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Neil Burns
Neil Burns

Personal Injury Lawyer Neil Burns

I have been practicing law in Boston and throughout Massachusetts since 1985. I have represented clients in District Courts, Superior Courts, the Appeals Court, Housing Court, Probate Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Court and the Federal District Court. Recently I was proud to be named a SUPERLAWYER as judged by other Massachusetts lawyers.

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Attorney Client Privilege During Depositions is Not Absolute

Anything and everything you say to your lawyer is privileged, right? No. Like any rule, there are exceptions. In this longstanding rule and principle of our legal system there are only a few general exceptions. The communication must be private; that is, if your friend is in the room when you tell your personal injury attorney how the car accident happened, the conversation is not privileged. There are exceptions regarding future intentions regarding committing a crime as well. Read more

Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Wrongful Death on Cape Cod

In a horrific accident in Harwich recently two vehicles, driven by teenage drivers were racing along Route 6.  The teenagers were local high school graduates.  18-year-old Michael Lawrence of Osterville was pronounced dead after a single car accident.  He was alone in the vehicle and didn’t even live long enough to make it to a hospital.  A graduate of Barnstable High School, Mr. Lawrence was travelling east at the time of the collision.  Read more

Accident Lawyer Reports on Top Motor Vehicle Crash Sites in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation published its updated crash report, which includes all reported motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents through 2011.  The data is interesting in several respects.  The ranking is a matching of property damage reported and injuries reported.  It is a “first brush tool to evaluate top crash intersection locations” so as to improve safety. Read more