One of the more confusing parts of motor vehicle insurance is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverage under Parts 3 and 12 of the standard Massachusetts Automobile Insurance Policy, now in its seventh edition. Uninsured motorist coverage (UM) and Underinsured coverage (UIM) act as personal accident insurance for the named insured and household members if they […]
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Recognizing the individual and societal costs of motorcycle accidents, in a 1972 decision – subsequently affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of a Massachusetts motorcycle helmet law, the Federal District Court for Massachusetts said: “While we agree with plaintiff that the act’s only realistic purpose is the prevention of head injuries incurred […]
In Massachusetts, insurers and insurance claims settlement agents have a duty to “effectuate prompt, fair and equitable settlements of claims in which liability has become reasonably clear.” The failure to do so is defined by statute as an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance that qualifies as a violation of […]
It is important to understand some of the causes of car accidents in order to avoid the harmful consequences of an automobile accident. Car accidents occur at an alarming rate and are a leading cause of injury in the United States. In order to control the increasing accident rate, many states have passed tough laws […]
In Massachusetts a mechanic’s lien is a statutorily created lien against real property which secures the right to payment for services rendered by contractors, laborers, and suppliers regarding the construction, repair, or improvement to real estate. In existence in Massachusetts since the 1800’s, a mechanic’s lien is a powerful tool for creditors which allows them […]