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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Burlington, Vermont. Everyday across the country almost one hundred thousand people are injured. Many of these injuries are severe enough to result in hospitalization or even death.

The unfortunate truth is that a number of these cases are caused by someone else’s negligence. The consequence of this negligence may be a personal injury case.

But what exactly is a personal injury case?

Personal injury cases can include – automobile wrecks, dog bites, defective products, medical malpractice, premises liability and many other case types.

If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you have the right to seek compensation, a right that should not be ignored.

If you’ve been injured and would like to discuss your rights with a lawyer you can trust, visit our website to chat 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

We’re Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters and we look forward to helping you get the money you deserve.

Visit our chat feature here on the website 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

The possibility of suffering an injury exists no matter where you are – a slip and fall when walking on a sidewalk, at work, home, your car, school, etc. Although the possibilities of personal injury cases may seem endless, it is very important to know that you should seek the help of an attorney if you have been harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence. The Burlington personal injury attorneys of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the money you deserve.

 If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of an injury caused by another person’s negligence, do not hesitate to call the personal injury lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters®, at our local office in Burlington, VT (802) 505-2000, or contact us toll free 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).



Burn Injuries

Burn Injury Lawyers

Suffering a burn of any degree can be very harmful, and even crippling at times. Regardless of the severity of the burn, the experienced legal team of burn injury lawyers at Burlington, Vermont’s Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® have great experience in representing victims who have been burned as a result of a variety of incidents including:

  • Scalding hot water
  • Chemicals
  • Building and/or car fires
  • Automobile accidents
  • Gas explosions
  • Defective products
  • Industrial accidents

 Have you or someone you know suffered a burn injury that has prevented you from doing your daily activities? Don’t hesitate to call the experienced team of burn injury attorneys at Burlington’s Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters®, for help directly at (802) 505-2000, or contact us toll-free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).



Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite AttorneysNot every dog has a mean streak, take it from us – we love pets. However, our dog bite attorneys also understand that there are many irresponsible owners out there that can place others in danger of being bitten or attacked by their beloved household pet. 

As an owner of an animal, one is required to take steps to ensuring that the community and loved ones are not put in harm’s way because of the animal. If a dog has been known to bite before, or even if it has shown signs of aggression towards other animals or people, special attempts to maintain safety are required by the owner.

Under Vermont law, unless an owner has had previous knowledge that their domestic dog was a source of danger, he or she is not liable for any injuries their dog may cause to another person or property. This is also in concurrence with most state laws, and means that a person has to have knowledge of a previous event or behavior, referred to as the animals “vicious propensity”, in order to be considered guilty. The owner restraining the animal, keeping it as a guard dog, or even from the animal’s biting, growling, snarling, or aggressive barking, can show this vicious propensity. However, even after a bite from a dog, there is a good chance that one can hold the dog owner liable for being negligent or breaking a law, such as a leash law, or for intentional conduct that causes the dog to bite.

If you or a loved one has been bitten, it is extremely important for you to collect all the information you can about the dog’s past actions and behaviors, such as instances in which:

  • Other people were also bitten, chased, or attacked by the dog on previous occasions
  • The owner muzzling the dog around company or keeping the dog locked in a cage
  • Witness testimony stating they have seen the dog snap or snarl

A dog’s viciousness is not determined by the size or type of breed, and therefore it is extremely important for an injured party to show that the dog exhibited signs of aggressiveness prior to the incident. Any prior information that the owners had knowledge of this aggression can be case changing.

The dog bite lawyers of Martin, Harding and Mazzotti, LLP® in Burlington are here to assist and investigate your claim to determine whether the owner knew or should have known about their animal’s “vicious propensity.”

 The dog bite lawyers can protect your right to make a claim for injuries occurring as the result of an animal attack or bite.  Please call our local office at (802) 505-2000, or toll free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).



Sports Injuries

Sports Accident Injuries Lawyers Attorneys

Injured while playing a sport? Whether or not you signed a waiver to play, if a person or organization that breached their duty to provide reasonable care injures you, you may still be entitled to compensation for your injury. Contact our team of sports injury lawyers to make a claim.

Most people recognize that by playing a sport you must assume some of the risks of competing or participating. However, if you believe there is proof that your sports injury was the result of a breach of reasonable care, don’t hesitate to call the experienced sports injury attorneys of Martin, Haring & Mazzotti, LLP® in Burlington, VT. Find out what your rights are regarding your sports injury today.

  • 1.9 Million adults between ages 25-40 were seen in an emergency care center for sports-related injuries in 2012
  • Small injuries can cost between $2,294 and $7,666
  • Children and teens are affected the most
  • 30 million children under 14 play sports
  • 3.5 million children under 14 were injured playing sports
  • Football caused the most serious, life threatening injuries
  • Basketball caused the highest number of total injuries

The sports injury lawyers of Martin, Haring & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® can help you investigate your situation and defend your claim. Call our local Burlington, Vermont office at (802) 505-2000. We are also available toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).

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