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Law Offices Of John P. DiBartolo, Jr.

About John P. DiBartolo, Jr.

For the past 27 years, John has dedicated his career to representing people who have been injured. John is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (’89) and Albany Law School (’95). Between college and law school, John worked as a liability claims adjuster for a national insurance company. During his time handling claims, John realized that the liability insurance system was not designed to treat the people who were injured through no fault of their own fairly. He has spent his entire legal career advocating on behalf of injured people and helping them get their lives back on track.

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Western Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney

Being injured in an accident can be a life-changing experience. Even moderate injuries can cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages. If you've been injured in an accident, you’re entitled to compensation.

The Law Offices of John P. DiBartolo, Jr. represents accident victims and helps them get a full and fair recovery. Attorney DiBartolo’s team works on a contingency basis, which means you don’t have to pay out of pocket for his professional legal representation. Call today for a free, no-obligation case consultation.

The Types of Cases Our Personal Injury Firm Handles

We are a full-service personal injury law firm. If you don’t see your particular type of case listed below, call us to discuss your accident injuries.

Auto Accidents

Car accidents may be the biggest source of accidental injury in Massachusetts. In 2021, the state government reported:

  • 88,000 no-injury crashes
  • 26,900 possible-injury or minor-injury crashes
  • 2,400 serious injury crashes
  • 398 fatal-injury crashes

Truck Accidents

This refers to commercial trucks with a potential weight of up to 80,000 lbs. Because of enhanced standards, truck drivers are subject to additional restrictions and requirements, which makes truck accident cases particularly complicated.

Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcycles offer little protection, riders are almost always injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents refer to pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Pedestrians, skateboarders, scooter operators, and cyclists are particularly vulnerable to the high speed and mass of motor vehicles. Pedestrians are nearly always injured when involved in car accidents.

Slip and Fall

The custodian of any premise or facility owes a duty of care to those that have the legal right or permission to be there. Also referred to as “premises liability,” slip and fall cases can involve falling in someone’s home, store, business, or government facility; being struck by a falling item; tripping over loose carpeting; and any number of other mishaps that an occur on a premises.

Dog Bites

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a surprisingly high number of dog bite injuries every year. Homeowners have a legal obligation to keep their dogs under control. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be able to pursue damages through the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance.

Wrongful Death

There are few things as tragic as losing a loved one due to the negligence of another. While nothing will ever bring that person back, you are entitled to damages for their healthcare prior to death, funeral expenses, future lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more.

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What to Do if You’re Involved in an Accident

The minutes and hours after an accident can be disorienting and confusing. These steps may help you with your physical and financial recovery.

Relocate to a Safe Position

Above all, you need to make sure you’re safe. In many cases, that means remaining right where you are, but if you have to move, do so safely. Do not move injured parties unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Call First Responders to the Scene

Above all, you need to make sure you’re safe. In many cases, that means remaining right where you are, but if you have to move, do so safely. Do not move injured parties unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Take Pictures

From a safe location, document the accident scene the way it looks at the time of the accident. This will prove to be invaluable evidence if you need to pursue damages through litigation. Take pictures of any visible injuries, as well.

Get Witness Contact Information

Witnesses frequently leave the scene of an accident as soon as they realize that those involved are relatively safe. This makes it difficult for attorneys to pursue personal injury cases. Ask bystanders to wait or take down their contact information.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster before speaking to a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies are infamous for making an immediate settlement offer right after an accidental injury, but they will also make you sign a waiver that will prevent you from seeking further damages.

You can talk to John P. DiBartolo, Jr. without paying a fee and get immediate representation. He will represent you in any negotiation with insurers and at-fault parties.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

As an accident victim, it’s normal to have questions. These are some of the most common questions asked by our clients. To have questions about your case answered, call our Easthampton office today.

A personal injury attorney can represent you during all phases of your case: from filing a claim to settlement negotiations to litigation if it should become necessary. You can, of course, file a claim without an attorney, but you’re unlikely to receive a full settlement without one.

Attorneys like John P. DiBartolo, Jr. represent clients on a contingency basis. That means that they only collect fees if you receive a settlement or win a court award. Although you share your settlement or award with an attorney, the difference is potentially substantial. Reputable attorneys, like Mr. DiBartolo, will show you their contingency fee schedule during your initial consultation.

