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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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Unsafe Buildings in Boston [Interactive Map]

Published in Local News, Safety on October 2, 2020

When thinking of what Boston is known for in terms of buildings one might think the answer to be architecture. But when doing research into problems that plague our city it seems that buildings with unsafe and dangerous conditions seems to be a serious issue. With quite a number of  building collapses in Boston and as…

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What You Need to Know About Drinking and Driving on a Motorcycle in Boston

Published in Motorcycle Accidents on September 9, 2020

Motorcycling is a popular pastime in New England, especially during springtime and mild summers. In the City of Boston, you will see many motorcyclists riding to work, the grocery store and going on joyrides. Unfortunately, not all of Boston’s motorcyclists are prudent or responsible. Some make the grave error of drinking and driving. In 2017,…

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How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth in Boston?

Published in Personal Injury on August 27, 2020

It is understandable to wonder about the worth of your Boston personal injury claim. After all, the settlement or judgment award you may receive could determine your family’s future financial stability. After an accident in Boston that causes significant injuries and expensive losses, the only way to move forward may be to achieve a financial…

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Can I Sue After Signing a Waiver in Boston?

Published in Personal Injury on August 25, 2020

Many risky activities require participants to sign waivers of liability. Release of liability waivers protect the overarching organization from legal responsibility if a participant suffers an injury. If a foul ball hits a sports fan in the head during a baseball game, for example, the fan may not be able to sue the sports stadium…

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