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Vape Ban Comes Too Late for Middlesex County Woman

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In late September, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker issued a temporary ban on the sale of vape-related products in the Commonwealth. The ban, with minor modifications, survived legal challenge, and the sale of most vaping-related materials is currently prohibited. But, just weeks after the ban took effect, the Department of Public Health reported that the death … Read moreVape Ban Comes Too Late for Middlesex County Woman

Minimizing Winter Weather Road Risks

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The season of ice and snow is upon us. It won’t come as any surprise to most drivers that in cold-weather states that winter weather can create risky driving conditions. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA), 24% of weather-related crashes each year occur on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement. These … Read moreMinimizing Winter Weather Road Risks

Hit and Run

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When you’ve been in an automobile accident and it was somebody else’s fault, that other person is generally legally responsible for your injuries. In other words, the driver who caused the accident will typically be liable for your medical bills, repairs to your automobile, wages you lose because of your injuries, and other damages. Of … Read moreHit and Run

Living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more common than most people realize, and can have a significant, lifelong impact on the injured person and his or her family.  Some of the possible long-term effects of traumatic brain injury include: Frequent headaches or migraines Sensitivity to light and sound Dizziness Memory problems Cognitive issues Sleep disorders Visual … Read moreLiving with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Apartment Fires: Who is Responsible?

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Late in July, 36 residents of a Cross Street apartment building in Lowell were forced out of their homes by an apartment fire. While the cause of that fire is still unknown as of this writing, the image of dozens of local residents suddenly losing both their homes and possessions destroyed in the fire raises … Read moreApartment Fires: Who is Responsible?

Protecting Yourself and Your Children from Dog Bite Injuries

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Dogs have become the most popular pet in the United States. Americans share their homes with nearly 90 million dogs nationwide, and more than 38% of U.S. households own at least one. The percentages in the Northeast are a bit lower: 29% of households in Massachusetts and just 24% in New Hampshire include dogs. Still, … Read moreProtecting Yourself and Your Children from Dog Bite Injuries

Fatal Truck-Motorcycle Crash Spotlights Risks

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On July 6, bikers from around the country took part in a 90-mile tribute ride and memorial service for the seven members of the Massachusetts JarHeads Motorcycle Club who were killed in traffic on June 21. According to Marine Corps Times, more than 3,000 motorcyclists gathered in New Hampshire, coming from as far away as … Read moreFatal Truck-Motorcycle Crash Spotlights Risks

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

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The statute of limitations for personal injury claim differs from state to state. In most states, the injured person has two, three, or four years to file most injury-related lawsuits. In both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the general statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years. However, different injury cases are treated differently. For … Read moreHow Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

e-Scooters Raise New Massachusetts Personal Injury Questions

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E-scooters can offer significant benefits to communities and the planet. For example, they can reduce traffic congestion, reduce the greenhouse gasses released by traditional motor vehicles, and provide access to transportation for people who are not near public transportation stops. Scooter sharing programs such as Byrd and Lime make it possible to take advantage of … Read moree-Scooters Raise New Massachusetts Personal Injury Questions

How Common is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

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Elder abuse is on the rise, in Massachusetts and around the country. It’s difficult to sort out exactly how much of that trend is attributable to nursing home abuse, since elder abuse happens in a variety of settings—including at home, at the hands of family members. However, the available information about nursing home abuse and … Read moreHow Common is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Avoiding Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities

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The 2019 Dangerous by Design report from Smart Growth America (SGA) reveals a disturbing increase in pedestrian fatalities. More than 49,000 pedestrians were killed throughout the U.S. between 2008 and 2017. Across that 10-year period, the annual number of fatalities climbed from 4,414 to 5,977—an increase of more than 35%. By 2017, pedestrian deaths made … Read moreAvoiding Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities

Can I Sue My Employer for Personal Injury?

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In most cases, employees may not pursue personal injury lawsuits against their employers in connection with injuries sustained on the job or in the workplace. In both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as in most other states, workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy. That means that a workers’ compensation claim is typically the injured worker’s only … Read moreCan I Sue My Employer for Personal Injury?

Avoiding Summer Slip and Fall Injuries

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As the weather turns warmer and the days grow longer, many people spend more time outside. While there are many benefits to getting out and getting more active, summer activities also introduce new risks. One of those is an increased risk of certain types of slip, trip, and fall injuries. It’s natural to think of … Read moreAvoiding Summer Slip and Fall Injuries

Living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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When you hear “traumatic brain injury,” chances are that you think of a catastrophic accident. It’s true that many traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by events such as a car accident, motorcycle accident, or fall from an upper level (such as construction site injuries). However, traumatic brain injuries may occur in much more routine … Read moreLiving with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

What is Personal Injury?

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A personal injury case is a case in which the plaintiff is claiming that he or she suffered physical injury because the defendant was negligent. Some common examples include: A car accident caused by a distracted driver A slip and fall injury that occurred because someone failed to maintain property in safe condition An injury … Read moreWhat is Personal Injury?

