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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Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Massachusetts 2023

An insurer has a contractual relationship with its insureds and to claimants that obligates the insurer to act in good faith. Most insurers do adhere to their obligations but there are occasions when your valid claim is unreasonably declined, payments are delayed, there is a failure to conduct an appropriate investigation, or the insurer otherwise acts unfairly. Should your insurer or the defendant party’s insurer act in bad faith in Massachusetts, you may have a claim against it for bad faith.

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Six Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Massachusetts

There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle in Massachusetts carries inherent risks.  Riders are exposed to the elements such as wind, rain and fog as well as poorly maintained roadways that are commonly frequented by intoxicated and inattentive motorists.  Any kind of accident where a rider is thrown from a bike has a high probability of the rider sustaining a serious injury.

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Premises Liability Laws in Massachusetts

Premises liability is an area of tort/personal injury law that obligates property owners to keep their land, business, or property safe and free from hazards that could pose a risk of injury to those lawfully on their property.  Those who have a duty of care toward these persons may include not only the property owner, but a tenant in a leased apartment or home, a government entity, building manager, or a contractor working on the property.  The property may be a house, an apartment, restaurant, bar, mall, sidewalk, farm, sports arena, city park, amusement park, theater, hotel or motel, library, grocery store, retail store, and government building.

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