Massachusetts Personal Injury Guide

MA personal injury case & accident info

Massachusetts is a gorgeous state that also has its fair share of aggressive drivers, which leads to car accidents, negligence cases, and personal injuries — maybe for you, maybe for a friend or family member.

You might not even know where to pin liability. Whatever happened, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.

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Massachusetts personal injury law: the basics

Massachusetts statutes online

This is where you’ll find Massachusetts's laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (also known as damage caps), and other important information.

Massachusetts General Laws

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Massachusetts's car accident statutes of limitation

In Massachusetts, you have three years to bring both personal injury and property damage claims. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.

Massachusetts's Statute of Limitations

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Hiring a lawyer in Massachusetts

The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as taxation law or real estate law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incurred.

If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.

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Is time ticking on your personal injury case?

What are the time limits for personal injury compensation claims?

Generally, from 1-6 years, most commonly 2 years, starting from the time you were injured. Read more

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Law libraries in Massachusetts

There are lots of issues you can solve without the help of an attorney, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.

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