11 Things Everyone Must Know If Involved in a Car Accident in Massachusetts

By:  Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire and Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire With Phase 2 starting Monday June 8th, there will be more of us on the road again. Recently, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the 1st Step of Phase 2 of the Massachusetts re-opening would begin on Monday, June 8th (with the start for Step 2 …  

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Motor Vehicle Traffic, Car Accidents and Road Fatalities in Massachusetts

By:  Karen Nadeau, Esquire   During the Stay at Home Advisory we are doing a lot less driving. Why? -Many of us have no commute to work. Some sadly lost their jobs and others work remotely. -Those of us accustomed to juggling kids to and from school, sports and other extracurricular activities now yearn for …  

Massachusetts Coronavirus Bicycle Outing Ends in Wrongful Death and Serious Injuries After Car Negligently Collides With a Family

By: Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire In Massachusetts, the coronavirus emergency has mandated the closures of nonessential businesses, daycares, schools and colleges. This has forced many families to unite under one roof and stay at home. Social distancing, working remotely, attending school on-line with the help of zoom, college lectures and exams on-line, and in my …  

A Massachusetts Drunken Driving Tragedy and Holding Those Responsible Accountable after One Young Girl Dies and her Friend Suffers Devastating Injuries Due to Drunk Driving

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire and Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire On December 29, 2019, on Route 139 in Pembroke, MA, the unthinkable happened forever changing the lives of two families. A 13-year-old girl died and her 13-year-old friend was in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash. According to NBC10 Boston News, a driver, operating a …  

Massachusetts Personal Injury Cases – 5 Questions Asked and Answered

By:  Karen Nadeau, Esquire Our firm frequently encounters concerns by our clients who have suffered serious personal injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Often the fear of the unknown causes victims to hesitate to hold those responsible for their harm accountable. Once these 5 questions are answered, our clients are ready to begin the journey …  

Hand-Held Cell Phones Banned While Driving In Massachusetts

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire  and Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire After many years of debate, in November 2019, Governor Charlie Baker signed a law in the Statehouse library attended by crash survivors and family members who lost loved ones to distracted driving crashes. The law bans hand-held cell phone use while driving. Massachusetts becomes the …  

Who is Responsible for Personal Injuries Caused by Cars Crashing into Buildings in Massachusetts?

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire In Massachusetts, there have been a number of recent car crashes into buildings, some with devastating consequences leaving people with serious personal injuries or even death. Grocery stores, convenient stores, malls, restaurants, and other businesses are typically bustling with employees and customers, especially now during the holiday season. As employees …  

We Have Seen Too Many Hit and Run Accidents This Month: What Is a Hit and Run Accident? Why do drivers flee the scene? How Does an Injured Victim Get the Compensation He or She Deserves?

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire and Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire A hit and run accident occurs when a driver responsible for causing the accident flees the scene of the crash. In Massachusetts, if you are a driver in an accident, the law requires you to stop and exchange information with the other operator, party involved, …  

Mom Warns Parents After Child Exits School Bus And Narrowly Misses Getting Hit By A Car 

By:  Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire With the end of summer comes the start of a new school year. Kids decked out in their shiny new sneakers, backpacks and lunch boxes, eagerly anticipate meeting their new teachers and seeing their old friends. There is anticipation in the air as this year’s journey begins. As parents, most …