Areas of Practice in Fall River, MA

If you were injured in a mill accident, an industrial accident or other workplace accident in Massachusetts, it is extremely important to consult an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Important decisions must be made about your medical care and benefits soon after the workplace injury.
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Personal Injury Law

Accident victims and anyone injured due to another's negligence have a legal right to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering in a personal injury claim.

Your Accident and Injury Team in Bristol County

At the Fall River law firm of Sahady Associates, we help injured people throughout Massachusetts obtain maximum compensation after an accident or negligent mistake resulting in serious personal injury, including:
  • Broken bones and damaged joints
  • Neck, back and spinal cord injury resulting in nerve damage, loss of function, paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Burns, scarring and disfigurement
  • Amputation of a limb
  • Head trauma and brain injury
  • Any injury resulting in time away from work or temporary or permanent disability
If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury because of the fault or negligence of another, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Experienced Representation in Personal Injury Cases

With a history of service that stretches back more than 40 years, the team at Sahady Associates offers sound legal advice and dedicated, vigorous representation to people who have suffered serious personal injury. We handle a wide variety of these cases, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents of all kinds, including car accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck wrecks, and auto-pedestrian and auto-bicycle accidents caused by negligent drivers
  • Workers' compensation and third-party liability claims in construction site accidents, industrial accidents, road work accidents and all other workplace accident and injury cases
  • Product liability actions and lawsuits when defectively designed and manufactured industrial tools and machinery, construction vehicles and equipment, or consumer products cause severe injury or death
  • Premises liability claims and lawsuits arising out of serious personal injury or fatal accidents occurring on commercial and residential property
  • Medical malpractice actions involving avoidable birth injury, negligent surgical mistakes, emergency room negligence or medication error, and all other cases in which negligent medical care causes serious injury
  • Wrongful death actions arising out of deaths resulting from medical negligence, negligent product design or manufacture, negligent automobile operation, and negligent maintenance of premises, and all other cases in which death results from the negligence of another
  • Social Security Disability claims and appeals on behalf of badly injured, disabled and seriously ill clients throughout South Eastern Massachusetts
We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We only collect attorney fees when we obtain financial compensation for you.
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Motor Vehicle Accidents

From a low-speed rear-end impact resulting in whiplash or another soft tissue injury to a serious vehicular collision resulting in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death, the team of experienced lawyers at Sahady Associates in Fall River can help.
If you were hurt in an auto accident in Massachusetts, contact our Fall River office today for a free consultation.

Experienced Representation in Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

With a history of service to Massachusetts accident victims that stretches back more than 40 years, our capable attorneys handle a broad range of motor vehicle accident cases, including:

  • Car accidents: From distracted driving to accidents caused by drunk drivers, we have the knowledge and experience to help you after a serious auto collision.
  • Truck accidents: A fatigued driver or an overloaded truck can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities. Our attorneys know the trucking regulations that govern tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles, and we can help you hold a negligent driver accountable.
  • Motorcycle accidents: We help victims of serious motorcycle injuries — and those who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident — seek compensation from drivers who failed to see them or were otherwise negligent.
  • Recreational vehicle accidents: From ATVs to recreational boats, our lawyers have experience representing clients injured in accidents involving recreational vehicles as well as other recreational equipment.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents: We represent bicyclists and pedestrians who have sustained serious injuries in accidents with motor vehicles. If you were struck in a hit-and-run, we can also assist you with insurance issues involving your uninsured motorist coverage.
  • Construction vehicle accidents: If you were driving a motor vehicle, truck or construction equipment as part of your job, we can guide you through the workers' compensation process. We also help clients injured by third parties with personal injury claims.

