Coming Out of the Pandemic in Massachusetts – Stay Safe This Summer – Part I

 By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire In Massachusetts, during the COVID pandemic, we experienced the negative consequences of isolation, trying to stay safe and keep our families healthy.  Staying at home, not going into Boston, shutdowns and business anything but usual meant fewer people out and about and less cars, bikes, and pedestrians on the road.  …  

You May Want To Think Twice Before Allowing Someone To Drive Your Vehicle in Massachusetts

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire  It’s easy to imagine.  Someone needs to borrow your car to run an errand into Boston, or needs some wheels while their car is in the repair shop to get to work in Cambridge, or to cart their kids around Arlington. It’s natural to be generous and respond, “Yes, of …  

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 …