I was in an auto accident in the Greater Boston metro area.

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I was rear-ended by a delivery truck of a pretty large company in the Greater Boston Metro area.  My neck was injured in the accident.  I got the name of the driver and the insurance information but was curious about the liability of the company. Who is liable- the driver? the company or both? I already went to the doctor and am seeing a chiropractor now. Thanks.

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Both the driver and his employer are responsible; however if there is insurance, then the insurance will cover both the driver and the company. Before you do anything else, we suggest that hire an attorney with significant experience in personal injury law.  What you do now; who you speak with; and the information you provide anyone may have a great effect on your claim for bodily injury and monetary losses.  We have the experience to represent you and assist you in getting the damages you are entitled to receive.  Please remember not to speak with any insurance representative of the employer/driver’s insurance company. You are not obligated to provide them with any information at all. Many times if they are able to speak to someone like you, they will record the conversation and you may say something that could hurt your claim.

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I sustained an injury at a Framingham, MA restaurant.

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I fell and injured my knee at a Framingham, MA restaurant due to loose carpeting.  There were several other patrons who tripped over the carpet before me, and this all happened in front of the hostess stand.  I’ve had knee surgery and continue physical therapy.  Do I have a case against the restaurant and can I sue for damages as I will probably not be able to participate in sports like I had in the past?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

We are very sorry to learn of your injury. It  certainly sounds like you have a claim that should be pursued, especially since the restaurant must have known about the condition of the carpeting before you fell. In addition, the fact that you had surgery and incurred other damages, makes this a claim that is worthwhile to pursue.  Just be sure not to speak with anyone from the restaurant’s insurance company. You do not need to answer any of their questions.  You should hire an attorney with significant slip and fall injury experience.  We will deal with them on your behalf.

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If you slip and injury yourself at your inlaws’ house what can you do?

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My co-worker was visiting his in-laws last week in Ashland, MA, when he slipped on the walkway leading into their house. He fractured his ankle and will be out of work for a month. He doesn’t want to cause problems, but he doesn’t know what to do.

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Whether his in-laws own the house or are renting it, there must be insurance. So, it depends on why he fell. If he fell because of a crack in the walkway, then there is a good chance that the insurance company will take care of his damages. He should consult an injury attorney as soon as possible and get pictures of the area on the walkway where he fell. He should not be concerned about upsetting his in-laws. People pay for insurance to take care of accidents. Tell your co-worker to call the injury attorneys at Goldberg & Oriel, so that they can help him recover the damages he is entitled to.

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