We Take Every Car Accident Case Seriously

The team at Sahady Associates has extensive experience pursuing maximum financial recovery for auto accident victims in court. Trial experience is very important in these personal injury cases, especially when dealing with insurance companies and complex facts such as those in hit-and-run accidents.
Our trial experience allows us to negotiate with the insurance companies from a position of strength. When you are represented by the team at Sahady Associates, the insurance companies will know that your attorneys are preparing your case for trial and will absolutely take your case to trial, if necessary. That is the position from which the largest possible settlements can be achieved.
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Car Accidents

A car accident can disrupt your life and leave you with overwhelming bills. You may be hospitalized, need extensive care or be unable to work. If your injuries and your losses were the result of the actions of a negligent driver, you may have a personal injury claim and you may also be able to claim compensation from the insurance companies to help you on your road to recovery.
At Sahady Associates, we are trial lawyers, and we prepare every case as though it were going to court. However, we also recognize that litigation is not appropriate in every case. As your counsel, we will clearly and honestly explain your legal options and tailor our approach to your needs and facts in your case.To discuss your car accident with our Bristol County attorneys, contact our law firm online.

Auto Injuries in Fall River and Throughout Massachusetts

Over our more than 40 years of practice, we have developed a reputation throughout Massachusetts for providing aggressive and knowledgeable representation for our injured clients. We handle cases involving any type of car accident, including those caused by:
  • Distractions such as cellphone use and texting
  • Excessive speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs
  • Sudden lane changing and sideswipes
  • Head-on collisions
Any type of car accident, from a rear-end collision to a serious rollover, can have a drastic impact on your life. We can help you secure compensation to cover your medical expenses, including past expenses and the costs of future care. This can include treatment, remodeling to your home if you are disabled, and vocational rehabilitation.
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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents bring to light the striking difference between a car and a truck. Commercial vehicles are significantly heavier and can carry dangerous heavy equipment. When in an accident with a car, a truck can cause serious injuries to the car's driver and any passengers.
There are strict regulations governing the trucking industry, including the use of the vehicle, the state of the driver and the precautions taken by the trucking company. With more than 40 years of experience handling truck accident cases from our Fall River office, the lawyers of Sahady Associates can help.
To discuss your truck accident with an attorney, contact our office online. We can help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you need.

Investigating Semi or Tractor-Trailer Accidents in the Bristol County Area

A thorough investigation is essential to a truck accident case. Shortly after an accident, the trucking company's insurer will be at the scene. His or her role is not to look out for your best interests, but to limit the company's liability. We can act as your advocate and investigate the circumstances that led to your serious injuries, including accidents caused by:
  • Truck driver fatigue: We review logbooks, GPS data and the truck's black box data in order to determine if the truck driver was on the road too long and fatigued.
  • Poor maintenance: Logbooks and other records may reveal negligent upkeep of the tractor-trailer, semi or other commercial vehicle.
  • Overloaded or poorly secured cargo: Our lawyer work with accident reconstruction experts who work to determine the cause of a truck accident, whether the truck was over the weight limit or if unsecured cargo struck the other vehicle.
  • Distracted driving: We review cellphone records and other information to determine if a driver was distracted by phone use or texting when your accident occurred.
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Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcyclist, you take precautions. You ride differently than you drive, continually aware of the danger that other cars pose — especially those that fail to see you. Unfortunately, even the most diligent, careful and watchful biker cannot always avoid a negligent driver.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Sahady Associates can provide you the support, advice and representation you need. We are a family, and we have built a history of skilled advocacy over the past 40 years in Massachusetts.
Let us help you secure the compensation you need for your motorcycle accident injuries. Contact our attorneys online to discuss your case.

Hit-and-Run Lawsuits

Even if you were injured in a hit-and-run, you may be able to get the help you need to cover medical costs, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. If you have purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, your own policy may cover you. This coverage provides compensation after an accident with an uninsured driver or in situations where the driver is unknown. We can help you deal with the insurance company and assist with any claim issues, so you can focus on your recovery.

Helping Clients With Injuries and Loss

We are trial lawyers, committed to providing experienced counsel and skilled representation at every stage of your case. Whether it involves negotiating a settlement or taking your case to court, we can help you pursue the compensation for your injuries and losses such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussive injuries
  • Spinal injuries, including paralysis
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • Wrongful death
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Product Liability

Manufacturers of consumer and industrial products have a responsibility to ensure that those products are reasonably safe for their intended use. When a manufacturing or design defect causes serious personal injury or wrongful death, manufacturers and distributors may be held accountable in a product liability lawsuit. This means that accident victims can seek financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering when defective design or manufacture of a product results in a serious injury.

