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,

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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 result in the inability to work, either temporarily or permanently. You may be eligible for economic and non-economic damages for the injuries you received. Economic damages include specific expenses and those losses that can be mathematically calculated. These damages are generally more

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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

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How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Massachusetts?

When a patient is harmed by a medical professional due to negligence, the patient can file a medical malpractice suit. These personal injury cases are very complex, and plaintiffs must comply with procedural rules unique to this type of lawsuit. Massachusetts has a specific statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits, a law that sets a time limit on when you may file a suit.

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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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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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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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