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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 […]
December 11, 2018

How to Seek Damages for Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in any form can upend your life completely. It can be even more difficult to overcome when it happens in the workplace, where you should feel safe. There are many laws designed to protect employees from sexual harassment and punish the perpetrator. You will even have the opportunity to file a civil lawsuit against […]
October 23, 2018

Joel H. Schwartz, PC Attorneys Honored on New England Super Lawyers List

Two attorneys at Joel H. Schwartz, PC have again been honored on the New England Super Lawyers list for the year 2018. The firm extends its sincere congratulations to hardworking and experienced attorneys John Vlassakis and Timothy Pope. Attorney John Vlassakis Senior Associate John Vlassakis has been selected for inclusion on the 2018 Super Lawyers list […]
September 28, 2018
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

Driving anywhere in Boston can be a challenge. There are numerous pedestrians, bicyclists, and thousands of vehicles that travel throughout Boston every day. Fortunately, most intersections seems to be relatively free of accident reports. However, there are many intersections in Boston that are more dangerous to travel through than others. When you’re injured in a motor […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 26, 2017

First Snow Brings Pedestrian Fatality

Boston had its first major snowstorm of the season earlier this month, and before the flakes had stopped falling, a crash caused by the slippery conditions had claimed the life of a pedestrian in the city. The victim, Jessica Cosman, was walking on the sidewalk along Sunset Street in Mission Hill when a driver lost control […]
January 10, 2017

Lower Speed Limits in Effect

Beginning this week, you might start to notice new speed limit signs within the city of Boston. Last June, the Massachusetts house and senate overwhelmingly passed a municipal modernization bill, part of which allowed cities and towns more control over certain local regulations, including speed limits. Governor Baker signed it into law in August. Boston has […]
January 2, 2017

Unsafe Toys Still on Shelves

Christmas has just passed, and many of us are still enjoying the season, but not everyone approaches this time of year with the same holiday spirit. Despite decades of action to make children’s toys safer, there are still some who produce and sell toys that are potentially dangerous to small children. Just as the holidays were […]
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