How does the court determine fault for injuries suffered in a car accident?

The terms comparative fault and contributory negligence are legal doctrines often referred to during auto accident lawsuits to address whether the plaintiff will recover damages in full. More precisely, these terms determine the percentage of each party at fault to determine if damages are recoverable and to what extent. If you are injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages from

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Premises Liability and Comparative Negligence in Massachusetts

When someone gets injured on a property in Massachusetts, who is responsible? The property owner? The tenant leasing the property? Or could the injured person’s conduct have caused the injury? Massachusetts law recognizes that questions of liability—premises liability or otherwise—are seldom black-and-white. If you have been injured on someone else’s property and are seeking compensation, you may find yourself puzzling over terms like ‘premises liability’.

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How Much Your Personal Injury Case Is Worth

When deciding how much a personal injury case is worth, it’s important to remember that every case is different and must be evaluated independently. Personal injury cases are anything but cut and dried, and there is no mathematical formula to determine how much one is owed for sustained injuries, although the insurance companies try to convince you that it is a simple math problem. Be

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Can I sue my employer if I was injured on the job?

All employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage according to Massachusetts General Laws. This ensures that employees who are injured on the job or who contract an illness related to their work are protected by Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation benefits. Compensation benefits are guaranteed in most cases, even if the employee is at fault for their injury. Benefits may cover partial pay replacement, hospital and medical

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DUI Accidents, Personal Injury, And Business Liability in Massachusetts

Going for the Source: How Liquor Liability Laws May Help in Your Fight for Personal Injury Compensation When someone intoxicated gets behind the wheel of a car, we all know that he or she can damage or end more lives than their own. But does the liability for injuries caused by a drunk-driving accident also extend beyond the single operator of a single vehicle? In

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Punitive Damages and Personal Injury Cases: A Rare Option in Massachusetts Courts

American law commonly recognizes two major types of compensation, or damages, that are available to victims of personal injuries: compensatory and punitive. In general, Massachusetts and the other New England states do not allow for punitive damages. One exception to this in the Commonwealth is in wrongful death cases. Compensatory Damages: An Overview In short, compensatory damages seek to provide an equivalent dollar amount to

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What You Need to Know if a Defective Product injures your Child

Trips to the emergency room are every parent’s worst nightmare. Yet, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, over 200,000 children are treated at hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. Some injuries result from improper use, but thousands of new toys hit the shelves every year, and, unfortunately, not all are safe. You may be able to file a product liability

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