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The Most Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs

Published in Personal Injury on January 22, 2016

Prescriptions serve an important role for many Americans. They help control blood pressure, reduce depression, fight cancer, and keep people feeling healthy. However, some on the market today are downright dangerous. According to a compilation of data from the CDC, 2.6 billion different drugs were ordered or given to patients during 2010. 75% of all…

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Driving Under the Influence and The Holidays in Massachusetts

Published in Car Accidents on December 29, 2015

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Whether it’s sipping on eggnog at your company holiday party or toasting on New Year’s Eve with champagne, alcohol is a universal part of many holiday traditions. But while drinking during the holidays can bring excitement and joy, it can easily transform into a nightmare if…

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Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

Published in Car Accidents on December 27, 2015

Above are the 200 most dangerous intersections in the state of Massachusetts according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The data is from accidents that occurred in 2013. You can zoom in on the map and hover over the dots to see additional information. The larger the circle size, the most injury accidents that occurred…

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Comparative Negligence in Personal Injury Claims in Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on December 22, 2015

When you get into an accident in any state, investigators will explore the issue of fault and negligence. In Massachusetts, fault is determined under a modified comparative negligence law. Understanding how comparative negligence works is often the key to ensuring our Boston personal injury lawyer’s clients obtain the best possible compensation after an injury claim….

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Massachusetts Bicycle Laws

Published in Bicycle Accidents on December 15, 2015

Massachusetts is a beautiful place to ride a bicycle. Whether you take a scenic route on the weekends or make your daily commute on one, you need to know what you are allowed to do on a bike in our state to avoid a bike accident. Make riding a fantastic experience every day with this…

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Sober Ride Home Program

Published in Car Accidents on December 8, 2015

Presented by the Boston personal injury lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan, LLP Helping Boston Get Home Safely With some of the world’s brightest universities, an innovative economy, and a history of sports dominance, Boston clearly knows how to take care of business. But when it’s all said and done, the city knows how to party, with the average adult…

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The Five Worst Accidents in Boston History

Published in Personal Injury on December 4, 2015

Boston is a city with a rich history that dates back to beyond the American Revolution. With a timeline like that, it’s no surprise that the capital has had its fair share of disasters. From train wrecks and plane crashes to some odd catastrophes in between, the city has seen its fair share of accidents…

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The Future of Liability with Driverless Cars

Published in Car Accidents on November 27, 2015

Vehicles have evolved drastically in the last few decades to include more automated features. Blind spot monitoring, self-parking, and lane change warnings are a few of the options available on modern cars. Some companies, such as Google and Tesla, have even introduced driverless technology. This evolution has sparked changes in how accidents are handled. Federal…

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Six Myths About Holiday Traffic

Published in Car Accidents on November 20, 2015

The holiday season is a time for getting together with friends and family, eating copious amounts of food, and being thankful. However, between shopping trips and visits to family, more time than we’d like is spent on the road. We’ve all heard stories about terrible holiday traffic experiences; some of us have even experienced them…

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Tackling the Issue of Concussions in Youth Football

Published in Personal Injury on October 27, 2015

According to a survey conducted by Bloomberg politics, football has long overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime However, in recent years, controversy surrounding the NFL’s attitude towards concussions has parents wondering if their children should be engaging in such a dangerous activity. Especially since in 2013, the NFL offered $765 million in settlements to NFL…

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