Massachusetts Legal Blog
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Being hurt in an accident that is caused by another person’s negligence is the start of a journey most people don’t willingly embark upon. The injury might require that you have medical care. In serious cases, you might miss work. The influx of medical bills and bills related to the accident coupled with the reduction in income might spell financial disaster. Read the rest »
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