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U-Turns Are the Cause of Many Deadly Truck Accidents

If you’ve ever seen a tractor trailer crash scene, you know that the consequences can be horrifying. These massive vehicles are unwieldy, and their drivers have limited visibility and can be fatigued after many hours on the road. But sometimes the fault also lies with bad highway design, which can make roads more dangerous for Read More

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Deciding Who Is Liable for a Product-Related Injury

For individuals seeking compensation for harm suffered in using a product, the first question to be confronted is whether the product was the root cause of the injury. Often a product that is intended for a certain type of use is put to another use never contemplated. Consumers may fail to follow warnings and instructions Read More

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Bikes in Boston: What Happens When They Are Involved in Accidents with Cars or Trucks

Although rightfully known as a great walking city, Boston experiences about one non-fatal bicycle crash and two traffic accidents involving pedestrians every day. And every year, cyclists and pedestrians are killed on Boston’s streets, often near intersections that have a history of being particularly inhospitable to road sharing. In February 2019, a 69-year-old children’s librarian Read More

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Sharing the Road with Trucks: What to Do if You’ve Been in an Accident

Truck accidents have increased over the last several years, as have serious and sometimes fatal accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There were 4,761 people killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2017, reflecting a 12 percent increase over a 10-year period from 4,245 fatalities in 2008. Accidents involving commercial trucks are Read More

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What to Do After a Vacation Car Accident

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip, with Boston seeing a surge in tourism during the warmer months. Unfortunately, accidents happen, even on vacation. So what should you do if you’re in a car accident far from home? Whether you are visiting Boston or are a Bostonian traveling out of state, understanding a Read More

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Weighing the Damages in Second-Impact Concussion Cases

When we think of young people and concussions, we often think of high school or college football players or kids who have headed a lot of soccer balls during matches. It’s true that athletes who play in contact sports are more likely to incur head injuries, but any child who runs, jumps, falls or rough-houses Read More

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Laws in Flux on Use of Handheld Devices While Driving

You already know that texting while driving is against the law. But not all uses of hand-held devices like cell phones are illegal. Complicating things still further is that when you cross state lines, there are different laws governing what you can and cannot do with a cellphone. In Massachusetts, you can talk on your Read More

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What to Do If You’ve Experienced a Burn Injury at Work

The vast majority of burn injuries happen in the home, usually the result of fires and kitchen mishaps. But the workplace is the next most common place. Occupational accidents resulted in 8 percent of burn cases nationally and 9 percent of burn cases reported in Massachusetts in 2015. Half of the injured workers were scalded Read More

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Poor-quality care leads to settlements for 7 Massachusetts nursing homes

Recently, the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced seven different nursing homes have come to settlements resolving claims of systemic failures.  These failures caused injury and even death of five residents of these nursing homes. Included in these settlements are fines ranging from $30,000 to $200,000. In addition to these settlements, five of the nursing Read More

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No-Fault Insurance: When It’s Time to Consult a Lawyer

If you have ever been in a car accident, you know that a typical first reaction is to try to assign fault. But in Massachusetts, blame often takes a back seat. We are a no-fault state, which means you usually can’t sue another driver who may have caused an accident, except to seek compensation for Read More

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