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James A. Maniatis

Massachusetts Dog Bite Laws

Dog's teeth and jaws are very powerful and can cause significant injury when they bite. According to the 2018 National Plastic Surgery Statistics, about 27,000 people had reconstructive surgery due to dog bites or other dog-related injuries. In most of these cases, the dogs were not provoked by the victims. Thankfully, Massachusetts has one of the best laws designed to protect dog bite victims, especially young children.

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James A. Maniatis

Premises Liability & Foreseeable Harm

Property owners in Massachusetts have a legal duty of care to keep their property in reasonably safe conditions for lawful visitors and guests. This may involve carrying out regular inspections, routine maintenance, timely repairs, and setting up warnings to alert visitors about any unsafe conditions on the premises.

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Can I Sue a Business if I Was Hurt on Their Property?

When you patronize a business in Massachusetts — whether a grocery or retail store, a professional office, or even a governmental building — you expect that their property will be safe for you to enter. Massachusetts law expects the same. Businesses have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a manner that keeps their patrons safe. So if you get hurt on someone else's property, what can you do?

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The Car Accident Claims Process in Massachusetts

If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident, you may be eligible to recover damages. Car accident victims in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can exercise their legal rights and pursue rightful compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim.

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James A. Maniatis

Victims of Negligent Security

No matter where you live, crime can happen. When it happens due to negligence on the part of your security, it can feel especially startling. If you or someone you love was injured due to a security breach, you can seek justice through the legal system.

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James A. Maniatis

Low-Impact Accidents That Cause Serious Injuries

Low-impact vehicular accidents often leave no skid marks or noticeable damage to either vehicle. Still, studies show that vehicle impact velocity of only 2.5 miles per hour can cause injuries to occupants. Sometimes, those injuries linger for a very long time.

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Road Rage and Aggressive Driving

Many of us have felt our ire rise when provoked by another driver. Provocation, whether real or perceived, is a leading cause of road rage in the United States, according to a 2020 survey by The Zebra, which bills itself as the “leading insurance comparison site” and is often cited for its research.

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What You Should Know About Winter Driving Accidents

Even on the nicest day, people can get into car accidents. There will always be drivers on the road who aren’t paying attention and driving recklessly, as well as safe drivers who may have an accident through no fault of their own.

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