When people get injured at work, the first thing they decide to do is file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer’s insurance company. While workers’ compensation is an excellent option, it is not the only option for recovering damages.
A pedestrian is no match for a car of any size. Pedestrians count on vehicle operators to obey the rules of the road and be careful when they are sharing Massachusetts roadways. When drivers fail to do so, the results can be devastating.
Through the first nine-plus months of 2021, Massachusetts has witnessed at least 87,473 traffic crashes, resulting in 315 fatalities, according to the MassDOT Highway Division Crash Data Portal. What the statistics don’t include are how many drivers responsible for these accidents were uninsured. However, nationwide, a 2021 study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that one in eight drivers is uninsured.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that through September there have been 78,354 traffic accidents in the state in 2021, resulting in 283 fatalities. That means, on average, there are 294 crashes per day in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.