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What Types of Lawsuits Might Come From COVID-19 Exposure?

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on July 7, 2020

On top of the many physical and emotional concerns regarding the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic are also legal issues. People from all over the world are filing COVID-19 lawsuits concerning travel and entertainment refunds, failed business contracts, employment issues, business interruptions, medical negligence, pandemic avoidance, and more. If you believe you have a lawsuit or class action…

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What If the Other Driver Was Texting During a Car Accident?

Published in car accidents on July 7, 2020

Texting and driving, as well as other types of cellphone use, are serious hazards for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. A driver who is texting behind the wheel cannot dedicate 100% of his or her attention to the road. This can lead to preventable collisions and serious injuries, such as bone breaks, concussions, spinal cord injuries…

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Pedestrian Accidents in Marked vs. Unmarked Crosswalks

Published in Pedestrian Safety on July 7, 2020

The streets of Boston are not safe for pedestrians. Throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 78 pedestrians died in vehicle-pedestrian collisions in 2018 alone. Pedestrians have to navigate many risks when walking around Boston. Some of the most common are distracted and negligent drivers. Collisions are most common in places where pedestrians and vehicles intersect. Crosswalks – both…

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How to Win a Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on July 7, 2020

Wrongful death is the loss of life due to another person’s tort, misconduct, negligence or wrongdoing. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that seeks to hold the at-fault party accountable for the deceased person’s death. Certain family members in Massachusetts could receive compensation after an executor or administrator of the decedent files a…

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The Dangers of Texting While Walking

Published in Pedestrian Safety on July 7, 2020

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. A pedestrian could suffer life-altering injuries in a collision. As a pedestrian in Boston, you can reduce your risk of accidents by obeying pedestrian laws and paying attention to where you are walking. One of the most dangerous things you can do as a pedestrian is…

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What Employees Should Know About Workers’ Comp in a Pandemic

Published in Workers' Compensation on July 7, 2020

Workers’ compensation is a system in Massachusetts that pays injured employees no-fault benefits to cover damages from work-related accidents. A worker can receive workers’ comp benefits to pay for medical bills and lost wages without proving anyone’s negligence or fault. Workers’ comp is also available for employees who contract illnesses due to occupational hazards –…

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Does Vaping Increase Risk for COVID-19?

Published in Safety on July 7, 2020

The novel COVID-19 pandemic poses a health and safety threat to everyone. It is highly contagious and can cause serious to fatal health complications even in someone healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, lists certain groups that are at an increased risk for severe illness associated with the coronavirus. The list…

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Massachusetts Dog Bite Laws

Published in Safety on July 7, 2020

Massachusetts has several laws regulating animal ownership and setting guidelines for what will happen if a dog bites someone. As a pet owner in Boston, you need to know at least the basics of how the state’s dog bite law works. If your pet bites someone, the victim could file a lawsuit against you as…

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What If I’m At-Fault in an Accident With a Suspended License?

Published in car accidents on July 1, 2020

 Driving with a suspended license puts you at risk of traffic infractions, fines and even license revocation just for getting behind the wheel. If you cause a car accident while driving with a suspended license, you could face elevated charges. You may also be liable for the expenses related to the car accident, including a…

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What Fireworks Are Legal in Massachusetts?

Published in Safety on June 15, 2020

Every year, thousands of people come together to celebrate the 4th of July holiday in Massachusetts. Most people celebrate with a staple activity: fireworks. While taking the family to see a professional fireworks display is a great way to mark the occasion, purchasing fireworks on your own is not. The State of Massachusetts bans the…

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