Massachusetts Personal Injury Resources

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is in the North Eastern region of the United States and is the 7th smallest but 3rd most densely populated state. It has played a significant role in American’s past in terms of history and culture. In 1620, passengers of the Mayflower founded Plymouth, one of the first colonies in the United States. In 1636, Harvard University was founded and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. More recently, Massachusetts was one of the first states in the nation to pursue healthcare reform, even before the Affordable Care Act, and thus has one of the highest ratios of insured to uninsured people. In Massachusetts, insurance is compulsory. Motorists need to purchase coverage in four areas: medical bills to you or anyone in your vehicle, medical bills for someone you hit, property damage to someone else’s car or property, and damage caused by an uninsured vehicle.
Massachusetts had an estimated population of 6,646,144 in the year 2012, which makes it the 14th most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 405,668 civil incoming cases, which is 6,187 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, many are tort cases, tried in the Superior Court. Under a new Massachusetts law, doctors can openly speak to their patients and even apologize to them without worry that their words could later be used against them in court. Some see this as a great stride in tort reform, though there risks to this as well.
Personal injury and tort law is big business in Massachusetts. To recover damages for pain and suffering, or reimbursement for medical bills, you and your lawyer will most likely have to fight it out in court. Like the rest of the country, in Massachusetts, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents.

Massachusetts State Resources
State of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/portal/
Official Portal of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/portal/
Massachusetts Legislature Online: https://malegislature.gov/
Massachusetts Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.mass.gov/portal/government-taxes/
Massachusetts Secretary of State: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/
Boston Official Website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/

Massachusetts Court Resources
Massachusetts Courts Online: http://www.mass.gov/courts/
Links for Massachusetts Courts: http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/index.html
Massachusetts Office of Court Administration: http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/districtcourt/administration.html
Supreme Court of Massachusetts: http://www.sjccountyclerk.com/
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Massachusetts Legal Associates
State Bar of Massachusetts: http://www.massbar.org
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Suffolk County Bar Association: http://www.scba.org
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Massachusetts Legal Resources
Personal Injury in Massachusetts: http://research.lawyers.com/Massachusetts/Personal-Injury-in-Massachusetts.html
Massachusetts Legal Resources: http://www.masslegalservices.org/
Massachusetts Constitution: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/Constitution
Massachusetts Legislature and Statutes Online: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws
Massachusetts Rules of Evidence: http://www.mass.gov/courts/sjc/guide-to-evidence/
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Massachusetts Public Records finder: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/doc/locate-an-offender.html
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com