On March 30 2020 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an Order In Re: COVID 19(Coronavirus) Pandemic regarding serving documents, changing the Rules of Civil Procedure. That is, Rule 5 (b) which requires that service of pleadings and other papers upon an attorney” be by US Mail, has been changed by the Court. This Rule requiring delivery by mail has been suspended until further notice. Attorneys are now instructed to serve pleadings via email.
Massachusetts Route 24 is a 40-mile stretch of highway running north-south beginning at Fall River and extending to Randolph. To motorists familiar with Route 24, it has become infamous for the overwhelming number of crashes and fatalities with some motorists calling it the “death highway” or the” highway from hell.” From 2016 to 2019, there were 1,417 crashes in Bristol County with about eight fatalities. In 2016, there were 590 crashes between Randolph and Berkely with 286 reported injuries and two fatalities. Overall, in the past 5-years, there were 3,000 collisions with the roadway between Fall River and Taunton appearing to be the deadliest stretch.
Have you ever considered the possibility of a Massachusetts car accident where in an instant, your life and those of your loved ones are altered forever? Will all of your medical bills be paid? Can you return to work? What will happen to your home, car, and other bills if you and/or your spouse is incapacitated and unable to work?
Notwithstanding more than thirty years of practicing legal malpractice law in Massachusetts, I have yet to hear the insurance trial attorneys use the defense of the Coronavirus. Will this be changing soon? Perhaps.
Massachusetts motorists will have to contend with a new ban on driving and cellphone use this year. Although texting and driving has been banned for all drivers regardless of age since 2010, only motorists under the age of 18 were barred from using a hand-held device to call, talk, or review email messages and perhaps watch a video. The use of hand-held devices has been cited as a factor in causing numerous deaths and serious injuries. Governor Baker and safety advocates are confident the new law will be instrumental in reducing traffic accidents and fatalities.
A near-tragic car accident in Quincy, Massachusetts a few months ago involving three vehicles highlighted the need for an experienced car accident lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve. The accident occurred on Willard Street around 8:15 p.m., which according to residents is a dangerous stretch of roadway with a high volume of traffic.