How Does Uninsured Insurance Work After a Hit and Run in Massachusetts?

Hit-and-run accidents in Massachusetts are frustrating for the injured parties who are understandably upset over drivers who failed to stop at the accident scene and to take responsibility for their negligent conduct.  Under Massachusetts law, any motorist involved in an accident with another auto is required to stop and exchange information with the other party that includes your name, address and vehicle registration as well as proof of insurance coverage.

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Can You Settle an Injury Claim in Massachusetts Without an Attorney?

If you were injured in a car accident, it is tempting to try and settle a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurer on your own. After all, a car accident attorney will typically charge a contingency fee of at least 33% of any settlement and often 40% if it’s a premises liability case.  So, can you settle an injury claim on your own and what do you risk if you do not retain a car accident attorney?

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What is The Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts for a Legal Malpractice Case?

Civil lawsuits have a time limit, or statute of limitations, on when you can file your suit in court. Although you may have notified a person or entity such as an insurer about a claim, your ability to collect on that claim will be permanently barred if the time limit or statute of limitations runs out on actually filing it in the appropriate court.  For legal malpractice claims in Massachusetts, that time limit is 3 years.

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What Happens If You Hit Your Head?

Car accident collisions can result in various types of injuries such as broken limbs, lacerations, disfigurement, soft tissue tears, spinal injuries, and internal organ injuries. But one of the most common, easily overlooked, and undertreated injuries are concussions and their after-effects. If you suffered a concussion in a Massachusetts auto accident caused by another party, do not hesitate to contact an experienced car accident attorney.

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Safety Tips in Massachusetts to Avoid Being Pinned Between Equipment

Working construction is among the most dangerous occupations in America with Massachusetts being no safer than other states. Workers are constantly exposed to negligent conduct by subcontractors operating heavy equipment, by falling objects, a failure to install guardrails and other safety measures, lack of proper training, and absence of proper signage among other safeguards that can minimize or even eliminate many risks. 

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What Are Motions in Limine in Massachusetts?

Many Massachusetts personal injury cases are won in the pretrial phase or during discovery where the parties exchange what information they have regarding their clients or their interests and are able to question the involved parties and percipient witnesses and those retained as experts.  One of the tools used by a personal injury attorney during the time before trial is a motion in limine. 

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How Long Do You Have to File a Claim in Massachusetts?

If you were injured in an accident in Massachusetts by the negligent or intentional conduct of another person or entity, you have a right to bring a claim for compensation.  However, there are time limits on how much time you have to file your claim in court depending on the nature of the injury, the location or where you were injured, if you are a minor, and whether you were even aware of your injury.  These time limits are governed by the relevant statute of limitations that pertains to your particular injury.

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Massachusetts

If you drive for any appreciable amount of time in Massachusetts or elsewhere, it is almost inevitable that you will be involved in a car accident, whether it was caused by yourself or by the negligent driving of another motorist. And, if you suffered any injuries in the accident, it is important that you follow certain steps so as to preserve your right to claim compensation for your injuries. 

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