Not all types of accidents that warrant a personal injury claim are motor vehicle crashes; many involve accidents that occur on the properties of others, such as slip and fall accidents, drowning incidents, and dog bite cases. Which is why it is important for those who are harmed on others’ properties to understand premises liability laws in Massachusetts, and what their rights are following an injury. Here’s a basic overview of what you need to know–
In the past half decade, the relationship between those who own property (particularly property in cities that are popular for tourists) and those who want to travel has changed drastically. While travelers used to be restricted to hotels or hostels to meet their housing needs while away from home, the advent of short-term housing sites offering stays from one night to a month or more, like AirBNB, has revolutionized how to both travel and make money. But while AirBnB and similar sites may be great for vacationers and the property owners who make money by renting their homes, there are numerous downsides of short-term rentals for condo associations and the community at large.
While a person who buys a residential home typically has the right to do nearly anything with their home that they want, including own a pet, there are some unique rules regarding pet ownership as it pertains to condo associations. While the topic is controversial, condo associations have the right to prohibit condo owners to keep pets, or can place limits on the types or numbers of pets that owners can have.
In late May 2017, a Lynn man was injured in a car crash that was caused by a drunk driver on Storrow Drive near the Charles Street exit. According to a report published by CBS Boston, the injured man was talking to police outside of his vehicle (he had been pulled over for traffic violations), when the incident occurred.
If you own a townhome, condo, or other type of attached dwelling, you may be obligated to pay Homeowners’ Association (HOA) or Condominium Association (COA) fees. These fees typically help to pay for building maintenance and yard work, trash and sewage, insurance and repairs in the event of a natural disaster, such as severe rain or wind damage.