MA Traffic Deaths Are Up 15% Since the Start of the Pandemic – What To Do If Your Loved One is Killed in a Traffic Accident?

By:       Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire We are all just so worn out from Covid right now.  It is called “covid fatigue”.  We all did our part and stayed home and off the roads. We stopped taking public transportation, ride shares and driving to work.  It’s hard to believe then, when I read a headline saying …  

Five More Common Hurdles Seen in Massachusetts while Representing People Injured in Accidents and Five More Things You Can Do in the New Year to Avoid Them – Part 2

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire My December blog focused on five common mistakes made either before our client is involved in an accident or shortly after the accident occurs. I described five things you can do to avoid making these mistakes to improve the chances of the best possible outcome for you and your family …  

Five Common Mistakes Seen in Massachusetts While Representing Personal Injury Victims Hurt in Accidents and Five Tips for The New Year – Part 1

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire The past year presented new clients with some of the same old problems to overcome.  Most of these problems could have been easily avoided, making the likelihood of a successful personal injury result much higher for our clients.  Many of these issues we have successfully conquered for our clients resulting …  

TOP PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONS ABOUT BICYCLE RIDING IN MASSACHUSETTS

by:  Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire Earlier this year, our local community Facebook page posed questions from concerned citizens about the bicycle laws in Massachusetts. In our town, bicycle riders were using the town sidewalks in a commercial area to ride their bicycles. People were scared at the speed with which the bicyclists were riding and …  

When Evidence Disappears in Massachusetts

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire     Issues Addressed: What is Spoliation of Evidence in Massachusetts? What can be Done to Protect injured Victims in an Accident when Evidence Disappears? A recent case decision involving a train’s fatal collision with a pedestrian addresses a familiar scenario in personal injury cases.  According to Amtrak, despite the …  

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 …  

When the Insurance Company Blames the Massachusetts Victim Injured in an Accident

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire Many people in Massachusetts assume that if they are injured in an accident, they can recover against the individual or business (note: usually recovery is from their insurance companies) involved in the accident simply because they were hurt. This is not the case. Just because you were hurt in a …  

Who Pays Medical Bills If You Are Injured in a Car Accident and Why Must a Medical Lien be Honored?

By:       Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire One of the first questions you ask yourself when injured in an automobile accident, is who will pay my medical bills?  If the accident is not your fault, you naturally assume the responsible party will pay your medical bills.  You are not at fault.  Why should you or your insurance …