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Blog Posts in 2013

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Avoiding Injury, Car Accidents, and Drunk Drivers this New Years Eve

On a regular basis, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides extensive information regarding vehicle safety and driving best practices. Part of that dissemination is educating the ...
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Who is Liable when there is Medical Malpractice after a Car Accident?

What happens when a treating doctor injures you due to his or her negligence while treating you for the injuries you sustained in a car accident you had been in? Well, it's safe to say you'd ...
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What is Gross Negligence in Massachusetts?

if you been involved in a personal injury case, you might find yourself, for the first time, researching the elements of negligence. Not really fully understanding the definition of negligence, many ...
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Can I Sue a Car I Hit Because it Stopped Short?

Anyone who's been in a rear-end car accident has heard it, particularly if there have been injuries. The car that hits from behind is the one considered at fault. I myself thought that was the ...
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Do I have to Prove anything more than the Fact I was Rear-Ended?

Here we discuss the very interesting issue of what it means for your car accident and personal injury case when you have been rear-ended by another vehicle. The conventional wisdom in Massachusetts is ...
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Did My Car's Black Box Record My Car Accident?

Event Data Records (EDRs), also known as Black Boxes, have been extremely prevalent in recent years. And there is a reason - they're extremely useful in piecing back together the events of car ...
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Are you Liable for Allowing A Drunk Person to Drive Your Car?

Negligent entrustment is the type of thing that one would generally associated with a younger, less experienced adult. negligent entrustment is when a person allows a person to take control of a ...
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Is Driving an Unregistered Vehicle Negligence?

If you've been involved in a car accident which has resulted in your injury or the injuries of others, and there was a vehicle involved which was unregistered, you are probably wondering the ...
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Is Driving without a License Negligence Per Se?

Is driving without a driver's license a bad idea? Yes, obviously, it's not only a bad idea, it's criminal. If you were pulled over while driving without a license, the officer would likely ...
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Bananas over Conflicts of Law, Multi jurisdictional Statutes of Limitations

We have discussed, in other blog posts, the importance of filing an action before the applicable statute of limitations runs out. Today, we discuss a different twist. What if you are injured in ...
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Emotional Distress, Milton Hospital, and the Statute of Limitations

It can be difficult to learn that the system can’t provide you justice. It’s not a perfect system, but it’s a pretty good one and most all injuries which occur as a result of someone ...
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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive, non-contagious disorder of body movement, muscle tone or posture that causes physical disability. Cerebral palsy causes impaired movement: exaggerated reflexes, ...
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Birth injury

A birth injury is when a baby suffers trauma during the birth process. Birth injuries occur for various reasons: the size of the baby, prematurity, the size and shape of the mother's pelvis, ...
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Unsecured Truck Loads

As drivers, we've all witnessed it: logs bouncing precariously in the flatbed of a truck ahead, trash flying out of the top of a garbage truck like confetti as it speeds by, an oversized living ...
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Disability definition under SSDI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees distribution of benefits for the Social Security Disability Insurance program. The SSA has a very specific definition of 'disability' and ...
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Medical Malpractice in Massachusetts

According to a study in Journal of Patient Safety, medical errors leading to death in the U.S. may be as high as 400,000 patients a year. Medical errors are also known as medical malpractice. ...
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Medication Errors

A medication error is when a preventable event that can cause or result in the inappropriate use of medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of a health professional or ...
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Speeding in motor vehicle accidents and severe injuries

How does speeding contribute to motor vehicle accidents and more severe injuries? Speed limits are set in an attempt to limit traffic with the intent to improve traffic safety and reduce the number of ...
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Construction Site Accidents

The possibility for injury on or near a construction site is well known. Between the large, suspended objects hanging in the air, towering scaffolding, moving cranes, electrical wiring, and ...
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School Zone & Bus Accidents

Don't be that guy. The distracted or careless guy that somehow misses the flashing yellow lights indicating he has entered a school zone and has to slow way down. Or worse, the guy who, instead of ...
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Boston's Personal Injury Intersections

Personal injury cases most commonly arise out of car accidents. The most common causes for major accidents are speeding, impaired or drowsy driving and distracted driving, but poor roadway design and ...
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Where are Massachusetts' Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians?

Walking across the street can prove to be more dangerous then most people would think. As studies have shown certain intersections have been proven to be more dangerous then others for varying ...
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We are Safer when we are Vigilant of Danger

Vigilance Must be our New Way of Life How do we balance freedoms and security in today's world? I don't mean "we" as the United States government. I mean, "we" as ...
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What Is The Law Regarding Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents?

Drunk driving is simply a bad idea that sometimes results in catastrophic injury or death. The law is extensive relating to drunk driving, with obvious criminal prohibition. In Massachusetts, we have ...
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Food Allergies Are No Joke . . . But Maybe . . .

If you are a Louis CK fan, you may have already seen his new special "Oh My God", currently on HBO, in which he talks about his "of course. . . but maybe..." concept. Hilarious. Of ...
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