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November 17, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Rolling into Boston

Self-driving cars will be coming to the streets of Boston in just a few years if a new initiative succeeds. In September, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston had been chosen to help develop policies for the future of urban mobility. As part of the project, guidelines will be developed here for implementing new technologies in […]
November 17, 2016

Accident Leaves Two Boston Construction Workers Dead

Two men working on the water system of a residential building in the South End were tragically killed when the trench they were working in was suddenly filled with water and they were unable to escape. It’s not clear what exactly happened, but it’s suspected that a fire hydrant collapsed or a water main broke, causing […]
October 31, 2016

Wrong-Way Drivers a Real Threat

The case of a wrong-way driver a few weeks back should serve notice to all drivers that they need to stay alert at all times. No matter how unlikely it seems, drivers manage to turn themselves around and drive in the wrong direction all the time, and sometimes they cause horrible—even deadly—crashes in the process. In […]
October 27, 2016

Upcoming Lecture Announcements

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Timothy Pope, the head of our Social Security Disability department, will be conducting two important lectures in the near future: On October 27, 2016, he will be providing an in-person lecture discussing the basics of the Social Security Disability application process. The talk will be given to an audience […]
October 24, 2016

Methuen Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run

Late last month a Methuen man was killed in a two-part crash that also left two pedestrians seriously injured. A witness at the scene described the incident as shocking, and Lawrence police are still looking for a second vehicle, believed to be a black Mercedes-Benz, which left the scene after striking the downed motorcyclist. Several people […]
October 21, 2016

Super Lawyers Announcement

We are honored to announce that Attorney Timothy Pope of our office has once again been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2016 as a top-rated social security disability attorney in the Boston area. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in Massachusetts are selected for this prestigious award.   Timothy L. Pope Selected in 2016 Thomson […]
October 18, 2016

Drunk Driver Hits Officer in Work Zone . . . Again

It’s happened again: Another drunk driver has hit yet another person working at a construction site in Massachusetts. This time, the incident occurred in Lexington. Late on the night of September 22, a Belmont man struck a civilian traffic officer who was directing vehicles at a road-work site at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Follen […]
October 12, 2016

Restaurant Crash Injures Three

If you were to have gone for a late night bite to eat at the Square Café in Hingham on the last Friday of August, you would have been in for something unexpected with your crab cakes and sautéed Maine mussels. Just before 10 p.m. that night, a pickup truck hopped the sidewalk and crashed through […]
October 5, 2016

Boston Tunnel Crash Ends in Fatality

A New Hampshire man was killed and two others were injured recently in a single-vehicle crash in the Sumner Tunnel heading south into Boston. The crash took place just after 3:00 a.m. on August 26 when a pickup truck the three were riding in crashed for reasons which have yet to be determined. The survivors were […]
October 3, 2016

Hit-and-Run Leaves Milford Woman Dead

A sixty-five-year-old Milford woman who was known and well-regarded around town for her service as a constable was killed earlier this month when a large truck struck her as she was walking down the street. The driver left the scene, but later turned himself in. It’s not clear that any charges will be filed, as the […]
September 28, 2016

Boston Harbor Cruise Ship Crashes at Pier

In August, several dozen people enjoying a harbor cruise out of Boston got a scare when the ship they were on pulled into the dock at Long Wharf, next to the New England Aquarium. As it was making its final maneuvers, the vessel Regency, operated by Boston Harbor Cruises, experienced a mechanical problem that prevented it […]
September 24, 2016

Bus and Van Accidents Getting Attention

A spate of crashes and accidents involving buses and vans around Boston has brought the safety of larger vehicles to the fore this past month. We remind drivers to be mindful when they’re on the road, as larger vehicles—trucks, buses, vans, and even light trucks and SUVs—inherently pose more danger than passenger cars. Their size and […]
June 21, 2018
Working and Social Security Disability

Working and Social Security Disability

When you are going to be collecting Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you are usually able to at least work part-time, despite receiving benefits. However, there are many complicated rules, and working while collecting SSD can influence your benefits. If you are considering a part-time job in addition to your SSD benefits, or if you are […]
June 4, 2018
Most Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Most Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can deal a devastating blow to your quality of life. When you are legally on a property, the property owner has an obligation to ensure that the area is free of hazards. When property owners fail to meet this obligation and you’re injured as a result, they can be held accountable should you choose […]
April 27, 2018
Traffic Danger Staying High

Traffic Danger Staying High

When it comes to the deadliness of our roads, two recent years (2015 and 2016)  came close to setting records. In 2015, there were more than 35,000 traffic fatalities in the US, followed by 37,461 in 2016. That spike was an increase of more than 14 percent, the largest two-year jump on record. All the data […]
April 5, 2018
Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Massachusetts

Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Massachusetts

Motorcyclists have long had to fight a mostly undeserved reputation as dangerous drivers of unsafe vehicles. In fact, accident data for motorcyclists on American roads show that bikers are far more likely to be the victims of crashes, especially fatal ones, than other motorists. Proportionally, the situation for bikers in Massachusetts is not very different from […]
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