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 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.
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 […]
Juror Bias Against Bicyclists A recent U.S. District Court case in Massachusetts revealed a potential juror bias regarding bicyclists who are injured on the road. In that case, a bicyclist was riding the wrong way down Commercial Street, a one-way street in Provincetown, when she was struck in the leg by a truck, fell from […]
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 […]
Lower Car Value With the popularity of CarFax and similar vehicle history reports it’s likely that a potential buyer or dealer will know whether your car has been in an accident when it comes time to trade or sell. Even when your car has been repaired, if your car report reveals an accident it’s also […]