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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 […]

Uninsured Car Insurance May Apply to Intentional Acts

By on November 4, 2019

Uninsured Auto Coverage Uninsured car insurance under a standard Massachusetts Auto Insurance Policy acts as personal accident insurance for the named insured and household members, and operators and passengers of an insured motor vehicle. This compulsory coverage provides benefits if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and the person responsible for the accident […]

Open and Obvious Negligence?

By on October 28, 2019

Duty to Warn  In Massachusetts an owner or person in control of property owes a duty of reasonable care to persons lawfully on their premises which includes an obligation to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of any dangers of which they are aware or reasonably should be aware. […]

Bystander & Zone of Danger Liability

By on October 21, 2019

Bystander Recovery Massachusetts allows recovery for emotional distress, in a personal injury claim, when a person witnesses injury to another, but only in specific circumstances. Such cases often stem from someone witnessing an auto accident, but can occur in many ways. A person can recover as a bystander where the person was never in danger […]