Massachusetts Pedestrian Construction Accidents

Construction sites are dangerous places, full of moving parts and machinery, the risk of electrocution and falling objects, loud noises, motor vehicles, loose debris and collapses, and more. While these risks certainly affect the construction workers who are at a construction site day after day, they can also affect passersby, including pedestrians. For pedestrians who have been harmed at a …

Hockey Player Can’t Sue Other Players for Injuries in Massachusetts

Whether at the elementary school level or at the collegiate or professional level, playing sports is rife with inherent risks. Indeed, sports are a leading cause of injury amongst youth, and Nationwide Children’s reports that sports are the second-leading cause of emergency room visits for children and adolescents, and the second-leading cause of injuries in school. 

Strict Liability vs. Negligence Claims in Malden

When a person suffers an injury as a result of another party’s actions, the injured party maintains the right to hold the responsible party liable for their damages. In order to do so, the injured party will bring forth a personal injury claim and allege that a tort–an act or omission that amounts to a civil wrong–has occurred. There are …

Car Accident with an Uninsured Driver: Steps to Take

If you’re involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver in Massachusetts, taking the proper steps immediately afterward can help to preserve your right to compensation.  When you leave for work in the morning, are heading home after a long day, or are hopping in your car for a weekend getaway, the last thing you expect is to be …

Are Punitive Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim?

In a personal injury claim, a plaintiff can seek compensation for the full value of their economic and noneconomic losses. But are punitive damages recoverable?  If you are harmed by another’s negligence in Massachusetts, you maintain the right to bring forth a personal injury claim–a type of civil tort–against the at-fault party. If you are able to prove that your …