Appellate Focus     Stronger Arguments     Better Outcomes




Massachusetts Personal Injury, Negligence, & Malpractice Appeals Attorney>

Personal injury and property damage appeals span a broad range of issues. Attorney Driscoll handles these appellate cases statewide, including:

  • Accidents: automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, airplane, etc.
  • Defective Products: motor vehicle, home product, work tool, ladder, scaffolding, etc.
  • Malpractice: accountant, dental, lawyer, medical, other licensed worker.
  • Slip & Fall Accidents

Appeals are very procedural and time sensitive, beginning with the filing of a timely and proper notice of appeal. An appeal offers a last opportunity to litigate a case before the judgment becomes final. You may need to challenge a judgment, defend a judgment, or both (i.e., cross-appeal). The key is identifying viable issues for appeal, a task requiring appellate experience. If the case is worth an appeal then it is worth engaging experienced appellate counsel. Contact (978-846-5184) Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll to learn more.

Sample: Firearms, Ammunition, or Explosives

Injury can occur from the proper and misuse of a gun, ammunition, or explosive. While the action causing the personal injury can be intentional, it can also be the result of malfunction or negligence. For example:

  • • Injury caused by a stun gun or other weapon
  • • Suicide by gun
    • Was appropriate medical case provided beforehand?
    • Should the individual have had access to a gun or ammunition?
  • • Negligence
    • Should the individual have had access to a gun?
    • Was improper supervision a factor?
    • Was the use of a gun excessive force?
    • Were alternatives available before using deadly force?
    • Is the "Castle Doctrine" or other self-defense available?
  • • Malfunction
    • Was there a manufacture's defect, in the gun or ammunition?
    • Was the firearm improperly maintained?
    • Was reloaded ammunition involved?
    • Should the individual have had access to a gun or ammunition?
    • Was improper supervision or other negligence a factor?