Articles Tagged with Massachusetts personal injury case

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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 injury- which can transform you into a different person as it takes a toll on you. 

While some damages regarding your injury are easy to quantify, others are not. Damages that can be estimated using a calculator (i.e., medical bills, lost wages) are called economic damages. However, damages that cannot be quantified are categorized as non-economic damages. Pain and Suffering falls under this category, however there are a couple of standard ways in which a value can be determined; The Multiplier Method and The “Per Diem” Method. Continue reading →

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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

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If you have been injured in a pedestrian, or bicycle accident in Massachusetts by a negligently operated vehicle, you will need to know a few things. 

It is the at-fault operator's insurance company that is responsible for paying for your reasonable and necessay medical expenses.  They will also pay 75% of any lost wages you sustain as a result of the accident.  But, the insurance company for the operator who caused the accident is only required by law to pay up to $8000.00 for your medical bills and lost wages.

With respect to compensation for pain and suffering, it is again the operator's insurance company, rather than your auto insurance carrier, that is responsible for paying you for your pain and suffering.

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