Massachusetts Legal Blog

Parental Liability in Teen Driving Accidents

By DiBella Law Offices on August 31, 2021

Mom teacher son to driveA collision with a teen driver can be nerve-wracking, confusing, and stressful. Teen drivers naturally do not have the years of experience that adult drivers have and may speed, make reckless turns, or even use drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel, increasing the severity of an accident. While your PIP insurance may cover some of your medical bills, you may be forced to file a claim against a teen driver’s insurance to receive compensation. In some cases, you may also have a claim against the teen’s parents.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Keeping Safe on the Road During Warm Weather

By DiBella Law Offices on August 24, 2021

Sunlight coming through front windshield into driver's eyesSummer in Boston brings with it fireworks, barbeques, boat trips, and baseball games. Unfortunately, as much as we all want to enjoy the warm weather, summer also comes with serious auto accidents. July and August record the highest rate of fatal accidents out of the year. With more people on the road, including tourists and vacationers, there always comes the risk of a collision, but summer is particularly dangerous for several factors, not just from out-of-state drivers.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

If You Were Bitten by a Dog at Work, You Have Rights

By DiBella Law Offices on June 24, 2021

Two Airedale terriers sitting on a lawnWhen you start your day at work, you deserve to feel safe and know that you will not be unexpectedly injured. But dog bites can happen anywhere nowadays, with more and more people out walking their pets through all areas of Boston. For workers who regularly visit their clients’ homes, there has been an uptick in dog bite injuries, especially when pet owners do not take proper steps to protect them.

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Posted in: Dog Bites

Is My Car’s Black Box Helpful in a Car Accident Claim?

By DiBella Law Offices on June 10, 2021

Car dashboard and speedometerBlack boxes, or event data recorders (EDRs), are often mentioned after tragic plane crashes, but these devices are actually incredible common in day-to-day life. All modern semi-trucks are legally required to have black boxes in order to collect data about collisions, and most car manufacturers now add black boxes into their vehicles. If you bought a car in the past decade, it may include a black box that contains important information about any collision you experience.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Getting to the Bottom of Truck Accidents in Massachusetts

By DiBella Law Offices on May 25, 2021

Nothing is more horrific than being involved in a semi-truck accident. These collisions are rarely minor and often leave victims with serious injuries that last for years, if not the rest of their lives.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

A New Income Could Impact Your Child Support Payments

By DiBella Law Offices on May 15, 2021

Paying child support is usually one of the most contentious issues after a breakup. Whether you are the one struggling to pay child support or receive the support from your ex, it is very easy to get into arguments. Also, when either parent gets a promotion or raise, it can heavily influence the amount of support being paid.

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Posted in: Family Law

Meet the 2021 Writing the Future Scholarship Winner

By DiBella Law Offices on May 5, 2021

The past year has been a struggle for many, but the one force that carried us all through was the strength of our communities. Whether it was supporting local restaurants during the pandemic or donating money to help neighbors who were out of work, many “single” good deeds went a long way.

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Posted in: Firm News

Congratulations to the 5 Writing the Future Finalists

By DiBella Law Offices on April 28, 2021

Since launching the Writing the Future Scholarship for 2021, our team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., has been astounded at the outpouring of support from students across the country. This award was started to provide some much-needed financial support for students seeking higher education, and for us, simply helping someone else is its own reward. But getting to read your essays and learn about the good deeds you students are performing every day is also a huge honor, and we were overjoyed to hear your stories.

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Why Party Hosts May Be Liable for Drunk Driving Accidents

By DiBella Law Offices on April 27, 2021

In most car accidents, responsibility is pinned on the driver who caused the collision. Naturally, if someone acted recklessly, such as driving while intoxicated, then they should be the one responsible for paying for any victim’s medical bills and other damages.

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How Distracted Driving Courses Can Prevent Accidents

By DiBella Law Offices on April 13, 2021

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous habits people have developed over the past decade, leading to thousands of injuries and deaths each year across the United States. One of the worst aspects of it is how commonplace it has become.

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Posted in: Car Accidents