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How Would Repealing the Jones Act Affect Boston Maritime Workers?

Published in Maritime Law on September 30, 2015

Boston is a port city, and it is estimated that it supports over 50,000 workers – a figure that does not include all the Bostonians who work at maritime jobs not directly related to the port’s functioning. Thus, the Jones Act is a very important piece of legislation for all of these workers. How the…

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How Witness Credibility Affects Car Accident Claims

Published in Car Accidents on September 23, 2015

Boston is a busy city with many drivers, which results in a lot of car accidents occurring every day. Over 300 fatal car accidents occurred in Massachusetts last year, and many more non-fatal ones of varying levels of severity are not included in these statistics. If you are filing a car accident claim, you will…

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Premises Liability at the Ball Park in Boston

Published in Personal Injury on September 16, 2015

Last year, a woman fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Ball Park, suffering numerous injuries when she brushed up against an elevator door that unexpectedly slid open. Earlier this year, a woman was sent to the hospital after being hit in the face with a broken bat that flew into the stands….

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Taking Legal Action Against a University After Assault in Boston

Published in Campus Safety on August 28, 2015

Many students on university campuses around the world have to take a proactive stance against assault, and sometimes even the best laid plans go awry. If you have been assaulted on a university campus, you may feel betrayed by the school or unsafe on its campus. Depending on the circumstances of assault, a victim may…

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How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Boston

Published in Workers' Compensation on August 21, 2015

After a workplace injury, you may be wondering what the steps are to filing a claim. While your human resources department can be a great way to learn more about the process and start filing paperwork, you may also want to familiarize yourself with the way claims are filed in Boston. Doing so can help…

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Salvaging Marine Items Under Maritime Law

Published in Maritime Law on August 14, 2015

The law of salvage in maritime law states that whoever recovers a ship or cargo that has been lost at sea, in peril, or sunk is entitled to financial compensation that equals the value of the recovered property. The law has been around for centuries and is in place to ensure salvagers are fairly compensated…

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Safety Tips for Driving and Walking in Boston

Published in Car Accidents, Pedestrian Safety on August 11, 2015

Boston is an active city that is pedestrian friendly, full of recreational activities, and a commercial hub. Whether you live, play, or work here, knowing how to travel safely is one of the best ways you can protect yourself from accidental injury. Every city has its quirks and must-know things about traveling, so here are…

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No-Fault Car Insurance in Massachusetts

Published in Car Accidents, Personal Injury on August 11, 2015

Massachusetts is a No-Fault State Some states, like Massachusetts, use a no-fault car insurance system. Under this system, anyone who gets into a car accident must file a claim with his or her own insurance provider to pay for medical expenses, property damage, and other fees. In many cases, this also prevents drivers from taking…

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What Is “Res Ipsa Loquitur” and How Does It Affect Personal Injury Claims?

Published in Personal Injury on August 11, 2015

Res ipsa loquitur is Latin for “the thing speaks for itself.” The concept is commonly used in personal injury claims as a rule for the presentation of evidence, and in applicable cases, is often the only requirement needed to prove a defendant’s negligence. When Is Res Ipsa Loquitur Used? In a typical personal injury case,…

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