Amherst and UMass party problems

A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst’s police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds. The report came [...]

Massachusetts Dram Shop Attorney, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, excessive force, wrongful death

Elderly Hanover resident hit by car

An elderly woman is suffering from life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Hanover. The incident occurred near the intersection of Washington and Webster streets around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Barbara Stone told WCVB. The woman, whose name has not been released, was sent to South Shore Hospital, according [...]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized, injury, pedestrian accidents

Zakim Bridge deadly crash

According to Boston Globe reports, he taxi cab driver who was killed in a fatal crash Monday     on the Zakim Bridge had pulled over because of a flat tire. Debra Sarno, 54, had stopped her 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, which she drove for Malden            Taxi, into the far [...]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, injury, wrongful death

Settlement reached in Bridgewater State Hospital case

According to a report posted on Bostonglobe.com, the mother of a Bridgewater State Hospital inmate agreed to settle her lawsuit on Thursday alleging that guards were illegally keeping her son in isolation or strapped to a bed, sometimes for days at a time, after state officials agreed to make drastic changes in her son’s treatment [...]

civil rights suit

bicyclist death prompts calls for harsher penalties against drivers

This blog has written previously about pedestrian and bicycle accidents and the types of injuries that can occur when a person is struck by a truck or a car. A recent bicycle accident in Charlestown, MA that killed a Swampscott man has renewed calls from bicycle activist for increased punishments for drivers who are involved [...]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, injury, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death

Recovering for lost earning capacity ma

In Massachusetts, people who are unable to return to their previous occupation due to an injury may be able to recover damages for loss of earning capacity.  In certain cases, if someone has sustained serious injuries and cannot return to their trade or occupation, the use of an economist or vocational expert may be required to [...]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, injury, pedestrian accidents

Sample Injury Demand Letter Auto Accident

For those of you who appreciate seeing examples, here is a copy of a sample demand letter in Massachusetts auto accident case. Names have been changed. Christopher Glass, Claim Adjuster ACME Mutual Insurance Company Boston, MA  02900 Re:       My Client:                   Christopher Hurt Your Insured:              Superior Services, Inc. Date of Injury:                        10/29/11 Your File No.:             [...]

Construction Site Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Negligent Security, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trucking Accidents, injury, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death

Construction site accident in Boston injures two

Boston Construction Site Accident Emergency personnel responded to a construction accident at 45 Stuart St. this morning, according to the Boston Fire Department. Boston EMS treated 2 on the scene. One was brought to Tufts Medical Center with a serious head injury, and the other was hospitalized for a minor injury, according to Boston Fire. The injuries [...]

Construction Contracts, Construction Site Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injuries, or (TBIs) as they’re often referred to, have gotten a lot of media attention over the past few years. From stories about football players, hockey players and other athletes getting injured during a game, or a soldier being hurt by an explosion or a driver receiving head injuries during an accident, the [...]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trucking Accidents, excessive force, injury, pedestrian accidents

Fan injured by falling metal bar at TD Garden

This blog has previously written about premises liability claims and how such claims can arise. Just recently, two young women from Maine were hurt when a metal bar tumbled onto them at the TD Garden causing the women to suffer head injuries and concussions. According to reports, twenty-one-year-old Sabina Grasso of Cumberland and 20-year-old Anna [...]

Premises Liability, products liability