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No Man’s Land: Liability for Defects in a Public Sidewalk in Massachusetts

By on December 15, 2016
Who is liable in a slip-and-fall accident on public sidewalk? Attorney Bob Allison has the answers.

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 […]

Pedestrians and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

By on April 10, 2014

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 […]