Boston Personal Injury Blog

Three Car Seat Tips For Child Safety

Published in Safety on November 22, 2017

Installing safety seats in your car drastically reduces the risk of injury for your children. Securing your child correctly in the appropriate seat should become as instinctive as buckling your seat belt. Sadly, many people don’t know how to properly install a safety seat or they use a safety seat that isn’t correct for their…

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Should I Sign the Equifax Waiver?

Published in Class Action on November 17, 2017

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, many consumers were shaken to learn that they were victims of a massive hack. Equifax responded quickly, offering those affected help in the form of free identity protection. What many people did not see buried in the legal text was that, by signing, they gave up their…

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Basic Pleadings and Motions

Published in Civil Law on October 18, 2017

Civil cases vary in nature, but they all have similar pleadings and motions. A pleading is the process of filing a document, while a motion is a request either party makes to a judge. The following are some of the most common pleadings and motions in any civil trial or case: The Complaint A civil…

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How Do Medical Records Affect Your Injury Claim?

Published in Personal Injury on October 2, 2017

Claims to pursue financial recovery for personal injuries depend upon documentation of said injuries. It is the injured party’s burden of proof to show that he or she has suffered real, compensable damages in the accident. Proving an injury requires more than showing up in court in a cast or wheelchair. The civil courts demand…

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What is Pro Se Litigation?

Published in Civil Law on September 29, 2017

The Latin phrase pro se literally translates to, “on behalf of themselves.” Pro se litigation is another way to refer to self-representation during a legal claim. To appear pro se before the court means to appear without representation from an attorney. With a few limitations, anyone can appear before the court pro se. This is…

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Flood Safety Tips

Published in Safety on September 28, 2017

With several major natural disasters recently making national headlines, people all over America are taking the opportunity to increase their emergency preparedness. Floods are some of the most common and disastrous events that strike Massachusetts. Floods can develop in just minutes, causing millions of dollars in damage and endangering lives. There are steps you can…

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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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