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Don’t get “doored”. It is a surefire way to ruin a perfectly good day!

If you have ever ridden your bicycle in the City, you know what the term “doored” means.  It’s when a motor vehicle opens their door causing a collision with a bicycle.  Motorists are responsible for checking to ensure that there isn’t a bicyclist coming up from behind them before opening their door. This is covered by M.G.L. Ch. 90 section 14 states that “…No person shall open a door on a motor vehicle unless it

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School buses and the Death Zone

The majority of children injured or killed on school buses and other student transportation vehicles are not injured or killed on the bus, but outside the bus. They are hurt or killed in the “Death Zone” which is the area immediately in front of or around the bus. Most are struck by motorists who fail to stop for the flashing red lights and extended stop signs. The Law: In Massachusetts, all lanes of traffic in

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Another reason to get along with your ex…

Most Probate Judges award parents shared legal custody of their un-emancipated children.  Legal custody is the decision making power with respect to medical, educational and religious decisions. The one exception to this standard would be when there is a restraining order in place that prohibits effective communication between the parents. However, the tide seems to be changing and the Courts are looking at the parent’s relationship as to whether they are able to share legal

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Is Rental Car Insurance Necessary?

If you are planning on renting a car during your travels this summer, you are certainly familiar with the multitude of extra costs that can be tacked on. You may be asking yourself the particular question: do I need insurance for this rental car? While a rental company may tell you that their insurance is necessary, this is not always the case. First, let’s talk about what happens when you get in an accident in

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A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Take on Divorce and Co-Parenting

As a long-time criminal defense attorney, I meet many people who have made big mistakes. These mistakes have led to difficulties in the criminal justice system. At the very least, they have to pay for (and put up with) me to help them. Often, these problems stem from a toxic romantic relationship or dissolving marriage. Having to deal with the criminal justice system is an obvious bad result if such problems either are alleged to

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