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

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