Joseph A. Ritzo, P.C.


Joseph A. Ritzo Law Firm has a long history of representing plaintiffs who have suffered bodily injuries and the heirs of those fatally injured. These claims involve injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents and automobile accidents, burn injuries, defective products and machinery, work related injuries, slip and fall injuries, airplane injuries and injuries resulting from a professional error such as medical negligence. Our representation of clients for personal injury claims typically involves recovering funds to pay for medical bills and expenses, lost earnings, pain, suffering and mental anguish, permanent disability and emotional or psychological injuries.

For decades we have been committed to helping injured people resolve their cases. Our representation involves the evaluation, preparation and assertion of your claim including, if necessary, trial of your case in the appropriate court. Our commitment to the use of resources ensures that your case will receive the personal attention and care of my self and my staff. While many personal injury cases are settled prior to trial we will go to trial on your behalf if a fair settlement proposal is not made to you.

In an age of more complicated machinery, dangerous and defective products, high speed transportation and the increasing need to rely on the competence of professionals in all aspects of our lives the reality is that injury, sometimes severe injury, may befall any of us. Joseph A. Ritzo’s Law Firm has a long track record of successfully representing victims who suffer serious personal injury or loss.

Attorney Ritzo, has substantial experience and expertise in all aspects of Personal Injury representation in New England. Attorney Ritzo's practice encompasses almost every type of personal injury, including the following:

Our legal representation of clients in these matters includes:

  • Motorcycle and Automobile Accidents
  • Boating and Aviation Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Burn Claims
  • Head Injury
  • Bicycle Claims
  • Pedestrian
  • Job Related Injuries
  • Medical Negligence
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Dog Bites

There is no charge for your initial interview with a lawyer at our firm. Cases are always handled on a contingent fee basis in which our fee is a percentage of the recovery we achieve for you and is payable at the time of settlement or verdict from the funds recovered.

Someone can fall victim to a serious personal injury at any time and in any place. When it happens to you, it can have life-changing consequences. If you've been injured due to the carelessness act of another, or if you've been injured in the workplace, you need a lawyer - contact us.

Injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents tend to be more severe than those suffered in other types of motor vehicle collisions because you don't have the frame of a car to protect you. Riders and passengers will more then likely suffer from, broken limbs, brain damage, loss of legs and road rash and other serious injuries can result. After the accident, the Insurance Company will come in and offer you anything but an explanation of your full right of recovery, just to get your name on a release to protest their insured. You deserve to know the truth and with the help of me and my staff we can work to obtain the full recovery you deserve.

Representing Motorcycle Accident Injury Victims in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine

n Massachusetts, an operator of a motorcycle who suffers injuries as a result of a collision with a fellow cyclist or automobile operator is legally ineligible to receive "Personal Injury Protection" benefits, also known as "no fault" benefits, as a result of the incident. As a result you are not restricted to the Massachusetts threshold. If you had a good agent you were offered Medical Payment coverage that will pay for your medical bills for up to one year after the accident with minimal limits of $1,000.00. You can and we recommend you purchase a larger amount of coverage for your own best interest.  The minimum requirement for insurance is $20,000.00. 

In New Hampshire, an operator of a motorcycle or vehicle who enters the state of Massachusetts is not governed by the Massachusetts threshold in order to collect for injuries suffered as a result of some else negligence. This is in effect because New Hampshire residences do not have (PIP) Personal Injury and Protection coverage available to them. Because we can travel from state to state in New England daily this is important to be aware of.  You are not required in New Hampshire to have insurance if you own your vehicle, if not the state minimum requirement is $25,000.00  

In Maine, a resident who carries medical payment coverage is required by the policy to repay the amount of payment made by their insurance company, unless the settlement amount is $20,000.00 or less.  Also if the person is represented by counsel a reduction will be given by the insurance company for attorney fees when reimbursing the company.  The state of Maine carries a minimum liability limit of $50,000.00 

Car Accidents

Claims for injuries and death resulting from the negligent operation or maintenance of a motor vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, and trucks, comprise one of the largest categories of personal injury related claims. Attorney Ritzo has represented hundreds upon hundreds of adults and children seriously injured or killed as a result of motor vehicle negligence. Our success in this area is attributable to several factors, including: (1) decades of combined office experience representing clients in a wide variety of motor vehicle-related accidents; (2) prompt and aggressive representation of our clients; (3) the quality and experience of the medical, technical, and scientific experts with whom we regularly consult in connection with motor vehicle-related cases; (4) our ability to obtain outstanding results for my clients, often without the need for a trial before a judge or jury.

If you have suffered an injury in an auto accident due to the other car driver's negligence, contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call toll free 800-232-7533. If you need a car accident lawyer outside of New England, contact us for a referral.

Serious Accidents, have you suffered a serious head or brain injury?

Besides the catastrophic toll it takes on your daily life, head and brain injuries can result in huge medical bills. If your injury is preventing you from working, then the added pressure of making ends meet can take a big emotional toll as well.

If you have suffered from a head injury which was caused by the negligence of another person or business, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Serious head, leg, brain injury, permanent upper or lower extremity impairment.

Attorney Ritzo has substantial experience and expertise in all varieties of massive injury cases and our dedicated and highly skilled staff will make sure you get the results you deserve.

Defective Premises and Slip and Fall Cases

Defective, or negligently maintained premises, are among the most common sources of serious personal injuries and wrongful death. The range of defective conditions which give rise to “premises liability” claims are extremely broad. Examples of defective premises associated with serious injury or death include defective building construction, inadequate building maintenance, unfilled holes in land, unapparent obstructions, lack of conformity with State building code regulations, including defects in stairway design or maintenance, lack of required railings, inadequate lighting, defective flooring, defective electrical wiring, defective plumbing, injuries caused by broken glass, injuries caused by defective heating systems, such as carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks, defective building repairs, deck failures caused by rot or other eroding building materials, egress related issues, and other building and land-related hazards.

At Joseph A. Ritzo Law Firm we have handled them all with a successful conclusion. Contact the office at 800 -232-7533 for a free consultation or complete the questionnaire provided.

Workers' Comp

Each year, thousands of Americans suffer serious injuries, even death, as a result of work-related accidents. Unlike injuries occurring outside of work, a worker injured in the course of employment is not permitted to pursue a typical negligence claim (otherwise known as a “tort action”) against their employer or co-employee. Every state has different regulation regarding employees right to recover for injuries resulting in the course of their employment.

Strict Liability in Dog Bite Cases

Unlike other kinds of personal injury cases which require the plaintiff to prove fault on the part of the defendant, a victim of a dog attack need only show that the injuries were inflicted by the dog (as opposed to some other cause) and did not result from the “teasing or tormenting” of the dog prior to injury. In many instances, a “homeowner’s” insurance policy, held by the dog’s owner at the time of the attack, will provide coverage to the victim for the injuries and losses sustained. We have extensive experience representing adults and children injured by dogs, including claims for facial scarring and disfigurement, loss of tissue, near amputation of fingers, deep puncture wounds, psychological trauma, and other related injuries and losses

Joseph A. Ritzo, P.C.
11 Sagamore Road, Suite B
Rye, NH 03870
Tel: (603) 436-1070
Fax: (603) 433-2257


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