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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…

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The Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Published in Car Accidents on December 29, 2020

Most people are aware that car accidents can cause a variety of physical injuries in addition to the damage they cause to your vehicle and any other vehicles or objects involved. Plus, car accidents can be extremely tricky when it comes to placing blame and receiving just compensation, especially if one of the drivers involved…

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What Should I Wear to Court?

Published in Personal Injury on December 28, 2020

When you go to court for a personal injury case, you are required to wear appropriate attire. However, what is considered proper attire for court? If this is your first time in a courtroom for a hearing or a trial, you may not be sure what to wear to court. Your personal injury lawyer will…

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What Should I Do with a “Totaled” Car?

Published in Car Accidents on December 27, 2020

Car accidents can cause significant damage to your vehicle. In some cases, an insurance company may declare your vehicle a total loss.  When a vehicle is “totaled,” it means that the costs of the repairs exceed the current market value of your vehicle. In other words, it costs more to fix your vehicle than the…

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What is a Lien on a Personal Injury Case?

Published in Personal Injury on December 26, 2020

Medical bills from a personal injury case can quickly total tens of thousands of dollars. Many accident victims do not have the money to pay medical bills. If they do not have health insurance to cover medical expenses, it can be frightening and overwhelming. Massachusetts law allows medical providers to place a medical lien on…

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Tailgating: How This Dangerous Habit Causes Accidents and How To Stop It

Published in Car Accidents on December 25, 2020

Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents. According to the NHTSA, rear-end collisions accounted for approximately one-third of car accidents in 2018. There were over 2.1 million rear-impact accidents that year, which resulted in 2,439 fatal crashes and 594,000 injury crashes. Tailgating is one of the most common causes of…

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Running Red Lights: An Unnecessarily Risky Habit

Published in Car Accidents on December 24, 2020

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 4,059 people died in accidents caused by running red lights between 2014 and 2018. It also states that a family member is more likely to be injured in a red-light running accident than any other type of car accident. Each year, approximately 165,000 people are injured by drivers…

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Pregnancy & Car Accidents: Dangers, Risks, and Legal Options

Published in Car Accidents on December 23, 2020

Car accident victims need to understand their legal rights after a car accident. Pregnant women may face unique situations after a car accident because there is the potential for injury to two victims. The unborn child can be injured in an accident along with the mother. Car accidents can cause catastrophic injuries for a mother…

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Massachusetts Car and Booster Seat Laws

Published in Car Accidents on December 22, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that automobile accidents are the leading cause of fatalities for children. Thousands of children are injured or die in car crashes each year. During 2018, one-third of the children 12 or younger who died in a car accident were not wearing a safety restraint. The seat belt and…

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Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in Massachusetts

Published in Car Accidents on December 21, 2020

In February 2020, Massachusetts took a bold stand against cell phone use while driving. Massachusetts now prohibits any use of a cell phone while driving unless the hands-free mode is activated. This statute imposes criminal penalties on violators. Violation of this statute can also constitute evidence of negligence in a car accident involving cell phone…

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