Archive for July, 2012

Massachusetts must be accountable for the injuries and deaths it causes

Under current Massachusetts law, when someone is injured or killed as a result of the negligence of an employee of a Massachusetts Town, City, or the State, the maximum the victim or the victim’s family can recover as compensation for the injury or death is $100,000. Keep in mind – That is before deductions for […]

Personal Injury

Why head injuries must be taken seriously

It was not that long ago that a blow to the head perhaps in a sporting event or in an accident was considered be a short-lived event with no long-term consequences. However, over the past decade, our understanding of the intricacies of the brain has advanced through continued research which has shed new light on the long […]

Personal Injury

Massachusetts Trucking Accidents – Importance of Taking Quick Action

An 18-wheeler is a massive vehicle which can bring about destruction of anything in its path. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, more than 4,200 people were killed and 90,000 were injured in crashes involving large trucks. Collisions that sometimes happen on crowded roads or in dangerous weather conditions can and […]

Personal Injury

Can a Restaurant or Bar be Liable to Customers for Injuries Caused by Third Parties?

While every case is different, the short answer to that question is yes.  Cases in which customers are injured due to the actions of third parties (usually other customers) are typically referred to as negligent security cases.  Sometimes, the injuries are caused by employees or “bouncers” working at a bar or nightclub who are unqualified, […]

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Massachusetts wrongful death cases

Massachusetts wrongful death cases are typically brought on behalf of the deceased person by a surving spouse, parent, or child. There are a number of siutations where a wrongful death action may be appropriate. Types of Massachusetts wrongful death cases may include: automobile or airplane accidents work-related exposure to dangerous conditions or substances medical mistakes […]

Personal Injury

Can homeowner be held liable to guests for injuries caused by third parties?

 The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently addressed this exact issue as it related to a guest who was struck in the back of the head by a softball while visiting a friend’s home. The plaintiff was seated on the defendants’ deck while other guests engaged in a softball game including one of the defendant homeowners. The […]

Personal Injury