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Understanding the Burden of Proof in a Premises Liability Case

Understanding the Burden of Proof in a Premises Liability Case Whenever an individual is harmed on the property of another, they have the right to seek damages for their injuries. But in order to actually recover compensation, the burden of proof lies on the plaintiff. In other words, the plaintiff must prove that the property […]
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Attractive Nuisance in Massachusetts

Attractive Nuisance in Massachusetts Every year, dozens of individuals in Boston and surrounding areas are injured in accidents that happen on another person’s property. From dangerous shopping centers to poorly maintained walks and driveways, the types and number of injuries that occur are myriad. In some cases, these injuries may be incurred by children who […]
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What Happens if a Deliveryman Slips and Falls on Your Property?

Property owners owe a duty to exercise reasonable care regarding the safety of people who come onto their property. Traditionally, these people were known as either social guests or as licensees. Social guests are individuals who are specifically invited while a licensee is someone an owner impliedly consented to being on the property such as […]
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Unshoveled Walk and You

Property owners of any status—private, public or commercial–have a duty of care to others when it comes to shoveling sidewalks after a snow accumulation. Before 2010, Massachusetts property owners were not liable to anyone who fell on ice or snow from their failure to shovel off the area or clear the ice for natural accumulations […]
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Car Accident or Car Crash? Understanding the Difference in Massachusetts

An argument over semantics has occurred: do the phrases ‘car accident’ and ‘car crash’ mean the same thing? According to many activists, they don’t; instead, say those behind campaigns to remove the word ‘accident’ from car crash descriptions, an accident implies a lack of fault. A car crash, on the other hand, is much more […]
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Moving Day and Moving Out of the Way

  The most popular months to move, according to a report released by the American Storing and Moving Association, are May, June, July, August, and September. The reason for the popularity of moving during this time frame can likely be contributed to the nice weather—no one likes to move in the winter!—as well as the […]
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Is it a Premises Liability Case

Premises liability is part of personal injury law. It concerns the duty of property owners and their agents to keep their property safe and free of hazards to those persons invited onto their property or who have implied consent to be present such as police, delivery persons or meter readers, though even trespassers have some […]
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5 Recent Medical Device Failures

Medical device errors crop up in the news a few times every year. A medical device may concern a knee or hip replacement, insulin pump, vaginal meshes, ventilators or anything else that was designed for a medical purpose. A defect in any of these devices can cause complications that can be catastrophic or even fatal, […]
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Construction Accident Checklist

Construction Accident Checklist Construction work has long been recognized as one of the most hazardous occupations in America. Workers are exposed daily to dangerous conditions including the weather, falling objects, uncovered holes, moving cranes, unsafe scaffolds, toxic chemicals, live wires, explosions, the lack of safety guards, slippery surfaces and the negligence of contractors from other […]
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Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

  For many people entering their senior years, or from age 60 and over, their hope is that they maintain good health for as long as possible. When mental or physical deficiencies make it too difficult to care for themselves, then they may enter a nursing home or assisted living facility where they continue to […]
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