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Auto Insurance Coverage for Uber and Lyft Drivers

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Insurance coverage for drivers of ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft is confusing to understand amidst a rapidly developing industry. We have written about this issue before, and the policies keep changing. Legislation passed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in 2016, and in 45 other states, requires ride-sharing companies to provide generous coverage when ride-share…

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Insurance Companies Must Act in Good Faith or Pay Additional Damages

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Assisting Drivers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Work with Insurance Claims Massachusetts and Rhode Island, like the vast majority of other states, require every owner of a motor vehicle to secure a minimum level of liability insurance, in order to ensure that a fund of money will be available to pay damages caused by the…

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RI Personal Injury Attorney: Medicare’s “Super Lien”

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Assume Medicare has paid a beneficiary’s medical expenses that were related to a personal injury claim. And assume that the beneficiary has successfully recovered a personal injury settlement from an at fault party. It is critical to understand that the federal government, through the Medicare Secondary Payer Program, holds important legal rights to recover a…

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Fall River Personal Injury Law Digest: Mass. PIP and MedPay Part II

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The facts of Golchin v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 950 N.E. 2d 853 (Mass. 2011) provide an example of how Personal Injury Protection (PIP), MedPay, and health insurance work with one another under a Massachusetts standard auto insurance policy. In Golchin, the Plaintiff incurred over $100,000 in medical expenses after a car accident. She had…

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Fall River Personal Injury Law Digest: Mass. PIP and MedPay Part I

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Who pays for what after a Massachusetts auto accident? As a Massachusetts car accident lawyer, this is a frequent question.  In this Part 1 of our two part blog series, we examine the proper payment of medical expenses after a Mass. auto accident as explained by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Golchin v…

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Warwick Personal Injury Lawyer: Discovering Facebook Posts

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Experienced Rhode Island Injury Attorney Explains how Social Media can Affect your Case The rules of profiles on social networking sites, like Facebook, being discoverable and used as evidence are continuing to evolve and become more settled. While there are limits to what a court would allow, it seems like the trend is to allow…

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Cranston Personal Injury Lawyer: The Worst Auto Insurers In RI

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Mike Bottaro Warns of Insurance Company’s Tactics Since our last blog examining the best auto insurance company in Rhode Island, I have been asked to follow-up to answer:Which companies are currently the worst auto insurers in Rhode Island? Again, we must first ask what is meant by “worst”? The worst in terms of price? coverage?…

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Providence Personal Injury Lawyer: The Best Auto Insurance In RI

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Rhode Island Car Accident Attorney Discusses Finding the Best Car Insurance Who offers the best car insurance in Rhode Island? As a Rhode Island car accident lawyer, this is a question my clients sometimes ask. First, what is meant by “best”? Does this mean the best price? best service? best coverage? best claims handling? From…

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