Attorneys like John P. DiBartolo, Jr. represent clients on a contingency basis. That means that they only collect fees if you receive a settlement or win a court award. Although you share your settlement or award with an attorney, the difference is potentially substantial. Reputable attorneys, like Mr. DiBartolo, will show you their contingency fee schedule during your initial consultation.

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To have questions about your case answered, call our Easthampton office today.

Client Testimonials

“John DiBartolo represented me after being hit by a car and was an incredible and reliable lawyer from start to finish. Both he and his staff are professional, kind, patient, and always willing to answer questions - even during a Pandemic. He is transparent and always made sure I had the latest updates on my case. John really went the extra mile representing me and I received an even larger settlement than the initial offer. I am so grateful to have had him as my lawyer and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer.”

“I was thoroughly impressed and pleased with the way that John handled my case. He went above and beyond to help me with my case.”

“I came in contact with attorney John P. Di Bartolo, over twenty years ago, after being injured in a car accident. He took care of my case with a successful settlement. More recently, I was involved in a second automobile accident, and remembering his clear, and thorough explanations, his compassion, and professionalism, which made a profound impact on me, gave me the confidence to hire him again. He always responded promptly when needed, clearing my questions, and made me feel protected. In both cases John helped me to prepare for the deposition in a relaxed and confident way. I highly recommend John, and certainly will trust in him again if needed.”

“It's taken me a while to write this review because I am certain that my words won't accurately describe how grateful I am to have worked with John DiBartolo. In the scheme of things, I know my case was not a large one but the amount of work and energy he put into it was extensive and exhaustive all the same. He is intelligent, compassionate and straightforward - he tells it like it is - and was able to articulate the complexities of insurance companies and the law in a way that I could comprehend. I felt totally confident knowing he looked at my case from every possible angle and he truly went above and beyond to fight for what I deserved. I also really appreciate the time he spent prepping me for trial and making me feel as comfortable as possible. I was blown away by his efforts over the past 3 years and would recommend him to my closest friends and family. ”

“After my car accident when I needed to attend to my own medical conditions, John was there to guide me through the difficult process of understanding whether I should seek remediation. He was always professional, very kind, offered compassionate guidance and honored my path of healing. I'm grateful that he was there for me during this time.”

“I was involved in a bike accident where a careless driver hit me and drove away. Luckily someone got their license plate and the police track them down. I was left in shock and with a broken shoulder. Having never been in this situation, I tried to handle the claim on my own, which it was beyond difficult. Fortunately, someone at work recommended I hire John Di Bartolo. I was so glad I did. He was incredibly helpful and understanding. From the moment we first spoke, his office took care of everything and I always felt my claim was in good hands. In the end he got me a settlement I was happy with. I truly recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney.”

“I would unhesitatingly recommend the services of Attorney John DiBartolo. In December 2014 my husband and I were rear-ended waiting to exit the Mass Pike, and within hours I experienced agonizing pain in my head, dizziness and nausea. I was diagnosed with a concussion and thus began a period of many months of terrible pain, dizziness, aversion to light and noise. For a long time, I could not drive, travel, could not even go for a walk by myself; my sleep was interrupted throughout the night because of pain; in every way my quality of life was in steep decline. As a self-employed consultant, I suffered terrible stress working to keep my business afloat while dealing with pain, incapacity and numerous doctor’s visits and physical therapy. From our initial meeting, Attorney DiBartolo impressed us as being extremely knowledgeable, professional and also kind and compassionate. He explained clearly the foreign world of litigation and it was a great relief to work with a lawyer who was supremely competent, who could file all the necessary papers, deal with the insurance companies and all the hurdles they seem to create, keep track for us of all the doctor’s bills and other costs which the insurance company was supposed to cover. He was always available to advise us, and he met all the necessary deadlines to pursue our case. I felt tremendous comfort and ease in the midst of all this turmoil knowing John was taking care of everything perfectly. In the end when the case would have gone to trial he was expert in explaining to us what that process would be and we had complete confidence in his abilities should we have decided to go to trial; it was our decision though not to prolong the process any further and we were quite satisfied with the settlement he negotiated on our behalf.”

