By Robert I. Feinberg | Published August 10, 2023 | | |
You’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident and now you need payment for medical bills, property damage and other harm resulting from the crash. But how do you get that compensation if the other driver left the scene and you don’t know who they are? Massachusetts has an insurance system that allows you to file Read MoreRead More
In May 2023, a woman standing on the Red Line platform of the Harvard MBTA station was injured when a utility box fell from a column and struck her. People hurt in this type of incident, which occurs in an area controlled by the MBTA but doesn’t involve an actual train, bus or other vehicle, Read MoreRead More
Massachusetts is unlike most other states when it comes to the right of auto accident victims to sue for personal injuries. We are one of only 12 no-fault states that require your medical costs to be above a certain amount before you can bring an action against the other driver or vehicle owner. This amount Read MoreRead More
The Role of the Construction Site Project Manager or Superintendent Important concepts that your lawyer should pursue in establishing fault on the General Contractor in a construction accident Construction sites have one person in charge. That man or woman is the “captain of the ship”. I will refer to the person as the PS. The Read MoreRead More
How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated? Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times Read MoreRead More
What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure? COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in Read MoreRead More
I recently learned that many plaintiff lawyers are deciding to forgo a presentation at the start of a mediation. You may know from past blogs that mediation is increasingly used as a form of alternative dispute resolution. Virtually every major case is mediated. Whether the mediation was worthwhile is the subject of another blog. Often mediation can be successful.Read More
As you are aware by now, many of my blogs have dealt with the concept of landowner liability. Maybe that’s just a fancy way of referring to an owner of property. For example, many such personal injury cases involve a commercial establishment which has a duty to maintain its property, inside and out, in a reasonably safe manner. From my experience, I would have to say that one very helpful factor, one that has come up a lot in recent cases, is if the condition that causes the accident has been a long standing condition.Read More
Over the past several years the point of these blogs has been to try to educate the consuming public, to those who might have a case or those wondering about the lawsuit/litigation process. As in any profession, there can be misconceptions about what happens. In the past I’ve discussed how long a case takes. Certainly there are no hard and fast rules on that.Read More
We know that the law often changes or, as academics are fond of saying, evolves. Yes, over the years more claims have been permitted by the highest court of Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the Massachusetts state legislature. Of course, sometimes the pendulum swings the other way, that is against the rights of victims.Read More
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