Category: Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney Ethics

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Following an accident, Massachusetts has its own deadline, or “statute of limitations,” for bringing a personal injury claim in the state’s civil courts. You have three years under this law to sue someone for personal injuries in a Massachusetts court. This three-year period often begins to run on the day of the accident. Rarely, the […]

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Not Filing a Police Report Filing a police report is essential in maintaining a strong case. By providing documentation of the accident, the police report allows for an unbiased third-party account of the incident. It legitimizes the claim the victim has, while also providing effectual evidence in comparison to hearsay from either the victim or […]

Insurance companies like to play games with innocent injury victims. Don’t fall for their tricks and traps. Here are seven insider secrets insurance adjusters don’t want you to know about. When Insurance companies tell you that their offer is final, they are not telling you the truth. Nearly every adjuster can get additional settlement authority […]

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When it comes to accident claims, being careful is essential- and the wrong move could wreck your accident claim. As an attorney who’s been representing personal injury victims for nearly two decades-I’ve become accustomed to how the game works in cases like these, known as the 5 Deadly Sins. To begin, the first deadly sin […]

An injury to the mind, body, or emotion can be detrimental to one’s health. When pursuing a personal injury claim it is essential to recover fair compensation; where you receive reparation for not only economic losses, but also for your pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is the physical and emotional pain associated with your […]

There are a number of factors that come into play when an attorney decides whether or not to take on a personal injury case for a client.  Here are some, but not all, of those factors: Has the Statute of Limitations run (it is different for different types of cases)? Was the client injured? Did […]

Most if not all Massachusetts personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean? I found the following informative and articulate post over at authored by attorney Scott E. Smith. Here is the post: Abraham Lincoln once said, “A lawyer’s time and advice is his […]

Following a motor vehicle collision people typically start receiving a ton of mail from insurance companies. Unfortunately, some of this mail may also be from car accident lawyers soliciting you. Sadly, there are lawyers who actually scour the accident reports from recent car crashes in order to solicit, either on the telephone, letter, or both, potential clients in hopes […]

Sadly, and unbelievably, there are lawyers who scour the accident reports from recent car crashes in order to solicit, either on the telephone, letter, or both, potential clients in hopes of drumming up business. Many lawyers, including myself, look with disfavor on this practice because it gives personal injury lawyers a bad name. It is […]

Many times a passenger and driver injured in the same auto accident will seek out to have the same attorney work on the case. But, that is not always a good idea. The reason is because the attorney may have a conflict of interest if it is shown that his driver-client may have been at […]