What is MCS-90?
Published in Truck Accidents on January 15, 2021
Most people have never heard of “MCS-90.” However, there are three kinds of people who are more likely to be familiar with MCS-90s and what they entail. These include people who work in the commercial trucking business, insurance agents who cover commercial trucking companies, and victims of commercial trucking accidents. If you have been injured…
Rear-End Collisions: Common Injuries and Steps to Take
Published in Car Accidents on January 13, 2021
You don’t need to be speeding along the highway to wind up in a dangerous car accident that can leave you injured and your car wrecked. In fact, you don’t need to be moving at all. Rear-end collisions account for about 40% of all car accidents, making them the most common type of auto collision….
The Differences Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents
Published in Premises Liability on January 11, 2021
Falling is one of the most common types of accidents, causing tens of thousands of injuries every year. Falling accidents range from inconvenient and frustrating to dangerous and debilitating. But not all falling accidents are the same. “Trip and fall” and “slip and fall” accidents arise from very different circumstances. They often result in distinct…
How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
Published in Personal Injury on January 8, 2021
When you have suffered an injury that was caused by someone else, you have the legal right to pursue financial recovery. Many types of accidents can result in personal injuries, including car accidents, bike accidents, and slip and falls. You can seek compensation to cover the costs of your medical expenses, lost income, and pain…
Can I Sue My Insurance Company If They Deny My Claim After a Car Accident?
Published in Car Accidents on January 7, 2021
Yes, you can sue your insurance company if it denies your claim after a car accident. Massachusetts applies no-fault auto insurance rules. “No-fault” means drivers involved in an accident must first seek compensation from their own insurance company. This rule applies regardless of who caused the accident. You might think that insurance companies pay claims…
8 Reasons for Teen Car Accidents
Published in Car Accidents on January 6, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control, automobile accidents are the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. During 2018, roughly 2,500 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 years died in traffic accidents. Over 285,000 teenagers received treatment in emergency rooms for car accident injuries. The good news is…
10 Important Bicycle Laws in Massachusetts
Published in Bicycle Accidents on January 5, 2021
Bicyclists in Boston and throughout Massachusetts have beautiful scenery as they enjoy the outdoors and get exercise. In the city, bicycles are inexpensive and convenient forms of transportation. However, bicycle accidents can be common in both rural and urban areas. Bike riders have a high risk of catastrophic injuries when they are struck by a…
Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Massachusetts?
Published in Car Accidents on January 4, 2021
There is not a law prohibiting driving without shoes in Massachusetts. In fact, none of the 50 states ban barefoot driving. Therefore, you can kick your shoes off and drive your vehicle in your socks or bare feet. However, driving without shoes might not be a wise decision. There are some risks associated with driving…
Who Pays for Damages in a 3-Car Crash
Published in Car Accidents on December 31, 2020
Getting into a car accident with one other driver is stressful enough. When you add multiple drivers and vehicles into the mix, it can become even more overwhelming. And, it’s easy to understand why – it becomes even more challenging to determine who was at fault and exactly which role each driver will play in…
Top Five Mistakes Made After a Job Injury
Published in Workplace Accidents on December 30, 2020
Worker’s compensation can be a difficult area to navigate, whether you’ve incurred a serious injury directly related to your duties or you’re pursuing a case based upon temporarily hazardous circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Work-related injuries are extremely common, especially in industries that require physical labor on a regular basis such as construction. This…