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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Your serious personal injury doesn’t only affect you. When you’re hurt because of someone else’s negligence, the lives of your family members are affected, too. The person or people responsible for your injury must be held accountable for their actions. That way, they won’t hurt anyone else the same way they hurt you. If someone caused your accident because of his or her failure to take your safety into account- knowns as negligence-, you may have a viable personal injury case.

Any kind of injury can qualify you to pursue personal injury compensation in Massachusetts, as long as you suffered damages and your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence. Here’s a list of serious injuries that are often involved in personal injury claims:

  • Organ damage or failure affecting the heart, kidney, liver, or central nervous system
  • Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Dismemberment
  • Severe burns
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Death

In 2018, the firm won an appeal of a 2015 trial in which the firm won one of the largest wrongful death jury awards in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The jury award from 2015 was in excess of $32 million.

In 2019, the firm obtained a $590,000 settlement for a client who developed overexertion induced rhabdomyolysis and compartment syndrome in both thighs after taking a stationary bicycle spinning class at a gym.

In 2013 the firm obtained a $500,000 settlement for an engineer injured at a job site

Medical Malpractice

Egan, Flanagan & Cohen’s attorneys are experienced in both prosecuting and defending medical malpractice claims. These are some of the most complex law-suits and require attorneys with a careful attention to detail and ability to understand and incorporate medical standards into the strategy of a legal case.

Our attorneys are familiar and skilled at successfully handling medical malpractice cases from the initial medical file review, to the “60L” presentment letter, tribunal, discovery and expert phases, and right on through trial to a jury. We enjoy reviewing and taking on medical malpractice cases whether it be to prosecute a meritorious claim of malpractice on behalf of an underserved patient or to defend a physician who met the standard of care.

Wrongful Death

At Egan, Flanagan & Cohen we are proud to have a robust probate department in addition to our award-winning litigation department. The marriage of these two practice areas makes our firm uniquely prepared to assist in the unfortunate circumstances of a wrongful death claim. If you or someone you know has lost someone due to the negligence or recklessness of another, the decedent’s estate has the ability to recover for the claims that he or she would be able to pursue had that person survived. This requires an experienced attorney who can create the estate and get the personal representative appointed.

At Egan, Flanagan & Cohen, we frequently work with experts in pursuit of wrongful death claims, such as experts on negligence, causation, and lost earning power or financial effect on the loss of the family’s loved one.

In 2018, the firm won an appeal of a 2015 trial in which the firm won one of the largest wrongful death jury awards in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The jury award from 2015 was in excess of $32 million to compensate the husband and daughter of a woman killed by a motor vehicle accident at a poorly designed convenience store parking lot. This case is just one of the many that Egan, Flanagan & Cohen has successfully pursued on behalf of grieving families. We are always willing to speak to families about whether their loved one’s estate may have a claim for wrongful death.

Personal Injury

Our firm’s expertise in civil litigation makes us the right firm to contact to assist with any personal injury claim. Whether it is a simple slip and fall, a complex medical malpractice fact pattern, or a tragic wrongful death claim, we are ready and able to advise on any circumstances in which legal representation is necessary.

We are happy to offer to our clients a diverse and talented group of litigators who can assist with any civil litigation matter. What makes Egan, Flanagan & Cohen truly unique is our ability to succeed on both sides of civil litigation whether on behalf of an individual plaintiff suffering an injury, defending an individual or corporation being sued for alleged wrongdoing, or a business in a contract dispute. Our experience on both sides of the cases as plaintiff or defendant enables us to read and assess what the other side might do, which benefit is always passed on to our client. We enjoy and excel at strategizing and seeing a case from investigation to jury verdict, and we remain ever ready to review a potential case with any potential client, individual, or organization.

The best representation for a century.

As we look toward our second century of working for our clients in Western Massachusetts, we’re proud to provide individuals and businesses the accessibility, integrity, and dedication you expect in a great law firm.