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PIP Exclusions: When “No Fault” Is Your Fault

By on August 10, 2018

Personal Injury Protection Exclusions By statute Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are required for all Massachusetts automobile insurance policies. This coverage provides for payment of “all reasonable expenses incurred within two years from the date of accident for necessary medical, surgical, x-ray, and dental services,” as well as lost wages and payments for necessary household […]

Can a Meatball Be Unreasonably Dangerous?

By on April 14, 2018
Personal Injury Meatball

In a tragic Massachusetts personal injury case, a seven-year-old first grade student suffered traumatic brain damage after choking on meatballs served in the cafeteria of a public school. The student and his parents sued the manufacturer of the meatballs for negligence and breach of the warranty of merchantability arguing that the formula used for the […]

Personal Injury Claims – The Warranty of Habitability and Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment in Massachusetts

By on February 28, 2018

In Massachusetts there are three ways a residential landlord can be liable to a tenant for personal injuries caused by defects in rented premises: negligence, breach of the warranty of habitability and breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment. A claim for negligence is not specific to residential landlords and can be brought by anyone […]