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November 14, 2019
Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

After suffering a serious fall, you may be wondering what your options are in terms of financial recovery. This is particularly true if your injuries are severe. It can be difficult to determine whether you should file a civil lawsuit, whom your claim would be against in a fall, but when you reach out to a […]
October 28, 2019
How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

If you have applied for social security disability (SSD) benefits and your claim has been denied, you should know that you aren’t alone. As much as 70 percent of SSD applications will receive a denial. This is due to a number of different factors, and fortunately, a denial doesn’t mean that you can’t obtain the approval […]
August 28, 2019

Massachusetts Car Accident Laws You Should Know

Getting involved in a car accident is never easy, as they are unexpected and often cause thousands of dollars of damage. Many accidents—particularly wrecks involving 18-wheelers—are also known for producing catastrophic injuries that can have a lasting effect on your life.  Fortunately, injury victims have the option to pursue compensation from those responsible for causing their […]
July 30, 2019
How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

When you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. Although it is certainly possible to settle a workers compensation claim for one lump sum, this is strongly discouraged almost universally, as you may require future medical care that will not be covered if you do […]
July 5, 2019

Can I Sue the MBTA for an Injury?

Being involved in a collision with a public transportation bus such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) can be traumatic. In addition to dealing with the physical implications of such an accident, it is quite possible that you will also struggle financially if you are unable to work while recuperating; and psychologically if the accident […]
July 1, 2019

Suing for Wrongful Death in Massachusetts

Preventable deaths are some of the most difficult ones to cope with, and if your loved one has succumbed to a devastating injury brought about by the reckless, irresponsible, negligent, or wrongful act of another, you may be able to seek damages through a Massachusetts wrongful death claim.  However, there are many legal aspects of MA […]
June 20, 2019

How to Report a Car Accident in Boston

Immediately following a motor vehicle collision, there are many steps to take. Among them is obtaining any medical treatment you might need, filing an accident report, and exchanging insurance information with the liable party. However, if you’ve never been in a car accident in Boston, you may not know how to go about reporting the accident […]
May 24, 2019

How a Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help You

Whether you have just been diagnosed with a disability that is preventing you from being able to earn a living, or you have been suffering with your disability and are beginning to struggle financially from the lack of income, securing social security disability benefits can ease the monetary burden hovering over you. At a time when […]
May 2, 2019

Slip-and-Fall on Ice in a Commercial Parking Lot: Can I Sue?

If you’ve fallen in a parking lot outside of your favorite restaurant or shopping center and suffered a serious injury as a result of your fall, you have the right to seek compensation from the person or persons who are to blame for the fall. Many people might assume that no one can be responsible for […]
April 17, 2019
Major Impacts of Minor Car Accidents

Major Impacts of Minor Car Accidents

The devastating consequences of a motor vehicle accident are undeniable. But, many individuals are under the impression that a minor collision can’t possibly cause catastrophic injuries or completely upend the victim’s life. Nothing could be further from the truth. Minor car accidents can result in serious damages, and the at-fault party should be brought to justice […]
March 28, 2019
How Does Workers Comp Affect My SSD Benefits?

How Does Workers Comp Affect My SSD Benefits?

If you’ve suffered a debilitating work injury and are unable to work for an extended period of time, you might be wondering whether you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or workers compensation benefits. Fortunately, for disabling injuries, you may be entitled to both SSDI and workers comp. Read on to learn more […]
March 19, 2019
Understanding Retroactive Benefits in Social Security Disability

Understanding Retroactive Benefits in Social Security Disability

As you may or may not already know, the social security disability (SSD) claims process can be a long one. Even once your application has been received, it can take months or even years to be approved when you include all of the appeals you’ll likely need to file. For that reason, the Social Security Administration […]
November 14, 2019
Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

After suffering a serious fall, you may be wondering what your options are in terms of financial recovery. This is particularly true if your injuries are severe. It can be difficult to determine whether you should file a civil lawsuit, whom your claim would be against in a fall, but when you reach out to a […]
October 28, 2019
How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

If you have applied for social security disability (SSD) benefits and your claim has been denied, you should know that you aren’t alone. As much as 70 percent of SSD applications will receive a denial. This is due to a number of different factors, and fortunately, a denial doesn’t mean that you can’t obtain the approval […]
August 28, 2019

Massachusetts Car Accident Laws You Should Know

Getting involved in a car accident is never easy, as they are unexpected and often cause thousands of dollars of damage. Many accidents—particularly wrecks involving 18-wheelers—are also known for producing catastrophic injuries that can have a lasting effect on your life.  Fortunately, injury victims have the option to pursue compensation from those responsible for causing their […]
July 30, 2019
How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

When you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. Although it is certainly possible to settle a workers compensation claim for one lump sum, this is strongly discouraged almost universally, as you may require future medical care that will not be covered if you do […]
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