Steps for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Worcester

Steps for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Worcester
The immediate aftermath following being injured in a slip and fall, car accident, dog bite incident, or other accident type can be overwhelming and confusing. As you begin to heal and your health improves, you should start to think about pursuing a personal injury claim if you haven’t already. Before you get started, make sure you know what steps you will need to take to improve your claim’s chances of success.

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By |January 30th, 2017|Personal Injury Lawyer|0 Comments

How Much Does it Cost to Pursue a Worcester Personal Injury Claim?

How Much Does it Cost to Pursue a Worcester Personal Injury Claim?
Being seriously injured as a result of another person’s negligence can be a scary and overwhelming experience, and leave you with questions about what the future will look like and how you will possibly be able to pay for your medical bills and living expenses, especially if your injury prevents you from working. One way to recover compensation for your losses and help you support yourself in the future is by filing a personal injury claim.

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By |January 12th, 2017|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on How Much Does it Cost to Pursue a Worcester Personal Injury Claim?

Black Ice Car Accident – What’s Next?

Snow and ice in the winter are the cause of countless motor vehicle accidents. For drivers in Massachusetts, where temperatures drop well below freezing throughout the coldest months on a regular basis, black ice is a serious threat. Referring to a very thin coating of ice on a roadway, black ice can be hard to detect, therefore making it hard to avoid.

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By |December 16th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on Black Ice Car Accident – What’s Next?

Who Is Liable for an Accident with Driverless Vehicle?

 

Google is not the only company that has been developing driverless vehicles; Nissan, Volvo, and Toyota are also working to create cars that operate themselves sans drivers. In fact, car makers are claiming that by 2020, driverless vehicles will be ready for consumer purchase. While the idea of an automated vehicle is certainly exciting from a technological standpoint, it does raise a unique question: In the event that a driverless vehicle and a human-operated vehicle collide, who will be held liable?

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By |November 11th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on Who Is Liable for an Accident with Driverless Vehicle?

Brain Injury Law – Can I Sue for a Sports-Related Brain Injury?

While sports may be a part of American culture and a favorite way for adults and children alike to pass the time, sports are not always safe. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in a single year, an estimated 248,418 children were treated in emergency room departments for sports-related injuries that included the diagnosis of a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The CDC further reports that over an eight year period, the rate of concussion or TBI diagnosis related to a sports injury at emergency departments across the U.S. rose 57 percent amongst children.

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By |October 31st, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on Brain Injury Law – Can I Sue for a Sports-Related Brain Injury?

Nursing Home Abuse An All Too Common Problem

 
As our population continues to age, seniors or even younger individuals who are unable to care for themselves from dementia, brain injury or severe physical infirmities are increasingly placed into nursing home facilities. For the families of many of these residents, this is a last or only resort because of time or financial constraints or even emotional distress from having to care for a disabled loved one. Unfortunately, far too many residents find these facilities a place of physical and emotional abuse that can make their lives miserable and cause them to live in fear for their safety.

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By |October 25th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|0 Comments

Zach Brown Band Sued for Premises Liability

 
A blind woman has brought a premises liability lawsuit for $75,000 against the Zach Brown Band and Live Nation Entertainment over a crowd incident at a concert in August 2015 at Fenway Park. According to the court file, the woman is claiming that security at the concert failed to anticipate the crowd rushing the stage or to take adequate measures to protect her. She asserts that a security staff person injured her when he lifted a metal gate when the crowd rushed the stage and pushed it under her arm pit, permanently injuring her arm. As a result, the woman is unable to hold a cane, significantly curtailing her ability to navigate while walking.

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By |October 5th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on Zach Brown Band Sued for Premises Liability

Pokemon Go Injuries

 
Who would have thought that a video game could be a factor in causing injuries, other than carpal tunnel syndrome from constant use of a controller? Most video games are played either on consoles in the home or dorm room or on smartphones. However, a game that became available this Summer called Pokemon GO that is played on a smartphone has changed the way games may be played in the future. And with its unique features, it has the potential to lead to premises liability lawsuits against commercial establishments who fail to take adequate precautions when its gamers frequent their business.

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By |September 29th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on Pokemon Go Injuries

Understanding Young Trespassers and the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine

Property owners in Massachusetts, as well as other states in the nation, have a legal obligation to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition to ensure that invitees (those who are invited onto the property) and licensees (those who have a right to be on the property) are not injured. However, most courts acknowledge that this duty does not extend to trespassers on a property; the only duty that a property owner has is the duty not to cause the trespasser harm willfully or wantonly.

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By |September 8th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on Understanding Young Trespassers and the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine

Water Park Accidents – Who Is Liable?

As the hottest month of the year comes to a close, many in Massachusetts choose to beat the heat by heading to one of the state’s many water parks. From Water Wizz to Six Flags, nothing’s better than wading in cool water or getting an adrenaline rush by going down a waterslide. Unfortunately, however, water parks pose a very real threat of injury. The question is: When a person is injured at a water park, who is liable?

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By |August 31st, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on Water Park Accidents – Who Is Liable?