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August 28, 2019

Massachusetts Car Accident Laws You Should Know

Getting involved in a car accident is never easy, as they are unexpected and often cause thousands of dollars of damage. Many accidents—particularly wrecks involving 18-wheelers—are also known for producing catastrophic injuries that can have a lasting effect on your life.  Fortunately, injury victims have the option to pursue compensation from those responsible for causing their […]
July 30, 2019
How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

When you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. Although it is certainly possible to settle a workers compensation claim for one lump sum, this is strongly discouraged almost universally, as you may require future medical care that will not be covered if you do […]
July 5, 2019

Can I Sue the MBTA for an Injury?

Being involved in a collision with a public transportation bus such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) can be traumatic. In addition to dealing with the physical implications of such an accident, it is quite possible that you will also struggle financially if you are unable to work while recuperating; and psychologically if the accident […]
July 1, 2019

Suing for Wrongful Death in Massachusetts

Preventable deaths are some of the most difficult ones to cope with, and if your loved one has succumbed to a devastating injury brought about by the reckless, irresponsible, negligent, or wrongful act of another, you may be able to seek damages through a Massachusetts wrongful death claim.  However, there are many legal aspects of MA […]
June 20, 2019

How to Report a Car Accident in Boston

Immediately following a motor vehicle collision, there are many steps to take. Among them is obtaining any medical treatment you might need, filing an accident report, and exchanging insurance information with the liable party. However, if you’ve never been in a car accident in Boston, you may not know how to go about reporting the accident […]
May 24, 2019

How a Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help You

Whether you have just been diagnosed with a disability that is preventing you from being able to earn a living, or you have been suffering with your disability and are beginning to struggle financially from the lack of income, securing social security disability benefits can ease the monetary burden hovering over you. At a time when […]
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 […]
March 5, 2019
How to Maximize the Value of Your No-Fault Accident Claim

How to Maximize the Value of Your No-Fault Accident Claim

You can’t prepare to be injured in a motor vehicle accident, but you can ensure both you and your car are protected in the event of a collision when you carry auto insurance on your vehicle. In fact, you’ll be required to carry such coverage if you live in Massachusetts. Auto insurance laws in our state […]
January 18, 2019
Social Security Disability vs. Supplemental Security Income

Social Security Disability vs. Supplemental Security Income

Those suffering from a disabling condition might be able to take advantage of government financial assistance programs such as social security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI). Each program has specific requirements that will need to be met before you are approved. While you’re unable to earn a living, these benefits can be the […]
April 1, 2016

Infographic: Tips to Follow After an Auto Accident

Although you may do your best to stay safe while on the road, you never know what is going to happen. If you are involved in an auto accident, it is essential that you know how to deal with the situation. Below is an infographic that outlines eight tips to follow after an auto accident:
December 22, 2015

Have a Happy Holiday Season

Let us take this time to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. December is almost over and the new year will be here soon enough. If you need anything on our end, don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience!
December 18, 2015

Christmas Season and Defective Product Injuries

Defective product injuries are often times associated with toys and baby products. And as you know, these items are extremely popular during the holiday season. Unfortunately, there are times when these items cause injury to the recipient. And in the most serious of cases, a defective product can also lead to death. According to the law, […]
December 15, 2015

Best Ways to Avoid an Auto Accident this Holiday Season

For many, the holidays are a time of increased travel. If you find yourself on the road in the weeks to come, it is important to do whatever you can to improve your overall level of safety. Every year, drivers and passengers are injured and killed in holiday auto accidents. Here are a few things you […]
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