Blog Posts in 2013

  • Perhaps the most common injury that results from a car crash is a herniated disc. A herniated disc is an injury to the neck or back. The bones (vertebrae) of the spinal column protect nerves coming out of the brain and travel down the back to form the spinal cord. The spinal bones are separated by discs that cushion the spinal column and put space between your vertebrae. The discs allow movement ...
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  • The New York Times recently reported on Bettina Wulff, the former first lady of Germany who filed a libel lawsuit against Google in a Hamburg court. She claims she is being defamed by Google's autocomplete function which pops up "Bettina Wulff prostitute" or "Bettina Wulff escort". Google countered that it is not to blame, as it was the curiosity of other Google users, and ...
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  • In September it was reported that Maranda Schmitt, from Stoughton was charged with drunk driving following an accident with her four-year-old in the car. She reportedly had a lengthy record of driving offenses, including a previous conviction of driving under the influence. Car accidents, assaults and other injury producing activities are all too often the result of alcohol inebriation. Under ...
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  • Litigation Expenses are Foreseeable M.G.L. c. 93A Damages

    || 27-Oct-2013

    Recently, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has decided that if an insurance company unreasonably delays a reasonable settlement in a personal injury case thereby forcing an injured victim to litigate the case, the insurance company may be responsible for any litigation expenses incurred by the injured person's attorney after the settlement offer should have been made. The reason for the ...
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  • Texting and Driving

    || 4-Sep-2013

    A recent New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division case may have found a way to keep up with the rapid progression of technology as it applies to motor vehicle accidents. On September 21, 2009, David and Linda Kubert were seriously injured when the Defendant driver, Kyle Best crossed over the double center line with his truck, striking their motorcycle. During the Discovery period, it became ...
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  • Can You Sue If You Fall Due to a Sidewalk Defect?

    || 15-May-2013

    On March 13, 2013, a damaged sewer line caused a massive sinkhole in a Holyoke sidewalk. The fissure measured several feet in diameter and was estimated to be approximately 10 to 20 feet deep. United Water, the utility responsible for the sewer lines in that part of Massachusetts, worked feverishly to repair the damage as quickly as possible. There were no reports of injuries resulting from the ...
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  • In 2008 the motorist advocacy group AAA said accidents cost $164.2 billion each year. Much of this cost relates to medical treatment for injuries and lost wages suffered by those injured in motor vehicle accidents. If you were injured in a car accident you should know how your medical bills will get paid. Massachusetts law requires drivers to carry enough personal injury protection (PIP) to cover ...
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