Personal Injury

Massachusetts Helmet Laws

Published in Bike Safety, Personal Injury, Safety on August 20, 2019

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…

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Construction Site Accident in North End Boston, MA

Published in Personal Injury, Uncategorized on July 25, 2019

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…

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Can You Get PTSD After a Car Accident?

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on May 10, 2019

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…

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Can I Claim Personal Injury in Boston If I Was at Fault?

Published in car accidents, Local News, Personal Injury on May 7, 2019

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….

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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…

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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…

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What Is a Contingency Fee?

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on April 1, 2019

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…

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Car Accident 2019 Statistics in the United States

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on March 8, 2019

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…

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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…

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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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