Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

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Pedestrians and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

By on November 9, 2018

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 […]

Motorcycle Accident Health Costs & Insurance

By on November 9, 2018

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 […]

Mechanic’s Liens: Perfection Is Nine-Tenths of the Law

By on October 2, 2018

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 […]