Tobacco Lawsuit Attorneys

The use of tobacco and nicotine products, such as cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and chewing tobacco, can lead to severe health consequences for consumers. When you or your family member experiences tobacco-related injuries, hire the tobacco lawsuit attorneys at Shepard Law Firm to fight for your rights. We will hold tobacco companies and tobacco manufacturers accountable for their negligent actions.

If you have an actionable case, you have the right to an award for the financial, physical, and emotional losses you suffered. However, there is a statute of limitations—or civil deadline—that applies to your Massachusetts tobacco lawsuit. Missing this statutory deadline will result in a loss of your right to an insurance company settlement or civil court award.

Free Legal Consultation with Our Legal Team

Seek advice when you have legal questions from a tobacco lawsuit attorney to avoid making common mistakes that can negatively impact your claim. Get the answers you want during a Free Legal Consultation with Shepard Law Firm by messaging our team here or calling (800) 451-4471 today. If you decide that we are the right fit for you, we will not charge you any advance legal or attorneys’ fees to represent your case.

Types of Cases Our Tobacco Lawsuit Attorneys Represent

Regular or menthol cigarette smoking is a long-standing cause of dangerous health conditions. However, they are not the only nicotine product to blame. In general, tobacco use increases a consumer’s risk and susceptibility to these illnesses. Tobacco companies and manufacturers continue to sell these products to consumers using hazardous materials, false advertising, and violations of consumer protection statutes.

At Shepard Law Firm, our tobacco lawsuit attorneys will hold them accountable for their negligent actions if you or your family member lives in Massachusetts and suffered from the following types of tobacco-related injuries, including:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Birth Defects
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Death
  • Other Tobacco-Related Lung Cancers

The increased risk of developing health problems is exponential. Not only is cigarette smoking hazardous to your health, but nicotine is a highly-addictive drug. If you were diagnosed with lung cancer related to cigarette smoking or other illnesses, you deserve compensation for your health care expenses, lost wages, and more when a tobacco or cigarette company violates your rights.

Depending upon the facts and circumstances, you can seek retribution with a tobacco attorney under the following areas of Massachusetts personal injury laws:

  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Failure to Warn
  • Wrongful Death
  • Fraud
  • Deceptive Practices

A tobacco lawyer will help you determine which laws apply to your case and how. Shepard Law Firm will also conduct a full investigation of your injuries and preserve admissible, related evidence. You do not have to settle for an amount that is less than what you deserve where Massachusetts or federal laws protect your rights.

Compensation Is Available for Victims in Massachusetts

The costs of treating tobacco-related injuries or suffering from a family member’s death are insurmountable for many people. State and federal laws protect consumers and survivors in your situation by allowing you to file a financial claim that is equivalent to the losses—or damages—you experienced.

While every legal situation is unique, the tobacco lawsuit attorneys at Shepard Law Firm have successfully recovered millions in civil awards that have helped our clients pay for:

  • Current and future healthcare expenses
  • Current and future lost earnings and benefits
  • Physical pain and suffering and mental anguish
  • Wrongful death awards for surviving family members
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages for gross acts of negligence
  • And other awards as recoverable

Allow an experienced and compassionate tobacco lawsuit attorney on our legal team to evaluate your specific situation to provide you with clarity and direction regarding your options. Cigarette and tobacco companies willfully choose to place profits over people. Shepard Law Firm will stand dutifully by your side throughout the entire claims or civil court process while holding your detractors accountable for their careless and reckless actions.

Civil Deadlines Apply to Cigarette and Tobacco Lawsuits

There is a statute of limitations for injury matters in each state that applies to your lawsuit and affects the timeline by which you have to file a claim. If you miss this civil deadline, you forfeit your right to an insurance settlement or civil litigation award. The general statute of limitations for Massachusetts is from up to three (3) years from the date your injuries were discovered or your family member’s death.

If You Missed the Statute of Limitations

There is a statute of limitations for injury matters in each state that applies to your lawsuit and affects the timeline by which you have to file a claim. If you miss this civil deadline, you forfeit your right to an insurance settlement or civil litigation award. The general statute of limitations for Massachusetts is from up to three (3) years from the date your injuries were discovered or your family member’s death.

Civil Deadlines Apply to Cigarette and Tobacco Lawsuits

Even if you think you missed Massachusetts’ statute of limitations, it is still worth speaking with a tobacco lawsuit attorney. We can review your case’s facts to establish which deadline applies to your case or if you still have time or fall under certain statutory exceptions. You can trust Shepard Law Firm to consider every legal opportunity available to you.

Our Experienced Litigation Attorneys Can Fight Your Battles

We have a strong track record of success when representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in matters against tobacco and cigarette companies, including a ground-breaking $43.1 million verdict against RJ Reynolds in 2018.

If you hire a tobacco lawsuit attorney on our legal team, he or she will listen to your story and offer you legal options that make sense for your situation. We will tirelessly hold liable parties accountable for the damages they caused you or your loved ones.

Contingency Fee Tobacco Attorney

Choosing between health and legal care is not an option. As such, Shepard Law Firm represents injury victims and families on a contingency fee basis. Unless you win your case, you do not pay us any advance legal or attorneys’ fees. Our tobacco lawsuit attorneys are here to serve you.

Get Started with a Free Legal Consultation

The most helpful place to start is by getting the answers you need from a tobacco attorney. Our team welcomes you to contact us for a Free Legal Consultation today. Request yours now by calling Shepard Law Firm at (800) 451-4471 or messaging us confidentially about your case here.