In Massachusetts the number one misconception that people have about dog bite injuries is that a dog gets one free bite before you can make a claim. That is not true in Massachusetts, well it may be true in other states we are a strict liability state here. If that dog bites you it only has one bite at which time you are entitled to make a claim against the dog owner or the dog controller for the pain and suffering from the bite.
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My name is Robert Mazow, I’m a partner of Mazow and McCullough. If you have been hurt or a family member has been hurt as a result of somebody else’s negligence, call us, the right lawyer makes all the difference.
In Massachusetts, car/pedestrian accidents are very common. Drivers are inattentive, they’re using their cell phone, they’re texting, they’re on the radio – they’re not paying attention to people that are crossing the street. In Massachusetts, pedestrians have the right to be in the crosswalk safely. If you’ve been struck down as a pedestrian, you have the right to bring a claim against the person that hit you.
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A 15-year-old boy was attending a school-sponsored football camp in Maine, which provided a lifeguard.
After practice, the camper swam beyond an enclosed dock area, struggled and called to the lifeguard. According to the plaintiff, the lifeguard did not appropriately respond, instead telling the boy to stop fooling around. The camper drowned before the lifeguard could come to his aid.
The plaintiff claimed that the camp failed to properly monitor the waterfront and that the lifeguard did not react reasonably to the boy’s cries. The plaintiff also alleged that the town that sponsored the trip negligently supervised the camper.
The plaintiff successfully defeated the municipality’s motion for summary judgment based on sovereign immunity. Maine’s wrongful death cap of $500,000 applied to the camp.
Action: Negligence & tort Injuries alleged: Drowning death Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled) Amount: $1.2 million Date: Jan. 18, 2011 Most helpful expert: Francesco A. Pia, waterfront safety expert, Larchmont, N.Y. Attorney: Robert E. Mazow, Mazow & McCullough, Salem (for the plaintiff)
Published: 2:06 pm Thu, May 26, 2011 2:06 pm Thu, May 26, 2011
By Mass. Lawyers Weekly Staff Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
In Massachusetts insurance companies do their very best to limit payouts for pedestrian, bicyclist, and automobile accidents. It costs automobile companies significant amount of money to take care of all the medical expenses, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering that result from these types of accidents. It’s to the insurance company’s benefit to limit as best as they can the amount of payout they will make on a claim such as those.
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My name is Kevin McCullough. I’m a partner of Mazow and McCullough. If you have been hurt or a family member has been hurt as a result of somebody else’s negligence, call us, the right lawyer makes all the difference.
Because most dog bite attacks are done by a dog that a person does not know, the number one mistake that people make is to not get the name of the owner or the person that is in control of that dog. Once that dog is taken away from the scene, if you don’t have the name of the dog or the registration number of the tag or the person that is in control or owns that dog, there is going to be no way you are going to be able to make a claim from the damages that come from that.
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My name is Robert Mazow. I’m a partner of Mazow and McCullough. If you have been hurt or a family member has been hurt as a result of somebody else’s negligence, call us, the right lawyer makes all the difference.
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