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Understanding Acute Spinal Cord Injury and Its Causes

The spinal cord is a long, thin tube of nerves that runs down the back from the brainstem to the lower back. It carries messages from the brain to the muscles, telling them to move, and sends impulses back to the brain. An acute spinal cord injury disrupts the normal messages between the brain and Read More

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What Are Your Remedies if Injured in a Construction Accident?

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. Their premises are constantly in flux as the work progresses, so each day can present a new set of hazards for workers and others who may be present. Machinery, equipment, power tools, open trenches and vehicles pose constant risks. Common types of construction accidents and injuries include: Falls from Read More

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Determining Fault for a Rear-End Collision

In Massachusetts, fault for a car accident is generally determined based on negligence, which is the failure to exercise the reasonable care that a prudent person would ordinarily observe under similar circumstances. When it comes to rear-end collisions, the law makes it a presumption that the driver in the rear vehicle was principally at fault, Read More

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Property Owners’ Duty to Keep Sidewalks Clear of Snow and Ice

In Massachusetts, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This includes protecting the safety of pedestrians by keeping sidewalks and steps clear of snow and ice. Failure to do so may result in liability for injuries sustained by individuals due to the owner’s negligence. The duty to Read More

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Who May Have to Pay for Injuries Suffered in a Rideshare Accident?

With the widespread popularity of rideshare carriers like Uber and Lyft comes a greater likelihood that these vehicles will be involved in traffic accidents. Rideshare passengers as well as occupants of other vehicles may be among the victims. The question of who bears responsibility for compensating victims for their injuries and costs is complicated, as Read More

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Special Risks Customers Face in Big Box Retail Stores

Big box retail stores have become a staple of consumer culture, offering a vast array of products at lower prices. However, with their vast inventory and high customer footfall, these stores also present unique challenges and risks for shoppers. Customers can face a range of dangers, from cluttered aisles to poorly trained employees and inadequate Read More

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Mechanical Problems That Can Lead to Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often devastating, with the potential for serious injuries and fatalities resulting. There are various factors that can contribute to these accidents, and mechanical problems with the truck itself are significant causes. Understanding these issues is vital to determining fault for trucking accidents, which in turn affects the monetary damages that victims can Read More

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“Dooring” Presents Potentially Deadly Hazards for Urban Bicyclists

A recent accident in Dorchester points up the dangers of “dooring” — the act of opening the door of a parked vehicle into a lane of traffic. On September 22, a woman on a bicycle suffered life-threatening injuries when she crashed into an open car door, caromed off it and was hit by a school Read More

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Common Delayed Symptoms After an Accident and the Injuries They Might Signal

People who walk away from an auto accident without an obvious traumatic injury may not have escaped unscathed. The body naturally produces hormones that mask pain and delay the onset of symptoms. Some internal injuries don’t start manifesting themselves until days or even weeks after an accident. If you were involved in a motor vehicle Read More

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Legal Remedies if You’re Injured in a Supermarket Slip and Fall

You probably go to the local grocery store a couple of times a week and never think of it as a place where you could get hurt. But slips and falls happen in supermarkets far too often. When they are due to negligence on the part of store management or employees, the injured customer deserves Read More

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