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Personal Injury Claim Procedures if the State of Massachusetts is responsible
You may submit a claim if you think that DCR may be responsible for your personal injury or property damage. Depending on the nature of the claim, one of two distinct state statutory claim procedures may apply to it. Your claim would only be subject to one of the state claim procedures, not both, and there are various claim filing criteria for each procedure (including differing state agency offices at which the claim must be filed). It is vital to know which state law your claim may be subject to since a claim that is submitted under the incorrect statute and is thus filed in the incorrect state office may be denied on that basis. If you want to safeguard your rights and need help making a claim, you might want to think about speaking with an attorney. Sections 36 of Chapter 92 (within the Urban Parks District*) or section 18 of Chapter 81 (outside the Urban Parks District) and, in all cases, sections 15, 18 and 19 of Chapter 84 of the General Laws govern claims for injuries resulting from an injury sustained while traveling on a DCR parkway or boulevard, or so-called “Roadway Defect Claims.” Chapter 258 of the General Laws, sometimes known as the state Tort Claims Act, sets down the conditions and restrictions that apply to all other claims for bodily harm or property damage.

You can make a claim directly with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) if you feel that a flaw in a parkway, boulevard, or roadway that is under the care, control, or maintenance of DCR is solely to blame for your bodily injury while you were driving on it. Please take note that the exclusive and exclusive remedy for allegations of roadway defects is provided under the statutes listed below. The term “parkway” is used generically to refer to any area that is suitably adapted for pedestrian use inside the boundaries of a trafficked part of a boulevard, even if that area does not include a roadway, sidewalk, islands, or strips of land.

Similar to how a flaw is defined generically, a defect is any actual or hypothetical flaw or condition (visible or concealed) in the road or sidewalk that, in general, could make the region uncomfortable or unsafe for regular passage, whether by foot or car. Potholes or damaged pavement, broken or non-functioning street lights or traffic signals, elevated or lowered manhole covers, broken or missing signs, protruding sign posts, or overhanging tree limbs are common examples of claims that are covered by this procedure.

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Common Workers’ Compensation Claim Mistakes
It is astonishing that roughly three million people are injured at work each year. It is important for these unlucky injury victims to take appropriate steps following their accident. Failure to do so can result in making an already tough situation even worse. Here are some things all people injured on-the-job should avoid:

Failing To Report The Accident

It is critical that the accident be reported as soon as possible. Reporting the accident and your injuries to your boss is crucial. Failure to do so will only weaken your claim as the insurance company down the road will try to diminish an otherwise valid claim for failure to report the accident.

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Errores comunes en las reclamaciones de indemnización de los trabajadores
Es sorprendente que aproximadamente tres millones de personas se lesionen en el trabajo cada año. Es importante que estas desafortunadas víctimas de lesiones tomen las medidas adecuadas tras su accidente. Si no lo hacen

no hacerlo puede hacer que una situación ya difícil sea aún peor. Estas son algunas de las cosas que todas las personas lesionadas en el trabajo deben evitar:

No informar del accidente

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If you are hurt in a car accident, PIP will cover your medical expenses up to $8,000 after deducting your deductible. For instance, if you choose a $1,000 deductible, you would be responsible for the first $1,000 of expenses and would only be reimbursed for the remaining $7,000 of expenses. Your monthly premium will be reduced as a result of the deductible; we go into more detail about this benefit below. Each member of your household is entitled to $8,000 worth of coverage under the policy.

However, your auto insurance provider is not required to give you the $8,000 if you have a private, non-ERISA health plan. In Massachusetts, you have the right to at least $2,000 in coverage, although typically, the remaining $6,000 can only be used for medical expenses if:

  • The medical expenses associated with the car accident are not covered by your health insurance.
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pip massachusetts
Si se lesiona en un accidente automovilístico, el PIP cubrirá sus gastos médicos hasta $8.000 después de deducir su deducible. Por ejemplo, si elige un deducible de $1.000, será responsable de los primeros $1.000 de gastos y sólo se le reembolsará los $7.000 restantes. Su prima mensual se reducirá como consecuencia de la franquicia; a continuación explicamos con más detalle esta ventaja. Cada miembro de su hogar tiene derecho a una cobertura de 8.000 dólares en la póliza.

