Attorney Bob Allison has been helping injury and accident victims from Essex County, MA, receive fair and just compensation for over 26 years. While his clients are undergoing medical treatment and recovering from their injuries, he handles all matters concerning their personal injury claim. This includes dealing with the insurance company, obtaining medical records and bills, dealing with any collection efforts by medical providers, investigating their claim, and working to obtain fair and just compensation for his clients. Attorney Allison’s practice areas include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and product liability claims.
Filing a Lawsuit in Massachusetts: Timing
You have three years from the date of the accident to settle your personal injury claim or file a lawsuit. Also, some claims require that you send proper notice within a specific time period. So, if you are thinking about pursuing a personal injury claim, you should contact an attorney to find out if any notice requirements apply to you.
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Essex County Lawsuits and Court
If you live in Essex County and need to file a personal injury lawsuit, it will probably be filed in your city’s district court or Essex County Superior Court. If you file a lawsuit in Essex Superior Court, it will be assigned to Salem Superior Court, Lawrence Superior Court, or Newburyport Superior Court. The decision to file your lawsuit in District Court or Superior Court depends on whether or not there is a reasonable likelihood that your recovery will exceed $25,000 (District Court is $25,000 and under while Superior Court is over $25,000). Peabody District Court also handles small claims actions, evictions, and criminal matters.
Essex County, MA, Laws and Legal Resources
Some legal resources which you might find helpful are:
A Brief History of Essex County, Massachusetts
Essex was incorporated as a county in 1643 when the “whole plantation” of Massachusetts was divided into four shires – Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex Shire. Today, over 30 towns and cities are located in Essex County.
Located in the northeast portion of Massachusetts, Essex County is the third-most populous county in the state. This diverse county full of rich history contains over 743,000 residents and spans a total of 828 square miles.
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