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Robert Ahearn
The annual “Stella Awards” have recently been announced.  For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. She took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was...
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For the average driver, you will be in an auto accident every 17.9 years, according to car insurance industry estimates. So for the average driver, you will be involved in 3-4 accidents on average over the course of your driving career. Did you know that according to the National Safety Council, there are over 10...
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As a personal injury attorney, I have handled hundreds of cases involving motorcycles over the last 25 years. I have seen some horrific and tragic injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents. The auto insurance industry recognizes that there is no such thing as a fender-bender accident with a motorcycle, so they have excluded Personal Injury Protection (P.I.P.)...
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Car insurance is often a confusing and tricky topic. Most auto insurance coverages follow the car around, which means that the coverage applies if that specific car is involved in an accident or claim, regardless of the driver. Underinsured coverage (Part 12 of the MA Standard Automobile Policy) follows you and the people that live in...
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After experiencing a terrible accident or fall, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the logistics of what “filing a personal injury claim” actually means. When filing such a claim, there are many grey areas that can often get confusing and overwhelming. In such a stressful moment in your life, it’s so important...
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Whenever you are in an accident, your mind is definitely in other places- Now what? Who do I call? Am I hurt? How much is this goingto cost me? The questions you ask yourself are endless. However, if there is one thing that I want my readers, family, friends, and clients to think of, it’s...
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“Slip and Fall” Accidents Now that the winter, ice, and snow are officially here in New England, it’s more important than ever to know how to react if you should find yourself in a slippery situation. Here is some background information on “Slip and Fall” accidents caused by snow, rain, or ice. This type of...
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 Holidays are always a crazy busy time of year. Everyone is rushing to get their presents wrapped, their tree looking perfect, and their outdoor lights displayed for the neighborhood to see. With all of the cheerful events and gatherings that take place during the holidays, it is hard to imagine that this time of year...
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When it comes to hiring a lawyer, it is very important to establish trust and good rapport. What better way than through the referral of a trusted friend or family member? Most businesses rely heavily on their satisfied customers providing referrals to family, friends, and co-workers. This is especially true in the field of law and...
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Most people live with the mentality that bad things can never happen to them, but the shocking truth is that automobile accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of whose fault it may be. It does not matter your class, ethnicity, race or sex, these types of accidents are strikingly more common than you...
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