What is a Tort Claim?
Published in Personal Injury on September 5, 2021
A tort is an act or omission that injures another. Torts give a victim the right to file an injury claim against their tortfeasor (the person who committed the tort and caused their injury). Most tort claims are based on negligence. However, these claims can also arise from intentional torts, such as battery and assault,…
What You Need To Know About Filing Auto Accident Claims in a No-Fault State
Published in Car Accidents, No Fault on August 26, 2021
Massachusetts is one of twelve states with mandatory no-fault automobile insurance. Three other states allow insurance companies to offer no-fault automobile insurance as an option. In these states, after an accident, you will file an injury claim with your insurance company rather than the insurer for the at-fault driver. Your insurance company will not investigate…
7 Common Motorcycle Crashes and How To Avoid Them
Published in Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury on August 24, 2021
You must exercise extreme caution when riding a motorcycle. Although virtually all types of motor vehicle accidents have the potential to cause serious harm, motorcycle accidents can be particularly devastating. On a motorcycle, you aren’t protected by the steel frame of a car or truck. This is just one of the reasons motorcyclists are 27…
10 Strategies for Writing a Settlement Demand Letter
Published in Personal Injury on July 17, 2021
Massachusetts uses a no-fault insurance system. This means that your claim for damages after a car accident will probably begin with your own insurance company—regardless of who caused the accident. If your medical expenses exceed a certain legal threshold, you can pursue a claim against the driver who caused the accident. Massachusetts requires all vehicle…
What Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in a Premature Baby?
Published in Birth Injuries on July 7, 2021
A premature baby faces many challenges, including infections, underdeveloped lungs, and other complications. Each can put the baby at risk for death or permanent impairments. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the serious illnesses that premature babies may develop. NEC occurs when the tissue in the colon (large intestine) becomes inflamed. The inflammation can destroy…
Understanding Massachusetts’ Minimum Coverage Law
Published in Car Accidents on July 2, 2021
Massachusetts law requires its drivers to have certain levels of automobile insurance. Drivers must purchase and maintain minimum coverage in the amount of: Bodily Injury to Others — $20,000 per accident victim and $40,000 per accident Personal Injury Protection — $8,000 per accident victim Bodily Injury Caused by an Uninsured Driver — $20,000 per accident…
Has My Vehicle Suffered Diminished Value After My Crash?
Published in Car Accidents on June 15, 2021
When another party hits your car, your vehicle could sustain substantial damage. Massachusetts requires all drivers to carry a minimum of $5,000 in property damage liability insurance. That means that the at-fault party’s insurance company pays up to $5,000 to repair or replace your vehicle. Unfortunately, $5,000 is not very much money for repairs or…
Overtime Lawyer in Massachusetts
Published in Employment Law on June 2, 2021
Employees deserve to be compensated for each hour they work. However, some employers try to cheat employees out of their hard-earned income to save money. Employers who fail to pay wages for overtime are breaking the law. State and federal wage and hour laws protect employees from wage theft. If an employer commits wage and…
What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Accident?
Published in Car Accidents on May 28, 2021
Are your odds of dying in a car accident higher or lower than your odds of dying from a fall? Does it matter whether you are a pedestrian or a motorcyclist? How can you know whether you are at risk of dying in a traffic accident? Over 30,000 people die annually in motor vehicle accidents…
The Lasting Damage of a Severe Burn Injury
Published in Burn Injury on May 12, 2021
Severe burn injuries can cause life-long damage. The immediate effects of a severe burn can include intense pain. The recovery from a severe burn can be lengthy and painful. What Are the Immediate Consequences of a Severe Burn? Burn injuries are classified into degrees. The level of the burn indicates the severity of the injury….