Boston Personal Injury Blog

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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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,…

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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…

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What Is Foreign Accent Syndrome?

Published in Uncategorized on December 2, 2016

In extremely rare cases, brain injuries and psychological trauma affect victims in a highly unusual way. Individuals begin to speak with foreign accents one day without training or purposeful thought. While intriguing to the outside observer, the changes may signal an unidentified form of trauma or impact to the brain’s speech centers. Defining Foreign Accent…

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Liability in Accidental Gun Shooting Cases

Published in Personal Injury on November 30, 2016

According to an investigation from the Associated Press and the USA Today Network, gun accidents caused the death of a child every other day during the first six months of 2016. True gun accidents fall under two categories of cause: product defects and user error. Accidental gun shootings can severely injure or kill someone in…

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The Dutch Reach: Saving the Lives of Bicyclists in Boston

Published in Bike Safety on November 28, 2016

Bicyclists who frequent urban areas often ride next to long lines of parked cars. In these areas, “dooring” accidents are common. When parked drivers and passengers open their car doors without looking, they may create an unavoidable obstacle for oncoming bicyclists. However, a practice in the Netherlands may hold the solution to this common traffic…

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Premises Liability and Pool Safety Tips

Published in Personal Injury on November 9, 2016

Although the summer months are a distant memory in Massachusetts, the importance of safety around your pool doesn’t stop when the weather gets cold. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in five people who drown are age 14 or younger and for every one of these deaths, another five receive emergency…

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