Spanish Translations Available

Massachusetts Legal Blog


Massachusetts Legal Blog

Holiday Safety Tips for New Year’s in Massachusetts

By DiBella Law Offices on December 30, 2016

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately one out of every three traffic-related fatalities involves a drunk driver. Massachusetts allows for sobriety checkpoints that will likely be significantly deployed over this holiday season. Research clearly indicates that the incidents of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) occur at a notably higher rate during the periods of Christmas and particularly New Year’s. Let’s take a look at what constitutes an OUI, and overall tips for staying safe while celebrating the New Year.

Read the rest »

Posted in: Drunk Driving

Understanding Massachusetts Slip & Fall Premises Liability Law

By DiBella Law Offices on December 27, 2016

During the holiday season, the winter weather creates possibly dangerous surface conditions. Snow and ice can make sidewalks, parking lots, entryways, and flights of stairs potential settings for injuries. Those who own, control, or possess property can be subjected to civil liability when other parties are harmed within their property. This liability can apply to an owner of uninhabited land, to residential property owners, as well as businesses. In Massachusetts, such cases are heard by the District Courts if the monetary damages are unlikely to exceed $25,000, or the Superior Courts if likely to exceed that threshold.

Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

Massachusetts Winter Weather Creates Dangerous Driving Conditions

By DiBella Law Offices on December 22, 2016

car-snowRoughly 70% of U.S. roads are located in regions which receive at least an average of 5 inches of snowfall annually. Similarly, approximately 70% of the U.S. population also resides in these snowy regions. Snow and ice accumulation on the roadways creates potentially dangerous driving conditions by reducing friction, vehicle handling, and braking. Approximately 25% of weather-related auto crashes occur atop surfaces containing snow or ice. Winter-related activity accounts for about 20% of the funds exhausted by state transportation budgets—a staggering 2.3 billion dollars.

Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Winter Holiday Driving Tips

By DiBella Law Offices on November 29, 2016

The holidays are approaching and winter will be here soon. Both the season and the time of year can pose extra hazards for Massachusetts drivers. If you’re going to be traveling over the next few months, DiBella Law Offices, P.C. has some driving safety tips for you. Whether you’re driving across town or driving out of state to Grandma’s house, it’s important that you:

Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Christopher DiBella Achieves Super Lawyer Status—AGAIN!

By DiBella Law Offices on November 22, 2016

For the sixth straight year, DiBella Law Offices, P.C.’s founding partner, Christopher DiBella is being named a Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is an attorney rating and directory that recognizes lawyers who have attained a high degree of professional achievement in their field. Becoming a Super Lawyer involves a rigorous selection process consisting of peer reviews, independent research, and third party feedback. Furthermore, Super Lawyers has named Mr. DiBella a Massachusetts Rising Star, an honor bestowed on exceptional attorneys aged 40 and under who have practiced for 10 years or more. Membership in the Rising Star fraternity is limited to no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in a state.

Read the rest »

Posted in: News

What to Bring to Your Divorce Consultation

By DiBella Law Offices on October 26, 2016

Whether you’re contemplating divorce or on the receiving end of divorce papers, the first step in the process is hiring a divorce attorney. The initial consultation you have with a divorce lawyer is perhaps the most informative meeting you’ll have. Because time during your initial consultation may be somewhat limited, it’s imperative that you prepare the best you can. In this blog, we explain what you should bring to your consultation. Read the rest »

Posted in: Divorce

5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Car Accident Injury Case

By DiBella Law Offices on October 7, 2016

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the cost of ongoing medical bills, rehabilitation, and loss of income can quickly become overwhelming. For this reason, and many more, it’s important to seek the fair compensation you deserve with help from an experienced Boston car accident attorney. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Obstacles Faced in a Late-Life Divorce

By DiBella Law Offices on October 6, 2016

Unfortunately, some couples can spend decades married and divorce later in life for the same reason younger couples do. In a late-life divorce, couples over the age of 60 face special obstacles when terminating their marriage – whether it be due to infidelity, a desire for a greater sense of independence, or irreconcilable differences. In this blog, our Burlington divorce attorney explains how asset division and health concerns can impact a late-life divorce. Read the rest »

Posted in: Divorce

What to Do if You’re Injured in a DUI Accident over Labor Day Weekend

By DiBella Law Offices on August 30, 2016

Although Labor Day weekend is seen as a celebratory end cap to summer, it also happens to be one of the most dangerous weekends to be driving. Statistically, Labor Day is among the most fatal holiday weekends – according to the Insurance Information Institute, Labor Day weekend accounts for hundreds of fatal alcohol-related car accidents every year. If you find yourself taking legal action after sustaining injuries in a drunk driving accident over Labor Day Weekend, it’s important that you know and understand your legal options. Read the rest »

Attorney DiBella Selected for 2016 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

By DiBella Law Offices on June 6, 2016

Super Lawyers has selected Attorney Christopher DiBella to be included in the 2016 Masachusetts Rising Stars list. This prestigious honor is given to only a select few — no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys have been awarded this same achievement. Read the rest »

Posted in: News

DiBella Law Offices, P.C. - Boston Attorney
8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
View Map
Call Today: (617) 870-0907

DiBella Law Offices, P.C. - Burlington Attorney
134 Cambridge Street,
Burlington, MA 01803
View Map
Call Today: (781) 262-3338
Local: (978) 327-5140

DiBella Law Offices, P.C. - Andover Attorney
300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
View Map
By Appointment Only

DiBella Law Offices, P.C. - Methuen Attorney
45 Osgood Street
Suite 302
Methuen, MA 01844
View Map
Call Today: (978) 327-5140

Copyright © 2017 DiBella Law Offices, P.C.

Burlington Massachusetts Attorneys Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Privacy Policy   |   Blog Sitemap