What Types of Lawsuits Might Come From COVID-19 Exposure?
On top of the many physical and emotional concerns regarding the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic are also legal issues. People from all over the world are filing COVID-19 lawsuits concerning travel and entertainment refunds, failed business contracts, employment issues, business interruptions, medical negligence, pandemic avoidance, and more. If you believe you have a lawsuit or class action…read more
How to Win a Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts
Published in Personal Injury on July 7, 2020
Wrongful death is the loss of life due to another person’s tort, misconduct, negligence or wrongdoing. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that seeks to hold the at-fault party accountable for the deceased person’s death. Certain family members in Massachusetts could receive compensation after an executor or administrator of the decedent files a…read more
What Are Common Apartment Accident Injuries?
It is typical to feel safe and secure in your apartment building. As a renter, you have the legal right to expect reasonable care by your landlord, building owner or management company. Reasonable care means an expectation that your landlord will regularly inspect the premises for hazards, repair known issues and respond promptly to tenant…read more
How to Negotiate an Injury Insurance Settlement
Published in Personal Injury on June 14, 2020
One of the most important steps in the process of obtaining financial compensation for your injuries and losses during a civil suit is negotiating an insurance settlement. The settlement is the agreement you come to with an insurance company regarding how much money it will give you for the damages you have from an accident….read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
Is Lane Splitting Legal in Massachusetts?
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….read more
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…read more
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…read more