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Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Fighting For You

Injuries occur in the blink of an eye and can change your life and your family forever. Fighting to protect your rights and recover full compensation for your injuries is often a difficult problem that most people don't know how to deal with. You are up against more than just the person whose negligence caused your injury. You are up against a large insurance company, possibly even your own.

Accidents happen in a flash and short-term memories are fragmented at best. The insurance companies know this and, because they are permitted to visit your hospital bed, they often take your statement before you've had a chance to put any of the pieces back together. They can bind you with this later.

THE POINT: Don't talk to someone from the "other side" until you have consulted with someone on YOUR SIDE. Whether you have been injured working on a construction site, working at sea, or in a negligence accident, The Kaplan/Bond Group is on your side.

One of the Premier Maritime Trial Law Firms in the Nation

The Kaplan/Bond Group has earned recognition as one of the nation's premier admiralty and maritime trial law firms. In fact, attorneys from across the nation rely on our law firm to serve their clients' interests in complex cases involving admiralty and maritime law. We advise and represent seamen and fishermen in cities throughout the United States and internationally. Our trial attorneys have more than a century of combined legal experience. That, combined with our small size allows us to remain flexible, personal and responsive, as we work closely with each client.

Experience and Success at the Highest Levels

Our adversaries often include large corporations and even larger insurance companies. Our trial attorneys are aggressive and thorough in the representation of our clients, well respected in the legal community, and have a solid reputation that precedes us in the state, federal, and appellate courts. We are also one of the few law firms that do all of our own appellate work. As such, we'll see your case through to the distressing end.

In a landmark case, our representation of an injured seaman led to another major victory in the United States Supreme Court: Stewart v. Dutra Const. Co., 543 U.S. 481 (2005). The ruling we achieved changed the law and expanded the rights of injured seamen nationwide. In that case, we lost twice in the trial court and then lost twice more on appeal of those losses. We did not quit there. We were right. We knew the courts had gotten it wrong. So we took it to the United States Supreme Court who, in a unanimous decision, agreed that we were right and that the four lower courts had gotten it wrong. This is but one example of the lengths we will go to for our clients and, just as important, our commitment to knowing the law and winning.

The Worker's Law Firm

The Kaplan/Bond Group is so much more than just maritime law. Whether you have been injured while plying your trade at sea, or have suffered injury and damages because of someone's negligence on land, our personal injury trial attorneys are ready to help. We are the law firm that working men and women have turned to for decades.

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Whether you have been injured on a construction site, by a defective product, by a defective premises (slips, trips, and falls), or in a motor vehicle accident, we are here to help you recover the damages you have suffered. When representing injured workers, we pursue any and all benefits that may be had by you under the law including worker's compensation, Longshore and Harborworker's compensation, and/or maintenance and cure benefits under the Jones Act.

We certainly don't stop there! We also investigate the negligence of any person(s) or entity(ies) that, other than your employer, may have contributed to the cause of your injury. In certain cases, injured workers are entitled to additional recovery from a negligence claim against such other person(s) or entity(ies).

The Kaplan/Bond Group Difference

We use the most recent technology, including photography, video footage, interviews, 3-D animation, and compelling multimedia presentations, at mediation and trial. Our experienced personal injury trial attorneys provide thorough legal representation through each stage of a case, from initial discovery to closing argument and upwards through appeal if necessary. Even in the most complex personal injury and work injury claims, our firm has the experience and resources necessary to help you protect your rights and financial interests.

Contact us to schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our trial lawyers in our Boston or New Bedford, Massachusetts offices or, we'll come to you.

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$32,500 SETTLEMENT OBTAINED IN A SEAMAN’S WAGE CLAIM
Vessel owner failed to make a written fishing agreement with the plaintiff seamen prior to leaving port as the law requires. Without a written agreement, under the current law, the seamen were entitled to the highest rate of pay at the port. Because the seamen deckhands were paid less than the full share received by other deckhands on the vessel, The Kaplan/Bond Group was able to obtain $32,500.

Stewart v. Dutra Landmark Case Our most recent landmark victory was achieved before the United States Supreme Court in the case of Stewart v. Dutra Const. Co. The ruling we achieved changed the law and expanded the rights of injured seamen nationwide.

Convincing Hi-Tech Presentations
We’re not merely on the cutting edge of multimedia trial advocacy – we forge it. Our multimedia approach to trial advocacy goes far beyond a picture being worth a thousand words. Our presentation techniques incorporate the use of 3D animation, “60-minute” style witness interviews, and meticulous legal writing to hit hard and severely diminish the insurance companies’ ability to defend against the truth. We have been complimented by judges, adversaries, and even the insurance adjusters that run the defense leading to favorable results and courtroom victories.

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THE KAPLAN/BOND GROUP
88 Black Falcon Avenue - Suite 301
Boston, MA 02210-2430
Phone: (617) 261-0080
Fax: (617) 261-1558
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82 Front Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 993-2400
Fax: (617) 261-1558
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