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January 2018 Archives

The link between fault and rear-end accidents

Though the term car accident is commonly used to refer to all types of collisions, in reality there are different types of crashes that could possibly have different legal ramifications. For example, rear-end collisions carry the assumption that the person who hit the car from the back is the driver who is at fault. But this assumption does not mean that the case is clear-cut.

Drivers underestimate link between crashes and drowsy driving

Campaigns against drunk driving and texting while driving have raised awareness about the dangers associated with these activities, but there is a lack of awareness about the risks involved with drowsy driving in younger drivers. According to most students in the small group surveyed by researchers, drowsy driving was considered less risky from a legal perspective, as compared to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or medications.

Don't hurriedly settle a workers' comp claim without legal help

When one is injured on the job, the last thing they may want to do is hold their employer accountable through a workers' compensation claim. However, most employees do not realize they are barred from filing any other form of claim against their employer and, as a result, may give up their right to get the compensation they legally deserve for an injury they have sustained while performing their jobs. On the other side, rather than file a claim, an accident victim may find it easier and be more relieved if offered a settlement and may end up getting less compensation than they deserve and need in the long run.

Unsafe working conditions prevail in winter

As most Massachusetts' residents prepare to bunker down in their homes during the winter, many others take to the streets to make it safer for others to travel to and from work. But, as one can imagine, snow and ice make for unsafe working conditions and certain precautions must be taken to ensure that workers exposed to extreme conditions do not get injured or contract an illness.

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