Liability of Cities and Towns For nearly two centuries, cities and towns in Massachusetts have been statutorily tasked with control of sidewalk maintenance and repair as part of an elaborate and comprehensive statutory system establishing municipal liability for injuries resulting from defects in public ways. The statutory scheme requires notice of injury to the municipality […]
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If you don’t need to, you likely do not want to purchase insurance offered by a car rental company. Daily rates for collision and theft insurance run anywhere from $10.00 to $35.00 per day depending on the vehicle, and additional liability coverage can cost another $10.00 to $15.00 per day. Therefore, renters should check whether […]
The August issue of Legal News discussed the Massachusetts notice requirements for injuries from defects in a way. This issue focuses on the pitfalls involved in determining who is responsible for the condition of the way and defect that caused the accident. In Massachusetts, a person injured in an accident as a result of the […]
If you were in a bicycle accident while riding your bicycle in a crosswalk, you may be wondering whether the motorist is at fault. While there are laws protecting pedestrians from motorists when a pedestrian enters and uses a marked crosswalk, this law may not apply to bicyclists riding in a crosswalk. However, there are […]
In Massachusetts, as in all states, the driver of a motor vehicle owes a duty of reasonable care to third persons whether they are other operators, persons walking on the sidewalk, or passengers in the driver’s vehicle. It makes sense to impose this duty on the person behind the wheel who is in control of […]