RESPA, or the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, is a law that has been in place since the 1970s, and is designed to help protect homeowners during the home-buying process. In 2013, the Dodd-Frank Act was passed, which enhanced disclosure requirements found in RESPA.
People are injured as the result of others’ negligence all the time in Massachusetts. From car accidents to dog bites, slip and falls to instances of assault, if you are injured by another, you have the right to take legal action. However, before you file a personal injury case, here are three things to think about first:
If you own property in Lynn or surrounding areas and are thinking about selling, you surely have questions about the process of listing your house, showing it to prospective buyers, and accepting an offer. You may also be wondering whether or not you have an obligation to work with a real estate agent to sell your house, and whether or not it is within your best interests to work with a Lynn real estate lawyer. The answer to both these questions is this: working with both a real estate lawyer and a real estate agent is advised and can protect your best interests.
Turn on your local news channel or pick up your local paper and you’ll be met with the news of multiple car accidents in Revere and surrounding areas, like Boston, this summer. Recently, three pedestrians were struck by a car, a multicar crash resulting in injuries requiring hospitalization has occurred, and another woman has died after being struck by a car while she was crossing at a crosswalk.
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most tragic car accident types, often leaving the victims with devastating injuries, or leaving children and partners parentless and partner-less.
There are no words to say to someone who has been in a pedestrian accident, or who has lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. But there are ways to recover compensation after a pedestrian accident has occurred, and steps that can be taken to prevent future pedestrian accidents from occurring.