I Have Been Injured: How Long do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

By Pauline Nassif, Civil Litigation Paralegal

You've been injured and have not yet contacted an experienced personal injury attorney.  It has been sometime since your injury and dealing with your insurance company has you feeling overwhelmed and in the dark.  The mounting medical bills, your recovery process and your personal finances are bearing down on you and you are thinking that you may need an expert to help you take the next step.  So how long do you have to file a lawsuit for personal injuries in Massachusetts?

Hotel Liability and Personal Injuries

By Pauline Nassif, Civil Litgation Paralegal

Its summertime and you enjoying vacationing with your family soaking in the surf and sun at your favorite seaside getaway staying at a lovely hotel ... until you slip and fall in the hotel lobby and suffer an injury.  Is it possible to sue the hotel? Yes it is, however only under certain conditions. Hotels are responsible for injuries on their grounds if the injuries are reasonably foreseeable and caused by the negligence of the hotel.  But not all injuries occur due to negligence or are foreseeable.

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP)?

By Pauline Nassif, Civil Litigation Paralegal

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits is the part of an insurance policy which provides protection against personal injury and related expenses.  The PIP benefits are separate from the benefits provide to repair the physical damage to your vehicle or property loss.  PIP benefits usually include benefits for medical expenses, loss of work income, and accidental death and funeral expenses.

Commingled Property, Money & Other Assets in Marriage and Divorce 

By Pauline Nassif, Civil Litigation Paralegal

In just about every marriage, one or both spouses have assets and money prior to entering into marriage.  Practical examples of this are checking and saving accounts that each person has as a single person before becoming married.  Also, it is very common that both individuals are working people who earn a paycheck or own property and will continue to earn more money and acquire additional assets during the course of their marriage.