Massachusetts Helmet Laws
Nineteen states, including Massachusetts, impose universal laws requiring helmet use by some or all parties that operate vehicles other than cars and trucks. Helmet laws are meant to increase roadway safety by protecting vulnerable road users from catastrophic head injuries. Breaking Massachusetts’ helmet law could result in a traffic infraction, as well as a potential…read more
Construction Site Accident in North End Boston, MA
Civilians rushed to help an injured pedestrian near 85 Atlantic Avenue On July 25, 2019 at about 8:30 am, civilians rushed toward the sidewalk near 85 Atlantic Avenue. A young woman was struck by a piece of metal that fell from a construction site and already suffered life-threatening injuries to the left side of her…read more
Can You Get PTSD After a Car Accident?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychological condition that most often develops in response to acute traumatic stress. This condition is very common among combat veterans, survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse, and survivors of all types of childhood abuse. PTSD can also manifest after isolated traumatic events like car accidents and natural…read more
Can I Claim Personal Injury in Boston If I Was at Fault?
Every state has different laws when it comes to determining fault for a car accident, and some plaintiffs are able to secure compensation for their car accident damages even though they bear partial responsibility for causing those accidents. If you cause a car accident, you generally do not have grounds for a personal injury claim….read more
How to File a Personal Injury Claim
Published in Personal Injury on April 5, 2019
If you recently received an injury due to someone else’s actions, you may have to accumulate medical bills. If your injuries left you unable to work, the loss in wages may have you wondering how you will ever begin to catch up. However, if someone else caused your injuries, you may want to consider filing…read more
Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?
Published in Personal Injury on April 3, 2019
Whether you received injuries from a car accident, personal injury, medical malpractice, or the wrongful act of someone else, the time immediately afterward is stressful. You must worry about your recovery as well as how you will pay your medical bills – especially if you missed wages due to your injury. Your settlement will provide…read more
What Is a Contingency Fee?
If you experienced injury through no fault of your own and feel the other party could owe you compensation, you have likely done some research on obtaining a personal injury attorney. Sometimes, however, it can seem as if attorney websites have a language all their own. One of the most commonly misunderstood terms in the…read more
Car Accident 2019 Statistics in the United States
Motor vehicle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental deaths and injuries in the United States. They are responsible for billions in property damage and other economic losses each year. If you or a relative suffered injuries or economic damages due to the negligence of another driver, an attorney can represent…read more
Got bitten by a dog? Better find a lawyer today
Published in Personal Injury on February 28, 2019
We at Sweeney Merrigan Law love our pets. Cats are our best friends, and dogs are loyal companions. However, any animal can become a threat when its owner is reckless and negligent. If you or a beloved one suffered a serious injury as a consequence of an animal attack, you have the right to seek…read more
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,…read more