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How is the Eggshell Skull Rule Applied in Personal Injury Cases?

Published in Personal Injury on May 13, 2020

As the claimant in a personal injury case, you may or may not encounter the eggshell skull rule during your claim. The eggshell rule is a legal doctrine that involves the condition of the victim at the time of the accident in terms of the defendant’s liability. It is an important rule to understand if…

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Is My Landlord Liable for My Accident in My Apartment?

Published in Personal Injury on May 11, 2020

Your apartment might be the last place you expect to suffer a serious personal injury. If your home contains a dangerous defect, however, such as a gas leak or a faulty staircase, you could end up in the hospital with life-altering injuries. Whether your landlord is or is not liable for an accident in your…

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What to Do If You Are in an Out-of-State Car Accident

Published in car accidents on May 11, 2020

All car accidents present challenges for those involved. Some collisions, however, come with more complications than others. A car accident outside of your home state can leave you with questions concerning insurance coverage, fault laws and the process it will take to recover compensation. It is important to take the right steps to protect your…

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What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice?

Published in Medical Malpractice on May 10, 2020

A civil lawsuit after an incident that causes an injury often aims to prove the at-fault party’s (defendant’s) negligence or malpractice. These terms both describe shortcomings by the defendant that allegedly caused the victim’s injuries and damages, and are often used interchangeably. On a technical level, however, negligence and malpractice are two different things. While…

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Is Hitting a Parked Car Considered a Hit-and-Run?

Published in car accidents on May 8, 2020

It is against the law in Massachusetts to hit a parked vehicle without stopping and leaving your information. It is the same crime as causing an accident and fleeing the scene – a hit-and-run – although with lighter penalties if you only cause minor property damage. If you get into a hit-and-run accident with a…

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What to Look Out for When Choosing a Nursing Home

Published in Nursing Home on May 7, 2020

Selecting a nursing home for yourself or an elderly loved one is a difficult decision. You must take many factors into account, including your budget, the location of the facility,and the needs of the senior citizen. Choosing the right nursing home will take time and research. One of the most important elements to consider is…

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What Legal Actions Can I Take If I’m an Injured Passenger in An Accident?

Published in car accidents on May 6, 2020

You do not have the same responsibilities as a driver when you are just a passenger in a car. You will have little to no control over the safety of the ride or whether the driver causes a crash. If the accident injures you, however, you will still have the right to file a personal…

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What Should I Do If I Was in an Accident Caused by Brake Checking?

Published in car accidents, Safety on May 4, 2020

Brake checking is a maneuver in which a driver intentionally hits the brakes, often forcing the following driver to also brake or take evasive action. It generally happens in a road rage or aggressive driving incident and is not an approved driving maneuver. It could also be a means of committing insurance fraud. If someone…

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Is a Bystander Claim Derivative in Massachusetts?

Published in Personal Injury on May 4, 2020

A traumatic or catastrophic accident might not only affect the direct victim but also anyone who witnessed the event. Witnessing a tragic accident such as a car crash or dog attack could also lead to injuries, including emotional distress and mental anguish. In Massachusetts, it may be possible for a bystander who witnessed an accident…

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Massachusetts?

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on April 20, 2020

Lane splitting is a frequent topic of debate in many states. Since California became the first state to remove language barring motorcyclists from lane splitting in its traffic laws in 2016, many other states have attempted to follow suit. Proposed lane-splitting or lane-filtering laws in all other states, however, have so far failed to pass….

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