Personal Injury


   Doherty Law Offices has a significant personal injury business and accepts all of its personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that you do not pay any legal fees until the case is over, and only if the case results in a monetary settlement or judgment in your favor.  For our New Hampshire cases, we are obligated by New Hampshire statutes to offer an hourly fee option which would require an out-of-pocket retainer to be paid before we begin to work on your case. Consequently every one of our New Hampshire clients to date have opted for the contingent fee.

Doherty Law Offices has handled thousands of personal injury cases since 1972 that have resulted in millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for our clients. Our attorneys are highly experienced and skilled in this area and handle all personal injury cases from car accidents to complex medical malpractice cases.

Our trial lawyers represent injury victims and families in personal injury accident litigation throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We represent real people with real problems associated with head injuries, brain injuries, burns, scarring, fractures, dislocations, knee injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, shoulder injuries, spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, whiplash and paralysis. Our personal injury litigation practice includes:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, auto collisions, crashes and wrecks involving cars, trucks, semi-trucks, motorcycles, boats, bicycles, pedestrians, hit and run accidents, roll-over accidents, drunk driving accidents, and alcohol and drug-related crashes.
  • Premises liability claims, construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall injuries, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, animal bites, inadequate or negligent security, boating accidents, swimming pool accidents, carnival and amusement park accidents and recreational injuries.
  • Workplace accidents, construction site accidents, falls, burns, toxic chemical exposure, defective machinery, defective tools, fires and explosions.
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Sexual Assault claims
  • Medical Malpractice claims

Insurance companies and insurance adjusters are not on your side. If you are in an accident it is important that you meet with one of our personal injury accident lawyers as soon as possible. Often, with the best of intentions, injured people do things that hurt their ability to recover full compensation for their injuries. Our experienced attorneys and staff can guide you through the process of getting a fair settlement from the insurance companies. 

Many injured people do not know that they have a right to be reimbursed for medical expenses, medicine, hospital care, therapy, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future earnings, lost services and care from a spouse or child, lost or damaged property, and permanent injury. At Doherty Law Offices we are experienced Massachusetts and New Hampshire personal injury attorneys  and can get you what you deserve.

If you have been injured in an accident contact Doherty Law Offices today. Let us help you file the appropriate papers with the police department, registry of motor vehicles and your insurance company. Attorney Henry Doherty III will make sure that all of your medical bills are processed correctly between the automobile insurer and your health insurance company. He will work to obtain any lost wages you may suffer while you are unable to work. If you are entitled to a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired, then Attorney Henry Doherty III will make sure you get one. All you need to worry about is following your doctor's advice and getting healthy again. Once you have hired Doherty Law Offices to represent you, then the insurance companies will leave you alone. They are required to speak to your attorneys. If Attorney Henry Doherty III believes that it is in YOUR best interests to give a statement to the insurance company, then he will arrange a date and time when the statement can be taken and your lawyer will be with you.

Don't wait! These types of cases often require the preservation of admissible evidence shortly after the accident. There may be skidmarks that must be photographed before they fade; witnesses may need to be interviewed before they forget exactly what they saw; perhaps the weather conditions such as high snowbanks need to be photographed; and pictures of the other vehicles involved may need to be taken before repairs. 


    If you have been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider such as a hospital, then do not wait to call Doherty Law Offices to represent you before more damage is done. Most clients call while they are still under the care of the individual or institution responsible for the injuries. The first step to pursuing or determining whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim is obtaining all your pertinent medical records related to the procedure. Massachusetts General Laws provides many rights for patients including:

Every patient or resident of a facility shall have the right:

(a) upon request, to obtain from the facility in charge of his care the name and specialty, if any, of the physician or other person responsible for his care or the coordination of his care;

(b) to confidentiality of all records and communications to the extent provided by law;

(c) to have all reasonable requests responded to promptly and adequately within the capacity of the facility;

(d) upon request, to obtain an explanation as to the relationship, if any, of the facility to any other health care facility or educational institution insofar as said relationship relates to his care or treatment;

(e) to obtain from a person designated by the facility a copy of any rules or regulations of the facility which apply to his conduct as a patient or resident;

(f) upon request, to receive from a person designated by the facility any information which the facility has available relative to financial assistance and free health care;

(g) upon request, to inspect his medical records and to receive a copy thereof in accordance with section seventy, and the fee for said copy shall be determined by the rate of copying expenses, except that no fee shall be charged to any applicant, beneficiary or individual representing said applicant or beneficiary for furnishing a medical record if the record is requested for the purpose of supporting a claim or appeal under any provision of the Social Security Act or federal or state financial needs-based benefit program, and the facility shall furnish a medical record requested pursuant to a claim or appeal under any provision of the Social Security Act or any federal or state financial needs-based benefit program within thirty days of the request; provided, however, that any person for whom no fee shall be charged shall present reasonable documentation at the time of such records request that the purpose of said request is to support a claim or appeal under any provision of the Social Security Act or any federal or state financial needs-based benefit program.

Medical records will be obtained and reviewed by an expert in the appropriate field. If you have a viable case steps will be taken swiftly to put the negligent medical providers on notice of your claims.

To learn more about our personal injury services please contact our office today at (978) 687-7700 




Address : 2 Durso Avenue
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone : (978) 687-7700
Fax : (978) 688-7351
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