“John P. DiBartolo Jr. is the most efficient and nicest lawyer I have ever met. When he heard about my case from a former lawyer that doesn't do personal injury cases, he immediately took it with confidence and compassion. He was very understanding of my situation. He fought like hell to help me get what I deserved. Most people worry about "ohh well how much of the cut does the lawyer get for helping me?" Let me tell you it’s a good amount for all the hard work he puts into the case and to help you fight when you're at your weakest point. He is the guy to pick to fight for you when you've become a victim and can't carry on doing everyday things that you used to be able to do. I was a victim to a bad accident where I should have died and had nightmares of the accident and where I am living every day in pain and suffering, but I feel better knowing that the person who did this to me had to pay for the damages and the suffering. John P. DiBartolo Jr. is the man you want to fight for you!”

“Looking for an attorney was a daunting task made necessary by the insurance companies and providers involved in my case. John’s solid, ethical and professional representation not only ensured that my medical needs were met but that I received a fair and reasonable settlement. Throughout the process, he was responsive, supportive, extremely knowledgeable and very kind. I would recommend him to anyone needing a caring and ethical advocate in the legal system.”

“I hired John for an auto accident that occurred while I was driving out of state. Since I was from NH not MA, I wanted an attorney who knew and practiced laws for that state. It was not an easy case since I was recently self-employed, and it was difficult to prove lost potential wages from my injury sustained. John was personable and made things easier for me since I lived away. I was pleased with how he fought for me and the settlement was proof of that. Thanks for everything!”

“Attorney DiBartolo is THE attorney to turn to if you're in need of legal representation. I have worked in the law field most of my life with different attorneys and Attorney DiBartolo ranks right up there with the best of them. I was referred to Attorney DiBartolo by my friend after I was involved in an auto accident. From our first meeting up until the end of my case, Attorney DiBartolo always treated me with the utmost respect, attention to detail and he always applied great wisdom with an incredible legal mind which always impressed me. His extensive legal experience and sharp wit brought my case to a very equitable settlement won by Attorney DiBartolo's exceptional negotiating skills. If you're looking for an amazing attorney to get you outstanding results, look no further!”

“I hired John to handle my auto accident case. He did a wonderful job representing me. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer. ”

“John was professional, responsive, and professional. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. ”

“A colleague at work recommended John DiBartolo to represent me in the case of a bike accident where the driver of a pickup truck cut me off on the road (right hook). This was the best decision I made in my condition (broken rib and collarbone), and I wish I had contacted him right away after my accident, although he was able to get me what I think was a very good settlement, nonetheless. John has been in the business for a long time and was helpful from the get-go. He is professional, direct, totally honest with his (reasonable) rates, and he always kept my interests in mind when recommending actions. If you've been in an accident, even minor, let a professional like John deal with the insurance companies, the doctors, and the ambulance services. I'm very happy I did.”

“John DiBartolo helped me to win a settlement after being hit from behind, while stopped at a traffic light. I experienced excruciating pain in my neck and shoulders. From the very first meeting John made me feel that my case was important to him. While going to numerous doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions John forwarded all of my medical bills to the other persons insurance company, these bills came in daily. Many times, I would have questions and John would always make time to answer my phone calls and respond to my emails. The initial offer from the insurance company was very low and after several months I received a settlementfive times greater than the initial offer. John always informed me of what was occurring during the negotiations. It truly was a positive experience dealing with John DiBartolo, Jr. ”

“John is a pleasure to work with. He works hard to make sure his clients get the best outcome, even/especially in complicated cases. He handled two different cases for me, one happening while I was still recovering from the first car accident. He offered us clear guidance whenever concerns arose, let us know exactly what to expect and made us feel supported with his knowledge and experience. We would absolutely use him again if the need ever arose and highly recommend him. ”

“John helped me when I got hurt in a car accident. He worked very hard and efficiently to help me. Whenever I had questions and concerns, he got back to me quickly! He was very knowledgeable, and patient and kind! He made the experience a positive one and I would highly recommend him!”

