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How to Prepare for Slips and Falls on Boston’s Icy Walkways

When neighbors and local businesses fail to shovel snow or treat icy sidewalks properly, these walkways are hazardous to everyone who steps on them.  Even if you wear sturdy boots and exercise caution as you walk, you may find yourself slipping and falling. In these cases, knowing how to fall “properly” could keep you from Read More

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Private Security Guards’ Treatment of Homeless & Vicarious Liability

The Boston Globe recently exposed a troubling and systemic pattern of private security guards abusing the homeless at TD Garden in Boston. In the wake of a recent assault on a disabled homeless man, private security guards who patrol TD Garden can no longer eject homeless people from the premises. State MBTA Transit Police will Read More

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Burn & Fire Hazards Result in Recall of Polaris’ Sportsman 850 and 1000 All-Terrain Vehicles

Polaris Industries has issued a recall of approximately 19,200 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the wake of fire and burn hazards. The affected models for the latest recall include the 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 models. In September 2016, Polaris recalled 53,000 vehicles after receiving numerous reports of vehicle fires resulting in injuries to Read More

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Homeopathic Teething Tablets Pose Serious Danger to Babies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that an investigation revealed inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething remedies. In many instances, the level of belladonna greatly exceeded the amount claimed on the labeling. The FDA issued a warning to consumers stating that the teething tablets pose a major risk Read More

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What Elements Must a Plaintiff Prove in a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering, “What do I have to prove to win compensation for my losses?” There are four basic elements that you must prove: The defendant owed you a duty of care — Basically, this means the defendant had a responsibility imposed by the law to Read More

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Comparative Negligence in Massachusetts

It is not unusual for the defendant in a car crash case to claim that the injured plaintiff was careless and bears some or all of the responsibility for the accident. Under Massachusetts law, the defendant has the burden of proving this contributory negligence, just as the plaintiff has the burden of proving the defendant’s Read More

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Defective Highway Design a Factor in Wrong Way Deaths

In late October five individuals were tragically killed when a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another vehicle on Interstate 495 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. While the affected communities continue to mourn the traffic loss of life, alterations in signage and design changes to highway ramps could reduce the likelihood of future occurrences. Federal highway safety statistics Read More

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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts

If you are injured in an accident, your right to sue does not last forever. The statute of limitations is a law that places time limits on different causes of action. There are many sound reasons for such limits. Over time evidence degrades and disappears. The memories of witnesses fade, or the witnesses could pass Read More

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Manufacturer Cuts Costs to Increases Profits and this Leads to Needless Deaths and Injuries

At least 14 people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured by faulty inflaters made by Takata, a small Japanese airbag manufacturer. More than 100 million of Takata’s airbags have been installed in cars in the U.S. by General Motors and 16 other automakers. According to a recent New York Times profile, Read More

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When Do Driving Conditions Become a Factor in an Accident?

The key to whether a driver is legally responsible for having caused an accident is usually negligence. When one driver sues another for damages, the court inquires as to whether the defendant driver was careful or careless. The answer depends upon whether the facts show the defendant’s behavior was reasonable or unreasonable under the circumstances. Read More

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