Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Read the Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog to get the latest information on Massachusetts personal injury law, cases, safety tips, and general interest topics about Essex County, Massachusetts.

Avoiding Car Accidents and Safety Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

By on December 13, 2019
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Driving in winter means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers, unforeseen dangers, and car accidents. “Each year, 24 percent of weather-related accidents occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15% happen during snowfall or sleet” (ops.fhwa.dot.gov/weather) and “70% of all winter related deaths occur as […]

Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute Bars Spectator’s Claim

By on December 4, 2019
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Recreational Use Exception The Massachusetts “recreational use statute” provides that owners, both public and private, who make their land available to the public for “recreational, conservation, scientific, educational, environmental, ecological, research, religious, or charitable purposes without imposing a charge or fee therefor” are not liable for personal injuries sustained by such members of the public […]

Filing a Massachusetts Lawsuit In District Court or Superior Court: Procedural Amount

By on November 18, 2019

What is the Procedural Amount Under its statutory authority, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered that the procedural amount applicable to civil cases, including personal injury claims, brought in the Superior Court increase from $25,000. to $50,000. for all cases commenced on or after January 1, 2020. Cases involving less than $50,000. in damages […]