Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog
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High school students are well known for engaging in many activities that the average adult would not consider safe, or for that matter even a sane thing to do. According to a recent news feature from Lehigh Valley Live, a 14-year-old girl was injured when she jumped out of a moving school bus and hit her head on the pavement. Doctors are worried the teen may have suffered a traumatic brain injury and labeled her condition as “concerning.”schoolbus

Believe it or not, the reason she jumped out of the rear door of a moving school bus is because it is a well-known tradition in the area for students to do this on the last day school each year.  However, one school official said that while the acts do occur, they are not a tradition at this particular school.  He said he is hopeful that other students will learn about the dangers of jumping out of moving school bus and not repeat this same behavior each year. Continue reading

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While everyone is familiar with the video sharing site YouTube, you may not be aware that some people have formed bands that are popular enough to attract fans to concerts they promote themselves via social media.  According to a recent news feature from New York Magazine, two 16-year-old twins who have been making music videos online decided to hold a concert for their fans.

xray-1319306-mTheir fans consist mainly of girls between the ages of 11 and 15.  Their concert was held at a venue they booked, and, at one point during the show, one of the teen performers decided to take his shirt off to show off his abs to his screaming fans.  Witnesses say fans were so excited by the performer taking his shirt off that they started to basically stampede towards the stage to get a better look, and that resulted in 28 people being injured.   Continue reading

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One of the most effective ways to prevent food poisoning is to make sure too keep all food properly refrigerated.  When food is sitting out on the counter or on a hot picnic table, it is in what is known as the danger zone between 40 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Basically, once food is out of the oven and not in the refrigerator, bacteria can be growing, and the longer it stays in that temperature, the more dangerous it will become.

soup-2-1329592As discussed in a recent article from WTOP Health News, one in six people in the United States will become sick from poisoning each year.  This shows how high your risk is, and that risk only gets worse in the summer. The reason for this is because with the intense heat and people eating outdoors more often, bacteria will form a lot more quickly than it will indoors or at other times in the year. Continue reading

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With the weather getting a lot warmer and the days getting longer, more people will be taking to the outdoors for all kinds of fun activities.  Kayaking has become a popular pastime across the nation, including here in the Commonwealth.

kayaks-1533377According to a recent news feature from the Press Herald, rescue workers have just recovered the body of a 14-year-old boy from a river in the New England area.  Authorities say the young victim was riding in a two-person kayak when it capsized.  The other person in the kayak was a friend who was wearing a life jacket at the time of the deadly accident.  The victim was not wearing one, which likely contributed to him drowning. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from ABC News, one father is asking police and prosecutors to file charges against staff or owners at his child’s daycare facility after his son came home with abrasions all over his face.

marker-1480659The father said the previous night, two of his children had drawn on each other’s faces with permanent markers.  When he realized what they had done, he did his best to wash off the black marker with soap and water, but, as most people are familiar, it is very difficult to get all the marker off, and it is usually necessary to just wait until it fades on its own.  This can usually take a day or two, but there is no harm caused by the marks other than how it looks. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from ABC 6 RTV, a 19-year-old man was at the YMCA pool when he suffered a tragic and untimely drowning death.  His family has subsequently hired a personal injury lawyer and has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful death, among other counts.

swimming-1403832Authorities say the accident occurred just a few days before Memorial Day and the start of this year’s swim season.  There was a lifeguard on duty, though according to family of the victim, this lifeguard was ultimately part of the problem. The family is arguing that, if the lifeguard was properly trained and capable of doing his job effectively, their son would still be alive. Continue reading

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There is no question that soccer is becoming more popular with both kids and adults throughout the U.S.  However, you may have noticed that a game known as “bubble soccer” is also starting to gain traction.

soccer-net-1504723Like the inflatable sumo wrestling that reached its peak of popularity several years ago, bubble soccer also involves the participants getting inside and over-sized inflatable suit.  Instead of looking like a sumo wrestler, the players are in large plastic bubbles with only their legs sticking out so they can run around.  These soccer bubbles are designed so the participant’s breathing is not restricted, and the game looks like a lot of fun.  It is especially popular at carnivals and parties. Continue reading

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Skiing and snowboarding can be a lot of fun.  There are a lot of people who take to the slopes in Massachusetts and throughout New England each year.  However, while there are good times to be had, these winter sports can result in serious injury or death.

457973__1According to a recent news feature from CBS News, one snowboarder who was involved in a serious accident has decided to help brain injury victims cope with the many changes they will be facing as result of suffering a traumatic brain injury. Continue reading

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Tree work is among the most dangerous occupations in the United States.  Those involved in the business are constantly climbing trees (arborists), using bucket lifts, working with dangerous power tools and engaging in many other activities that can result in a serious personal injury.  However, some of their activities are not only dangerous to workers, but can be dangerous to those around the job site as well, such as homeowners and their children.

stump-1538702Among the most dangerous jobs is trimming trees and taking them down entirely.  When trimming a tree, a worker will use a wood chipper that be extremely dangerous.  Another piece of equipment that can result in serious personal injury is a stump grinder.  When someone cuts down a dead or unwanted tree, they can only cut so close to the ground with a chainsaw.  This means that the stump will still be there.  This is a problem for many reasons.  Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from FOX, at least eight people are dead and another 44 people suffered varying degrees of personal injury when a tour bus on a casino trip was involved in a rollover accident.

babel-movie-1359973Authorities say the bus operator was driving at highway speeds on Interstate 83 in Texas when he lost control of his commercial motor vehicle.  After losing control, the bus veered off course and then violently rolled over.  The driver was among the survivors of this horrific traffic accident. Continue reading