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September 11, 2015

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990?

For many people with disabilities, finding and keeping a job is more difficult than it should be. Unfortunately, many employers are against hiring candidates with a disability, despite the fact that it is against the law. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is defined as follows: “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits […]
September 4, 2015

August 2015 Blog Review

With August behind us, fall is on the way. Like many, you may have been too busy during the final month of summer to stay current with our blog. If you want to catch up on the updates you missed last month, don’t wait to review the blog in full detail. Below are five of the […]
August 28, 2015

The Extreme Cost of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Even though injuries and deaths are the worst part of motor vehicle accidents, there is something else to consider: the price paid by the economy as a whole. According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents cost the country approximately $1 trillion in loss of life and productivity in 2010. […]
August 26, 2015

Slip and Fall Accidents and Injuries: Indoor and Outdoor

What comes to mind when you think of a slip and fall accident? Some immediately think about falling in some type of commercial setting, such as a grocery store or shopping mall. Conversely, there are those who identify slip and fall accidents with the outdoors, such as a walkway that is not cleared of snow. Slip […]
August 21, 2015

Use these Tips to Help Prevent a Pedestrian Accident

There are things you should and should not be doing as a pedestrian. While you have the right to use the roadways and sidewalks as a mode of transportation, it is important to take the steps necessary to remain safe at all times. Here are some of the things pedestrians can do to help prevent being […]
August 18, 2015

How to Dispute a Wrongful Car Insurance Claim Denial

When two cars are involved in an accident, it is common for both to be damaged. This almost always leads to a car insurance claim by both parties. While you hope that the damage will be covered, car insurance companies are not always easy to work with. Instead, they may put up a fight, hoping to […]
August 14, 2015

Proof that Disability Discrimination Remains an Issue

Earlier this month, we discussed disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation. Even in today’s world, discrimination in the workplace remains an issue. This holds true both among current employees, as well as those who are interviewing for a particular position. Here is a story, direct from the EEOC, proving that disability discrimination has yet to be eliminated. […]
August 11, 2015

When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Following a Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, it is natural to have a lot on your mind. Along with the emotional stress, you have to receive treatment for any injuries while also handling all the finer details associated with your insurance claim. There may come a time when you reach out to a personal injury […]
August 7, 2015

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation

Despite the fact that most employers are familiar with employment laws, including those opposing discrimination, trouble still comes to the forefront from time to time. Discrimination in the workplace remains an issue that can impact any worker in any state. It is not against the law for your boss to act in an unfriendly, rude manner. […]
August 4, 2015

July 2015 Blog Review

As back to school season closes in, we continue to update our blog with news articles, advice, tips, and much more. If you were too busy in July to stay current with our blog, don’t hesitate to check out what you missed. Here are five of the most popular posts from July 2015: Why do Motorcycle […]
July 31, 2015

Summer Road Trip Driving Tips

Are you getting ready to embark on a summer road trip? It doesn’t matter if you are traveling alone or with friends and/or family, safety always comes first. As much fun as you are sure to have, you never want to overlook the steps you can take to increase your overall level of safety. These three […]
July 28, 2015

Recent Motor Vehicle Accidents in the Boston Area

Motor vehicle accidents are common in and around the Boston area. While most accidents are fender benders, causing nothing more than damage to the vehicles involved, others are much more serious. These types of accidents can cause serious injury and even death. Here are several motor vehicle accident stories from the past few weeks: I-93 Crash […]
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, […]
June 16, 2017

Workers Compensation and Workplace Violence

Each year nearly three million workers are injured or become ill on the job. That number has dropped dramatically over the decades as workplace safety has improved. Regulations aimed at making places of employment safer have made a huge difference, as has increased awareness of risk by both workers and their employers. A disturbing but often […]
June 1, 2017

Gasoline Tanker in Six-Vehicle Crash

Disaster was narrowly averted during the morning commute last Tuesday when a tanker truck carrying 11,000 gallons of gasoline struck several cars on a ramp at the Braintree Split. One woman was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, but no one else was injured. The ramp from exit eighteen on Route 93 South connecting […]
May 19, 2017

Toll in Auction Crash up to Five

The death toll has risen again in a tragic eastern Massachusetts auto auction crash. A fifth victim succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, more than a week after the incident at the Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica on May 3. Two victims died at the scene and another at a local hospital shortly after the crash. […]
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