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…

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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….

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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…

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What Is a Contingency Fee?

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on April 1, 2019

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…

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Title IX – Why is this law important to guarantee equality and freedom in the United States?

Published in Civil Law, Uncategorized on March 29, 2019

Today, most Americans think that Title IX is nothing but a law that requires schools to offer the same number of sports teams for girls as boys. However, Title IX is a fundamental law that goes well beyond providing equal access to athletics in colleges. Today, it is a landmark achievement in the long fight…

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Frequently asked questions about car accidents in Massachusetts

Published in car accidents on March 22, 2019

Many drivers who experience car accidents have questions, particularly when it comes to their legal options after a crash and what type of recovery they can expect from a lawsuit. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning car accidents in Massachusetts.   How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth? Car accident…

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Car Accident 2019 Statistics in the United States

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on March 8, 2019

Motor vehicle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental deaths and injuries in the United States. They are responsible for billions in property damage and other economic losses each year. If you or a relative suffered injuries or economic damages due to the negligence of another driver, an attorney can represent…

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Do you have a premise liability case?

Published in Safety on March 8, 2019

A premises liability accident occurs when an individual is injured on someone else’s property or business because of a hazardous condition that the owner could have prevented. In Massachusetts, shop and property owners owe a duty to people who use their premises to keep them free from any hazard which may result in personal injuries….

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Got bitten by a dog? Better find a lawyer today

Published in Personal Injury on February 28, 2019

We at Sweeney Merrigan Law love our pets. Cats are our best friends, and dogs are loyal companions. However, any animal can become a threat when its owner is reckless and negligent. If you or a beloved one suffered a serious injury as a consequence of an animal attack, you have the right to seek…

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What Are Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims?

Published in Personal Injury on February 4, 2019

A personal injury claim may arise whenever one party causes a tangible injury or other measurable loss to another. However, it is possible for a civil claim to arise when no physical injury occurred but the victim sustained emotional suffering due to another party’s actions. Anyone who suffers emotional distress from discrimination, non-physical domestic abuse,…

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