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April 28, 2015

Dehydrated Driving can Cause an Accident

Most people are familiar with the dangers of drinking and driving. The same holds true for distracted driving. But now, it may be time to pay attention to something else: dehydrated driving. This may sound silly, but a recent study proves that dehydrated driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle accident. A study out […]
April 24, 2015

How to Help Insurance Companies with a Car Accident Investigation

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Do you require assistance dealing with insurance companies? This can be one of the most challenging aspects of an accident. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They aren’t in the business of always paying a fair amount. This is why you […]
April 21, 2015

OSHA Workplace Violations Show Workplace Dangers

In our last blog post, we discussed the seriousness of workplace injuries. To help prevent injuries, workers should do their best to avoid dangerous situations. Furthermore, and just as important, companies should follow strict safety protocols. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), some safety standards are violated more often than others. Here is […]
April 17, 2015

Worker Injuries can be Serious, Fatal

Some jobs are more dangerous than others. However, everybody, regardless of job responsibilities, could be injured at their place of employment. In addition to tens of thousands of annual workplace injuries, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that 4,405 workers were killed at work in 2013. This works out to approximately 85 deaths per week […]
April 10, 2015

There is No Shortage of Texting and Driving Resources

At Joel H. Schwartz, P.C., we never want to hear that somebody has been involved in a motor vehicle accident. We know all too well that this can lead to serious injury, or even death. There is no way to completely eliminate these types of accidents. However, there are things every driver can do to make […]
April 7, 2015

Stay Current with the EEOC Newsroom

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) strives to provide updates in regards to recent lawsuits, news, agency updates, and much more. When you visit the EEOC Newsroom page, you are presented with a long list of stories. While some are more interesting than others, each one will provide you with unique information in regards to […]
April 3, 2015

March 2015 Blog Review

At the beginning of every month, we take a look back at the blog posts from the previous month. If you didn’t have the time to keep up with the content we published in March, don’t hesitate to review what you missed. Below are five of our most popular blog posts published last month: 1. Manufacturers […]
March 31, 2015

Manufacturers can be Held Liable for Defective Product Injuries

When you buy a product, you expect that the manufacturer did its part in regards to safety. While this is usually true, there are times when a defective product slips through the cracks and makes its way to market. There are three ways in which a manufacturer can be held liable for a defective product injury: […]
March 25, 2015

Negligence During Childbirth

The thought of being a victim of medical malpractice may be enough to scare you into learning more about the doctors you trust and the hospitals you visit. This is particularly true if you are pregnant and worried about the future health of your baby. Negligence during childbirth is a serious concern. If a doctor or […]
March 20, 2015

Workplace Discrimination: Do you know what’s going on?

If you have never been a victim of workplace discrimination, it may be difficult to understand just how big of a problem this remains throughout the country. Every day, employees are discriminated against because of a disability, race, religion, or sex among other protected classifications. There are both federal and state laws in place to protect […]
March 13, 2015

Three Online Resources to become Familiar with

Our website is full of information pertaining to personal injury law, employment law, and related topics. While we strive to provide you with high quality advice and guidance, there are times when another website could offer just as much. Here are three online resources to review: 1. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If you have any […]
March 10, 2015

Massachusetts Drunk Driving Statistics

Massachusetts is home to approximately 6.7 million people. In addition to residents, many others visit the state for one reason or the next throughout the year. Just the same as every other state, Massachusetts has laws in place to protect against drunk driving. Unfortunately, this hasn’t put a stop to this dangerous activity. According to Mothers […]
March 22, 2017

Concussion Risk High for Bay State Youth

The risk of long-term damage from concussions has been widely publicized in recent years, but one group—youth athletes—may not be getting the message. Recent reports found that Massachusetts not only ranked first in the nation for the number of concussions diagnosed per capita, but half of all young athletes who are diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms return […]
March 14, 2017

Bus Rollover on 128 Shakes Up Students

The crash of a school bus carrying Sudbury middle school students left two dozen with a scare and minor injuries in January. After a collision with a pickup truck, the bus rolled over a guardrail and came to rest on its side. No one was seriously injured, but twenty-two students, the driver, and an adult bus […]
February 23, 2017

Smoking Blamed for Massive Cambridge Fire

Investigators have determined the cause of a ten-alarm fire in Cambridge that eventually spread to eighteen buildings and left more than 160 people homeless. The December fire began at 35/37 Berkshire Street, and because of several circumstances that were favorable to the fire, it moved quickly, engulfing the first few buildings and several cars on the […]
February 9, 2017

Winter Brings Warnings, Calls for Safety

State officials have launched a new campaign intended to remind motorists that snow plows should be given plenty of room to do their job. In making the announcement, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation noted that through late December at least eight pieces of heavy snow removal equipment had already been struck by other vehicles (not the […]
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