Severe thunderstorms swept Massachusetts in lightning, force winds and golf ball sized hail on Tuesday downing trees and leaving over 100,000 Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents without power. Beginning early Tuesday morning, the storm tore through the Northeast into the evening – well past 10 p.m. Many homes and buildings have been left with dangerous structural damage. In public spaces, trees have toppled damaging personal property or even worse, causing personal injury.
If you have received personal injury to you or a loved one either due to the storms or as a result of storm damage, call the Personal Injury Lawyers at Murad Law. Accidents are bound to happen after a big storm like the one Massachusetts just experienced and the window to file a claim in its wake is small. Be sure to recover the maximum compensation available with our personal injury tips.
File a claim ASAP
The longer you wait to file a claim, the less likely you are to collect the full compensation you deserve. Even if you’re unsure whether or not you have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit, it’s still important to consult with a personal injury attorney. If your injury is the result of another’s negligence, you may potentially have grounds for a lawsuit. At Murad Law, we offer a free consultation to help you determine your next steps.
The next step is to gather any and all evidence to help support your claim. This includes filing a police report, taking photos of your injury and the scene of the accident, collecting medical documents and documentation proving loss of income. Get the names and contact information of witnesses and those you’ve engaged in conversation about the accident.
You will meet with your personal injury attorney to review your case. You will disclose all the facts with your attorney at this point. It’s important to be honest with your lawyer; don’t present misleading information in an attempt to make your claim look stronger. Your lawyer is on your side, and misleading information can come back to hurt you during trial.
Consider taking a settlement
A beneficial option many people choose to pursue is to reach a settlement. With a settlement, both parties meet to reach an agreement without going to court. But just because you won’t see the inside of a courtroom, it’s still important to retain a personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will examine the settlement and negotiate monetary terms on your behalf.
Press charges and go to court
If a settlement doesn’t resolve the situation, or if your case is strong enough, it’s time to press charges. At this point, your personal injury attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf.
If you are in need of a personal injury attorney as a result of the hazardous storms in Massachusetts, call the Maccashusetts Personal Injury Lawyers of Murad Law at 617-227-4648 today.