Safety

Massachusetts Crosswalk Laws

Published in Pedestrian Safety, Personal Injury, Safety on October 16, 2019

Massachusetts’ crosswalk laws are something every roadway user should learn before getting on the road. Misinformation and lack of crosswalk education are what contribute to hundreds of pedestrian and bicyclist collisions each year. As of October 2019, over 1,200 pedestrian accidents have occurred in Massachusetts this year alone. Pedestrian collisions can cause catastrophic injuries such…

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Massachusetts Leash Law

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on October 1, 2019

Dog attacks cause hundreds of significant injuries in the U.S. each year. Aggressive and loose dogs can cause puncture wounds, lacerations, broken bones and other serious injuries. To help prevent dog bites, Massachusetts has a strict leash law pet owners must follow. Several municipalities within the state have also passed citywide leash laws and pet…

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Massachusetts ATV Laws

Published in Civil Law, Personal Injury, Safety on September 30, 2019

Thousands of people use all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the state of Massachusetts. ATVs are popular recreational vehicles at tracks and state forests, as well as for work-related uses on farms and plantations. Like all vehicle types, ATVs are subject to state laws. ATV owners and operators must obey certain rules and restrictions to stay on…

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Massachusetts Seat Belt Law

Published in car accidents, Civil Law, Personal Injury, Safety on September 23, 2019

A seat belt is a critical safety device that saves thousands of drivers’ and passengers’ lives each year. Seat belts keep passenger vehicle occupants securely in their seats and in the correct positions during car accidents. Without a seat belt, the forces of the collision could send the occupant flying into other people or objects…

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Massachusetts Texting Law

Published in car accidents, Civil Law, Personal Injury, Safety on September 9, 2019

Distracted driving is a deadly driver mistake. Driving while distracted makes it impossible for a driver to safely control his or her vehicle. It slows reflexes and reaction times, increasing the risk of causing a collision. Distracted driving leads to thousands of car accidents in the U.S. each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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Massachusetts Moped Laws

Published in Civil Law, Personal Injury, Safety on August 30, 2019

Mopeds are good on gas, fun to ride and easier to park in busy downtown areas than traditional vehicles. Investing in a moped could save you money and improve your daily commute. You could end up in legal trouble, however, if you accidentally or intentionally breach any of Massachusetts’ moped laws. Refreshing your knowledge of…

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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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Car Seat Laws in Boston

Published in car accidents, Child Injury, Safety on May 8, 2019

Boston parents must ensure they keep their children properly restrained in acceptable car seats while traveling to protect them from car accidents. Every state upholds specific standards for appropriate car seat use, age, and size restrictions for different types of car seats, and most states even offer free car seat installation services and public safety…

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Do you have a premise liability case?

Published in Safety on March 8, 2019

A premises liability accident occurs when an individual is injured on someone else’s property or business because of a hazardous condition that the owner could have prevented. In Massachusetts, shop and property owners owe a duty to people who use their premises to keep them free from any hazard which may result in personal injuries….

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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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