Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute, 93A Damages

In an important decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last week, it was determined that the insurance companies used unfair settlement schemes against a victim of a Massachusetts auto accident. As a result, the Court determined that is was necessary to double the jury verdict against the insurance companies. Under the law, insurance carriers are required to make prompt and fair settlement offers, or they will be subject to double to treble damages.

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Uninsured Motorists Causing Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Accidents

We have worked hard to educate our clients about Massachusetts uninsured motor vehicle accidents and underinsured Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents. Significantly, we have encouraged our Boston car accident clients to consider purchasing insurance beyond the minimal insurance. We regularly represent victims of serious Massachusetts car accidents and they often suffer a second “injury: — insufficient insurance to cover their losses.

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Massachusetts Auto Accident Chapter 93A Damages News

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is currently considering an important case under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93A, Consumer Protection statute. The issue before the SJC is how to calculate 93A damages following a finding, by the trial judge, that a motor vehicle accident insurance company violated the law by failing to make a fair settlement offer. We reported on this case last December, in an article called Massachusetts Personal Injury Victims Win Unfair Claims Settlement Against Insurance Companies.

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Massachusetts Texting While Driving Law Needs Enforcement

The no texting law, formally called the Massachusetts Safe Driving Act, went into effect on September 30, 2011. A Boston car accident lawyer ponders whether it is working; from October 1, 2010 to May 30, 2011, there were 733 citations in Massachusetts for texting while driving. This amounts to approximately 3 per day throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, 41 drivers under 18 have received citations for operation of cell phones.

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Child Safety Seats Saves Lives in Massachusetts

Car seats save lives, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In a Raynham collision between a sedan and a pick up truck that killed the driver of the sedan, a two year old passenger survived because she was in a car seat, according to the Raynham Fire Department. The accident, which happened on South Main Street in Raynham, resulted in the wrongful death of the child’s mother.

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