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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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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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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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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