Personal Injury

How is the Eggshell Skull Rule Applied in Personal Injury Cases?

Published in Personal Injury on May 13, 2020

As the claimant in a personal injury case, you may or may not encounter the eggshell skull rule during your claim. The eggshell rule is a legal doctrine that involves the condition of the victim at the time of the accident in terms of the defendant’s liability. It is an important rule to understand if…

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Is My Landlord Liable for My Accident in My Apartment?

Published in Personal Injury on May 11, 2020

Your apartment might be the last place you expect to suffer a serious personal injury. If your home contains a dangerous defect, however, such as a gas leak or a faulty staircase, you could end up in the hospital with life-altering injuries. Whether your landlord is or is not liable for an accident in your…

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Is a Bystander Claim Derivative in Massachusetts?

Published in Personal Injury on May 4, 2020

A traumatic or catastrophic accident might not only affect the direct victim but also anyone who witnessed the event. Witnessing a tragic accident such as a car crash or dog attack could also lead to injuries, including emotional distress and mental anguish. In Massachusetts, it may be possible for a bystander who witnessed an accident…

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Massachusetts?

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on April 20, 2020

Lane splitting is a frequent topic of debate in many states. Since California became the first state to remove language barring motorcyclists from lane splitting in its traffic laws in 2016, many other states have attempted to follow suit. Proposed lane-splitting or lane-filtering laws in all other states, however, have so far failed to pass….

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Do Liability Waivers Bar Me From Making an Injury Claim?

Published in Personal Injury on April 10, 2020

A liability waiver can interfere with an accident victim’s ability to make a claim to damages in Massachusetts. A liability waiver is a legal document signing away a person’s rights to bring an injury suit against the individual or company. Liability waivers are not airtight protections against liability, however. If you or a loved one…

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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 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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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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