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Donald Trump: Lightening in a Bottle

Donald Trump: Lightning in a Bottle

Donald Trump according to some media observers has discovered lightning in a bottle. With 16 Republicans now running for their party’s nomination for president, getting out of the single digits in the polls is tough. Trump, offending other candidates, infuriating TV and newspaper people, and affronting others, has at the very least harnessed a force powerful as lightning. […]

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What does Hands Free Mean

New Hampshire’s Hands Free Law

New Hampshire now bans using hand-held electronic devices, notably cell phones, while driving. The hands free law went into effect July 1, 2015. Thirteen other states including Vermont, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey already ban the use of electronic devices while driving. The New Hampshire law also bans cell phone use during brief stops […]

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Settlement of Personal Injury Cases and Statistics

Settlement of Personal Injury Cases: Settlement or Trial?

It is true that the majority of personal injury claims settle prior to trial? Great question.  Legal experts tell us that most personal injury cases settle before trial. But what are the real numbers on settlement of personal injury cases and who says? Only four to five percent of all personal injury cases in the United […]

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Motorcycle accidents & causes

Motorcycle Accidents: Causes and Statistics

Car accidents happen every day.  11 percent of all motor vehicle accidents involve motorcycles.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also reports that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than those in passenger vehicles. While some believe most motorcycle accidents are caused by aggressive motorcycle operators, in fact most motorcycle […]

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Injuries While Watching Sports

Broken Baseball Bat Hits Fan: Spectator Injuries & The Law

On Friday June 5, 2015, Tonya Carpenter watches the Boston Red Sox from second row seats between home plate and third base at Fenway Park.  Her son and a friend accompany her.  In the second inning, Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie steps up to the plate, swings, makes contact with the ball and the bat snaps […]

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Negligent security law

Negligent Security: Property Owners Liable For Security Failure?

Two hockey fans get into a fight in a public restroom during a Boston Bruins game.  Can the one injured seriously sue the TD Boston Garden for failing to provide adequate security? A Superior Court judge in Boston faced that question and, not surprisingly, different versions of what happened.  The man injured claimed that, after an […]

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Workers Compensation Claims

Workers Compensation: Who is Responsible?

Question: I was working for a company through a temp agency and a computer printer dropped on my foot.  I had to go to the emergency room and I can’t work.  The temp agency and the company aren’t talking to me and say my case is too small.  Who is responsible for my workers compensation? […]

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Eating and Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving: Eating While Driving

Eighty per cent of all motor vehicle accidents and 16% of highway fatalities are caused by distracted drivers.  In studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or “NHTSA” texting and jabbering on the cell phone top the list of distractions. But eating while driving, something 86% of drivers admit to, also presents a high […]

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Video Surveillance: Can they do that?

Video Surveillance: Used Fairly to Kill Personal Injury Cases?

Anyone with any type of personal injury claim knows or should know that insurance companies use video surveillance to look for behavior that might contradict the claim of injury. Often used in workers compensation claims, investigators armed with small video cameras follow those making injury claims, waiting to catch them lifting, bending, carrying and in other […]

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Pot, Impaired Drivers & Others Substances

Impaired Drivers: Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Prescription Drugs & Marijuana

The risk of getting into an accident is high enough.  But the number of people driving on various substances doesn’t help. “In 2013-2014 20% of weekend nighttime drivers tested positive for drugs …” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – February 2015 One national study with a database of over 40 years shows fewer drivers now drink […]

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