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School Liability

Can You Sue a School? When, Why and How?

Each state, and the federal government, has enacted its own laws imposing specific procedures which must be followed precisely before a claim can even be considered in court. This article looks at the Massachusetts law. A High School teacher gave his class a football and instructed the class to go outside.  Two teachers led the […]

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Liability Waiver: Effective End to Injury Claim?

Liability Waivers: Attempts to Avoid Injury Claims

People injured while pursuing activities with known risks sometimes find that their efforts to bring a legal claim can be challenged due to their having signed a liability waiver in advance.  It could be a ski injury, an accident at the gym or a personal injury sustained in any sporting activity. Are waivers of liability effective?  […]

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2015 CALENDARS

This year’s calendars went out in the mail last week.  Free offer: a few 2015 calendars are available.  email us your snail mail and we will send one to you free.  The 2015 calendar features an inspiring sunrise pic.  As they say: while supplies last.  Happy New Year. 2015 Calendar There’s not a lot more to say […]

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How Obesity Hurts Legal Claims

Obesity Can Reduce the Value of Personal Injury Claims

Obesity can hurt personal injury claims. Just when the USA faces growing realization that other prejudices are still around, growing voices indicate that obesity can hurt personal injury claims by overweight people who through no fault of their own are injured in accidents. More than one-third of all American adults and 17% of young people are […]

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Apportioning Fault & Double Impact Accidents

Double Impact Car Accidents & Complex Accident Claims

I was stopped at a red light when my car was rear ended.  The driver of that car came over immediately and apologized.  There were two impacts, that one and then another right away.  Apparently a pickup truck struck her.  Now her insurance company is denying liability, and the pickup is uninsured.  What do I do […]

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Drowsy Driving a Major Killer

Drowsy Driving and Serious Accidents

Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 U.S. crashes a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Driving while drowsy causes an estimated 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries nationwide each year. Physicians specializing in this area believe that losing one night’s sleep is the equivalent of being legally drunk.  The problem is that part […]

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Dangerous Intersections, Aggressive Drivers

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts drivers have an undeniable reputation for … well … the way they act behind the wheel.  Dangerous intersections and other bad road conditions often get the blame.  Yet, most often driver distraction and inattention actually cause accidents. At the same time, undeniably, some of the Commonwealth’s highways and intersections defy logic and good planning.  […]

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in NH

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in New Hampshire

Dangerous intersections appear seemingly everywhere.   Of the ten most dangerous intersections in New Hampshire identified by the state Department of Transportation, two are in Manchester, three in Nashua and two in the state capital, Concord. Transportation experts say many factors make intersections dangerous, not just the number of crashes.  Other factors include poor traffic signal configuration.  Out of date […]

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Unlicensed Drivers and Fatal Accidents

Unlicensed Drivers and Fatal Accidents

About 20% of all fatal crashes on U.S. highways involve unlicensed drivers. The statistic comes from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study released in October 2014. New Hampshire reports the lowest percentage, 5% of drivers having invalid licenses while involved in fatal crashes. Washington D.C. has the highest, 20%.   Massachusetts falls in the […]

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When are parents liable for bad acts of children?

Are Parents Responsible For Bad Acts of Children?

Under outstanding circumstances courts hold parents liable for bad acts of children.  Liability attaches when parents overlook highly offensive childish conduct causing harm to others. Consider an actual case:  A boy named Dustin set up a Facebook page pretending to be that of one of the girls in his seventh grade class.  Apparently filled with hate and belittlement, […]

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