Experienced Representation in Product Liability Cases

If you suffered a serious personal injury in the home or workplace due to a dangerous or defective product, our team of experienced trial lawyers at Sahady Associates can help. We offer sound legal guidance and dedicated, vigorous representation in product liability actions and lawsuits arising out of injuries caused by:
  • Defectively designed or manufactured medical devices
  • Defectively designed or manufactured heavy equipment and construction vehicles
  • Dangerous and defectively designed industrial and manufacturing machinery
  • Malfunctioning industrial tools
  • Dangerous scaffolding and staging
Product liability cases are almost always complex. The manufacturer will almost certainly devote substantial resources to its defense. At Sahady Associates, you will find an experienced team of trial attorneys who will fight to protect your rights and obtain maximum financial recovery.
We also retain the best industry experts to prosecute your product liability case to a successful conclusion either through their expert testimony at trial or their written pre-trial opinions, putting your case in the best possible position for settlement. Often, a manufacturer of a defective product is a company from another country such as Japan, China, Korea, and Germany. S
ahady Associates is experienced in successfully navigating through the legal complexities presented when foreign corporations are defendants in a United States civil action.
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Workers Compensation

It is an unfortunate fact that you cannot trust the insurance company to tell you the truth about your rights and options under workers' compensation law. Many times, it will try to lull an injured worker into inaction by promising fair treatment, all the while building its case, gathering statements and medical evidence in order to deny the claim for workers' compensation benefits. Often, insurance companies will not pay the workers' compensation benefits required by law until they are forced to do so through legal proceedings.
Insurance companies try to hold on to their money by denying claims entirely or paying out as little as possible. Our job is to protect your rights and fight for the maximum workers' compensation benefits available. We will pursue the workers' compensation insurers until the injured worker is treated fairly under the law. If you were hurt on the job, contact the legal team at Sahady Associates today for a free consultation.

Real Help With Employee Injuries in Bristol County

From our offices in Fall River, the attorneys of Sahady Associates represent Massachusetts workers who have suffered serious injury in the course of their duties. Our goal in every workers' compensation case is to get our clients the immediate assistance they need. If you were disabled by your workplace injury, we can also assist you in obtaining the Social Security Disability benefits to which you may be entitled.
Workers' compensation and disability benefits may not be enough to get you the care and compensation you need. In some cases, a workers' compensation claim may give rise to a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent contractor, subcontractor or other third party who caused or contributed to the accident and injury. There may also be product liability issues if a piece of equipment or scaffolding failed, causing serious injury or wrongful death. We will promptly and thoroughly investigate all ways of obtaining the maximum compensation available.
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Workplace Injuries

An injury at work can keep you in the hospital and a serious injury can require long-term care and treatment. If your work-related accident results in a serious injury or a disability, your entire life may change. You may need to remodel your home, obtain special medical equipment and be unable to work.
Workers' compensation provides benefits when you have been injured at work, but depending on the extent of your injuries, your benefits may not seem like enough. If the workers' compensation insurance company denies you benefits or limits your coverage, the attorneys at Sahady Associates can assist you.
We have the knowledge, resources and experience to handle your workers' compensation claim in Massachusetts. Contact our workers' comp lawyers to discuss your claim.

Help With On-the-Job Injury Settlements in the Fall River Area

We are committed to helping injured victims of workplace accidents. We have helped clients suffering from a wide range of serious and catastrophic injuries such as:
  • Back or neck injury such as a ruptured or herniated disk
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Burns or electrocution
  • Badly broken bones and damaged joints
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Other serious work-related injuries or illnesses
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Medical Malpractice

We rely on doctors, nurses, emergency room physicians and hospital staff to provide professional, reliable care in times of crisis. Mistakes happen. Patients suffer serious injury. Some lose their lives. Entire families suffer. When a preventable medical error is a result of a doctor's negligence or a hospital's failure to follow accepted standards of care, there may be reason to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Experienced Representation in Medical Malpractice Cases

