Welcome to Our Blog

  • Attorney DiBella Selected for 2016 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

    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. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who work tirelessly to prove themselves and have received a high-degree of recognition from their peers ...
    Continue Reading
  • The Dangers of Texting and Other Driving Distractions

    It only takes a couple seconds to look down and read a text message, but that small window of time can mean the difference between making your commute safely and being involved in an accident. In 2014, the Cellular Telephone Industries Association reported that 431,000 individuals were injured in motor vehicle accidents that involved a distracted driver – the most common distraction? Texting. ...
    Continue Reading
  • Protecting Your Children From Dog Bites

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Of the estimated 800,000 who seek medical attention, half of them are children. A child’s inherent curiosity can lead to danger when he or she is left with a dog unsupervised. Injuries from animal attacks can be extremely severe and often require extensive medical treatment and care. ...
    Continue Reading
  • How to Avoid a Truck's Blind Spots

    Driving side-by-side with a large commercial truck is so deeply rooted in our everyday commute that oftentimes we hardly think twice about it. Because of the size and weight of a truck, however, they can be some of the most dangerous vehicles we share the road with. Being in a truck’s blind spot can be extremely risky, especially if the truck tries to change lanes. In this blog, our Northern ...
    Continue Reading
  • Who is Liable for Your Motorcycle Accident?

    Determining liability in motorcycle accidents can be much more difficult than it is in regular car accidents because of the unique factors inherent in motorcycle riding. Motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than passenger vehicles, which puts them at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident – especially in the presence of a negligent driver. In this blog, our Northern Massachusetts ...
    Continue Reading
  • Five Common Causes of Massachusetts Car Accidents

    Driving is something so deeply rooted in our everyday routines that oftentimes we don’t think twice about it. If you’re not careful, however, driving can turn potentially dangerous in a heartbeat. In this blog, our Burlington car accident lawyer shares five common causes of car accidents: Speeding Car accidents caused by speeding are some of the most dangerous due to the intensity of the impact. ...
    Continue Reading
  • Massachusetts Premises Liability and Injured Children

    Children who are injured on another person's property are given special treatment under Massachusetts premises liability law. While adult trespassers who are injured on another person's property generally are not entitled to seek damages for their injuries, property owners may be liable for children's injuries pursuant to the "attractive nuisance" doctrine. The "attractive nuisance" doctrine makes ...
    Continue Reading
  • The Car Accident Wasn't Your Fault And You Shouldn't Have To Pay

    You have a perfect driving record because you are careful. You are the one who came to a full stop before the line at the traffic light. When the light turned green, you counted to three, looked left and right and left again, and proceeded into the intersection, but you didn't stand a chance. He was texting or brushing his teeth or reading the newspaper. You aren't sure which, but he sure wasn't ...
    Continue Reading
  • Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

    Slipping and falling in a grocery store, workplace, or retail store may seem innocent. The fall is innocent until the pain becomes a serious injury, such as a broken bone, that leads to life long repercussions. Slip and falls are a part of tort law, a special area of the law dedicated to a harm or loss resulting in a legal liability for the person who created the harm. Property owners are legally ...
    Continue Reading
  • Why your Slip and Fall is Not as Innocent as You Think

    Slipping and falling in a grocery store, workplace, or retail store may seem innocent. The fall is innocent until the pain becomes a serious injury, such as a broken bone, that leads to life long repercussions. Slip and falls are a part of tort law, a special area of the law dedicated to a harm or loss resulting in a legal liability for the person who created the harm. Property owners are legally ...
    Continue Reading
  • When Accidents Happen At Events: Premises Liability

    Some Massachusetts residents might not be aware that personal injury suits can be applicable in instances when one is hurt at a party or event. Premises liability claims allow one to hold a property owner responsible when accidents happen while on the property. Duty Of Care A property owner has a duty of care to keep people safe while they attend a function or are otherwise on the property. This ...
    Continue Reading
  • What You Need to Know about Car Accidents in Massachusetts

    The law surrounding car accidents varies depending on which state you’re in. Failing to know an important law sometimes results in fines and/or jail time that could have been avoided otherwise. Here is what you need to know about car accidents in Massachusetts: File a Report within Five Days of the Accident Massachusetts law requires you to file a motor vehicle crash operator report if you have ...
    Continue Reading
  • Winter in Boston Means Increase in Personal Injury Accidents

    It’s common to see snow or ice-covered staircases this time of year. Most people do their best to clean their properties and keep thoroughfares safe. However, there are occasions when Massachusetts property owners fail to exercise their due diligence. Perhaps they waited too long to clear the area or didn’t clean it well enough. Maybe they forgot to install or maintain a proper handrail. ...
    Continue Reading
  • Massachusetts Safe Driving Law

    An estimated 424,000 people in the United States were injured in distraction-related crashes last year. Approximately 3154 of those people sustained fatal injuries, 445 of which were related to cell phone use. To reduce the number of personal injuries caused by distracted driving, the State of Massachusetts implemented the Safe Driving Law, which bans sending, typing or reading electronic messages ...
    Continue Reading
  • Choosing Your Criminal Defense Attorney

    When you have been accused of a crime, you need a defense attorney in order to help protect your rights. Even if you are guilty of committing the crime you have been accused of, it’s important that you receive quality counsel from a skilled criminal defense attorney. A skilled and successful lawyer can help you navigate the legal system so you have the best opportunity of achieving an equitable ...
    Continue Reading
Page of 4