Massachusetts Helmet Laws
Nineteen states, including Massachusetts, impose universal laws requiring helmet use by some or all parties that operate vehicles other than cars and trucks. Helmet laws are meant to increase roadway safety by protecting vulnerable road users from catastrophic head injuries. Breaking Massachusetts’ helmet law could result in a traffic infraction, as well as a potential…read more
Motorcycle Accidents are still too Common in 2019
Published in Bike Safety on August 1, 2019
Motorcyclist was killed in crash getting off of I-90 in Brighton, July 31st at 3:30 am. The ramp was closed to the public following the accident and reopened a few hours later. The victim was identified as a 26-year-old by the MA State Police. Massachusetts’s no-fault system makes it easier to file for compensable damages,…read more
Construction Site Accident in North End Boston, MA
Civilians rushed to help an injured pedestrian near 85 Atlantic Avenue On July 25, 2019 at about 8:30 am, civilians rushed toward the sidewalk near 85 Atlantic Avenue. A young woman was struck by a piece of metal that fell from a construction site and already suffered life-threatening injuries to the left side of her…read more
Can You Get PTSD After a Car Accident?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychological condition that most often develops in response to acute traumatic stress. This condition is very common among combat veterans, survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse, and survivors of all types of childhood abuse. PTSD can also manifest after isolated traumatic events like car accidents and natural…read more
Car Seat Laws in Boston
Boston parents must ensure they keep their children properly restrained in acceptable car seats while traveling to protect them from car accidents. Every state upholds specific standards for appropriate car seat use, age, and size restrictions for different types of car seats, and most states even offer free car seat installation services and public safety…read more
Can I Claim Personal Injury in Boston If I Was at Fault?
Every state has different laws when it comes to determining fault for a car accident, and some plaintiffs are able to secure compensation for their car accident damages even though they bear partial responsibility for causing those accidents. If you cause a car accident, you generally do not have grounds for a personal injury claim….read more
How to File a Personal Injury Claim
Published in Personal Injury on April 5, 2019
If you recently received an injury due to someone else’s actions, you may have to accumulate medical bills. If your injuries left you unable to work, the loss in wages may have you wondering how you will ever begin to catch up. However, if someone else caused your injuries, you may want to consider filing…read more
Why should you sue a nursing home for abuse or neglect?
Published in Elder Care on April 4, 2019
Neglect and abuse in nursing homes are serious crimes that should never go unpunished. Just like children, our elderly relatives are frail and vulnerable, and any nursing home has the duty to look after them. Whenever those who run a facility fail to fulfill their caretaking obligations, they do more than just breaching our trust….read more
Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?
Published in Personal Injury on April 3, 2019
Whether you received injuries from a car accident, personal injury, medical malpractice, or the wrongful act of someone else, the time immediately afterward is stressful. You must worry about your recovery as well as how you will pay your medical bills – especially if you missed wages due to your injury. Your settlement will provide…read more
What Is a Contingency Fee?
If you experienced injury through no fault of your own and feel the other party could owe you compensation, you have likely done some research on obtaining a personal injury attorney. Sometimes, however, it can seem as if attorney websites have a language all their own. One of the most commonly misunderstood terms in the…read more