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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 […]
July 21, 2015

Common Types of Pedestrian Accidents

There are many types of pedestrian accidents, with each one having the chance to cause serious injury or death. Some of the most common include: A pedestrian is struck by a vehicle that is turning at an intersection. A pedestrian is struck by a vehicle that is moving in reverse. A pedestrian is struck while crossing […]
July 17, 2015

You Should Feel Comfortable with your Personal Injury Attorney

Nobody wants to be injured in an accident, but if you find yourself in this situation it is imperative to get as much professional help as possible. This starts with your medical treatment, and may eventually end up with the assistance of a personal injury attorney. It is imperative that you are comfortable with your legal […]
July 14, 2015

Workplace Discrimination: Yes, It Happens

Some people are so happy with their job that they don’t understand why others feel differently. While many people simply don’t enjoy their job, others feel this way because they have been discriminated against. As noted by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there are many types of workplace discrimination: Age Disability Equal pay Genetic […]
July 10, 2015

How to Report Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Have you been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace in the past? Does this behavior continue? Rather than continue to deal with this, hoping the problem goes away, it would be in your best interest to speak up. Here are three tips to follow as you report sexual harassment in the workplace: Don’t delay. […]
May 5, 2017

Cyclist Fatally Injured in Back Bay Hit-and-Run

As we’re posting this, Boston Police are still asking for help finding the driver of a car that hit a bicyclist early Sunday morning and then fled the scene. The cyclist, a man in his thirties, was travelling east on Commonwealth Avenue near Clarendon Street with another cyclist around 3:20 a.m. when he was clipped by […]
April 21, 2017

Electrocution Claims Bay State Worker

A Massachusetts worker died in a fatal electrocution accident in Salem last month when the aerial lift he was using came into contact with electrical wires. He had been working on a painting job at a fire station at the time, and it remains unclear whether there was any violation of safety standards. An investigation is […]
April 6, 2017

Loose Tire Kills Lexington Motorist

A Lexington man was killed recently when a wheel came loose from another vehicle and struck his car. The victim, a twenty-six-year-old man, was driving north on Route 128 when one of the rear wheels of a southbound pickup truck fell off. The wheel flew over the median, glanced off one vehicle, and then hit the […]
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 […]
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