Boston Personal Injury Blog
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…read more
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…read more
Can Autonomous Cars Reduce Traffic in Boston?
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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,…read more
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…read more
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…read more
Can I use marijuana to treat an injury in Massachusetts?
Published in Uncategorized on January 16, 2017
Massachusetts voted to legalize marijuana for all forms of consumption and use this past election, but citizens are unsure how the law will be implemented or how it will affect them personally. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act has already taken effect (one exception is the delay of the marijuana retail shops. The vote,…read more
Cold Weather Injuries
Published in Cold Injuries on January 5, 2017
It’s a common occurrence during the cold weather season; people who have existing injuries, or sustain a new one, seem to feel more pain this time of year. The effects of cold weather are especially noticeable for anyone who has metal inside them, due to a hip replacement or other sort of surgery. For hundreds…read more