At the Fall River law firm of Sahady Associates, our experienced trial lawyers work as a team to offer sound legal advice and determined representation to victims of medical malpractice and their families throughout South Eastern Massachusetts. Our attorneys handle a full range of medical malpractice cases, including:
  • Birth injury, including hypoxic and anoxic brain injury, cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy caused by an obstetrician's mistake or medical negligence during the delivery of a child
  • Surgical errors such as wrong site surgery, unnecessary amputation, surgical implements left in patient and faulty post-surgical monitoring and care giving rise to serious or fatal complications like infection
  • Emergency room errors such as the failure to diagnose and treat a heart attack or stroke
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious or fatal illness or medical condition
  • Prescription error or mistake in administering medication resulting in overdose or complications from drug interaction
If you were seriously injured or have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence at a Massachusetts hospital or clinic, we can help you to understand your rights, evaluate your options and prosecute your case in state or federal courts.
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Wrongful Death

There is not much that any attorney can do to reduce the devastating personal impact of a fatal accident that costs the life of a family member. It will take time and the support of your friends and family to make it through this difficult time. But what about the financial burden you and your family now face? Who will be there to ensure that bills get paid, that your loved one's dreams for the family's future aren't lost as well?
At the Fall River law firm of Sahady Associates, our goal in any wrongful death case is to restore the financial security our clients that is lost when a spouse or other family member's life is taken. We represent the families of fatal injury, accident and malpractice victims throughout South Eastern Massachusetts. With the help of an experienced team of trial lawyers who will fight to hold negligent individuals or corporations liable for the harm they have caused, your loved one's dreams can still be realized. Contact us today for a free and informed and no-pressure consultation.

What Compensation is Available in a Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit?

There are a few considerations when determining the value of a wrongful death case: The earning capacity of the deceased (now and into the future); the pain and suffering endured; and the loss of enjoyment of your loved one's companionship, comfort and support.
If the person you lost was a breadwinner or wage-earner who contributed substantially to your family's income and financial stability, it will almost certainly be necessary to document not only the contribution they made in the past, but also the contribution they would likely have made in the future. To this end, the team at Sahady Associates can draw upon the skills of economists and other financial experts to quantify the amount of financial contribution your family has lost.
The loss of consortium — or the enjoyment you and your family took from the presence of your loved one — can be more difficult to define. That is why we take the time to get to know you and your family. We try to build a picture of the more intangible contribution your loved one made before the accident. Our extensive trial experience makes it possible for us to confidently present to the court or the insurance company the true impact of the negligence or wrongful act that caused your loved one's death.
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Social Security Disability

If you were severely injured, disabled or if you suffer from a chronic condition that makes it impossible to work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. These are benefits that you have paid for through your hard work and the taxes taken out of every paycheck. When you are badly injured or disabled, you have a right to seek the benefits you have earned.
At the Fall River law firm of Sahady Associates, we help disabled workers throughout South Eastern Massachusetts obtain appropriate Social Security disability benefits. From the initial filings to appealing denied claims, our team of experienced attorneys offer smart legal guidance, dedicated personal support and thoroughly professional representation. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

When Should You Consult an Attorney About Social Security Disability?

The more time passes between your injury and the initial filing for Social Security Disability benefits, the more difficult it can become to present your case effectively. If you have been out of work for some time following an accident or serious illness, you should know that your Social Security disability insurance (SSD) status will eventually run out. Depending upon your last date of insurability, there may be little time to waste in filing your claim.
Early filing has an additional benefit in that it enables you to work with your doctors to document your disability. Waiting too long to file for Social Security disability can make it difficult to establish the medical evidence the Social Security Administration may require in order to approve your initial filing.
Regardless of the nature of your disability — severe workplace injury, illness such as heart or lung disease, even reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD or chronic pain) — the earlier you consult the team at Sahady Associates, the sooner we can get to work to clear the path to the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.
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Premises Liability