“ohn DiBartolo worked very hard on my settlement and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney. ”

“Like a lot of people, I spent my entire life avoiding lawyers. Then I got hurt. When I first talked with John, I was nervous about 'getting a lawyer involved' but that initial hesitation was soon gone. His initial concern about my overall health & recovery came before any mention of monetary compensation. When that time came to dig into that, he was up front & honest with me in regards of what to expect. He kept in constant communication with me & always kept me in the loop. His concept is simple: be honest with him & he will be honest with you. I NEVER felt uneasy talking with him. He answered all my questions & addressed all my concerns promptly and in plain English. There were never any hidden fees or cost and there was never a feeling that I was being taken for a 'ride'. In my opinion that is worth a lot. I felt comfortable. Make no mistake John in an impressive lawyer to say the least. He knows his job and equally if not, more importantly he knows his job. I would recommend him without hesitation. Although my injury was not a pleasant experience, working with John was. I was impressed & based off ofmy experience anyone that hires him will be too. ”

“Attorney John DiBartolo is smart, strategic, intelligent and experienced. His has an approachable personality and sense of humor. He took the time to clearly explain some very complicated processes and he was always responsive to my questions and concerns. He gave me the opportunity to make choices that were right for me all along the way. He was a strong advocate who ultimately won my case. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking representation.”

“Attorney DiBartolo worked with my husband and I for more than four years on my case. John was very informative on how our case would go, straight forward about what our expectations should be, and compassionate about the strain we were under in dealing with the case. John was always available to answer our questions. I was very hesitant to pursue a case and am extremely pleased that when we made that decision, we went with Attorney DiBartolo. He pushed as appropriate to get us the best outcome possible. ”

“I was in 2 car accidents and John helped me through both of them. I would have been lost without his help. If I ever had any legal problems John would be the first person I went to. He is a great guy and very understanding. He will get you what you deserve.”

“Attorney DiBartolo gave me the most positive experience I've ever had with the legal system, by far! He, and his office staff, were immediately responsive, reassuring, thorough, and efficient at every turn for four years after my MVA. He fought hard and long to win a very substantial, fair settlement. Moreover, he distinguishes himself among the cadre of personal injury attorneys by maintaining a strong moral compass, honest communication, and a fabulous 'bedside manner.' He is adept at connecting with clients, attorneys, and insurance companies. He went beyond the call of duty over and over. I think I'm a discerning consumer, and I have not one bad thing to say about how John handled my case. I recommend him without reservation!”

“If you are looking for an excellent personal injury attorney who is easy to talk to and who will explain your options in a simple and straight forward way, then you need look no further than John DiBartolo. He is an experienced attorney who will fight to get you a fair and reasonable settlement. I was in a car accident where the other driver rear ended my car. I suffered whiplash and needed medical treatment for several months. Attorney DiBartolo's office handled all of the paperworkfor the initial insurance payments, which was... ”

“Attorney DiBartolo represented me after a serious car accident. I must admit I was not the easiest client. John always had my best interest at heart. I had full confidence in his work and advice. Attorney DiBartolo came highly recommended by Attorney William J. O'Neil. I trusted John and that in itself was imperative. I felt like I was being represented by my big brother. Attorney DiBartolo consistently maintained his professionalism and included me in decision making. He was a Godsend. I highly recommend Attorney DiBartolo to anyone who is seeking fairness, support and a team atmosphere.”

“Attorney DiBartolo was referred to me by a previous client of his that was very pleased with his performance, and I would echo that sentiment from my own experience with him. A simple slip and fall accident due to negligence on federal property evolved into a complicated case that went on for four years. Through it all, Mr. DiBartolo kept me appraised of and actively involved in legal developments as they unfolded. I... ”

“John DiBartolo got me very good results on two accidents involving my personal injury. I met him in 1995 while he was still working at a firm on Masonic Street when I was involved in a slip and fall accident which broke my leg in three places. It took three operations and a year to heal. He got me a large settlement from my landlord's insurance company. I returned to John in 2005 when a car suddenly turned into my lane from the opposite side of the road on Bridge Road. My car was totaled, and I received a concussion. It was very bad and once again John took care of all the paperwork and I was able to buy a brand-new car with the money he won from the other driver's insurance company. I've had nothing but a pleasant experience dealing with John, who is truly a caring person. I would highly recommend him for your personal injury case.”

