Postal Worker falls down stairs: $175,000 settlement

A letter carrier slipped and fell on a homeowner’s outside wooden steps when the handrail moved away from him as he grabbed for it. The defective handrail had been repaired before our office got involved in the case but we were able show that the defective handrail existed at the time of the fall, thus proving fault of the homeowner. Our client injured both knees and had knee surgery as well as treatment for an injured shoulder. The claim against the homeowner was settled by their insurer during Mediation shortly before trial for $175,000.00. The letter carrier continues to get
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Broken Toes As Pedestrian: $180,000.00 settlement

Our client was a 53 year old undocumented worker who overstayed her travel visa to the United States. She worked for cash as a house cleaner and had no Social Security Number. While walking through a local supermarket parking lot, our client’s right foot was run over by an auto whose driver was attempting to park her car. Injuries included fractures to three toes which required surgery to repair. Although our client was living in the United States illegally, she was entitled to bring a claim against the driver of the auto that struck her. We did so and the
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When Can You Sue for Premises Liability in Massachusetts?

When you are injured on someone else’s property, you can sometimes sue for premises liability. Massachusetts law expects business and property owners to maintain a reasonably safe environment for anyone who steps foot on the premise. Failure to uphold that expectation may result s in premises liability claims, in which the business or property owner may be found responsible for the injury. Most However, the law surrounding premises liability is not as simple as compensating people who suffer injury on someone else’s property. 
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Filing A Workers Compensation Claim In Massachusetts

Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be anything but simple. Having to deal with forms, dates, doctor visits, and insurance companies can almost be even more of a pain than what you’re already experiencing. Here are a few fast facts from the Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development website that you should know when dealing with a workers’ comp claim: It can take up to 28 days for your employer’s insurance company to get a check to you for your injuries. If your employer’s insurance company requests to send you to one of their doctors for evaluation (even if you’ve already seen your
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Massachusetts Texting and Driving Law

Texting and driving is a problem in Massachusetts, and even those who don’t text and drive might not be able to prevent an accident when another driver is being reckless. However, in Massachusetts residents can hold a driver responsible when injured because of texting and driving. Texting and Driving in Massachusetts Texting and driving is likely the most dangerous form of distracted driving because one takes their eyes, mind and at least one hand off the wheel when texting while operating a vehicle. People also lose focus more often and for longer periods when texting than when doing something else
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When to Contact a Lawyer to Handle Your Car Accident

Unfortunately, car accidents happen, and chances are they’ll happen to you one day. But how do you know if your car accident claim can be handled on your own or if you need to get a lawyer involved? Here are some instances when calling a lawyer can save you money and make sure you are getting a fair deal: Disagreement on fault If the other driver isn’t admitting fault and/or if the car accident happened in such a way that it is initially unclear who was at fault, it is worth your time to contact a lawyer. An auto accident
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Massachusetts Law and the Role of Insurance Adjusters

With over 110,000 auto crashes a year in the state of Massachusetts, it is a sad likelihood that you or a loved one could be severely injured in an auto accident at some point. This can be a very disturbing event, and potentially a very debilitating one. Both emotional and physical effects from an accident can significantly affect your daily life. You have prepared for this contingency by purchasing auto insurance. In the event of an accident, you expect that your insurance policy or that of the party at fault will provide whatever is needed for your continued health and
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Bicyclist Strikes Jogger: $1.15 Million Dollars

While she was jogging on a public bike path, our client was run down from behind by a bicyclist. Our client suffered a skull fracture, a fractured clavicle, several rib fractures and a left rotator cuff tear. Subsequently she developed left sided hearing loss and tinnitus and vision changes. The bicyclist denied fault and we brought a lawsuit. After extensive pre-trial discovery, we were able to settle the case after a day-long mediation for $1,150,000.00.
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Foreseeable Crush Injury: $1 Million Dollars

Type of Case – Massachusetts Workers Compensation Accident Settlement – $1,000,000.00 History Our client worked as a maintenance person for a large Massachusetts defense contractor in one of its manufacturing plants. On the day of his accident, our client was required to lower an industrial bucket filled with water and mop from one level in the building to another. In order to assist employees in moving material from one level to another, the employer had installed a scissors lift. A scissors lift is a flat piece of steel powered by a hydraulic ram to raise and lower it. The scissors
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