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Elevator Accidents – Covered by Workman’s Comp?

By DiBella Law Offices on November 26, 2018

Thousands of people in Massachusetts ride elevators during their workday, never thinking they could be injured or killed. Everyone, from construction workers to office workers, enters the elevator car assuming that it will be an uneventful ride. But all mechanical devices can fail. And if an elevator fails or malfunctions, there is a good chance that the occupant will be injured. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

Added Boat Traffic Increases Accidents in the Boston Area

By DiBella Law Offices on November 7, 2018

With 47 miles of beautiful trails making up Boston Harborwalk and almost 200 miles of coastline in Massachusetts, boats are a common form of transportation in the area.

According to the Boston Water Taxi website, the line offers 500 daily departures with the 53 vessels currently in service. And that makes up just a fraction of the boat traffic that is in Boston Harbor. And as you might expect, with more traffic in an area, there are more boating accidents occurring. The most recent was a collision of a water taxi and a sailboat in August. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injuries

For Pedestrians, the Real Danger May Be in the Parking Garage

By DiBella Law Offices on October 30, 2018

There’s no doubt about it. With the amount of traffic in Boston and the difficulties with street parking, those who want to get around the city are best off taking the T. However, even if you’re riding the subway, trolley, water taxi, or bus, you will still have to interact with vehicles before you get to your destination. Often, these interactions will take place in parking lots and garages, which can be a dangerous place for pedestrians. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

We Say, “Go Red Sox!” (And Stay Safe at the Game)

By DiBella Law Offices on October 22, 2018

With over 37,000 seats, Fenway Park is packed to capacity for just about every Red Sox game. While fans typically leave these games with hoarse throats and great memories, they can also leave with injuries. One fan found that out recently, after being struck by a flyaway baseball bat.

Now that the Red Sox are facing the L.A. Dodgers in the World Series, conditions are going to get crowded! Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

DiBella Law Offices, P.C. Gives Back to Massachusetts

By DiBella Law Offices on October 8, 2018

The Red Sox have clinched their division, and residents of the Bay State are looking forward to an eventful autumn. Christopher DiBella, founding attorney of DiBella Law Offices, P.C., is a Massachusetts native who cares deeply about the welfare of his community. It is in this spirit that Mr. DiBella’s firm is launching an ongoing award program aimed at giving back to the constituency they serve. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Fires and Explosions Kill One, Displace Thousands in Massachusetts

By DiBella Law Offices on September 19, 2018

A series of gas explosions and fires devastated residents of Merrimack Valley, just north of Boston, last week. One young man was killed when a chimney fell on his car and crushed him, and dozens of others were injured. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injuries

An Interstate Bike Trip and Liability

By DiBella Law Offices on September 16, 2018

Cycling is great way to get around in Massachusetts. Bicycles are much cheaper to maintain than cars, and riding a bike is a much cleaner option for the environment.

But those who choose to take interstate bike rides, from Massachusetts down to Connecticut or up to Vermont, should be aware of bicycle laws in those other states. While Massachusetts has bike-friendly laws, other states may not. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Arrested for Assault? You Can’t Afford to Wait

By DiBella Law Offices on September 1, 2018

Assault can conjure up different ideas for different people. Some may imagine bar brawls, while others may think assault includes speaking harshly to someone. So when a person is charged with assault in Massachusetts, what exactly does that mean?

That depends on the type of assault, if anyone was injured, and the extent of those injuries. In any case, if you are accused of assault in the Boston area, getting a tough criminal defense attorney is your best chance of defeating the charges. Read the rest »

Posted in: Criminal Defense

What Will Be Your Legacy?

By DiBella Law Offices on August 10, 2018

Most people spend the majority of their life working hard to ensure the safety and well-being of their loved ones. Researching safe vehicles, purchasing a home in a good neighborhood, and planning for a secure financial future are all tasks that responsible adults undertake. And with August being “What Will Be Your Legacy Month,” now is the perfect time to take the next step in securing that financial future through professional estate planning. Read the rest »

Posted in: Estate Planning

What About Stadium Accidents and Injuries?

By DiBella Law Offices on July 13, 2018

From Fenway Park to Boston Garden to Gillette Stadium, there’s no doubt that Massachusetts has some of the best sports stadiums in the country. But while most of the time you go to see an exciting match-up between two teams and make a lot of great memories, sometimes going to catch a game can be dangerous. So what happens when a spectator is hurt while on the stadium premises? Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

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