Strict Liability vs. Negligence Claims in Malden

When a person suffers an injury as a result of another party’s actions, the injured party maintains the right to hold the responsible party liable for their damages. In order to do so, the injured party will bring forth a personal injury claim and allege that a tort–an act or omission that amounts to a civil wrong–has occurred. There are …

Car Accident with an Uninsured Driver: Steps to Take

If you’re involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver in Massachusetts, taking the proper steps immediately afterward can help to preserve your right to compensation.  When you leave for work in the morning, are heading home after a long day, or are hopping in your car for a weekend getaway, the last thing you expect is to be …

Are Punitive Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim?

In a personal injury claim, a plaintiff can seek compensation for the full value of their economic and noneconomic losses. But are punitive damages recoverable?  If you are harmed by another’s negligence in Massachusetts, you maintain the right to bring forth a personal injury claim–a type of civil tort–against the at-fault party. If you are able to prove that your …

Who’s Liable for a Slip and Fall in the Snow on Condominium Property? 

If you’ve slipped and fallen as a result of snow and ice on the property of a condominium association, can you sue the association?  When winter temperatures drop and there’s moisture in the air, snow and ice accumulation is possible, if not probable. While snow will sometimes melt quickly before posing any real risk, other times, snow and ice accumulation …