Massachusetts 93A Damages Against Insurer

Massachusetts’ Boston Municipal Court, Appellate Division, recently held that a Massachusetts insurance company cannot be held liable under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 93A when it refuses to pay a medical bill submitted under the PIP portion of an automobile insurance policy when the treatment associated with the bill is not “reasonably clear.” The attorney’s at the Boston Law office of Neil Burns can help if you are injured in a car accident. The details as described below show there are many details involved in filing a personal injury. The Boston lawyers at the Law Office of Neil Burns can help.

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Massachusetts Bars May Need Insurance

The Massachusetts House, sitting in Boston, overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require Massachusetts and Boston area restaurants and bars to purchase a liquor legal liability insurance policy to cover bodily injury or death. “While we don’t usually comment on House bills, we wanted to bring this Bill to people’s attention,” said Boston personal injury lawyer, Neil Burns. “We represent clients injured in Boston area bars and restaurants and this Bill will aid with collectability.”

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Timely Filing Massachusetts Auto Insurance Documents

A case filed in the Boston Municipal Court shows how important it is for Massachusetts residents to timely file all insurance documents following a car accident where you are injured. As a Boston car accident attorney helping those injured in car accidents, I cannot stress how important it is to contact an attorney as soon as practicable following the accident. Certain Massachusetts car accident insurance forms must be timely filed in order to preserve your claim, and the Personal Injury Protection form is one of those forms.

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Boston Fire Underscores Need for Renter’s Insurance

Boston experienced its largest fire in years, when a 9-alarm fire recently ripped through a residential building in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The Boston injury attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns can help if you are injured in a fire or other catastrophic event. And while the Boston accident attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns can help you, rental insurance can also help take care of you and your belongings.

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Attending Massachusetts Insurance Medical Examinations

In Massachusetts, the Boston Municipal Court’s Appellate Division decided the case of Cotton v. Hanover Insurance Company (Lawyers Weekly No. 13-010-1), in favor of the insurance company because the claimant failed to show up to two scheduled medical examination appointments. The Boston car accident attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns can help you navigate Massachusetts laws and rules regarding car accidents and insurance, which are numerous and can be complicated.

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Injury Claims In Massachusetts Must Be Timely Filed

As a Massachusetts resident, if you suffer an injury, you must timely file your claim. “A Boston resident, for example, would have to file their case at the appropriate court within three years from the time they knew about the injury,” notes Boston injury attorney Neil Burns, “if you fail to timely file, you lose your right to file, forever. If you’re injured, don’t delay in calling us.”

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Choosing Massachusetts Automobile Insurance

Boston residents should choose their Massachusetts car insurance carefully. “There is more to choosing car insurance than just the cost,” says Boston car accident attorney Neil Burns, “you must also conisder who you are protecting in case of a car accident.” Take the recent case of Wagenmaker v. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-079-10) (3 pages) (Per Curiam) (1st Cirtcuit). In that case, the passenger in a vehicle was involved in accident when the car she was travelling in was struck by an unidentified vehicle. This type of car accident is commonly known as a hit and run.

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Dorchester Hair Salon Owes $500,000.00 for Bad Weave

A Boston hair salon known as Kay’s, located on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester, Massachusetts, now owes a Brockton women $500,000.00 after the Appellate Division Court upheld the jury’s 2009 award. Boston personal injury attorney noted that negligence claims such as these, often tried at the District Court level, are then appealed when one side has a legal disagreement with the verdict, such as this case.

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New Massachusetts Insurers Avoid High Risk Drivers

Boston and all Massachusetts drivers will continue to see managed auto insurance competition in the state. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance’s decision to temporarily exempt auto insurance companies that are new to the Bay State from having to cover high-risk motorists. The Massachusetts Division of Insurance recently allowed managed competition as a way to allow auto insurer companies to compete for good drivers, giving consumer more choices than ever before. The argument is that competition results in better rates for better drivers across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Law Office of Neil Burns wants to inform Massachusetts residents that they should now compare auto insurance rates before buying or renewing their auto insurance policy.

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