Not Enough Insurance Money to Pay for Your Injury

If you are injured in Massachusetts, in a car accident or while walking in and around Boston, for example, you should know that Massachusetts car insurance policies have a provision whereby you can collect money for your car accident injury or pedestrian injury from your own insurance company if the at-fault driver does not have enough of their own insurance to pay you for your injury. Of course, caution the attorneys at the Boston Law Office of Neil Burns, you must elect to carry this type of coverage in the first place.

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Danger of Delaying Medical Care After Car Accident

Boston residents are injured in car accidents that happen in Massachusetts every day. Following a car accident in Boston, you should report the accident to your insurance company and file an operator’s report. And if you are injured in a Boston car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention for your personal injuries. The attorneys at the Boston Law Office of Neil Burns can help you file a claim and maximize your recovery if you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own.

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Massachusetts Employers Not Responsible for Drunk Worker, Court Says

In a case handed down by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Court took employers off the hook for the responsibility of their employees while off site. Essentially, the Court said that in the “comings and goings” of an employee, the employer is not responsible. We see many such cases: there is insufficient motor vehicle insurance, so the injured party needs to file a claim against third parties. The case involved a pedestrian injured by a driver who had been drinking with his boss prior to driving home. The driver was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Massachusetts Small Claims Court For Property Damage

Boston automobile drivers face many tough road conditions while driving in Massachusetts. If your car is damaged in an automobile accident because of someone else’s negligence, first try to work things out with your automobile insurance company. But if you cannot get the relief you seek or feel you are entitled to, then you may consider bringing your property damage (or car accident damage) claim before the Massachusetts small claims court.

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Massachusetts to Ban Texting While Driving

The Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston is abuzz with pending legislation set to be finalized shortly. The attorneys at the Boston Law Office of Neil Burns recently brought you an article concerning efforts to pass legislation banning texting while driving. As attorneys representing those injured in car accidents and other personal injuries, we know firsthand the importance of safe driving practices: distracted driving leads to many Boston residents being involved in car accidents, and suffering pedestrian and bicycle injuries.

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Massachusetts Courts Facing Budget Crisis

Massachusetts courts are facing devastating budget cuts, with Boston courts trying to do more with less, notes Suffolk County Clerk-Magistrate Michael Donovan. The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) assembled a task force to examine the day-to-day effects of recent court budget cuts. The Boston personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns are mindful of the important role courts play in adjudicating car accident and personal injury cases.

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Massachusetts, Illegal Immigrants and Underinsurance Coverage

We warn our clients to secure Uninsurance and Underinsurance coverage for their motor vehicles all the time. This is because in my 25 years representing victims of motor vehicle accidents, one of the biggest problems we face is clients with significant injuries and insufficient insurance. A new bill, aimed at illegal immigrants requires the Registry of Motor Vehicles to secure the license number of the person registering the vehicle.

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Awarding Interest In Arbitration Cases

The Massachusetts Appeals Court, sitting in Boston, recently reversed a Trial Court Order granting pre-award interest to the prevailing party of an arbitration. The case began as a negligence action in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court, and negligence cases include the personal injury and car accident cases handled by the Boston attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns. Thus, the attorney’s at the Boston Law Office of Neil Burns informs its clients of this decision because it may directly impact their individual case.

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Massachusetts Motor Cycle Safety For Residents Over 55

According to reports, the rate of injuries and deaths for motorcycle riders is dramatically rising in the 55 -64 year old category. According to a study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, from 1998 to 2007, the rate of increase was 400%! The second largest increase was in the folks from 45 to 54 year olds. As lawyers who represent victims of motorcycle cycle accidents in Massachusetts, we urge riders to be safe out there.

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