Pedestrian Injured By Car Accident – What You Need To Know

Any person on foot is considered a pedestrian. Most pedestrian accidents involving an automobile occur at intersections, crosswalks, and parking lots. If you or a loved one is hit by a vehicle while walking, running, jogging, or even sitting on a bench, you have legal options. Immediate Steps The actions taken immediately following a pedestrian and car accident are vital in protecting your wellbeing and

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What You Need to Know About Auto Accidents in Massachusetts

Quick Action Is Required After an Accident There is never a good time to have an accident. Depending on the circumstances, an accident can be a minor inconvenience or a life-altering calamity. Recent studies suggest that the average driver will have a collision three or four times over a lifetime, or about one collision every eighteen years. We all hope and pray that any collisions

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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

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Workplace Injuries: Is a Lawsuit an Option?

Workplace injuries happen—even in workplaces you might consider relatively safe, or in a workplace where safety really does come first. But what if your injuries and loss of income far exceed the resources provided by workers’ compensation? What if your employer tries to argue that you were not really an employee, or otherwise fails to provide workers’ comp benefits? Can you sue? Workers’ Compensation: What

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First Circuit Court Of Appeals Affirms Judgment In Favor Of Fall River Chiefs Of Police And Police Officer

The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a judgment entered in favor of three members of the Fall River Police Department represented by RJA. The plaintiff in the civil rights case alleged that he had been assaulted by the police, that the police had committed fraud and engaged in a conspiracy to frame the plaintiff and that the police improperly caused the destruction of

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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

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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 its members. It’s common to sustain an injury while exercising. For example, pulling a muscle from lifting too much weight, misusing an exercise machine, or

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How Does Legal Marijuana Impact Personal Injury Cases?

The legality of marijuana use by people over the age of 21 in Massachusetts does not change whether or not a person under the influence of the drug is at fault in a personal injury case. The treatment of marijuana use, legal or not, is the same as the use of alcohol and other substances when it comes to things like driving, operating heavy machinery,

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Injured While Ridesharing: Can Passengers Sue the Company as Well as the Driver?

Ridesharing has been hailed as one of the great conveniences of modern life: easier than designating a driver, cheaper than a cab, and faster than waiting for the bus. When it comes to injuries incurred because of a rideshare driver’s recklessness or negligence, however, it is less clear how victims can receive full compensation. The average driver, even working fulltime, is almost certainly lacking insurance,

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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

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