Lost Wages and Earning Capacity in Personal Injury Cases

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In a successful personal injury case, the injured party is awarded damages to compensate for his or her losses due to the injury. Some common types of damages in personal injury cases include reimbursement for medical bills, payment for rehabilitative services, compensation for pain and suffering, and lost earnings. Lost Wages v. Earning Capacity There … Read moreLost Wages and Earning Capacity in Personal Injury Cases

Automobile Insurance that Benefits You Directly

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Personal Injury Protection, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage, and More This is the second part in a two-part series on protecting yourself, your family, and your assets with proper automobile insurance coverage. Read Part 1 here. In the last post, I talked about the importance of adequate automobile liability insurance. Liability insurance helps to protect your assets … Read moreAutomobile Insurance that Benefits You Directly

How to Choose the Right Automobile Insurance

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Many people think of automobile insurance as something they’re required to purchase for the protection of others, or simply to avoid getting a ticket or facing driver’s license suspension. With that outlook, far too many simply default to the mandatory minimum coverage when choosing an insurance policy. Once the box is checked and the driver … Read moreHow to Choose the Right Automobile Insurance

Massachusetts Back Injury Attorney

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In this Article: Introduction Common Causes of Back and Spinal Cord Injury Recognizing and Treating Massachusetts Back Injuries Working with an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Back injuries are surprisingly common in the U.S., including Massachusetts. About 80% of Americans will sustain a back injury at some point. Of course, these injuries vary significantly in … Read moreMassachusetts Back Injury Attorney

New Hampshire Slip and Fall Attorney

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In this Article Introduction Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Lawsuits What if the Injury Victim is Partly at Fault? Damages in New Hampshire Slip and Fall Cases Talk to a New Hampshire Slip and Fall Lawyer as Soon as Possible Introduction Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are so commonplace that they may … Read moreNew Hampshire Slip and Fall Attorney

Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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Many people who have been injured in car accidents or suffered other serious injuries are uncertain about how best to protect themselves. This confusion is often further complicated by insurance company representatives whose job is to save the company money by minimizing your compensation. Sometimes, those representatives seem so empathetic and helpful that injury victims … Read moreWhy Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Finding the Best Car Accident Lawyer for You

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People who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents are often unsure where to turn for help. But, with medical expenses rapidly becoming unmanageable, income interrupted, and insurance companies angling to avoid or minimize payment, many are looking for the right advocate. Those who have never worked with an attorney before and don’t have … Read moreFinding the Best Car Accident Lawyer for You

New Hampshire Car Accident Attorney

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New Hampshire recently made news as the state with the most dangerous commute in the United States. As a small state, New Hampshire has a relatively small number of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities. But, when it comes to traffic fatality rates, New Hampshire fares worse than many nearby states. Annually, the Granite State sees … Read moreNew Hampshire Car Accident Attorney

Distracted Driving Dangers Extend Beyond Texting and Driving

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Nationwide, distracted driving kills thousands of people each year. Efforts to cut down on distracted driving range from public service announcements to increasingly restrictive laws to try to keep driver attention on the road. But, Massachusetts, like most states, has focused those efforts largely on mobile device use. Virtually everyone in the state, and around … Read moreDistracted Driving Dangers Extend Beyond Texting and Driving

Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer Kevin Broderick

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Helping Victims of Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crashes In this article: Preface What Damages Can I Recover After a Car Accident? Broderick Law Firm, LLC’s Recent Car Accident Claim Settlement Results Should I Hire a Massachusetts Car Accident Attorney? How Do I Connect with an Experienced Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer Today? About 4,000 people are injured in … Read moreMassachusetts Car Accident Lawyer Kevin Broderick

How do I Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney?

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When something as important as getting fair compensation for a serious injury is at stake, it’s only natural that you should want the best injury attorney available. However, if you have little experience with the legal system, you may not know what questions to ask or characteristics to look for in choosing a personal injury … Read moreHow do I Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney?

Are Free Lawyer Consultations Really Free?

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At the Lowell, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law Firm, Broderick Law Firm LLC, yes, our consultations are really free. About Your Free Personal Injury Consultation When you’ve been seriously injured, an experienced personal injury attorney can be an excellent source of information. For example: Your options following a car accident or other type of injury Any … Read moreAre Free Lawyer Consultations Really Free?

Massachusetts Car Accidents can Require Victims to Take Action

There are a slew of ways to reduce your auto insurance costs besides being a good driver—all you have to do is ask. On behalf of Kevin P. Broderick posted in Car Accidents on Monday, April 29, 2013.

A car accident can happen at any time and without warning. While not every car accident occurs with injuries, the ones that involve injuries can evolve into a financial and emotional stress on the victims as well as the victim’s families. A recent Massachusetts accident involved three cars and one immediately obvious injury which could cause just such stress to its victims.

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Massachusetts car accident causes power outages and road closures

A recent early morning car accident left several hundred Massachusetts residents without power for hours. This single car accident sent two people to the hospital after the car crashed into a power pole. Live electrical wires were lying across the road which caused a road closure on a highly traveled road affecting the morning commute.

While power was restored within a couple of hours, the southbound road closure lasted for several hours because of debris scattered from the accident. The northbound lanes also had to be closed for a period of time for power crews to be able to repair the lines. A road closure such as this can be a logistical nightmare for a morning commuter.

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Massachusetts car accident injures two in turnpike turnover

A car accident can be an unavoidable event at times. Too often, though, victims and their families suffer because of the carelessness of other drivers. With cell phones and social media playing such a roll in the lives of today’s drivers, distractions are a common occurrence. A recent single vehicle car accident in Massachusetts sent two occupants to the hospital.

The vehicle was reported to have rolled multiple times. The male driver was taken to the hospital with what appeared at the time of the accident to be serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The female passenger was also transported to a hospital for unknown injuries. Both appeared to have been wearing their seat belts.

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