Articles Posted in Current Affairs

Published on:

Slip and fall cases can be challenging to win at trial in Massachusetts.  Each county in Massachusetts is unique and within each county sits jurors with unique life experiences with their own opinions regarding whether or not injury victims are deserving of compensation.  Defense lawyers and insurance claims adjusters, when evaluating a claim, consider the county where the action is pending in evaluating a claim's value.  Here is a link to an informative survey that reveals generally the juror tendencies of the various counties of Massachusetts:

http://www.harmonie.org/user_documents/massachusetts.pdf

Published on:

Millions of Americans have Medicare health insurance coverage.  Oftentimes however, when a Medicare beneficiary is involved in a personal injury event, dealing with Medicare can be a tedious and interminable process.

By law, Medicare has an automatic lien for any medical bills they paid out on your behalf in connection with medical treatment you received stemming from a personal injury case.  There is no way to avoid such a lien, and myself, and thousands of personal injury attorneys throughout America deal with the Medicare behemoth daily.

Therefore, if you have been injured in an accident in Massachusetts, or any other state, and you are a Medicare beneficiary, your attorney (or yourself if you are pro se) will have to work with Medicare to see to it that their lien is satisfied out of any settlement or verdict proceeds.  Because even if a case is concluded, Medicare can still pursue the beneficiary, and even the attorney, if Medicare discovers their lien was not satisfied.

Published on:

I absolutely love this man’s loyalty to his deceased sister and his unbridled and justified social media campaign against Progressive for its unconscionable response to her death.  Here is the story from Gawker.com:

Comedian Calls Out Progressive Insurance for Defending His Sister’s Killer; Progressive Responds in Heartless Robot Fashion

    • With a title as provocative as “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court,” comedian Matt Fisher’s
Published on:

Here is a great article I came across written by Maryland personal injury lawyer Ronald Miller regarding how the issue of defense costs affects an insurer's willingness to settle a personal injury case.  Here is the article:

Can I Expect the Insurance Company to Settle to Avoid the Costs of Litigation?

by Ron Miller on July 13, 2012

Published on:

I love this article.  It helps to promulgate the much needed message that insurance companies are not concerned with treating the injured fairly.  Rather, they are concerned solely on increasing their bottom lines at the expense of those who are truly are aggrieved, and deserving of fair and reasonable compensation.  Here is the article from The Huffington Post:

Insurance Claim Delays Deliver Massive Profits To Industry By Shorting Customers

WASHINGTON — Unlike many other businesses, the insurance industry is bound by law to act in good faith with its customers. Because of their protective role in the lives of ordinary citizens, insurers have long operated as semi-public trusts. But since the mid-1990s, a new profit-hungry model, combined with weak regulation, has upended that ancient social contract.

Published on:

I am so proud to announce that the kind folks over at LexisNexis nominated this blog as one of the top 25 tort blogs in America.  Here is the link, and thank you so much LexisNexis: 

http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/litigationresourcecenter/blogs/litigationblog/archive/2011/10/27/nominate-your-favorite-blogs-for-top-tort-blog-honors.aspx

Published on:

Susan Saladoff, Esq., director of the film "Hot Coffee" recently appeared on Stephen Colbert.  Kudos to her for continuing to tirelessly fight to dispel the myths created and propagated by big business to deny access to justice for injury victims.  Here is the clip:

http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/tue-october-25-2011-susan-saladoff

Contact Information