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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What Types of Lawsuits Might Come From COVID-19 Exposure?

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on July 7, 2020

On top of the many physical and emotional concerns regarding the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic are also legal issues. People from all over the world are filing COVID-19 lawsuits concerning travel and entertainment refunds, failed business contracts, employment issues, business interruptions, medical negligence, pandemic avoidance, and more. If you believe you have a lawsuit or class action…

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What If the Other Driver Was Texting During a Car Accident In Boston?

Published in Car Accidents on July 7, 2020

Texting and driving, as well as other types of cellphone use, are serious hazards for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. A driver who is texting behind the wheel cannot dedicate 100% of his or her attention to the road. This can lead to preventable collisions and serious injuries, such as bone breaks, concussions, spinal cord injuries…

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Pedestrian Accidents in Marked vs. Unmarked Crosswalks

Published in Pedestrian Safety on July 7, 2020

The streets of Boston are not safe for pedestrians. Throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 78 pedestrians died in vehicle-pedestrian collisions in 2018 alone. Pedestrians have to navigate many risks when walking around Boston. Some of the most common are distracted and negligent drivers. Collisions are most common in places where pedestrians and vehicles intersect. Crosswalks – both…

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How to Win a Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on July 7, 2020

Wrongful death is the loss of life due to another person’s tort, misconduct, negligence or wrongdoing. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that seeks to hold the at-fault party accountable for the deceased person’s death. Certain family members in Massachusetts could receive compensation after an executor or administrator of the decedent files a…

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The Dangers of Texting While Walking

Published in Pedestrian Safety on July 7, 2020

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. A pedestrian could suffer life-altering injuries in a collision. As a pedestrian in Boston, you can reduce your risk of accidents by obeying pedestrian laws and paying attention to where you are walking. One of the most dangerous things you can do as a pedestrian is…

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What Employees Should Know About Workers’ Comp in a Pandemic in Massachusetts

Published in Workers' Compensation on July 7, 2020

Workers’ compensation is a system in Massachusetts that pays injured employees no-fault benefits to cover damages from work-related accidents. A worker can receive workers’ comp benefits to pay for medical bills and lost wages without proving anyone’s negligence or fault. Workers’ comp is also available for employees who contract illnesses due to occupational hazards –…

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