Personal injury & Divorce attorney serving salem, massachusetts
If you have been injured, are going through a divorce, or need to plan your estate, your attorney should be heavily experienced to provide you with the best possible result. We have decades of combined experience guiding clients through a variety of legal matters just like yours. We serve people throughout Essex County, including those in Danvers, Beverly, Peabody, and Ipswich. Schedule a free consultation today.
David W. Rifkin
Attorney at Law
After graduating from Villanova University School of Law in 1972, David began his legal career by working with clients who were criminally charged or going through a divorce. Within just a few years, he had established such an exceptional reputation that many well-known firms across the area would defer to him if their cases needed to go to trial. Now, he works to win the greatest compensation possible for his personal injury clients. When you need a compassionate attorney at your side, turn to attorney David Rifkin. From beginning to end, he will be responsive to your wants, needs, and goals as you pursue a favorable resolution.MEET OUR ATTORNEYS
3 Reasons to Work with the
David Rifkin Law Offices
Accessible & Responsive
We understand that people are not only dealing with personal injury, divorce-related, and litigation matters during business hours. As your attorneys, we strive to be consistently available to you, no matter the time of day. We return our calls virtually immediately so you won't have to be left in the dark when you have a question or concern.
Established Referral Network of Lawyers
Because of our reputation with our peers, we have established an immense network where we both refer clients to and are referred clients by other attorneys. When you are given an attorney with more experience in cases similar to yours, your chances of receiving a positive outcome are greatly increased. You can sleep soundly knowing your case is in good hands.
Tremendously Talented in Litigation
We have been involved in countless trial cases, so our knowledge and skill with litigation are unmatched. There is no guarantee that your case will go to court, if it can be settled, however, we will be over-prepared and ready for any roadblock that the opposing side may present us with should that be the case. Our wealth of knowledge for creative strategies can help you succeed.
Assault & Battery Victim
Our office received a judgment in which the plaintiff alleged that he had been stabbed, resulting in the eventual loss of his eye. The plaintiff was awarded a $4.2 million verdict.
Motor Vehicle Accident
We worked together for a local man paralyzed beneath his waist when a tractor-trailer jackknifed and slammed into his truck. After filing suit the case was settled for $3 million through mediation and the diligent efforts of David Rifkin and Patrick Morgan.
$3 MILLION SETTLEMENT
Plaintiff was prescribed an anti-malaria drug by a world-renowned dermatologist. Within months he developed legal blindness. David Rifkin negotiated a $1.85 Million settlement with the dermatologist. This was the first medical malpractice case in Massachusetts to settle over $1 Million.
$1.85 MILLION SETTLEMENT
Assault & Battery
Our office won a jury trial in Superior Court in which the plaintiff alleged she suffered damages from being raped by the defendant. The jury award with interest exceeded $2.3 million. This award was written up in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
The estate of a 59-year-old woman brought an action of the wrongful death of a woman who died from a pre-surgery diagnostic test which was performed negligently. The matter settled for $1.5 Million prior to suit being filed.
A high school athlete was paralyzed while running back a kickoff when his helmeted head struck another player. David Rifkin obtained expert testimony from a Bio-mechanical engineer about the design and construction of the helmet. The plaintiff received a $1 million settlement.
Failure to Diagnose a Stroke
Our office sought compensation for the injuries suffered by the plaintiff as a result of a failure to diagnose his right middle cerebral artery infarction. We successfully settled the case one month before trial for $1 million dollars.
The plaintiff was a passenger in a taxi that collided with a commercial truck. The taxi had minimal insurance and was 90% at faul and the commercial vehicle was found to be 10% at fault and had the insurance coverage to pay the full $0.95 million verdict.
Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
Our office represented a woman who had developed breast cancer. The attorney filed suit and alleged that the defendant doctor was negligent in failing to identify a mass. The case settled prior to trial for $500,000.
Working Diligently Toward a Favorable Outcome
If you live in Essex County, Massachusetts, turn to our firm, the David Rifkin Law Offices, today for compassionate, tireless representation. We represent those in Essex County for a variety of legal matters, including personal injury & medical malpractice, divorce & custody, civil litigation, estate planning, and real estate.
Whether you are fighting for the custody of your child or were injured in an accident and are seeking compensation for your pain and suffering, we will be at your side every step of the way so you can move forward in life.
Our firm, located in Salem, Massachusetts, serves people throughout the area, including those in the communities of Danvers, Beverly, Peabody, and Ipswich. Schedule a free consultation today to meet with an attorney who will always put your needs first by filling out the submission form below or by simply giving us a call.
We are heavily experienced, with more than forty years in Essex County. No matter your situation, we will diligently look through your case so we do not leave any stone unturned to help you fight for a positive result, whether by trial or settlement.