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Are punitive damages awarded in Massachusetts personal injury cases?

The most tragic aspect of being a personal injury attorney in Massachusetts is the human aspect: all too often, we help people who have been injured, often severely and in some cases having suffered ...
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Products Liability for Manufacturers of Auxiliary Products: New Case Law

Massachusetts law allows for recovery for damages suffered as a result of defective products. Plaintiffs may recover under three theories, generally, for products liability. The first theory claims ...
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What does the reasonable person standard mean in Massachusetts?

When bringing a negligence suit in the Commonwealth, a typical suit has four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. In establishing the first element of duty, the Commonwealth has established ...
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Comparative Negligence in Massachusetts

Suppose that two drivers driving on a busy road collide. Driver A is injured, but both drivers are partially at fault for accident—Driver A ran a stop sign, but Driver B was speeding at the time ...
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What types of invasion of privacy claims are available in Massachusetts?

An invasion of privacy tort is a tort claim that a plaintiff can bring against a defendant in the Commonwealth. Specifically, the courts have defined an invasion of privacy as “the wrongful ...
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What documents will my attorney need from me in preparing my personal injury suit?

When an individual suffers a personal injury, this if often an incredibly life changing, traumatic experience for a client. A personal injury attorney will need certain information from the client in ...
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What is the Massachusetts lead paint law and how does it work?

As one of the oldest states in the United States, Massachusetts contains many older homes. Some of these homes were or are wrought with various hazards, among them lead paint. Hundreds of young ...
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What Types of Damages are Available in Personal Injury Actions?

A plaintiff may bring a personal injury lawsuit after suffering an injury caused by another person or organization. If the plaintiff is successful, he or she is entitled to receive compensation from ...
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When is an employee acting within the scope of his or her duties for purposes of a negligence claim?

In Massachusetts, the law requires that for a plaintiff to prove a case in negligence, the plaintiff must prove that: (1) the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff; (2) the defendant breached that ...
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Recent Case Law Regarding the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act

Does the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act offer immunity from a lawsuit against a state police K-9 officer in a case where a police dog bites an innocent bystander during a police chase? This was the ...
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Steps for Filing a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

Suffering personal injury, whether from a fall or a motor vehicle accident, is physically and emotionally traumatic. A personal injury attorney pursuing damages for the client’s pain and ...
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What must be proven, generally, in a negligence case?

Negligence is a significant subject in personal injury law, and the negligent operation of a motor vehicle is common within the personal injury context. Generally, negligence occurs when a party or ...
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Liability for Teen Drivers in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the principal cause of death among persons aged 15 to 20, according to National Center for Health statistics. Indeed, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety numbers show ...
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Negligent Entrustment: Are you Liable for Allowing A Drunk Person to Drive Your Car?

Picture this likely scenario: a group of twenty-somethings are partying at a football game. They're tailgating before the game, drinking throughout the game, and then having a few more alcoholic ...
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Can I Use the Police Report in my Massachusetts Personal Injury Case?

The subject matter which often presents our Boston personal injury lawyers with the most amount of information regarding a car accident--the police report, of course. Is a police report and ...
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Can I Sue a Commercial Landlord for Slip and Fall

Slip and fall cases are of the most common personal injury cases. People slip, fall down, and hurt themselves far more often than the general population realizes. If you have fallen and gotten injured ...
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How Pain and Suffering Hearsay Comes in to your Personal Injury Case

If you have had a personal injury in Massachusetts, you clearly need to write evidence to the court of your damages. Included in that are your damages of pain and suffering. That is, the actual pain ...
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Is Compulsory Coverage Enough for Massachusetts Personal Injury?

Car accidents can be devastating, medically, emotionally, and financially, particularly when they result in personal injury. We have all dealt with the process of buying car insurance and, for the ...
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