Sin embargo, su proveedor de seguro de automóvil no está obligado a darle los 8.000 $ si tiene un plan de salud privado, no ERISA. En Massachusetts, tiene derecho a una cobertura de al menos 2.000 dólares, aunque normalmente los 6.000 dólares restantes sólo pueden utilizarse para gastos médicos sí:

  • Los gastos médicos relacionados con el accidente de coche no están cubiertos por su seguro médico.
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Three Common Dog Bite Injury Mistakes:
Everyone loves a good furry friend, especially in Boston. However, that furry friend can sometimes end up causing a dog bite, leading to serious injury. If you’ve experienced a dog bite injury, avoid the three most common mistakes that follow after:

  1. Not reporting the dog bite
  2. Not seeking medical attention
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Three Common Dog Bite Injury Mistakes:
Todo el mundo ama a un buen amigo peludo, especialmente en Boston. Sin embargo, ese amigo peludo a veces puede terminar causando una mordedura de perro, lo que lleva a una lesión grave. Si usted ha experimentado una lesión por mordedura de perro, evite los tres errores más comunes que siguen a continuación:

  1. No denunciar la mordedura de perro
  2. No buscar atención médica
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How motorcycle accident insurance works in Massachusetts
In order to drive a car in Massachusetts, you must have at least a basic level of auto insurance. These policies are required to include both liability insurance, which protects other drivers in an accident, and personal injury protection (PIP), which covers the insured driver and his passengers. When two or more vehicles are involved in a collision, the drivers and passengers must first file claims with their individual insurance providers in order for their PIP policies to pay for their expenses. PIP is limited to $8,000 for no-fault coverage, therefore even if you collided with a fire hydrant, your medical expenditures would still be covered.

You can then file a vehicle accident claim against the at-fault party if you sustained a significant injury or your medical expenses total more than $2,000

  • Up to $20,000 for a single person’s injuries;
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accidentes de moto
Para conducir un coche en Massachusetts, debe tener al menos un nivel básico de seguro de automóvil. Estas pólizas deben incluir tanto un seguro de responsabilidad civil, que protege a los demás conductores en caso de accidente, como un seguro de protección contra lesiones personales (PIP), que cubre al conductor asegurado y a sus pasajeros. Cuando dos o más vehículos se ven implicados en una colisión, los conductores y los pasajeros deben presentar primero reclamaciones a sus proveedores de seguros individuales para que sus pólizas PIP paguen sus gastos. El PIP está limitado a 8.000 dólares en el caso de la cobertura sin culpa, por lo tanto, aunque usted colisionara con un árbol, sus gastos médicos seguirían estando cubiertos. 

Entonces puede presentar una reclamación por accidente de tráfico contra la parte culpable si ha sufrido una lesión importante o sus gastos médicos superan los 2.000 dólares

  • Hasta 20.000 dólares por las lesiones de una sola persona;
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hiring an attorney in boston
You were injured in an accident that was not your fault. Perhaps you had a car accident, or an injury at work? Maybe you slipped and fell, or maybe you were bitten by a dog? Perhaps it is a different type of case altogether. What are you supposed to do now?You are injured. Maybe you can’t even go to work. You are receiving medical treatment. Are medical bills piling up? You may be stressed about the situation. The next steps you take are going to be crucial. One of those steps is to find the right attorney. There are over 50,000 lawyers in Massachusetts. But how do you find the right lawyer for your case?

Sadly, lawyers (and especially personal injury lawyers) have a poor reputation in our society. That reputation is unfortunate because it is true that there are some unethical and untrustworthy lawyers. But, there are also an overwhelming number of ethical and honest lawyers out there that really care about their clients. These are the types of lawyers that anyone looking for an attorney would want to hire. But how do you find that attorney? 

Just as important as it is to hire the right lawyer, it is important to avoid the wrong lawyers. Here are some things to look out for as you search for an attorney:

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