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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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Published in Medical Malpractice on October 20, 2015

When you require medical care, the course of your treatment is the last thing you want to worry about. While physicians and other medical professionals are rigorously trained to prevent mishaps, sometimes accidents occur. When a physician or other medical professional fails to provide adequate care, it is known as medical malpractice. There are several…

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Distracted Walking and the Threat to Your Safety

Published in Pedestrian Safety on October 13, 2015

Our smartphones keep us connected to current events in real time. Unfortunately, they also pose a distraction that can prove to be quite dangerous. According to Stateline, which reviews emergency room visit data, pedestrian accidents due to cell phone use have increased by over a third since 2010. Sometimes the injuries are innocuous, like bumps…

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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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