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Personal Injury

Who Is Responsible for Groundwater Contamination?

Published in Personal Injury on August 15, 2023

Communities rely heavily on groundwater for drinking, agriculture, and industrial activities. Because of its widespread use, contaminated groundwater poses significant health and safety risks. While Massachusetts is known for its lush natural landscapes, it is also home to several industries that release environmental pollutants. If you have fallen ill due to contaminated groundwater, you may…

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Handling a Low Settlement Offer From Your Insurance Company

Published in Personal Injury on July 14, 2023

When you are in an accident and injured due to another person or third party’s reckless behavior, you are eligible to file a claim for compensation. When you do so without a knowledgeable lawyer by your side, the insurance company will likely offer a settlement unworthy of your losses. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are…

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5 Steps to Take After Being Injured by a Defective Product in Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on July 7, 2023

When consumers purchase products, they expect them to serve the advertised function. Unfortunately, when defective products make their way into consumers’ hands, injuries may occur. If you have suffered harm due to a defective product in Massachusetts, there are several steps you should take to ensure you get the justice you deserve. At Sweeney Merrigan…

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Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child in Massachusetts?

Published in Personal Injury on June 12, 2023

As a parent, nothing is more upsetting than learning that your child has been harmed due to another party’s negligence. If your child has been injured in an accident caused by negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim on their behalf. By filing a personal injury claim for your child’s injury,…

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What You Should Know About Filing a Successful Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on April 25, 2023

When your loved one is robbed of their life early due to a preventable accident, it is within the surviving family’s right to file a wrongful death claim. The at-fault party can be a person, business, or government entity. As long as they owed your family member a standard of care that was broken and…

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3 Important Questions to Ask a Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyer

Published in Personal Injury on March 7, 2023

Experiencing the loss of a loved one is difficult, especially when it is the direct result of another’s recklessness. Whether it was the fault of a person, third-party entity, or business, their negligence has ultimately resulted in the wrongful death of another human being. Legally, this qualifies their surviving loved ones to file for wrongful…

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3 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One With a Spinal Cord Injury

Published in Personal Injury on March 3, 2023

Extending up from your pelvis to the nape of your neck, your spinal cord is one of the most important parts of your body. Controlling essential motor functions in both your back and neck, experiencing an injury to your spinal cord can lead to permanent or temporary paralysis. Tragically, the most common cause of damage…

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5 Most Common Causes of Boat Accidents in Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on December 15, 2022

Imagine heading out on the water with a few friends in a boat for the weekend. Maybe you all want a small party where you share drinks and snacks, and you’re excited to catch up with a few acquaintances you haven’t seen in a few months. Suddenly, the boat driver slumps over from too many…

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How to File a Claim for an Injury You Suffered While on Vacation on Cape Cod

Published in Personal Injury on August 18, 2022

Taking a vacation is meant to be a period of much needed relaxation. However, all too often vacations can become disastrous when an accident occurs and someone becomes injured. If you were injured while on vacation in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, it is crucial you understand your rights and how you can file a claim. At…

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What’s the Difference Between Negligence and Gross Negligence Under Massachusetts Law?

Published in Personal Injury on August 11, 2022

If you have been involved in an accident caused by another party’s actions, you know how important it is to be able to prove negligence in your personal injury claim. When working with your personal injury lawyer to prove that the other party’s negligence led to your losses, you must understand the difference between negligence…

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