Category: Personal Injury

Filing a Personal Injury Claim for Whiplash After a Car Accident

Whiplash is a common injury resulting from minor to severe auto accidents. Compensatory damages for whiplash injuries may be filed when an accident involves a negligent driver. If you’ve been in an auto accident and have already suffered whiplash injuries, you should seek immediate medical attention. Then call our office for information about filing a personal injury claim. What is whiplash? Whiplash is common among victims who are involved in rear-end collisions. The term whiplash

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When An Injury Occurs At A Short-term Rental Property

When an injury occurs at a short-term rental property (e.g. Airbnb), can the injured party recover damages from the property owner, the rental app/service, or both? Who’s to Blame When an Airbnb Goes Awry? Premises Liability and Short-Term Rentals While you may be able to take a vacation, gravity never does. If you slip and fall on the freshly mopped floor of a hotel lobby, it is pretty clear that the hotel proprietor is responsible

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Calculating Lost Wages For Your Personal Injury Case

If you’ve sustained an injury due to another’s negligence, you are legally entitled to seek monetary compensation. The extent of the injury may lead to different outcomes, such as the inability to work either temporarily or permanently. It’s important to understand the different types of compensation you may be eligible for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include expenses that can be calculated due to your injury. These damages are generally more straightforward and easier

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Dog Bite Injuries and The Law in Massachusetts

Dog Bites: An Injury Worthy of Legal Representation About five million Americans suffer dog bite injuries every year. Dogs of any breed and size, whether unfamiliar animals or family pets, can bite and cause injuries. Dog bite injuries can cause life-long and life-altering injuries as well as psychological trauma. Victims of dog bites have a path to seek compensation through the legal system. Massachusetts Law on Dog Bites Massachusetts law maintains “strict liability” with regard

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Know Your Rights if a Dog Bite Injures Your Child

When children are involved in a dog attack, the injuries sustained can be severe. Children tend to be less capable of defending themselves when fending off a dog attack, and because children are shorter, they have a higher risk of being bitten on the head, neck, and face. Animal bites can be especially harmful as they can lead to life-threatening infections. If a dog bite in Massachusetts has injured you or your child, contact our

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I suffered an injury on a wet floor at the gym. The manager says I can’t sue because I signed a “general release” when I joined. Is this true?

While it’s standard procedure for a health club or gym to require members to sign a liability waiver, members still have rights. The purpose of a general release of liability waiver is to protect the gym from injuries caused by members. It’s common to sustain an injury while exercising. For example, pulling a muscle by lifting too much weight, misusing an exercise machine, or overexerting are typical injuries covered members are prohibited from bringing about

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What You Need to Know About Filing a Wrongful Death Suit in Massachusetts

When processing the death of a loved one caused by someone else’s bad choices, you need skilled legal representation to advocate for your—and your late loved one’s—interests in the judicial system. Below, we lay out the basics of filing a wrongful death suit in Massachusetts. The Basics of a Wrongful Death Suit In general, whenever a living person could file a personal injury suit on behalf of himself or herself, the estate of a deceased

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Will Your Massachusetts Motorcycle Insurance Cover Your Injury Expenses?

When it comes to auto accident injuries, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries. Even the most careful motorcyclists cannot always guard against the negligence of other drivers. This is why motorcyclists need to carry adequate insurance. Do you have enough coverage? Every state sets minimum requirements known as Compulsory Coverage. Let’s review Compulsory Coverage in Massachusetts and why it may not be enough for motorcyclists. Massachusetts motorcyclists are required to have the following

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The Preponderance of Evidence Standard and What It Means for Your Personal Injury Case

Aside from those of us who choose the law as our professional calling, most people will find the inside of a courtroom a disorienting, unfamiliar place, populated by the plotlines of police procedurals and award-winning dramas. When you are confronted with the prospect of not only visiting a court, but placing all your faith and hope for restitution in the court system, such as when you are already coping with physical pain and financial loss

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How does the court determine fault for injuries suffered in a car accident?

The terms comparative fault and contributory negligence are legal doctrines often referred to during auto accident lawsuits to address who is at fault. More precisely, these terms determine the percentage of each party at fault to determine how and if damages will be awarded. If you are injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages from the responsible party. Under Massachusetts law, anyone operating a motor vehicle has a duty to

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