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 in Massachusetts?
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 in Massachusetts?
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…
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…
What Should I Wear to Court in Massachusetts?
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…
What Should I Do with a “Totaled” Car in Massachusetts?
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…