Massachusetts Legal Blog
Massachusetts Legal Blog
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 »
Many drivers in Boston assume that parking garages and lots are always safer that parking along the curb and opening up your car door into traffic. In some cases, they are. However, many individuals are surprised to find out that accidents in seemingly safe parking areas are a common occurrence. In fact, The National Safety Council reports that over 50,000 car accidents occur in parking lots on a yearly basis. That is over five accidents per hour! Read the rest »
It’s no secret that parents get nervous when their teens finally start getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, and with good reason. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of teen deaths nationwide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted research that concluded every day, a total of six teens, ages 16–19, lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes. Read the rest »
When it comes to determining fault for car accident in Massachusetts, the concept of modified comparative negligence is what dictates liability. This means you may only seek compensation from the other party if you are deemed less than 51% at fault for the accident. Because of this, determining who is responsible for the crash is crucial for any insurance claim and personal injury lawsuit! Read the rest »
When it comes to determining who is at fault for a traffic accident in the state of Massachusetts, there are set standards in place to help identify the negligent party. The Massachusetts Drivers Manual provides the complete list of 19 traffic infractions that point to the at-fault driver. Read the rest »
Being involved in a car accident is never a pleasant experience, especially if the crash occurred due to the other guy’s negligent driving. Thankfully, since Massachusetts is a modified no-fault insurance state, people can be held responsible for car accidents that they are deemed to be over 50% at fault for. Read the rest »
If you caught game six of the Stanley Cup’s second-round series between Boston and Columbus, you definitely remember the head hit Bruin’s defenseman Charlie McAvoy laid on Blue Jacket right winger Josh Anderson. After the hit, Anderson had to return to the locker room, but fortunately was able to return to play later in the third period. Surprisingly at the time, McAvoy only received a two-minute minor penalty for the hit that involved his shoulder and Anderson’s chin. However, after the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DOPS) reviewed the play, McAvoy was hit with a one-game suspension. Read the rest »
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