Experienced Legal Help For Your Personal Injury Claim
In nearly 40 years of practice, I have handled personal injury claims totaling millions of dollars. I am attorney Martin T. Gonsalves, and in agreeing to represent injured parties in claims for personal injury compensation, I treat my clients as partners.
At my firm, the Law Office of Martin T. Gonsalves, I believe that it is the client who has been injured and is entitled to fair compensation. I join the client in an agreement to represent them to the best of my ability and to the utmost legal standard. I advance the expenses associated with filing these personal injury claims and pursue them to successful recovery.
Understanding Damages Available In Litigation
Successful recovery depends on the liability/responsibility for the injury as well as a determination of the severity of the injuries. A personal injury claim seeks compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering (current and future)
- Reasonably likely medical treatment in the future
- Likely future wage losses
Often, other family members or loved ones may have their own independent personal injury claims if they witness or otherwise observe the incident causing injury. If the injured party is killed in the incident, other loved ones may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim, in which they can seek contribution for the loss of financial support provided by the decedent as well as loss of love and affection for minors and their parents.
Handling A Wide Variety Of Personal Injury Scenarios
Personal injury claims can arise from many different situations, including:
- Automobile crashes
- Boating/watercraft accidents
- Dog bites and other injuries caused by animals
- Motorcycle accidents
- Failure to maintain real property (premises liability)
- Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
- On-the-job injuries caused by negligent third parties
- Injuries caused by construction defects
- Injuries and illnesses caused by dangerous or defective products
Upon being retained, I begin an intensive effort to gather the facts, obtain statements and incident reports from witnesses, and gather medical and wage loss information. I typically submit a settlement demand to an insurance adjuster for the responsible defendant. If the case should resolve prior to litigation, I offer a substantial discount on my contingency fees. If discussions of pre-litigation settlement are unsuccessful, I will file and vigorously prosecute your personal injury claim. Again, I treat my relationships with my clients in these matters as partnerships in which it is in the best interests of both partners to maximize recovery.
Contact Me To Discuss Your Case For Free
There are many attorney websites seeking to convince you to retain their lawyers to represent you in these cases. I ask that you consider me as a first choice. I promise to pursue maximum recovery for my clients.
There are time limits on these claims, so don’t wait too long to reach out. My firm represents a wide array of injured clients, including minors and those who are uninsured or underinsured. The initial consultation for personal injury claims is free of charge, so you have nothing to lose by exploring your options. To schedule your consultation, call CALL or send me an email.