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Local Vehicle Accidents and Related News

If you live in or around the Boston area, you know that vehicle accidents are very common. While most involve two or more cars, there are other types, such as when a bicyclist is struck, as well.

Here are three recent vehicle accident news stories worth paying attention to:

1. GM report cites more death claims in recalled cars

2. Six Car Accident Caused by Medical Emergency in Belchertown

3. 2 Injured After Burlington Police Cruiser, Subaru Collide

In the event that you are injured in such an accident, contact us to discuss your case. We are here to protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve.


Have you been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

If you think you have a case of mesothelioma, the first thing you should do is receive immediate medical attention. With an experienced doctor on your side, you can determine once and for all if you have this form of cancer.

While there may not be any cure for mesothelioma, there are steps you can take to prolong your life and minimize the pain associated with the disease.

Once you are stable medically, it is time to contact a mesothelioma attorney to discuss your legal options. You may be able to file a lawsuit to receive compensation to pay medical bills and other expenses. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.

Why you Need Us

With so much that goes into a mesothelioma lawsuit, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. There are many potential defendants, as well as complex laws, so you need a legal team on your side that knows what to expect and how to maximize the compensation owed to you.


Potential Causes of a Tractor Trailer Accident

Were you recently involved in an accident with a tractor trailer? If so, you must realize early on that you have rights.

Not every truck accident leads to a personal injury lawsuit, but there are times when the victim has the right to file a claim as a means of receiving compensation for his or her injuries along with other damages.

There are many circumstances that can lead to a tractor trailer accident, including the following:

  • Truckers who have been on the road for too long, not getting the appropriate amount of rest
  • Truckers who are driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Missing safety equipment
  • Excessive speed
  • Poorly maintained vehicle

If you were injured in a tractor trailer accident due to the negligence of a truck driver, contact us to discuss your rights and learn more about personal injury law. We are here to help you through this difficult stretch in your life.


Dog Bite Victim? Here is what may be Covered

Despite the fact that most dogs are lovable, there are times when these animals can attack. While a dog bite does not always lead to a lawsuit, there are situations when this is the case.

No matter where you live, there are laws in place to protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve.

What’s Covered?

Generally speaking, the victim’s homeowners insurance will cover damages related to a dog bite, including but not limited to:

  • Medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Scarring
  • Rabies immunization
  • Pain and suffering
  • Additional out of pocket expenses

You will never know if you are in position to file a lawsuit to receive compensation until you speak with a qualified attorney. Over the years, we have helped many people throughout Massachusetts receive compensation following a dog bite. Contact us to setup a free initial consultation during which time you will learn more about your rights.


The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

An auto accident can happen for a number of reasons, with drowsy driving often time the culprit.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a survey of nearly 100,000 people showed that 1 of 25 admitted to dozing off while driving. This corresponds with the estimate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) that driver fatigue causes approximately 100,000 accidents every year.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is time to pull off the road to take a rest:

  • Feeling your head bobbing up and down
  • Drifting into other lanes of travel
  • Missing an exit

Injured by a Drowsy Driver?

When operating any type of vehicle, it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that he or she is in condition to drive. If you were injured by a drowsy driver, contact us to discuss your case. Over the years, we have helped many people in this position receive compensation for their injuries and related damages.


Be Patient with a Personal Injury Case

Upon filing a personal injury case, it is safe to assume that you are looking forward to the day that everything comes to an end. However, it may be a long time until this happens.

Did you know a personal injury case can last anywhere from a couple months to several years? At the very least, you will be faced with a period of a couple months, however, it is rare for a case to wrap up in this amount of time.

Note: no two cases are the same, so it can be difficult to determine exactly how long it will take for everything to work its way out.

Consult with your Attorney

A qualified personal injury attorney, one who has worked similar cases in the past, can give you a basic idea of how long your case will last. There is no guarantee, but it is always nice to have a timeframe in mind.

Your health and well being is the most important thing during a personal injury case. Even though you are hoping to receive compensation when everything is said and done, for the meantime you have to do whatever it takes to best care for yourself.

Let your attorney guide you through the process, helping you decide when it is best to agree to a settlement. As long as you are patient and realize that waiting is part of the game, time will go by and you will eventually find yourself in good position.


What did you Miss in June 2014?

During the month of June, we posted a lot of new content. While many of our readers stayed current throughout the month, some may have fallen behind for one reason or another.

Now is the best time to catch up on everything you missed. For those who are still in a rush, here are five of our most popular posts from last month:

1. Four Steps to Protect your Slip and Fall Injury Rights

2. Your Personal Injury Attorney is Available to Help

3. Traumatic Brain Injury, the Result of an Accident

4. Defective Product Injury and Reasonable Means

5. Wrongful Death: What to do and not to do

You can expect more content like this during July, so be sure to check back often to stay current with the latest in personal injury law.


Do you have a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case?

Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a major problem throughout the country, despite the fact that employers and coworkers are well aware that they should never cross the line.

In short, sexual harassment occurs when requests for sexual favors are made or when another party’s actions create a hostile, sexually offensive, or intimidating environment.

Some of the most common forms of workplace sexual harassment include:

  • Being touched in a sexual way without consent
  • Sexual favors requested in return for a promotion, pay raise, or bonus
  • Others make sexual comments about you, leading you to feel uncomfortable

Are you unsure if you have a workplace sexual harassment case? If so, contact us as soon as possible to explain what is going on and to learn more about your rights as an employee. We are here to help you escape a bad situation and receive compensation for what you have been put through.


Four Steps to Protect your Slip and Fall Injury Rights

Were you injured in a slip and fall accident? If so, there are steps you can take to protect your rights.

Here are four steps you should take without delay:

1. Report the accident to the manager or property owner. The sooner you do this the better off you are going to be. Not only will it help your cause when filing a lawsuit, but it may help others avoid the same trouble.

2. Request that the manager or property owner writes down the information related to your fall. Along with this, request a copy for your personal records.

3. Receive medical attention. If you are too injured to complete the two steps above, you should move immediately to this one. There is nothing more important than your health.

4. Contact an experienced slip and fall attorney. You should do this as quickly as possible following an accident so that notice can be given to the property owner as well as their insurance company.

If you take these four steps after a slip and fall accident, you are doing your part in protecting your rights.


Your Personal Injury Attorney is Available to Help

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident? While there is nothing more important than receiving immediate medical attention, it is only natural to wonder if you are in position to file a personal injury claim.

It is likely that you don’t have much or any experience in the area of personal injury law. Fortunately, when you find a qualified attorney you no longer have to worry about this. Instead, your legal professional will take care of everything, helping you better understand your case and how the legal process will unfold.

There are No Stupid Questions

Not sure if you have a personal injury claim? Do you believe you waited too long to move forward with legal action? No matter what questions may be on your mind, you owe it to yourself to immediately contact an experienced attorney.

If you have a question, you deserve to receive an accurate and timely response. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. If it has anything to do with your accident and/or related injuries, we want to hear from you.