There are a little over 40,000 people that are fortunate enough to call Holyoke home. Our city is located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, nestled between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range. We take pride that Holyoke, MA, offers residents a safe, affordable place to live and provides the perfect combination of culture, natural beauty, history, and modern urban amenities.
The legal team at Jason Stone cares about the residents of Holyoke and understands that a personal injury accident can leave victims feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Having a Holyoke personal injury lawyer that you can trust by your side will help alleviate the stress of dealing with insurance companies and worrying about the financial repercussions of the accident. As your lawyers, we will handle all negotiations with the insurance companies and guide you through the legal process.
Our personal injury clients can attest to the compassion and care they receive from our entire legal team. We also pride ourselves on being open and honest with our clients. Thus, we will happily answer any questions that you have about your case and keep you informed throughout the legal process. Phone Stone today to schedule a free case evaluation!
Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our Holyoke personal injury attorneys have handled thousands of personal injury cases and recovered millions of dollars for our clients. These include cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Truck accidents
- Drug overdose
- MBTA injury
- Dog attacks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Hoverboard injuries
- Pedestrian/bicycle accident
- Drone injury
- Wrongful death
Whether you were in a car accident on your commute to work, slipped and fell at one of Holyoke’s grocery stores, or were bitten by your neighbor’s dog, these events are all painful and unexpected. If you were the victim of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t be left to pay damages and hospital bills out of your own pocket.
Our Holyoke personal Injury lawyers may be able to help you recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
When Your Loved One Has Been a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse
There are several nursing homes in the Holyoke area. If you have loved ones residing in any of these facilities, you expect them to be properly cared for and treated with dignity and respect. Sadly, some nursing homes and long-term care facilities place profits over resident care and are understaffed. This creates dangerous conditions for the residents, leading to neglect or abuse.
If you believe that your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect due to the misconduct or negligence of nursing home staff, contact our lawyers today. Don’t let your loved one continue to suffer in silence. At Jason Stone, we will use our years of experience in navigating the complexities of applicable healthcare statutes to obtain justice for your loved one.
Holyoke Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing home abuse occurs when a facility fails to administer proper medical, physical, or emotional care to a patient. Since victims of this abuse may either be too intimidated or too physically impaired to report abuse, it is vital for family members to be vigilant about detecting warning signs.
Common types of nursing home abuse to watch out for:
Improper care. Nursing home residents often need help with bathing, combing their hair, washing their clothes, and dressing themselves. If your loved one has a disheveled appearance or poor hygiene, this could indicate neglect. Their room, bedding, and bathroom should also be kept clean and tidy by nursing home staff. Bedsores are another common sign of neglect.
Physical abuse. Nursing home residents can suffer physical harm from medical staff or other nursing home residents.
Signs of physical abuse to watch for include:
- Signs of restraints such as bruising or cuts on arms and legs
- Your loved one becomes withdrawn or nervous around particular staff members
- Severe weight loss or gain
- Unexplained injuries including, broken bones, bruises, scratches, or cuts
- Changes in personality
Financial abuse. This occurs when staff members abuse the resident’s trust by stealing from them. They may try to make a resident change his or her will, misuse a power of attorney, or withdraw money from the resident’s bank account.
Emotional abuse. This includes yelling, criticizing, shaming, or humiliating the patient. It could also involve intentionally withholding food or something that the patient wants or needs.
Holyoke Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyers
Property owners in Holyoke and throughout Massachusetts have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe, free from obstructions and hazards. A slip-and-fall accident can turn a mundane task, like going to the store, into a source of extreme physical pain and financial stress. When property owners fail to identify potential hazards and correct them in a timely manner, anyone who steps foot on one of their properties is put at risk.
Slip-and-fall cases can be complex. In order to pursue a lawsuit, you must be able to prove one of the following:
- The hazard or dangerous condition that caused you to slip was caused by the owner of the property
- The property owner or an employee knew about the potential slip-and-fall hazard but did not do anything to rectify the situation
- The property owner should have known about the hazard and corrected the situation
Proving that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the property owner can be difficult. The good news, though, is that Jason Stone is here to help. Our Holyoke personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling trip-and-fall cases; we have the knowledge and resources to help you build a strong case and prove the property owner was negligent.
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Our legal firm is dedicated to helping the residents of Holyoke who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. We provide our clients with the individual attention you deserve.
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, you need a lawyer you can trust. Our Holyoke personal injury lawyers at Jason Stone will answer any questions you have, advise you of your legal options, and work hard to get you just and fair compensation. Call us today to set up your free, no-obligation consultation.