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New Bedford Personal Injury Lawyer

Goldberg & Weigand LLP is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the greater New Bedford area. We have an excellent record of winning cases and finding the justice our clients truly deserve!

We have over 50 years of combined experience serving the areas of Eastern Massachusetts to include New Bedford and the surrounding areas. Imagine you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been the victims of a serious injury or even a death that was the result of the negligent actions of another? Do you know what your options are?

We know that, for many people, this is the worst case nightmare that quickly becomes a surreal version of their new reality. There are so many issues to deal with in the aftermath of a tragic event like a serious injury caused by negligence.

We have earned our excellent reputation for good reason. We are honest, hardworking personal injury lawyers in New Bedford, and the surrounding areas. We are consistently recognized as one of the premier law firms in the greater New England area.

What that means is that we work tirelessly and get justice for our clients.  This can be the difference between transitioning comfortably into that new chapter of their lives or being crippled with debt from medical expenses and other unforeseen expenses that add up quickly. We never charge a fee for our firm’s services until your case is resolved and you receive the compensation that you deserve.

We have been able to achieve our reputation from the satisfaction of our clients. One of the best ways to build up a reputation is to win cases for clients, and that’s exactly what we have been able to do. When a client comes to us with their case, they know that they are getting a dedicated team of professionals who will treat their case with the compassion and respect that it deserves.

It is not possible to obtain a good reputation by solely winning cases. It is important to also be leaders in the communities where we practice. We take an active role in the communities that we serve, and our clients know that we are not just some impersonal law firm. Their stories matter to us because they are not just our clients, but our neighbors and valued members of the communities we support.  

 

Client First Philosophy

Since we have over 50 years of combined experience practicing personal injury, workers’ compensation and malpractice law, we are passionate about the well-being of our clients. We know that any personal injury can turn a client’s life upside down, and in this time of need, they need an advocate in their corner to fight for their best interests. We care about their ability to recover from their accident and return to the quality of life that they worked so hard to attain before these traumatic events.

Our attorneys handle the entire case, start to finish. From the beginning of the claims process all the way through the trial and appeals if needed. Our clients know that they will not be abandoned at any time during this process.

We keep ourselves abreast of the most cutting-edge trial technology to best represent the needs of our clients. We represent victims and their families in a variety of personal injury claims including, by certainly not limited to, car and truck accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, bicycle accidents, slip, trip and falls, dog bites, airplane, train and ferry accidents as well as many other types of personal injury cases.

 

Personal Injury Cases

There is a multitude of reasons why you might have a claim for a personal injury case. From negligent drivers to construction site accidents, the risk for injury today is at an all-time high. Add in the risks involved with dangerous premises, animal attacks, and defective products, and it is easy to see the hazards we encounter in our daily lives.

One of the reasons why we have so much success with our cases is in our belief that a prompt investigation is one of the best ways for us to provide the most aggressive representation you might need. We desire to learn the facts as quickly as possible to help us to prepare to meet the individual needs of your case. We are available at any time to review your case and aid you in your recovery from the injuries you might have suffered. We also stay in touch with our clients, keep them up-to-date about their claims and returns their calls in a prompt and courteous fashion.  We take the time to listen to your concerns and help you navigate the difficult path around a personal injury claim.

   

Car / Motorcycle Accidents

Anyone who has driven in the New England snow understands that car accident is fairly common. In Massachusetts, vehicle accidents are the most common cause of personal injury cases in the state. There are a variety of reasons why car accidents can occur, with distracted drivers, speeding, and accidents caused by drunk drivers being the most common.

Every vehicle that is registered in Massachusetts is required by law to carry liability insurance. Often, that liability coverage is not enough to cover the actual costs incurred during an injury accident. You might have to use your own insurance, which might not cover all expenses, in an accident where you were not at fault. Our firm has a wealth of experience handling personal injury cases that derive from vehicle accidents. We can help you with:

 

Workers’ Compensation Claims

Any employee in Massachusetts who is injured while in the course of his/her employment has rights pursuant to Mass General Laws chapter 152.  Even if no one is at fault for your injury, you may be entitled to medical treatment and weekly payments for lost earnings.  The Massachusetts workers’ compensation laws offer many benefits to workers, however, the laws are complex. If you are injured at work, no matter how it happened, you should immediately call an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.  Whether you are hurt in your place of business, while out “on the road” in a car accident, or even at a customer’s home or place of business, you have substantial rights under Massachusetts workers’ compensation laws. The New Bedford personal injury lawyers at Goldberg & Weigand LLP have been helping injured workers in New Bedford and the Southcoast for decades.  Find out what right you have, there is never a charge!  Any and all attorneys’ fees are paid by the workers’ compensation insurer, pursuant to Massachusetts law.  You have no obligation whatsoever. Call and come into our New Bedford office on County Street for a free consultation.

