Legal Question in Personal Injury in Massachusetts

Can ''I'' Sue?

I was in an accident the other day where I was no at-fault. The other driver hit me at an angle on my passenger side. I went to the ER with injuries (including fractured wrist, back/neck muscle spasims).

My question is, I know this is a law website, but can I do a personal injury case without a lawyer and on my own? I know that I can but will I succeed...Honest opinions please!

Asked on 1/28/05, 12:02 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Joseph Murray Joseph M. Murray, Esq.
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Re: Can ''I'' Sue?

Why would you want to "be your own plumber" when all attornies would be required to take this tort case on a "contingent fee" basis whereby they only get paid a pecentage (usually 1/3) of any recovery they obtain for you. Also "angle" accident are not automaticallynthe other driver's fault and Massachusetts has a comparative negligence rule. Retain an attorney.

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Answered on 1/31/05, 4:32 pm
David Summer Law Office of David B. Summer
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Typically there is a tort threshold, which should not apply in your case given your injuries. Of course, an individual can always proceed pro-se. Most lawyers, however, will handle a case like yours on a contingency basis and not require you to pay hourly fees. A lawyer can also help you establish causation (if necessary) and formulate a demand. Please contact me with any further questions.

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Answered on 1/28/05, 12:11 pm
William MacDonald Law Offices of William P. MacDonald
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There is an old legal maxim that states " he who represents himself has a fool for a clienT". You would be well advised to retain a highly experienced lawyer who specializes in personal injury. Feel free to contact me if you need any further advice. My phone numer is 413-734-3515.

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Answered on 1/29/05, 8:04 pm

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