Personal Injury

Personal InjuryNo matter what kind of specific injury is involved, suffering a personal injury of any serious type is always unsettling; and very often it is a traumatizing experience. The screech of tires on the pavement, the sudden, violent impact of a collision, the bone that is broken in a slip and fall accident, almost losing a loved one to medical malpractice, or the actual death of a loved one in an accident – all these can be devastating events. When these injuries are caused by the negligence of another, you deserve to be compensated for your losses – for the physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and economic harm they cause you. Even in moderate motor vehicle accident cases, our injury lawyer in the Boston metro area has seen victims whose lives are never quite the same again, physically or emotionally. You do not have to become a secondary “victim” of these events. The law in Massachusetts provides you with legal rights when you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, and you can assert these rights.

Recovering from the physical and psychological damage these injuries cause is only your first battle. Unfortunately, for injury victims who seek damages from the person(s) or company(ies) who caused their injuries, a much larger battle can loom in front of them. Against insurance companies. You see, almost all defendants in a personal injury suit are defended by their insurance carrier – and insurers will do all they legally can to deny your claim for injuries, dismiss it, or at the very least minimize any amounts they might pay. It’s their job – just as it’s your automobile or homeowner’s insurer’s job to defend you - and they are relentless in their defense of negligence claims.

That’s why, when choosing an attorney to represent you when you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need to choose someone who’s been on both sides of the fence in this area of litigation – the liability insurance industry side, and the plaintiff’s (injured victims’) side – and our Principal, Attorney William D. Kickham, has been on both sides of that fence. With 20 years' experience in this area of litigation, we know the legal tactics and strategies that insurance companies use to defeat legitimate injury claims, because attorney Kickham used to work for the property/casualty insurance industry. There isn’t a more talented, or better, attorney you can have on your side when litigating a personal injury claim, than one who used to work for liability insurance companies.

Our accident attorney handles a wide range of personal injury cases throughout Boston and its surrounding areas, from automobile accidents to slip and fall accidents, to construction accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. If we accept your case, we will represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means that you will not owe us any money unless we recover a financial settlement for you. You will not be required to pay us any money ‘up-front’ to accept your case. In addition, we offer a free case evaluation. Our firm is specifically structured to handle your case from beginning to end, producing the best financial result possible for you.

When you’re faced with a life-changing and extremely stressful situation like this, the last thing you need to be treated like is a number – one client in a sea of other clients. Our firm provides what clients don’t and won’t get in a larger-sized law firm: Partner-level, dedicated, one-on-one professional attention. When clients call our firm with questions or needs, they aren’t shuffled off to a paralegal or newly-graduated Junior Associate, who is just “learning the ropes.” They speak with the Principal of our Firm, Attorney William D. Kickham. They get their questions answered, and their needs are met by the one person who is managing their case personally. That is a major difference between our firm and larger firms, and one that every potential client, whatever their needs, should consider very carefully before selecting an attorney.

The Urge To Merge

More and more these days, law firms are merging to create huge firms of enormous size and complexity. The partners perched atop these firms, raking in hefty fees, are usually far removed from the majority of day-to-day legal work on these client cases, which often does not serve clients in the best ways possible. Size does not equal talent, nor does it produce better results.  Consider this: If you're grappling with a personal injury, enduring physical or emotional anguish, leading to restless nights and relentless anxiety, do you truly wish to entrust your representation to a firm where you're just another face in the crowd, akin to a legal "Big Box" store? At our firm, that scenario is inconceivable. You can always expect Attorney William D. Kickham's personal dedication and an unwavering commitment to your case. You will have a personal legal advocate on your side, fighting for you. You will never be “just another file,” and your personal needs will be met.

If you have been a victim of any of the following types of injuries, it is important that you contact us and meet with us as soon as possible after the accident. The majority of injury victims in Massachusetts are entitled to reimbursement for a range of costs and obligations, such as medical bills, hospitalization, prescribed medications, missed wages, potential future earnings, the absence of spousal support and care, temporary and permanent injuries, and the emotional toll of pain and suffering. The majority of injury victims, in the days immediately after an accident, can often make decisions without adequate information, potentially jeopardizing their chances of receiving full compensation for their injuries. Don’t be one of these people. Be smart about your situation. Be informed.

We have more than 20 years' experience in investigating, evaluating, and litigating personal injury claims in the following areas. To learn more about any of these types of cases listed here, or more, please contact us.

Client Reviews
"When I fell in that supermarket and knew I had broken my leg, one of the first things that went through my mind was, "How am I ever going to take on a company this size and receive any decent compensation for what's happened to me?" Because of you, I received a sizable settlement payment for my injury. I hope more people learn about the kind of legal talent you offer." Jeanine W.
"The act of placing my father in a nursing home was probably the most painful decision I've ever had to face. You took our case on, and you and your associates fought the owners of this business, tooth and nail. You never gave up. As a result, my father's estate was paid considerable money for his pain and suffering." Joan W.
"My whole life changed on a dark day in December 1989, when I was hit and pinned against a wall by a commercial delivery truck. I was almost DOA at the hospital Emergency Room. Because of my injuries, I cannot work full-time ever again. Because of you and your colleagues' work, I received a large settlement." Jim Y.
"My mother had suffered a heart attack in the fall, and the hospital doctors completely missed this in her vital signs and EKG. My mother died the next day, and she didn't have to. But because of your diligence and talent, her estate received a very large settlement payment, along with revised ER protocols to prevent such errors in the future. For my mother and future patients, we thank you for what you did for her." Dorothy W.
"When our son was hit by a car in a crosswalk, our one and only concern was his recovery and well-being. We had no idea what we were facing: A maze of obstacles put up in our path by the insurance company for the driver who hit our son - denying responsibility for the accident. If we hadn't had you by our side, we feel we would have been eaten alive by this insurance company's lawyers. You guided us from day one, and you never rested." Bob and Mary J.
"You know what impressed me most about you (aside from your legal talent)? I know that my injuries from my car accident weren't the worst that you had in front of you - my case was far from the biggest case in your office - but you represented me like my case was worth a million dollars. I can't thank you enough." Margaret G.
"There are two things that I will never forget about my car accident: The sound of screeching tires just before my car was hit by the other driver, and, much later, the sound of you telling me that the entire ordeal was over with, and that I was going to receive just compensation for my injuries. The rest, I want to forget - but I'll never forget you and what you did for me." Karen D.
"Choosing to hire William D Kickham was one of the best decisions I could have made in recent years. He was very prompt, to the point and delivered on his promises. He is a true professional and I couldn't be happier with his results. I will continue recommended his services to anyone in need of legal guidance." Rick