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November 17, 2017
Dump Truck Runs Down Cyclist

Dump Truck Runs Down Cyclist

A nineteen-year-old Dorchester man was killed earlier this month when he was struck by a large construction vehicle while on his bicycle. Exactly what happened isn’t clear from the reports, but the incident on East Cottage Street in Dorchester left the victim dead, and news photos showed the crumpled bike. It’s not apparent where fault lies, […]
November 7, 2017
Lowell Boy Killed in Pit Bull Attack

Lowell Boy Killed in Pit Bull Attack

A seven-year-old Lowell child died tragically last week when a pair of neighborhood pit bulls attacked and mauled him. Accounts of what happened vary, but early on the evening of Saturday, October 21, the boy somehow wound up inside a fenced yard where the pair of dogs was kept, according to Lowell police. Yelling and screaming […]
November 3, 2017

2017 Super Lawyers Announcement and Speaking Engagement

Our attorneys have once again been recognized for the phenomenal service they provide to clients! We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Timothy Pope has repeated last year’s honors by making this year’s list of Super Lawyers for his dedication to Social Security Disability law! Tim will also be speaking at the International Association of Rehabilitation […]
October 20, 2017
Dump Truck Rollover Kills One, Causes Chaos in Brockton

Dump Truck Rollover Kills One, Causes Chaos in Brockton

The sad details behind a dump truck crash in Brockton that killed one woman and sent two other people to the hospital have led to the arrest of a driver on motor vehicle homicide charges. The October 3 crash includes a laundry list of dangerous behaviors and bad decisions and should serve as a cautionary tale […]
October 5, 2017
Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

A recent crash in the Saxonville section of Framingham caused the death of one driver and sent all the occupants of a second vehicle to the hospital. The crash, which took place early on the evening of September 21, shut down Water Street for some time while Framingham Police investigated and cleared the scene. The driver […]
September 21, 2017

Ford Explorer CO Probe Digging Deeper

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it will be taking a more thorough look at Ford Explorer SUVs to determine whether there’s a defect or design flaw that’s putting vehicle occupants at risk. The “engineering analysis”—an escalation of a preliminary analysis that began in July of 2016—will focus on possible leakage of […]
September 1, 2017

Labor Day Marks End of ‘100 Deadliest Days’

This holiday weekend marks the end of a dangerous period for teen drivers. According to AAA, Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September bookend the highest-risk time all year for crashes involving teen drivers. These 100 days are nothing to celebrate, and we can only hope that when the numbers are in for 2017 […]
August 23, 2017

Driver Turns Self in After Fatal Quincy Crash

The driver responsible for a crash in Quincy turned himself in more than a week later and was ordered held on $100,000 bail after being charged with several serious offenses, including motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene. The crash, on Palmer Street around 12:30 a.m. on August 7, left an eighteen-year-old passenger dead and a […]
August 9, 2017

Cape Cart Crash Seriously Injures Three

Three people were seriously injured last month when a golf cart drove onto a local road and collided with a motorcycle. First responders and others who viewed the scene described a flaming, melted wreck, and photos from the scene show both vehicles destroyed, with the golf cart reduced to little more than its frame. All the […]
July 26, 2017

Woburn Construction Accident Claims Life

A New Hampshire man working on a project to expand the Woburn Public Library was killed in a construction accident on Tuesday, July 11. According to reports, the man was working in a pit alongside the foundation of the building when a large piece of rock came loose and fell, crushing him. The Middlesex district attorney […]
July 13, 2017

Cape Cod Visitor Killed in Truck Crash

A Middleborough woman was killed on the Cape last weekend when the car she was in was struck from behind by a truck near the Bourne Bridge. Three others in the car were injured, as well as one person in a second car. One of the passengers, a fifteen-year-old girl, was airlifted to a Rhode Island […]
June 30, 2017

Ferry Crash Injures Passengers, Disrupts Service

As many as eighteen passengers were reported injured last week when the MV Iyanough, a high-speed ferry on the Hyannis to Nantucket route, crashed into a rocky jetty on the approach to Hyannis. The crash occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Friday night, June 16, in what was described as bad weather and choppy seas. The Iyanough, […]
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 […]
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