WELCOME to Sheff Law. For over sixty years, we have represented victims of serious personal injury in Massachusetts and across the nation. Our litigation team consists of six lawyers exceeding 130 years of combined experience. We are one of the largest victim rights firms in New England.
Our lawyers bring a unique combination of individual talents, interests and experience to the practice of personal injury law. We have attorneys with diverse backgrounds including accounting, marketing, construction, science, and medical. These distinct areas of knowledge allow the Sheff Law team to understand and evaluate complex cases in a unique way, setting Sheff Law apart from other law firms. Our team approach translates into a CREATIVE LITIGATION STRATEGY which typically yields favorable results for our clients. To see how we have been able to assist victims of serious personal injury, please visit our Proven Results page.
At SHEFF LAW, our TEAM OF PERSONAL INJURY LAW LAWYERS focuses on the following practice areas : Automobile Accidents, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Car Accidents, Construction Site Accidents, Dog Bites, Dog Attacks, Liquor Liability Dram Shop Laws, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Railroad Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Trip and Fall Accidents, Spinal Cord Accidents, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Workplace Accidents, and Wrongful Death.
At Sheff Law, our DEFECTIVE DRUG LITIGATION TEAM partners with leading experts and attorneys across the United States to ensure that victims of harmful drugs get the legal representation they deserve. Currently our attorneys are investigating and litigating claims such as: Antidepressants- Prozac, Seroquel, Effexor, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil; Arthritis- Celebrex; Birth Control Prodcuts- Nuva Ring, Ortho Evra Patch, and Yaz; Diabetes- Actos, Byetta, and Avandia; cholesterol relating medications - Crestor, Digitek, Plavix, Pradaxa, and Zocor; or other harmful drugs such as; Accutane, Ambien, Fosamax, Trasylol, Voltaren and GranuFlo, a product used in dialysis for the treatment of kidney related ailments.
Common Personal Injury Questions
What Is A Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is grounded in the legal concept of tort. A “tort” is a French word meaning “twisted” or “wrong.” Most personal injury cases deal with the tort of “negligence.” Negligence occurs when someone fails to act in a reasonable fashion and a person is injured as a result. One common type of tor involves a motor vehicle accident in which one party is found to have caused the accident because of a mistake they made, which results in an injury or damages to another person. In such cases the person responsible for causing the accident would be liable to the other based on the tort of negligence.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Answer: There is no way to know for sure until you contact one. At Sheff Law, we evaluate and consult on thousands of cases every year. WE DO THESE EVALUATIONS AND CONSULTATIONS FOR FREE. If you or someone you know has a question regarding a potential personal injury case call (888) 423-4477. Or simply fill out the consultation form by clicking here. An experienced attorney will discuss with you whether or not the facts surrounding your injury amount to an actionable tort.
How Much Will it Cost Me?
Answer: Initial consultations and evaluations at Sheff Law are always free. In personal injury cases, attorney fees are based upon a “contingency fee” contract. This contract provides that you are only responsible for the payment of attorneys fees if we are successful in getting you a favorable verdict or settlement.
What If My Case Recovers Nothing?
Answer: For over sixty years we have been evaluating and litigating personal injury cases for clients in Massachusetts and across the United States. Through this experience we have become experts at recognizing cases that will likely render a favorable outcome for our clients. However, in the rare case that we are unsuccessful, our client PAYS NOTHING.
Have You Actually Tried Cases?
Answer: Yes, and we have recovered millions of dollars for clients doing so. In today’s legal climate over 90% of cases resolve before trial. However, DO NOT BE MISTAKEN, actual trial experience is a very important factor when selecting a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies know which firms have the track record, experience, and resources to take a case from beginning to jury verdict. Insurance companies know that Sheff Law will take any case to a jury verdict when necessary. This reputation is very important in helping us achieve maximum results for our clients.
How Long Will My Case Take?
Answer: There is no way to predict the estimated length of a case until you and your attorney have reviewed the facts, evidence, and law. In Massachusetts and across the United States complex personal injury cases take time to develop and resolve. At Sheff Law, we take pride in “being there” for our clients from day one until the case is resolved, whether by trial or settlement, no matter how long it takes.
Will I Have to Talk in Court?
Answer: You might, but if you do, you will have one of our experienced lawyers by your side. Whether it is as a witness at trial or in a deposition, we prepare and train our clients to be their own best advocates. We sometimes spend up to a month preparing our clients before an important deposition or for trial testimony. We believe that with the right combination of preparation and coaching any client can make a strong witness.
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