense pain or weakness in the arms or legs. Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by overactive nerves.

Permanent Scarring

Permanent scarring—Permanent scarring may cause social embarrassment. If the scarring was caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills, cosmetic surgery, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Disfigurement

Disfigurement—If your injury left you with a disfiguring scar in a prominent location, it may cause anguish and psychological issues. You may undergo costly cosmetic surgery to address the disfigurement. If your injury was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injury—Common shoulder injuries include torn rotator cuffs, torn labrum injuries, shoulder strains and sprains, shoulder fractures and dislocated shoulders. If you have sustained a shoulder injury due to another’s negligence, you should consult an experienced attorney about your legal options.

Brain Injury

Brain injury—The treatment of traumatic brain injuries may include lengthy hospital stays, extensive rehabilitation and surgery to ease pressure caused by swelling inside the skull. The brain injury attorneys at Kelly & Soto Law represent victims of brain injuries caused by the negligence of others and are dedicated to seeking maximum compensation to help with your recovery.