Boston Personal Injury Blog

What Is Pain and Suffering and How Is it Calculated?

Published in Uncategorized on September 4, 2017

“Pain and suffering” may sound like too abstract a term for a legal setting, but this concept comes into play in the majority of injury related cases. “Pain and suffering” refers to the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish a person suffered due to a defendant’s actions. While damages like medical expenses, lost income,…

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Heat-Related Illness Prevention

Published in Uncategorized on September 1, 2017

Many people enjoy outdoor sports and outdoor activities, but it’s important to understand the dangers of heat-related injuries during warm, summer months. Taking the proper precautions against heat-related illnesses and injuries can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Types of Heat-Related Illnesses Heat can cause many types of injuries and illnesses. Dehydration and…

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The Rule Against Hearsay in Injury Cases

Published in Personal Injury on June 30, 2017

“Hearsay” is a legal term used both criminal and civil courtroom proceedings to describe any statement other than one made by a sworn witness being examined in the courtroom under oath, and offered as evidence of the truth of the matter at hand. If you are a fan of courtroom procedurals on TV, you are accustomed to…

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What Are Toxic Torts?

Published in Personal Injury on June 29, 2017

Chemicals, dangerous pharmaceuticals, and various toxic substances can be extremely harmful to humans, for example: When they are exposed at work; When they are prescribed a pharmaceutical drug that turns out to be dangerous; As a result of environmental exposure, such as when toxic exhaust is released into the air; When toxins pollute the water…

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Can Autonomous Cars Reduce Traffic in Boston?

Published in car accidents, Pedestrian Safety on June 27, 2017

Self-driving cars may seem like a futuristic concept. Well brace yourself. They are already here. Autonomous car company, NuTonomy, headquartered right here in Boston has already been testing their cars in a very limited area of the Seaport District for several months and has been given approval from the city to expand the test area…

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What is Contempt of Court?

Published in Civil Law on May 30, 2017

You may have heard the phrase “contempt of court” during the public broadcasting of a trial or television show that depicts a dramatic courtroom scene. While you may grasp the idea that it is not a positive thing, you may not fully understand what it means. There are two types of contempt of court: civil…

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What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Published in Civil Law on May 23, 2017

If you are involved in any kind of litigation in Massachusetts, you may come across the phrase “alternative dispute resolution,” or ADR. The Massachusetts Trial Court offers ADR as a substitute for traditional trial litigation. ADR describes any process in which two parties come to an agreeable resolution using an impartial third party judge or…

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What is the Peanutabout?

Published in Bike Safety on May 16, 2017

Bicyclist safety has been a top priority in Boston for years. As a busy metropolis, Boston is unfortunately a high-risk area for bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Part of the problem has been the ineffectiveness of the existing crosswalks and bike paths in the city. As more and more bikers take to the streets in Boston,…

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How Can Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

Published in Personal Injury on February 21, 2017

Being involved in an accident can be daunting. You’re likely wondering how you’ll pay for your medical expenses, how you’ll be compensated for lost wages, and what recourse there is to recover money from the parties responsible. We understand the challenges of being the victim of an act of negligence, and we also understand that…

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Second Impact Syndrome

Published in Uncategorized on January 23, 2017

The focus on concussions, especially as it concerns athletes, has increased exponentially in recent years. Helmets have become more durable and anyone suspected of sustaining a concussion is kept out of contact until they are healed, usually. Sometimes a concussion may not be detected, or a person returns to activity before the concussion has fully…

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