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  • Avoid Assault and Battery Charges

    Avoid Assault and Battery Charges According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, the number of aggravated assault cases in the US in 2011 was estimated to have been 751, 131. While this figure may seem large, it was an improvement from the previous year by 3.9%. However, not everyone accused […]

  • All You Need to Know About Auto Accidents and Injuries

    All You Need to Know About Auto Accidents and Injuries Auto accidents are more common than we’d like to think. There were 11 million accidents that occurred in 2009 alone according to the United States Census Bureau. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents are caused either by driver error or […]

  • True Costs of DUI

    True Costs of DUI Have you or someone you love been caught driving under the influence of impairing drugs or alcohol? Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most common offenses in all states and the District of Columbia. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that […]

  • Familiarizing Yourself With Massachusetts Bike Laws

    Familiarizing Yourself With Massachusetts Bike Laws Do you bike to work every day? Do you hop on your bike when you need to get a good workout in? Do you bike around your neighborhood when you need to relax and unwind? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, you need to […]

  • Nursing Home Neglect: Do I Have a Case?

    Nursing Home Neglect: Do I Have a Case? Placing your aging parent in a nursing home is not an easy decision. You wish you could care for him or her yourself, but you can’t due to work or family responsibilities. Thus, you hope the nursing home will offer the best care for your parent. While […]

  • Top 10 Causes of Car Accidents

    Top 10 Causes of Car Accidents Every day there are over 17,000 car collisions in the United States. On average, those crashes result in 92 deaths each day. While poor weather conditions and faulty roads can cause accidents, most auto collisions are due to driver errors. When we understand the reasoning behind car accidents, we […]

  • What to do when you get a DUI

    What to do when you get a DUI Four thousand people are arrested every day in the United States for driving under the influence. In the year 2011 alone, that number reached over 1.2 million drivers. While no one wants to be in the position of going to court for driving under the influence, many […]

  • Social Media and Your Medical Malpractice Case

    Social Media and Your Medical Malpractice Case Social networking has a variety of benefits. But in the middle of a medical malpractice case, information from your online accounts could lead to harmful evidence to your case. Defense lawyers could research your social media accounts and find conflicting statements, fraud, or exaggeration. An undercover investigator could […]

  • When Prescription Drugs Cause Injury

    When Prescription Drugs Cause Injury Hundreds of new prescription drugs enter the market every year. Each comes with promised benefits, as well as side-effect warnings. While most of the drugs approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) perform well, some turn out to be dangerous. When a prescription drug is found to have serious […]

  • How to Avoid Slips During the Winter Season

    How to Avoid Slips During the Winter Season With winter right on our heels, it is more important than ever to watch your step. The change of seasons means the return of the holidays and outdoor winter activities. But winter also brings the potential for slippery conditions. The risk of injuries from slips and falls increases […]

  • Did You Know Sexual Assault Victims Can Pursue Personal Injury Lawsuits?

    Did You Know Sexual Assault Victims Can Pursue Personal Injury Lawsuits? When we think of personal injury attorneys, we often think of slip-and-fall accidents, car accidents, and medical malpractice. But we don’t always consider that personal injury attorneys can represent those affected by sexual assault and abuse. If you or a loved one has experienced […]

  • A Loved One’s Guide to Wrongful Death

    A Loved One’s Guide to Wrongful Death Dealing with the death of a loved one is always difficult. But when they passed away because of someone else’s mistake or negligence, the experience is even more tragic. Not only does this person leave mourning loved ones behind, but unexpected medical and funeral costs. If your loved […]

  • How to Build a Winning Bicycle Injury Case

    How to Build a Winning Bicycle Injury Case One tenth of a second. That is how quickly a bicycle accident can occur. Of course, you do all you can to diminish the likelihood of an accident. You wear a certified helmet and other requisite cycling gear. Your bike has reflectors to make you more visible. […]

  • When Your Personal Injury Compensation Is in the Jury’s Hands

    When Your Personal Injury Compensation Is in the Jury’s Hands After watching television shows like Law & Order, The Good Wife, and Perry Mason, you might have an idea of what’s involved in the criminal justice system. However, in reality, intense amounts of questioning don’t always drive the guilty party to confess in court. The […]

  • Dog Bites

    Dog Bites: Liability from the Owner’s Point of View According to the Center of Disease Control, there are over 800,000 dog bite victims every year in the US. 1 out of every 5 of these injuries require medical attention in a hospital emergency room. In 2013, 32 fatalities occurred from dog bites. Pit bulls contribute […]

  • What to Do about Hit-and-Run Helplessness

    What to Do about Hit-and-Run Helplessness Being involved in a car accident of any kind is maddening, but a hit-and-run causes the most anger and feelings of helplessness. Especially when you realize that costs for hospital visits and ongoing physical therapy may never be recovered. What should you do when you are hit on a […]

  • 7 Essentials for Preparing for a Personal Injury Legal Consultation

    7 Essentials for Preparing for a Personal Injury Legal Consultation After receiving physical, mental, or emotional injury from an incident, the first thing you want is relief. First, you should seek medical attention to alleviate any pain and ensure you are in a stable condition. Your next step may be to enlist legal advice with […]

 
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