Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog
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A traumatic brain injury can leave a victim with unimaginable consequences. A person who was once an intelligent and outgoing individual with a bright future may be left unable to perform even the most basic tasks learned during childhood.

photo_emerging_TBIVictims of a traumatic brain injury may also be forced to undergo numerous surgeries and years of physical and occupational therapy. Some people will be fortunate to regain most or even all of their mental and physical abilities, and others will never recover at all. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from CBS, the son-in-law of the famous reverend Billy Graham died in a tragic incident in a pool owned by the family. Family members say Danny Lotz, the 78-year-old victim, was swimming in the family pool when his heart stopped.

mtJBN8KHis wife Ann, Rev. Graham’s daughter, found her husband floating facedown in the water and immediately dialed 911. During the 911 call, victim’s wife said “He’s in the water. He’s huge. I can’t get him out. I’m just trying to hold his head above water.” Unfortunately, she was unable to get her husband out of the water. Continue reading

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Mitchell v. City of Warren, a case from the United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit, involved a rather unusual set of circumstances that resulted in the tragic death of plaintiff.

1235172_beeAccording to court records, an officer responded to a call for assistance to provide backup to another officer who was in the process of conducting a traffic stop. The first officer alleged plaintiff was driving with expired license plates when the officer initiated the traffic stop. The 16-year-old plaintiff then allegedly ran from his car and tried to hide in an abandoned house. Continue reading

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Some accidents are termed “freak accidents,” because they involve circumstances that we would not expect to see. According to a recent news feature from the Sun Herald, one of this “strange accidents” has resulted in the death of one person and the serous personal injury of two others in Mississippi.

774605_car_accident_2Authorities say this accident occurred when a car was propelled through the air, then hit the raised porch of a house, and then landed completely upside down in the woods. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene of this fatal accident, they initially could not figure out what exactly happened, and these are people who deal with deadly wrecks on a regular basis. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from the Wall Street Journal, the accident rate for commercial airline companies based in the United States was close to the all-time low this past year. This is based upon early data from federal crash investigators. This is in contrast to an increase in accidents involving foreign airlines, as we have seen in various international news reports.

airplane-1450830This past year was the fifth year in a row that there was a not a single fatal crash involving a U.S. operated commercial aircraft. Obviously, this data does not include the much more frequent fatal crashes involving smaller, private aircraft. The study was conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is the federal agency operated under direction from its parent agency, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), and the study includes not only fatal accidents, but anything classified as a domestic carrier mishap. Continue reading

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A lot of people who live in Boston and the surrounding area like to drive down to the Cape this time of year. If you take a ferry or drive all the way to the end of Cape Cod, you can spend some time in Provincetown, which can be a lot of fun.

photo_emerging_TBIHowever, the visit didn’t end pleasantly for one man, according to a recent news article from the Cape Cod Times.

A man allegedly started a fight, then managed to give himself a major head injury that required him to be airlifted to a level-one trauma center in downtown Boston. Continue reading

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Every summer, families across the country head out to amusement parks and water parks. Some families go to local amusement parks, such as Six Flags in Agawam, Massachusetts and other families will travel much further away to go to larger attractions like Disney in Orlando, Florida.

rollercoaster-series-6-344534-mWhile millions of people have fun at the parks without incident, we have seen cases of serious accidents and personal injury across the nation so far this summer. A recent news feature from Market Watch, takes a look at some of the “scariest” amusement park accidents that have occurred this year. Continue reading

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Any accident involving rented equipment can pose additional challenges in the context of a personal injury lawsuit. The reason for this is that the owner of the equipment, whether it is a car, truck, van, forklift, or anything else, is likely going to avoid accepting any liability as a result of the negligence committed by the person who rented the item. Continue reading

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Over the past month we have seen a number of examples of people seriously injuring themselves and others with fireworks and firearms in what are essentially accidents. With respect to the fireworks accidents, it makes sense to see an increase around this time of year due to the Fourth of July holiday and other summer holidays in which fireworks are used.

armadillo-1-1404185There was of course the notable incident when a 22-year-old man placed a loaded pyrotechnic motor shell and tube on his head with one had and lit lighter in the other. While witnesses said he was only joking and did not mean to light the firework, he was killed in this accident nonetheless. Continue reading

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Some activities, while they can be quite fun, come with a certain level of danger. For example, if you go skydiving, you are assuming the risk that you may be injured. If there is an accident that is nobody’s fault, you could break bones or even be killed. You or your surviving family members would probably not have a valid lawsuit to file because this a risk you had assumed when deciding to go skydiving, and if a judge determines there is assumption of risk, it is unlikely you will prevail on a negligence theory. Continue reading