In many Boston car accidents, there is often no question as to fault. These are called clear liability cases by attorneys and insurance company claims adjusters. For example, if a car is stopped at a red light and the driver behind that person is not paying attention and slams into the back of the plaintiff’s car, there is a presumption of liability. Some accidents such as ones that occur in an intersection may require more investigation to learn who had the right of way to enter the intersection. In some cases, it may seem like it was simply an accident that was not either driver’s fault, yet this may not always be a correct assumption and one of the drivers will have a valid personal injury claim.
Under the law in Massachusetts, a tort is defined as civil wrong for which the law provides a remedy. There are essentially two types of tortiuous conduct including negligent conduct and intentional conduct. Continue reading