We rely on tow trucks to clear disabled vehicles, enforce parking regulations, and make our roads safer. However, when improperly operated, tow trucks can pose a serious danger to everyone on the road—precisely the opposite of their intended purpose. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a tow trucking accident, an… Read More
What Happens if I get into a Car Accident in My Rental Car?
Nothing ruins a vacation or a business trip like a car accident, especially if you’re driving a rental car that’s not even yours. Fortunately, you can minimize the negative consequences of a rental car accident by carrying an appropriate auto insurance policy. Here’s what to do if you get into a crash while driving a… Read More
Has an Accident Caused Aggravation of a Pre-Existing or Degenerative Condition?
Insurance companies will go to great lengths to avoid paying out claims to accident victims who have a pre-existing condition. In cases where a pre-existing or degenerative condition has worsened because of an accident, they will argue that they shouldn’t have to pay for an issue that was there all along. However, the law is… Read More
Do Car-Sharing Services Decrease Drunk Driving Arrests & Accidents?
With one in three traffic deaths in the United States involving a drunk driver, Americans need all the help we can get in keeping people from driving while intoxicated. Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, have marketed themselves as the solution to our problem with drunk driving. However, have car-sharing services really made a… Read More
Brain Awareness Week and Traumatic Brain Injuries
In my over 30 years of practice as a Worcester personal injury lawyer, I have seen many clients who have suffered disabling injuries. One type of injury that is particularly upsetting to see is the traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs have the ability to affect every aspect of a person’s life, as well as the… Read More
How Impairment Ratings Work in a Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Case
If a work-related injury or illness has left you unable to do your job, you may be able to receive permanent disability benefits from workers’ compensation. Even if you can still return to work in some capacity, however, you might still be eligible to receive permanent partial disability benefits. Here’s how impairment is rated in… Read More
Liquor Liability and Dram Shop Laws
If you wanted to grab a drink back in the old days, you’d pull up a stool at your local tavern and order a dram of your favorite spirit. A dram was the unit of measure for hard liquor back then, and a seller of alcoholic beverages was called a “dram shop.” Nowadays, you probably… Read More