Bernadette Sabra

Law Offices of Sabra & Aspden, P.A.

Personal Injury Lawyer | Serving Somerset, MA

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1026 County St.
Somerset, MA 02726

Personal Injury Lawyers Fall River, MA

Since 1987 Attorney Steve Sabra and Matt Aspden have provided top-notch legal representation to South Coast communities including Somerset, Swansea, Fall River, Westport, Taunton, and New Bedford. Both attorneys grew up and currently reside in Somerset and are extremely active in the community. Both Attorney Sabra and Aspden have received the Community Service Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association.

In personal injury, car accident, wrongful death, and workers compensation cases the Law Offices of Sabra and Aspden vigorously work to achieve the outcome desired and maximize our clients recovery. We make the investment in investigators, medical and other experts necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We have done it consistently for over 35 years in the Greater Fall River Area.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Fall-Down Injuries
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Electrocution
  • Dog Bites
  • Divorce Law

Call Law Offices of Sabra & Aspden, P.A. today at 508-674-0890 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Steven P. Sabra

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts 1977
  • U.S. District Court Massachusetts 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1985

Education:

  • Duquesne University School of Law Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Juris Doctorate, 1976
  • Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut Bachelor of Arts, 1973

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Headlined as one of the State’s “Most Powerful” Attorneys -The Power List (December 2009)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (2014)
  • AV Preeminent Rating – Martindale Hubbell
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award (April 2007)
  • Commissioner of Judicial Nominating Commission (March 21, 2007 – to present)
  • Board of Bar Overseers – January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2001
  • Board of Bar Overseers – Hearing Committee Member (1988 to 1994)
  • Member of Southeastern Regional Committee of Judicial Nominating Council (1995 to 2002)
  • Bristol County Bar Association – President (1994 – 1995)
  • Fall River Bar Association – President (1985 – 1987)
  • Fall River District Court – Conciliator/ Mediator (September 1994 to present)

Attorney Matthew M. Aspden

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts – 1986
  • Rhode Island – 1987
  • S. District Court MA – 1986
  • S. District Court RI- 1987
  • AV rating – Martindale Hubbell
  • Fall River Bar Association – (1987 to Present)
  • Bristol County Bar Association – (1987 to Present)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association – (1987 to Present)
  • Rhode Island Bar Association – (1987 to Present)

Education:

  • Somerset High School Somerset, Massachusetts June, 1978
  • Stonehill College North Easton, Massachusetts Bachelor of Arts May, 1982
  • The New England School of Law Boston, Massachusetts Juris Doctorate May, 1986

$4.27 MILLION – Electrocution Case - Personal Injury/Worker's Compensation

A worker lowering a ladder was electrocuted and suffered severe burns and amputations as a result of improperly mounted high voltage wires.  Permanent injuries prevented the 29-year-old man from ever returning to work as a roofer.  Attorney Sabra obtained a settlement for the worker with a present value of $3.15 million.  Attorney Sabra also negotiated a settlement of his worker’s compensation claim with a guaranteed benefit of $1,121,925.00 and an estimated lifetime benefit of $2,250,475.00.  For more read: Worker’s Comp Settlement, Second Chance Article


$3 Million – Judgment Against Bar/Restaurant

A 26-year-old woman injured in a motor vehicle accident with a drunk driver.  Multiple injuries including fractured nose, hip dislocation, shattered pelvis, fractured ankle, and internal bruising.  Medical bills of approximately $190,000.00 and lost wages of $15,000.00. Plaintiff returned to work in six months.  Claim brought against the motor vehicle operator as well as the liquor liability defendant.  Liquor liability corporate defendant defaulted.  Case proceeded on a Motion to Assess Damages. Judgment of $3,000,000 entered against corporate defendant.


$854,000 – Rhode Island - Personal Injury/Worker’s Compensation/Product Liability

A worker sustained a severe crushing injury to his right dominant hand while operating a press machine during the course of his employment. Attorney Aspden obtained a settlement against the manufacturer of the machine in the amount of $490,000 and then settled the worker’s compensation claim for $364,000.


$850,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident - Personal Injury/Worker’s Compensation

A tanker truck driver was involved in a motor vehicle accident as a result of the negligence of another driver on Route 24.  Attorney Sabra obtained permanent and total disability benefits for the injured worker and eventually settled the worker’s compensation case for a present value of $750,000. In addition, Attorney Sabra pursued a case against the negligent driver and obtained a policy limit offer of $100,000.  A petition was filed in the Bristol County Superior Court for approval of the settlement.  Attorney Sabra was successful in persuading the judge to approve the settlement with no money going to the worker’s compensation insurance carrier to satisfy their lien.


$550,000 – Disabled Adult Chokes to Death

A severely disabled 21-year old man choked to death in the care of a residential facility. Attorney Sabra filed court action for lack of supervision, negligence and wrongful death. After extensive litigation, the case was settled at mediation for the sum of $550,000.


$550,000 – Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Accident – Non Economic Damages

A 68-year-old grandmother was killed on Route 195 when her car was struck by another car merging onto the highway causing it to roll over with two grandchildren in the back seat.  Case settled for $550,000.

 

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