This spring and summer, Bostonians and New Englanders will be pulling back their pool covers and prepping for swimming season. Opening residential pools for the season means backyard parties, fun with kids, and plenty of sun. While preparing to open your pool for the summer, it is important to remember safety guidelines to prevent accidents, injuries and drowning. Remember, pool owners also have a duty to follow certain laws and regulations to avoid liability. According to the
Boston motorcyclists have been waiting through a long winter to get back on their bikes. As the season warms up, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind bikers and motorists to share the road and stay safe. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a time for riders and drivers to remember to share the road, follow laws, and stay abreast of safety protocol to stay accident-free this riding season.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness month is an opportunity to remind all drivers and riders that we have a responsibility to be aware of other vehicles on the road. Taking this time to remember to driver safely can help prevent future accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Our Boston motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims. We are also abreast of safety initiatives and directives focused on keeping Massachusetts riders safe. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our legal team is also prepared to aggressively defend your interests to recover the compensation necessary in the wake of a serious collision.
There is no doubt that medical professionals across the spectrum make mistakes each and every day, with a recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety asserting that some 440,000 patients die annually from preventable harm in hospitals.
However, Boston medical malpractice lawyers recognize that not every health care mistake will form a strong enough basis for a lawsuit. Even proof of a serious error won’t go far if the claimant can’t clearly show how he or she suffered as a result of that mistake.
Of course, no lawyer can guarantee you a courtroom win, but one with experience should be able to give you a fairly accurate projection based on the facts of your case. One of the things we will analyze closely is the extent to which the medical error proximately caused you harm. We will be looking at the extra time you spent in the hospital, your lost wages from additional time off work, the physical, financial and emotional burden your illness or condition placed on your family, the cost of ongoing treatments or medication and whether the condition is permanent or will require follow-up well into the future.
Mowing the lawn is considered by many to be among the most mundane suburban summer homeowner chores. Our personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts know it’s also one of the most dangerous.
Although millions use these devices routinely without a problem, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that some 253,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms annually due to lawnmower injuries. Of those, roughly 20,000 are children.
Operators of these powerful machines have a duty to ensure they are in good working condition, that their yards are free of any obvious hazards that could cause injury if contact is made with the blade and that children in their care are at a safe distance and properly supervised.
Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal train accident that occurred recently in Chester, a rural area about two hours west of Boston in Hampden County. Sparse information was offered by officials regarding the circumstances of the crash, in which a 23-year-old male pedestrian was killed on the tracks, but Boston train accident lawyers know that incidents like this are on the rise.
A recent USA Today analysis of federal rail data revealed that on average, a train accident occurs in the U.S. once every other day – and those figures only involve passenger and commuter trains.
Fatalities on all railroads in 2013 were reported to be around 730, representing an overall increase of 9 percent in a single year – 11 percent in railroad trespassing deaths and 8 percent in accident deaths.
A Back Bay Boston apartment owner is suing a welding company after a fire destroyed the building and killed two firefighters. In addition to liabilities for property damage, the welding company could potentially face additional personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. According to The Boston Globe, the welding company was responsible for the blaze and failed to get a necessary permit before beginning the work that caused the building to burn down.
When proving liability in any case, failure to obtain permits and other violations of law can be evidence of negligence. Our Boston personal injury attorneys are experienced in representing individuals who have been injured as a result of recklessness, negligence, or even intentional harm. In the event of an accident, it is important to consult with an experienced advocate who can independently review your case, identify responsible individuals or entities, and pursue every necessary opportunity to achieve maximum recovery. We are abreast of the legal issues impacting Boston communities and dedicated to raising awareness to prevent future accidents and injuries.
Tough Mudder is an internationally known fitness competition that requires participants to climb walls and ropes, run, and crawl, and complete various obstacles while soaked in mud. The company grossed almost $100 million last year and continues to grow in popularity among participants and supporters. A mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tough Mudder and Airsquid Ventures, a company responsible for water safety at the event. The lawsuit was filed by a Boston firm, charging both companies with gross negligence that resulted in the death of a participant.
Obstacle courses, marathons, and other fitness events require reasonable care and precautions by hosting companies or organizations. In this case, Tough Mudder, was responsible for ensuring the safety of participants. In the event that a participant is injured or doesn’t get appropriate medical treatment, hosting organizations may be held accountable. Our Boston personal injury attorneys are experienced in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. We are committed to protecting the rights of victims and their loved ones in the event of a personal injury or accidental death.
Now that the snow is finally melting from the patio, it is time to think about gearing up for spring and summer. For families throughout Massachusetts, this means mowing the lawn and starting up the grill. As you pack away your snow blower for the spring and summer seasons, you should also be wary of the potential risks of storing and reigniting this equipment. Our personal injury attorneys in Boston are committed to preventing accidents and raising safety awareness. Here are some spring safety tips when trading out your winter for summer equipment.
Stabilize your snow blower. Before you store your snow blower, you should add gas stabilizer and let it run to ensure that it circulates through the carburetor. This will prevent “gumming up” of the gas. Close the valve to prevent a major fuel leak. You should also change the oil in the snow blower while your snow blower is still warm. Always remember to remove the spark plug wire when performing maintenance.
The one-year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon has inspired many victims and their loved ones to reflect on a year of recovery. In addition to the support that victims may have felt from their closest family and friends, their communities and the nation, victims of the Boston Marathon also gained encouragement from medical engineers working hard to improve prosthetics for those who lost limbs.
The Boston Marathon tragedy raised awareness for all victims of amputation and puts the focus on recovery.
According to a Discovery article on prosthetic advancements since the Boston Marathon, while many research labs may not have worked directly with survivors, everyone in the industry has felt the impact and desire to improve the lives of amputees and their loved ones. Our Boston personal injury attorneys are experienced in representing victims who have suffered from catastrophic accidents and injuries, including amputation. We are dedicated to raising awareness and to exploring every opportunity to improve life quality and recovery for victims.
The consequences of a brain injury vary among patients and may not be fully detected for weeks or months after impact. Researchers have found that victims of traumatic brain injury may suffer from personality disorders, irritability mood swings, depression and other cognitive defects. Now medical research is paying greater attention to the emotional impact of brain injury on veterans. According to a survey of more than 700 veterans with traumatic brain injury, 60 percent struggle with a neurological condition that caused them to lapse into uncontrollable laughter or tears.
According to an NBC report, the research was published by the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs and sheds light on the very complicated nature of brain injuries.
Our brain injury attorneys in Massachusetts know the complexity of injuries and the range of issues that complicate the lives of victims. For traumatic brain injury suffers, personality disorders and emotional issues can make it difficult or impossible to return to work or manage day to day tasks. Our priority is to help these victims recover just compensation so that they can focus on healing and moving forward after injury. In addition to advocating for our clients, we remain abreast of medical advancements and research that is relevant to brain injury survivors.