Personal Injury

What Are Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims?

Published in Personal Injury on February 4, 2019

A personal injury claim may arise whenever one party causes a tangible injury or other measurable loss to another. However, it is possible for a civil claim to arise when no physical injury occurred but the victim sustained emotional suffering due to another party’s actions. Anyone who suffers emotional distress from discrimination, non-physical domestic abuse,…

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What Is a Contusion?

Published in Personal Injury on December 20, 2018

Contusions in Personal Injury Claims A contusion is a relatively minor injury, but this does not mean that someone who suffers a contusion due to another party’s negligence cannot claim compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. More than likely, if a plaintiff in a personal injury case does claim compensation for a contusion,…

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Concussions: Important Signs You Don’t Want to Miss

Published in Personal Injury on December 14, 2018

Concussions are some of the most commonly seen traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. These injuries occur when something strikes the head or when external forces cause the head to collide with hard objects or surfaces. Some of the most common causes of concussions include car crashes, sports accidents, and interpersonal violence. Concussions affect everyone…

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What Is Infant Cephalohematoma? 

Published in Child Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury on November 23, 2018

A child can sustain injuries in many ways during the birth process, and an uncommon but potentially dangerous condition that can result from a birth injury is infant cephalohematoma. This condition occurs in about 2% of all live births in the United States. While it is not definitively fatal or life-threatening, it may still cause…

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Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

Published in Local News, Personal Injury on November 16, 2018

Massachusetts, especially the Boston area, has a long-standing reputation of being difficult for drivers. Traffic is very congested in most of the Boston metropolitan area, and several intersections are notorious for being some of the most dangerous areas for drivers. All drivers in the Boston area, both residents and visitors, should know the most dangerous…

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What Is Quadriplegia?

Published in Personal Injury on June 30, 2018

In 2013, a study revealed that almost one in every 50 people in the United States suffers from paralysis. Quadriplegia is one of the types of paralysis; it occurs when someone loses mobility and sensation in all four limbs and the torso. Quadriplegia is a severe condition with many life-changing effects on a victim. Some…

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When Can Cell Phone Search Results Be Used as Evidence?

Published in Personal Injury on June 28, 2018

In investigations for civil and criminal cases, attorneys will go to great lengths to obtain the evidence needed to win a case. Social media has become a source for information and potential evidence for or against people. Although many people call it an invasion of privacy, attorneys can use cell phone search results as evidence….

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Checking a Doctor’s Credentials

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 16, 2018

Many people trust health insurance companies to contract with top-quality doctors, hospitals, and state licensing agencies. Unfortunately, many insurers regularly use practitioners who are subpar at best. Some may even have medical disciplinary actions, medical malpractice claims, and other negative marks on their records. Different Ways to Research a Doctor Although no federal database provides…

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Narcan – What Is It?

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 15, 2018

Narcan is the brand name of naloxone, an antidote for heroin and other opiates – prescription pills such as oxycodone, morphine, codeine, methadone, and Vicodin. Narcan blocks the opiate’s effects and can reverse an overdose. Overdoses occur after taking too much of a drug. If a person stops breathing during an overdose, serious brain damage…

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Marijuana Versus Opioid Abuse

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 14, 2018

Marijuana may seem to be taking over the headlines today, with new laws and policies regarding it frequently making news. In fact, it is legal under state law to purchase marijuana for some medical treatments in 31 states. Although it is just now making legal waves in the United States, cannabis treated and managed pain…

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