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

Patient who’s kept waiting in ER develops nerve condition

This blog has written extensively on the high number of preventable deaths and injuries caused by preventable medical errors. According to a settlement reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a patient developed a serious nerve condition after he was kept waiting in an ER of a local hospital. The patient was initially taken to the ER [...]

Personal Injury, injury, medical malpractice

Braintree Woman Involved in Fatal Crash

A Braintree woman was killed in a single-vehicle car crash in Boston early Thursday morning, according to police. At 3:09 a.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks that cover the Boston Tunnels received a radio call for a single-car crash on Route 93 southbound, by the entrance to the HOV Lane, in Boston. On arrival troopers [...]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, wrongful death

Bicycle safety

As Spring approaches, many can’t  wait to get on their bicycles and enjoy the outdoors. With the increase in bicycle use, there is also an increase in bicycle accidents and injuries. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put together this “Bicycle Safety Activity Kit“, and its Spanish counterpart: “Seguridad en Bicicletas“, to [...]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, injury, pedestrian accidents

Settlement of Medical Negligence Cases

Settlement of medical negligence cases can be an advantageous solution for both plaintiffs and defendants. Because of the potential for high damage awards that could exceed insurance policy coverage, it is often prudent for doctors, nurses or other health care providers to resolve medical malpractice claims. In addition to the potential for high damages, medical [...]

Uncategorized, injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death

Bicycle accidents and safety

As Spring weather brings more bicyclists onto the roads, it is important to understand the dangers posed to bicyclists. As a participant of the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, which is the largest cancer fundraising event in the country, I find these figures to be pretty eye-opening. In 2011, 677 bicyclists were killed and an additional 48,000 [...]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death