 

Slip & Fall and trip & fall Injuries

One of the main causes of personal injury litigation, after car accident claims, are slip, trip and fall claim.  Whether in someone’s home, a restaurant or any other facility, inside or outside, your fall and resulting injury could have been caused by someone’s negligence. These cases are extremely difficult to understand and process the assignment of fault.  Wet floors, unseen objects, uneven ground, worn stairs, bad handrails, missing tiles, crumbling concrete holes in the ground are just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to ways folks can get hurt. If you or someone you know has been injured in a “trip & fall” or “slip & fall” accident, it is critical that they obtain the services of an experienced attorney immediately.  A thorough investigation of all of the factors in these type of cases is extremely important.  For decades, the New Bedford personal injury lawyers at Goldberg & Weigand LLP have investigated these claims, made claims against insurers and protecting our clients’ interests.

 

Medical Malpractice

Often times a person can be injured due to medical malpractice. Whether it is the doctor or hospital who was negligent, our attorneys can help you with your case. Medical malpractice is the leading cause of wrongful death in the state and injuries sustained from medical malpractice often are extremely serious.  Our firm has handled and been successful in serious medical malpractice cases in the greater New Bedford and surrounding areas. Some of these cases included:

  • Surgical Malpractice
  • Childbirth Injuries
  • Medication Errors
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis

 

Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be dangerous places to work. Each year there are thousands of accidents and deaths that occur on construction sites. Construction sites are loaded with heavy machinery, powerful equipment, high voltage electrical, and environments where the risk of falls and falling objects are extremely high.

The injuries that are sustained at construction sites can be life-shattering with the extent of damage that can be caused in a single accident. Often, with construction-related accidents and deaths, there are multiple liability issues associated with a construction site accident. Since these work sites are inherently dangerous, often the issues in dealing with insurance companies can be very difficult. We have successfully represented many workers and their families devastated by the losses incurred from a construction site accident.

 

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be some of the most traumatic injuries that an individual and their families can suffer. Whether it is from a car, motorcycle, or bicycle accident, a workplace accident, or medical malpractice, brain injuries have a very difficult recovery process and often result in death.

Our attorneys know how to handle the issues associated with traumatic brain injuries with the delicacy they require. We work with some of the best neurologists in the greater New Bedford area to help document the injuries and calculate the potential losses incurred by an individual with a brain injury who may never be able to return to work. Often, these individuals will have medical expenses for the rest of their lives as a result of suffering a brain injury.

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

The tragedy of bicycle accidents and pedestrians struck by cars is that often children are the victims. However, with the popularity of people commuting on bicycles and using them for exercise and recreation, there has been a significant increase in the number of personal injury accidents that occur on bicycles. The laws in Massachusetts are very protective of bicyclists and other pedestrians, and so is our firm.

 

Dog Bites and Attacks

Massachusetts has some of the strongest laws concerning the personal injuries that occur as a result of dog bites and attacks in the nation. An owner of a dog is liable for the actions of his or her dog and all injuries associated with an attack or accident where a dog was responsible. Unless the dog owner can prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the injured party was “teasing or tormenting” the dog, the injured party has an absolute right to be compensated for his/her injuries.  This compensation includes, but is not limited to, compensation for medical treatment, pain, and suffering, lost wages, scarring. If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, even a friend or family member’s dog, you have rights. Protect yourself! Contact the knowledgeable and compassionate and caring Massachusetts dog bite lawyers at Goldberg & Weigand LLP in New Bedford 24/7 by calling us at (508) 961-2266 or contacting us online.

 

Commercial Trucking Accidents

The trucking industry has helped to shape the United States and it can be a dangerous profession. The trucks are often hauling a total load of up to 100,000 pounds. Even though the trucking industry is heavily regulated, there are plenty of operators and companies who tried to find loopholes around these strict regulations. The results of this negligence can be devastating with personal injury accidents and wrongful death cases. We understand the complexities of the trucking industry and will work aggressively for our clients to get a judgment in their favor.

 

Call a New Bedford Personal Injury Lawyer Today!

At Goldberg & Weigand LLP, we are the leading personal injury attorneys for a reason. Our experience is second to none and our results speak for themselves. To set up a free consultation with our firm, call us at (508) 961-2266 or you can contact us online. We are available to take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are the law firm you and your family deserve to have to fight for you, so get in touch with us with any and all of your personal injury related questions today.