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Weston, Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers

Weston’s charm makes our town an appealing place to live. From the serenity at Cat Rock Park to the beauty surrounding Land’s Sake Farm, it’s easy to call this place home. Jason Stone went to high school in Weston and loved the natural beauty.

However, even among our beautiful surroundings, personal injuries do occur. Usually, this happens suddenly and unexpectedly. One moment you’re driving calmly on Route 20; the next you’re on the side of the road, dealing with a stressful post-accident mess. Car accidents, though, are just one category of personal injury

Here at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we handle a wide range of personal injury cases. Since 2004, we have been successful in negotiating settlements and winning lawsuits for victims of car accidents, slip-and-falls, and nursing home abuse, to name a few. While a claim or lawsuit can’t undo the damage caused, it can help you restore some peace to your life. So if you or your loved one has experienced a personal injury, don’t go it alone; you Better Phone Stone.® 

Weston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

There are at least 20 nursing home communities in and around Weston. If you have moved a loved one into one of these homes, you trust that the facility can provide more care than you can reasonably give. Sadly, though, that trust can easily be betrayed. Nursing home abuse often occurs either intentionally or through neglect. 

There are several reasons why this happens. Possibly, the facility is overworked and understaffed. Or, perhaps it has failed to provide the proper training to its workers.

Since it is not possible for you to be with your loved one 24/7, how can you tell if abuse is occurring or has occurred? 

There are visible indications that may indicate different types of abuse and neglect, including: 

  • Signs of neglect: Bedsores, poor hygiene, dirty linens, dehydration, malnutrition, and infections
  • Signs of physical or sexual abuse (molestation or rape): Bruises, unexplained injuries, or fractures
  • Signs of emotional abuse: Emotional withdrawal, heavy sedation, and depression
  • Signs of financial abuse: Changes in the resident’s will or newly opened credit accounts

If you have noticed any of the above or have similar concerns, please contact us immediately. We can help you get compensated so your loved one gets the care he or she needs and deserves. 

Weston Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyers

What does “slip-and-fall” really mean? We use this term legally when someone slips, or trips, and falls on another person’s property and is injured. 

The incident may not seem too serious at first glance, but slip-and-falls account for over 1 million emergency room visits every year. These accidents can cause severe injuries resulting in high medical bills and many years of rehabilitation. 

Negligence by a property owner

Sometimes a property owner was aware of a problem on his or her property but failed to address it. This is a form of negligence.

Say, for example, there is snow that has been building up on the property. If someone slips and falls in the accumulated snow, he or she may be left with serious injuries and heavy expenses. Since a ruling by the Superior Court in Suffolk County in 2010, there is no difference between the natural and unnatural accumulation of snow and ice under Massachusetts state law. So if the owner knew about the problem, but failed to do anything about it, he or she is liable for negligence.

Property negligence falls under premises liability law and may apply to indoor or outdoor defects or maintenance issues. Some examples of property negligence include the following.

Outdoor:

  • Icy sidewalks
  • Broken pavement or walking paths
  • Potholes in parking lots and crosswalks
  • Unmarked hazards, such as on construction sites

Indoor: 

  • Unmarked wet floors
  • Broken or missing railings
  • Loose steps
  • Unmarked elevated steps 

Types of injuries

While you could simply dismiss a slip-and-fall as minor, the truth is, such an incident can cause serious injuries like torn ligaments and tendons, fractured or broken bones, brain injuries, or spinal cord trauma. This is especially true if you are at an advanced age. For anyone, though, slip-and-fall injuries can make an incredible impact on your life and abilities.

What to do if you slip and fall:

  1. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your health comes first. Also, your injuries will be documented by medical professionals which will serve as evidence.
  2. Get contact information. Try to get the names and phone numbers of any managers or owners of the property, and of witnesses to the accident.
  3. Take pictures. If you are able to, or if there is someone with you, make sure to get pictures of where you fell and anything that might have caused your fall. Also, take pictures of your injuries immediately after.
  4. Contact us to start working towards compensation for your damages, both present and future. 

Personal Injury Law

Nursing home abuse and slip-and-fall accidents both fall under the same umbrella of personal injury law. Why does that matter to you? Personal injury law has been established to empower victims like you to make up for your losses and to discourage others from committing the same offense. 

You may not feel like filing a claim or lawsuit, but you have the right to. That’s why we’re here⁠—to provide support and do the work for you. Our legal team at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers is motivated to win you justice and peace of mind, and we can help you achieve these goals.

We represent clients in a wide range of areas, covering:

  • Dangerous/defective Products
  • Dog bites
  • Drug injuries
  • MBTA injuries
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Opioid overdose
  • Workers’ compensation

Do keep in mind that there is a time limit for filing personal injury lawsuits. The Massachusetts statute of limitations sets a three-year deadline for filing practically all types of injury-related lawsuits. Thus, it is vital for you to consult with us as soon as possible to begin the process of obtaining your compensation. 

Why Choose Our Weston Personal Injury Attorneys

We are a law firm with a personal touch: You matter to us. We show that by calling you back and being responsive to your needs. We believe every client needs and deserves personal attention. We will be passionate about assisting you every step of the way, from arranging medical care to disputing your case with insurance companies. 

We know it can be traumatic to experience a personal injury. This can cause you to feel anything from initial shock and anger to anxiety and uncertainty. What’s more, the process of pursuing a claim for compensation without a lawyer can seem overwhelming. We can alleviate some of the strain by helping you navigate through this process to reach a favorable outcome. 

Let our team’s combined decades of experience and tenacity get you the justice and compensation that you deserve. Not only is our consultation free, but you won’t owe us a cent unless we collect for you. You can even schedule a telephone or Facetime session if you preferwhatever is convenient and comfortable for you. So why wait? You Better Phone Stone® today!