Brookline, MA, boasts the perfect combination of an energetic urban feel and the comfort of small-town amenities. Tourists and residents alike enjoy visiting the town’s historic sites, strolling down the town’s picturesque walkways, or frequenting the wide variety of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.
Brookline is a great place to live—just ask any resident—but accidents still happen here every day. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, the lawyers at Jason Stone want to help.
Our Brookline personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in handling personal injury cases and can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries. Your initial consultation with us is absolutely free. Better Phone StoneSM today!
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
The legal team at Jason Stone understands that Brookline serious injuries can have a devastating impact on your life physically, financially, and emotionally. We have helped many residents of Massachusetts regain control of their lives after their accident or personal injury.
We are experienced in handling a wide variety of personal injury cases including the following:
- MBTA injuries
- Slip and Fall
- Nursing home abuse
- Car accidents
- Drug injury
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle accidents.
- Trip and fall
- Opioid overdose
- Truck accidents
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Wrongful death
- Defective products
- Drone injure
- Hoverboard injuries
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
It is a difficult decision to choose a nursing home, assisted-living facility, or long-term care center for your elderly loved ones. You expect them to be treated with care, kindness, and respect.
However, what is not often realized is that many nursing home residents are abused or neglected. If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is your right to take legal action.
Our Brookline personal injury lawyers have experience in handling various types of nursing home abuse cases involving:
- Physical harm
- Medication errors
- Dropped patients
- Verbal, mental and emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Sexual assault
Warning signs of nursing home abuse
Be sure to take note of the following signs of abuse, for your loved one’s sake.
Emotional abuse: You know your loved ones best. Look for changes in personality and behavior. Take note if they begin to act differently, cry, or grow quiet around certain caregivers.
Physical abuse: Signs of physical abuse could include bruises, cuts, sprains, fractures, or symptoms indicating that your loved one is being overmedicated.
Financial abuse: Look for unexplained bank account withdrawals, unusual changes in your loved one’s will or estate, or the disappearance of personal possessions.
Neglect: Signs of neglect could include bedsores, drastic weight loss, disheveled appearance, or medical needs that are left unattended. You might also take note of instances when the staff prevents you from seeing your loved one or being left alone with him or her.
When a nursing home can be held liable for abuse
If you or your loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The following are some of the grounds for filing a nursing home abuse claim:
- Negligent hiring: It is the nursing home’s obligation to hire staff who are properly trained and educated for the position they hold. Background checks should be done on all potential employees to verify that they don’t have a record of abuse or violence. If the nursing home failed to do this, it can be held liable for any cases of abuse.
- Lack of training: Nursing home employees should be trained in caring for residents properly. This includes cases where the resident is unruly or disobedient; the staff should know how to handle the situation while still showing the resident respect and preserving his or her dignity. The nursing home can be held liable if the resident suffers an injury because of the staff’s inadequate training.
- Medication dosage errors: Nurses should be properly trained in how to administer medications. Improper dosage can cause major health problems or prove fatal. Depending on the situation, it is possible that pharmacies, pharmacists, or other medical professionals may be held liable for the medication error.
MBTA Accident Lawyers
Many residents of Brookline use the MBTA for their commute to Boston or to get to other parts of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) was formed in 1964 and is among the largest public transportation systems in the country. With over 1 million people using some form of the MBTA every day, it comes as no surprise that accidents occur.
Causes of MBTA accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving the MBTA, please don’t hesitate to contact our legal team. The lawyers at Jason Stone can help you file your claim and seek financial compensation for any losses you consequently suffered.
The MBTA may be found liable for injuries that occurred on its property as a result of:
- Operator/conductor/driver error
- Property or equipment defects
- Poorly maintained property or equipment
- Maintenance violations
MBTA accident damages you can seek
The lawyers at Jason Stone have successfully obtained compensation for local clients that have been injured in MBTA-related accidents.
After reviewing your case and the extent of the injuries you suffered, we may pursue compensation for such things as:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Long term care
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
MBTA accidents can take place on a bus or train, on the platform, in an elevator, or in a variety of other locations. We know that each one of our client’s accidents and injuries is unique. We sit down with our clients, listen to them, and ensure that each individual case gets the results they deserve.
Contact the Brookline Personal Injury Lawyers at Jason Stone Today
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a devastating injury, the legal team at Jason Stone is here to help. Immediately after taking on your case, we will start investigating your accident to determine who is liable and to identify sources of compensation.
Your initial consultation with us is free of charge. And don’t worry about your appointment, There’s No Obligation, Just Information.® To schedule yours, please fill out the online form or phone Stone today and talk with with our personal injury lawyers in Brookline, MA!