Massachusetts Legal Blog
Massachusetts Legal Blog
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we are not only dedicated to helping our clients, but also the community at large. We stand by individuals we believe can make a big impact on the world and believe an education is the best tool in their skillset. That is why we are once again accepting applications for our annual “Writing the Future” scholarship. This award will provide one individual with a $1,000 scholarship towards a post-secondary education.
On November 7th, 2019, Mr. Ryan Balder tragically died from fatal toxic fumes accidentally created by an employee mixing bleach and acid. He was the manager of the local Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings, and he heroically returned into the restaurant to save people and contain the situation, despite the risks. This incident sent 13 people to the hospital and would have been far more serious if Mr. Balder hadn’t risked his life in his efforts to save the lives of others.
On Sept 13, 2018, Columbia Gas accidentally over-pressurized a gas main that fed thousands of homes throughout Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover counties. The over-pressurization of the gas main resulted in explosions and fires that killed one person, sent 22 others to the hospital, damaged 131 structures, and destroyed at least five homes. 30,000 customers were forced to evacuate their homes and seek shelter elsewhere due to unsafe conditions – interrupting and, for many, shattering their lives.
Fall has arrived in Massachusetts, and with it has come changing leaves, hockey, cooler weather, and a lot more rain. Unfortunately, wet weather leads to more hazardous road conditions, especially during particularly heavy downpours. Though New Englanders are accustomed to harsh weather, even a light rain can make roads harder to navigate, especially for irresponsible drivers. Read the rest »
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of traffic collisions nationwide. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured on a daily basis in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
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Whether it’s through the streets of Boston, Methuen, Andover, or anywhere in Massachusetts, taking a leisurely bicycle ride can be a joyful and relaxing activity. However, when you take your bike out for a spin, you need to be cautious of pedestrians, other bicyclists, and cars on the road. Whether it’s due to distracted driving or some other form of negligence, being hit by car while on a bicycle can have deadly or lifelong consequences. Read the rest »
Summer is firmly here, and that means more fun outdoor activities like barbecues, hiking, and taking a dip in the pool. Although they are a great way to take advantage of the warm summer months, swimming pools can be a danger if proper safety measures are not taken. Here at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have seen how poor pool-safety practices have led to many premises liability issues and resulted in legal action. Read the rest »
Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on August 7th, a Green Line D train derailed around the Riverside area according to a Boston MBTA spokesperson. No one was reported injured, but the incident did lead to damage to the automatic operating signals along the train’s route. Following an investigation by transit authorities, the cause of the crash has been deemed to be errors made by an experienced driver, and not because of track conditions or mechanical failures. Read the rest »
Most of us can remember the unbridled joy we felt as children when we swung on the monkey bars or tumbled down the slides into a pile of woodchips. While it’s normal to come back from the playground with some scrapes and bruises, most playgrounds are quite safe for children and their parents. Playgrounds, however, are comprised of large, complicated metal structures that are often very high off the ground. There’s no question that without proper safety precautions, you could be dealing with every parent’s worst fear: a tragic accident involving their children. Read the rest »
Summer is in full swing, and for many bikers, it’s the ideal time to take out the motorcycle and enjoy the crisp and clear roads in Massachusetts. However, if you had your bike stored up for the winter, or did maintenance on your bike to make it more suited to the winter months, it might be time to conduct a little summer maintenance to make your bike tip-top before you take it for a spin. Read the rest »
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