Unsafe Buildings in Boston [Interactive Map]
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…read more
What Types of Lawsuits Might Come From COVID-19 Exposure?
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…read more
Does Vaping Increase Risk for COVID-19?
Published in Safety on July 7, 2020
The novel COVID-19 pandemic poses a health and safety threat to everyone. It is highly contagious and can cause serious to fatal health complications even in someone healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, lists certain groups that are at an increased risk for severe illness associated with the coronavirus. The list…read more
Massachusetts Dog Bite Laws
Published in Safety on July 7, 2020
Massachusetts has several laws regulating animal ownership and setting guidelines for what will happen if a dog bites someone. As a pet owner in Boston, you need to know at least the basics of how the state’s dog bite law works. If your pet bites someone, the victim could file a lawsuit against you as…read more
What Fireworks Are Legal in Massachusetts?
Published in Safety on June 15, 2020
Every year, thousands of people come together to celebrate the 4th of July holiday in Massachusetts. Most people celebrate with a staple activity: fireworks. While taking the family to see a professional fireworks display is a great way to mark the occasion, purchasing fireworks on your own is not. The State of Massachusetts bans the…read more
What Are Common Apartment Accident Injuries in Boston?
It is typical to feel safe and secure in your apartment building. As a renter, you have the legal right to expect reasonable care by your landlord, building owner or management company. Reasonable care means an expectation that your landlord will regularly inspect the premises for hazards, repair known issues and respond promptly to tenant…read more
What Is Massachusetts’s Hands-Free Law?
Published in Safety on June 12, 2020
It is a driver’s responsibility to pay attention to the road. A driver should dedicate his or her full attention to the driving task 100% of the time. Unfortunately, hundreds of drivers in Massachusetts are guilty of distracted driving – one of the deadliest driver errors. In 2018 alone, close to 3,000 people in the…read more
What Should I Do If I Was in an Accident Caused by Brake Checking?
Brake checking is a maneuver in which a driver intentionally hits the brakes, often forcing the following driver to also brake or take evasive action. It generally happens in a road rage or aggressive driving incident and is not an approved driving maneuver. It could also be a means of committing insurance fraud. If someone…read more
Who Is Responsible for Falling Debris Injuries in Massachusetts?
Falling debris is a significant injury risk. Common injuries associated with falling objects are head injuries, skull fractures and traumatic brain damage. A falling object could cause permanent disabilities or the wrongful death of a victim. If you or someone you love has injuries from falling debris in Massachusetts, identify the party that could be…read more
Massachusetts Hit & Run Laws
A hit-and-run can make a car accident claim in Boston even more complicated. You may not know the identity of the at-fault party. This could mean no opportunity to hold someone else responsible for your injuries and damages. Luckily, Massachusetts’ no-fault law means you can file a claim with your own car insurance provider to…read more