Uninsured and Underinsured Car Insurance Under a standard Massachusetts Auto Insurance Policy Uninsured (UM) and Underinsurance (UIM) Coverage act as personal accident insurance for the named insured and household members, operators and passengers of an insured motor vehicle. These coverages provide benefits if you are involved in a car accident, and the person responsible for […]
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Recent news events have highlighted the dramatic impact that videotapes and photographs can have on settling factual disputes regarding an incident. This type of evidence is particularly persuasive because it records objectively, unlike the participants to an event or accident whose perception may be influenced by emotion and stress. One area where photographs and videotape […]
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 […]
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 […]