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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,…

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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…

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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…

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How Safe Are Helicopters?

Published in Personal Injury on May 6, 2021

The death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other people in 2020 put a focus on the safety of helicopters. Whenever there is a fatal helicopter accident in the news, people begin wondering whether traveling by helicopter is safe. Unfortunately, helicopter accidents are common. Helicopter Travel is Risky – What Causes Helicopter Accidents? From…

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Personal Injury Settlement Check?

Published in Personal Injury on April 6, 2021

A settlement is an agreement that ends a legal dispute. A settlement check is a payment for damages in a personal injury case. The question of how long it takes to get a personal injury settlement check depends on several factors. The timeline for settlement of a personal injury case depends on the circumstances of…

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What is Emotional Damage?

Published in Personal Injury on March 30, 2021

Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, and other personal injuries result in painful injuries. The physical pain and suffering caused by an accident can be overwhelming. However, accident victims often suffer emotional injuries, too. Emotional injuries can be as devastating and debilitating as some physical injuries. The impact of these injuries is just…

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Hidden Nanny Cams: Are They Actually Legal in Massachusetts?

Published in Personal Injury on January 18, 2021

For many homeowners, the front yard sign announcing a security system is a signal that the home is protected against intruders. But what about people a homeowner willingly lets inside? One solution is discreetly installing what are commonly called “nanny cams.” Originally used for parents to keep tabs on their babysitters and thought to prevent…

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How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

Published in Personal Injury on January 8, 2021

When you have suffered an injury that was caused by someone else, you have the legal right to pursue financial recovery. Many types of accidents can result in personal injuries, including car accidents, bike accidents, and slip and falls. You can seek compensation to cover the costs of your medical expenses, lost income, and pain…

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What Should I Wear to Court in Massachusetts?

Published in Personal Injury on December 28, 2020

When you go to court for a personal injury case, you are required to wear appropriate attire. However, what is considered proper attire for court? If this is your first time in a courtroom for a hearing or a trial, you may not be sure what to wear to court. Your personal injury lawyer will…

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What is a Lien on a Personal Injury Case?

Published in Personal Injury on December 26, 2020

Medical bills from a personal injury case can quickly total tens of thousands of dollars. Many accident victims do not have the money to pay medical bills. If they do not have health insurance to cover medical expenses, it can be frightening and overwhelming. Massachusetts law allows medical providers to place a medical lien on…

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