Massachusetts PIP Law 2020

Published in Personal Injury on March 23, 2020

PIP, or personal injury protection, is a type of automobile insurance coverage. It works for first-party claims, in which the policyholder files for coverage for damages through his or her own insurance company. In no-fault states such as Massachusetts, PIP insurance is mandatory. In a PIP state, you must carry this type of coverage to…

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Who Is At Fault If a Jaywalker Gets Hit By a Car?

Published in Pedestrian Safety on March 13, 2020

Pedestrian accidents are tragic collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians. The person walking or jogging almost always suffers more severe injuries than the driver of the vehicle in a pedestrian accident. All drivers must pay attention to the road and obey traffic laws to try to prevent pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians, however, must also do their…

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Who Is Responsible for Falling Debris Injuries?

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on March 8, 2020

Falling debris is a significant injury risk. Common injuries associated with falling objects are head injuries, skull fractures and traumatic brain damage. A falling object could cause permanent disabilities or the wrongful death of a victim. If you or someone you love has injuries from falling debris in Massachusetts, identify the party that could be…

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Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Published in car accidents on February 26, 2020

Commercial truck accidents take thousands of lives each year. The size and weight of big rigs make them formidable opponents in vehicle collisions. Passengers of smaller vehicles almost always suffer more severe injuries than truck occupants. Truck companies and their drivers have a duty to obey federal safety and operation laws. Breaking these laws and…

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Massachusetts Hit & Run Laws

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury, Safety on February 20, 2020

A hit-and-run can make a car accident claim in Boston even more complicated. You may not know the identity of the at-fault party. This could mean no opportunity to hold someone else responsible for your injuries and damages. Luckily, Massachusetts’ no-fault law means you can file a claim with your own car insurance provider to…

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Who Is Liable in an E-Scooter Accident?

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on February 10, 2020

Electric scooters (e-scooters) have exploded in popularity in Boston with the introduction of rentable dockless e-scooter companies such as Bird and Lime. Yet many riders severely overestimate the safety of these vehicles. Hundreds of e-scooter accidents have injured and killed victims in the last few years alone. If you get into an e-scooter accident, you…

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What Are Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents?

Published in Personal Injury on January 20, 2020

Working in construction comes with many risks. Construction zones have dangerous equipment, tools and materials that can cause significant personal injuries. In 2018, 1,008 construction workers lost their lives on the job. This was more than one-fifth (21.1%) of total worker fatalities in the U.S. that year. It is up to every worker and site…

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What Happens If I Get in An Accident in a Leased Car?

Published in car accidents on January 10, 2020

A car accident in a leased vehicle can lead to an insurance claim that is more difficult to navigate than a crash in a car you own. You will need to notify the leasing company on top of your insurance company of the accident, for example, and be careful with the replacement parts your mechanic…

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Workers’ Comp Retaliation Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on December 30, 2019

Workers’ compensation is a benefit all employees must lawfully receive in Massachusetts. Every employer in the state must purchase workers’ comp insurance to provide no-fault benefits to employees in the event of an occupational illness, injury or death. If you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you have the right to seek workers’ comp benefits…

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Workers’ Compensation?

Published in Personal Injury on December 17, 2019

The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Program is in place for the protection of injured workers. Workers’ compensation provides insurance coverage for employees injured on the job without the employee needing to prove fault or negligence. It is no-fault coverage that can pay for an injured worker’s medical costs, lost wages, disabilities and death benefits. If you…

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