In Massachusetts, owners of commercial and residential premises may be held liable for injuries that result from improper maintenance or negligent security. Meaning that visitors and patrons who suffer serious injury at a supermarket, convenience store, apartment complex, hotel, college campus, office building or other place of business may have a claim for damages under premises liability law.
If you were hurt or a loved one was lost in an accident caused by hazardous conditions or lax security at a Massachusetts commercial or residential property, the team of accomplished attorneys at Sahady Associates can help you assert your right to seek compensation in a premises liability claim or lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Experienced Representation in Premises Liability Claims and Lawsuits

Our capable attorneys work as a team to offer knowledgeable legal advice and zealous representation in a wide variety of accidents involving premises liability, including:
  • Slip and fall accidents caused by slippery floors and liquid spills
  • Trip and fall accidents caused uneven walkways, poorly maintained surfaces and obstructions
  • Falling merchandise and equipment
  • Assaults at commercial properties where the owners fail to respond to complaints of criminal activity or fail to provide adequate security
One of the most important concepts in any premises liability case is the owner's duty to warn visitors of a known danger and remedy it in a reasonable amount of time. Businesses, commercial property owners and their insurance companies often try to shift the blame to the victim in these cases.
We are trial lawyers. Trial experience is very important when negotiating with insurance companies to get our clients the maximum recovery available. The fact that we have the proven skill to fight for our clients in court allows us to negotiate settlement agreements from a position of strength.
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Criminal Law

If you have been accused of a crime in South Eastern Massachusetts, you should not make any statements to the police or anyone else until you have consulted with an experienced defense attorney. Some of the most important events in the defense of a criminal case occur at the investigation stages, arrest and arraignment. If you are being investigated or are arrested, the first thing you should say is, "I want to talk to my lawyer." Then contact Paul M. Sahady at Sahady Associates as soon as possible.

Get Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation Today

Paul M. Sahady of Sahady Associates is an experienced trial attorney concentrating in criminal defense and offers aggressive private representation in a full range of criminal law matters, including:

  • OUI (operating under the influence, DUI or drunk driving) first and subsequent offenses and all criminal driving offenses, including: negligent or reckless operation, operating after suspension, leaving the scene having caused personal injury or property damage
  • Drug charges including possession, distribution, trafficking, conspiracy and school zone cases
  • Unlawful possession or misuse of firearms
  • Crimes of violence including; assault, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, attempted murder, mayhem
  • Kidnapping
  • Breaking and entering, larceny from a building, receiving stolen property
  • Probation violations and surrender hearings
  • Any misdemeanor or felony criminal offense in either Massachusetts District, Superior or Federal courts
Regardless of the crime of which you have been accused, you have rights. Paul M. Sahady will fight to protect your rights and your freedom. When you hire the team at Sahady Associates, you will be treated with respect. Our job is to defend you, not judge you.
Your record is not a secret and follows you into all aspects of your life. Entries in your criminal record can effect your employment, your privilege to operate a motor vehicle, your immigration status, your right to carry firearms, visitation of your children after separation and many other future opportunities not contemplated at the time of the offense or complaint. Don't go it alone. Have an experienced criminal defense attorney, protect you, your rights, your liberty, your future, and your family's future.
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Family Law

The lawyers of Sahady Associates have handled divorce and family law cases of all kinds on behalf of clients throughout Massachusetts. We don't treat family law cases like a product on an assembly line. Instead, we offer a very individual and personal attention in helping our clients find workable solutions in the most difficult and trying family matters.
When you need more than just legal advice, when you need someone to understand you and to be at your side with guidance and support, contact us.

Experienced Representation in a Full Range of Family Law Cases

The Fall River law firm of Sahady Associates represents men and women in a full range of family law matters, including:
  • Divorce and the division of marital property, assets and debt
  • Alimony (spousal support and maintenance)
  • Child custody, child support and visitation
  • Paternity (establishment and defense)
  • Post-divorce modification of family court orders
  • Family court restraining orders in cases of domestic violence
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
In most family and divorce cases, there are no real "winners". Usually, each member of the family suffers when husband and wife or father and mother are breaking apart. Your life and your family will change. Our goal is to help you find a way to keep moving forward in life after your family matter comes to conclusion in the courts. Our experience in the family court system and our dedication to protecting your interests will help you find just and fair results so you can move on with life in a positive direction.