“If you are looking for the best you can find, John DiBartolo is your man. Bottom line? He got my son a great settlement, one he is happy with. But even better, he is a very smart, kind, and conscientious lawyer who communicates in an articulate, clear manner. If we didn't understand something in the case, he made sure we did. When we were stressed out about handling all the paperwork, he took it off our hands. And finally, John really sought to understand the lifestyle and personality of our young son giving good advice throughout the 4 years we worked with him. Thank you, John.”

“I chose the law offices of John P. DiBartolo, Jr. because they focused solely on personal injury cases and I figured this would yield me the most knowledgeable resource in dealing with the defendant's insurance company. I was not wrong; Attorney DiBartolo, Jr. was extremely knowledgeable and up to date on all of the recent changes in this field of law, changes to the jury selection process, and recent precedents in similar cases. He had an impressive track record of getting the best possible outcome for his previous clients and was adept and experienced at dealing with the insurance company involved. However, what really made me happy with my attorney selection was the personal attention that he gave to me and my case (and I have no doubt similar attention was received by all of his clients). Attorney DiBartolo Jr. took the extra time to explain all of the proceedings, delays, strategies, and potential outcomes of proceeding to trial vs. accepting a settlement offer. I felt comfortable asking any and all questions, and confident throughout the process that he was working for my best possible outcome, which I am satisfied that he delivered. I would strongly recommend him to anyone with a personal injury case based on his knowledge, professionalism, vast experience, and personal manner with clients. ”

“Alone on a research trip in Massachusetts when I was involved as a pedestrian in a serious RTA, I could not have been more fortunate in the aftermath than to have been put in touch with Attorney DiBartolo. From the start, John made me feel as though everything would be okay and took care of all of the things that I was not capable of dealing with. The case turned out to be complex, since I had to move back home to the UK in the middle of it, but John handled this (and the time difference) with ease. I could go on for pages about the merits of both John and his assistant, Sherry, but I hope that it will suffice to say: if you find yourself falling victim to personal injury in his geographical area, look him up; you will be in safe hands.”

“I was referred to John by another attorney for assistance with a car accident injury. John's manner is comforting and professional instilling immediate trust. No tough talking advertising. Just good legal expertise and advocacy, excellent negotiation skills, and persistence. I was completely satisfied with his service and the settlement. I would highly recommend John.”

“I engaged John for a personal injury I incurred in 2011. I chose John first based on location I was seeking a local lawyer in my community. Upon closer inspection on his civic and community activity and involvement I saw someone with intention and participation in not just in the local community but engaging with larger social constructs and conversations in the world today. Which for me was important in being both seen and heard in the situation of the personal injury at hand and also within the larger context of our shared community. As someone who is not familiar with the language of law, John made this aspect extremely accessible to me. I appreciated his ability to discuss my case with me using a delivery and explanation that made the language and proceedings manageable and clear. He explained the process and covered all the angles, giving me a thorough overview of potential outcomes and scenarios that my case could go as it progressed. If there was any deviation from the outlined plan, I was notified of said happenings. John was readily available when I had questions and prompt in his response time. The staff in the office were personable, friendly and knowledgeable regarding my case as they assisted with my paperwork. I would have no hesitation in recommending John to others in the future for said Personal Injury litigation and if I were to need a recommendation for another type of litigator depending on my future needs I would use John as a resource for said needs he is an asset to our community.”

“I had the pleasure of being referred to Mr. DiBartolo through a family lawyer for some help with a motor vehicle injury I sustained by a hit and run. John was invaluable in helping put together all the paperwork and navigate through not only gathering all the bills but presenting the case to the insurance company and helping to get me every $ in the settlement possible. When your recovering from something horrific the last thing you have the capacity for are the headaches brought on by insurance companies. When we met to start our journey, he laid out the road map for what to expect and kept me informed through the entire journey. He kept expectations realistic, which I think is the most important aspect. With a high level of competence, compassion and conviction John is someone I would highly recommend to anyone seeking his counsel. ”

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