Massachusetts Legal Blog
Massachusetts Legal Blog
In mid-November, Boston’s local CBS affiliate announced Bostonians should expect a “snowier and colder than average” winter this year. It’s estimated we’ll receive at least 65 inches of snow at Logan Airport, and that number may substantially rise depending on the El Niño factor.
Knowing that we’re in for a cold and wet winter, it’s important to remember sidewalks, steps, and footpaths will require extra care and attention from property owners to prevent sidewalk slip-and-fall injuries. Read the rest »
January is a time of fresh starts, resolutions, and planning for the new year. Many people have indulged in celebrations and festivities for nearly two months leading up to January 1st, and as the busy holiday season comes to an end so do many marriages. Unofficially, January has become known as Divorce Month, even though the courts record more divorces in August and March. But this increase in the divorce rate in January appears to be connected to a few understandable trends. Read the rest »
DiBella Law Offices, P.C., has been a part of the Boston-area community for over a decade, but Christopher DiBella has ties to this community from long before he was a business owner. Chris attended both Boston University and Suffolk University Law School. After graduation, he answered the call to public service by becoming a prosecutor in district court.
And when he left the prosecutor’s office a dozen years ago, he was determined to continue to find ways to give back to the community. This holiday season, our legal team is proud to support several charities, and we invite you to join us! Read the rest »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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