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Accidents
Actually, please restrain your dog.  Did you know that if you own a dog and it bites or attacks someone, you are going to be held strictly liable. There is no need to prove negligence.  All that is needed is to show that you owned the dog and it bit/attacked someone.  Most homeowners’ insurance policy...
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I am obviously kidding here! PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!  Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk–driving crashes—that’s one person every 48 minutes in 2017.  Fortunately, these deaths have fallen by 1/3 in the last 30 years. This is according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  However, drunk-driving crashes claim more...
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This is not good idea!  According to Massachusetts State law, if a motorist is approaching a crosswalk, the pedestrians have the right of way if they are in the path of a motorist or if they are within 10 feet of the half-way point in the road.  In other words, if you see someone ion a crosswalk, STOP! ...
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Do I have your attention now?  I am only kidding. DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!  Over the last decade as a personal injury attorney I have seen an alarming increase in the number of car accident cases that were caused by a driver who was texting.  From someone who has seen first-hand the horrific results...
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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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