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Understanding How Liability is Determined in Massachusetts Auto Accidents

Several factors are considered when determining liability in auto accidents, not all of which are readily obvious. Massachusetts vehicle laws often tip the scales on who should assume responsibility for causing an accident and for payments involving property and bodily injuries. Motor vehicle statutory laws, however, do not always conform to the public’s perception of the common law aspect of liability. Common law recognizes four levels of fault: negligence, recklessness or wanton conduct, intentional misconduct and strict liability. Determining who is at fault is essential when determining liability for insurance payouts.  In some cases, the burden of proof is clear cut, such as when a driver runs a top sign or causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. When factors combine to result in an accident, assignment of liability is less clear. Sometimes multiple parties are at fault, which can occur in multiple vehicle accidents. When this occurs, determining who is at fault can result in different levels, with each driver only responsible for damages deemed appropriate for his or her role in the mishap. Continue Reading

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Understanding How Liability is Determined in Massachusetts Auto Accidents

Several factors are considered when determining liability in auto accidents, not all of which are readily obvious. Massachusetts vehicle laws often tip the scales on who should assume responsibility for causing an accident and for payments involving property and bodily injuries. Motor vehicle statutory laws, however, do not always conform to the public’s perception of the common law aspect of liability. Common law recognizes four levels of fault: negligence, recklessness or wanton conduct, intentional misconduct and strict liability. Determining who is at fault is essential when determining liability for insurance payouts.  In some cases, the burden of proof is clear
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