Personal Injury

When you’ve been involved and injured in a car accident, work-related accident, slip-and-fall or any other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the injuries sustained can be significant, long and often life-changing or even catastrophic. The most important first step after an accident is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the law and the local court system and can identify whether or not you have a legal case. Retaining expert legal representation early on may result in a better settlement or verdict offering you compensation to help you sustain throughout recovery, and beyond.

At Carter DeYoung, we understand how emotional and stressful a personal injury claim process can be and how it can impact every aspect of your life. Our personal injury lawyers are experts in the courtroom and dedicated to seeking proper compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Car and/or property repairs
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical and emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering

The negligent party’s insurance company may try to deny paying for your injuries and damages, but the team at Carter DeYoung has decades of experience handling these matters. Our consistent record of high settlements and verdicts indicates our continued success. Most of our clients have received six-figure recoveries for their injuries. Payment for our services is on a contingency basis, meaning that Carter DeYoung, Attorneys at Law, receives payment only when a client has received his or her financial recovery.

Personal Injury Claims

A personal injury claim is a type of civil suit brought when one private party is responsible for the harm of another. This includes physical injury, property damage, or even gross misconduct. In order to have a claim, both liability and damages must be proven. Here are some of the types of claims we commonly represent.

Auto Accidents

Factors like reckless or distracted driving, drunk driving and driving or operating under the influence (DUI/OUI) of cannabis/THC products cause the majority of motor vehicle accidents on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and throughout Massachusetts. Whether it’s a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, our experienced car accident lawyers can investigate your accident to claim on your behalf.

Auto-Pedestrian & Auto-Bicycle Accidents

Upon receiving their driver’s license each driver agrees to a duty of care. Negligence behind the wheel leading to an auto-pedestrian or auto-bicycle accident is a breach of that duty. Due to their unprotected nature, when a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck by a distracted driver the injuries sustained can be severe and all too often, fatal. If you’ve been struck by a car, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Carter DeYoung will advise you of all options and attain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering or any other damages that will lead you back to recovery.

Commercial Truck Accidents

Because of their size and weight, an accident involving an eighteen-wheeler or other large commercial vehicle will likely cause serious damage and injury to any smaller car or SUV involved in the collision. Factors like distracted driving, drowsy driving, and aggressive driving due to work-quotas and deadlines, result in highway truck accidents every day. Getting rear-ended by a commercial truck will likely leave those in the smaller vehicle with significant and possibly life-threatening injuries plus a life-time of rehabilitation and recovery. Our skilled commercial truck accident attorneys will take on the company’s insurance company to compensate for your injuries, as well as your pain and suffering, lost wages or any other damage.


A slip-and-fall accident may occur due to debris, unproperly maintained or slippery floors in a public place, untreated or undertreated snow and ice, uneven cracked walkways or any other properties where a manager/owner has been negligent in maintaining a safe environment. Any injury caused by the fault of someone else in the treatment and care of public or private property is grounds for a slip-and-fall injury claim.

Workplace Accidents

According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in the United States. Due to factors like tight deadlines, hectic work environments and failure to abide by safety rules, workplace injuries can be severe and deadly. Scaffolding accidents, electrocutions, falling from elevated structures/equipment and other construction site accidents can kill or severely injure you or a loved one. When these accidents occur our workplace accident attorneys will aggressively come to your aid and help you and your family get back to a regular lifestyle.

Dog Bites

When someone is attacked, knocked down or bitten by a dog, the injuries can affect the victim both physically and emotionally. Damage and trauma from a dog bite injury can range from bruising and the need for stitches, to reconstructive surgery or loss of limb. If you or your child have suffered a dog bite injury, an experienced dog bite lawyer at Carter DeYoung will help you through this traumatic series of events. The compensation in dog bit incidents is usually automatic and significant due to the laws in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Wrongful Death

Whether from a drunk driving car accident, faulty equipment or any other irresponsible behavior and endangerment, there will likely be survivors who suffer damage from the decedent’s death. When a life is lost due to the negligence or recklessness of another, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the at-fault party by a representative on behalf of the family members, life partner or others financially dependent on the deceased. The wrongful death attorneys at our firm will investigate your claim and help you to recover wrongful death compensation for all of your financial and emotional damages.

Removal of Children from Massachusetts After a Divorce

An issue that often arises following a divorce of parents who share joint legal custody of their children is if the primary, physical custodian may be permitted to move outside Massachusetts with the children. If the children are over 16 and want to accompany the custodial parent, then they will generally be allowed to do Read more

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