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Motorcycle Helmet Law Is Good for Massachusetts

A man in a yellow helmet on a yellow motorcycle rides through a city

Last week, a group of 75 motorcyclists rode to Beacon Hill in Boston to support 2017 Senate Bill 1923, which would make helmets optional for motorcycle riders and their passengers. The bill was introduced by Senator Anne Gobi of Spencer and is co-sponsored by representatives Angelo Puppolo, Todd Smola, Angelo De-Emilia, Kenneth Gordon and Kevin more »

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in

Post Prom Parties Promise Problems for Parents in Massachusetts

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Well-meaning but underinformed parents hoping to curb post-prom car accident carnage in Massachusetts may once again make a mistake that opens them up to life-altering liability: hosting an after-prom party. On the surface, it seems like the responsible thing to do: Have the kids spend the night at a parent’s house for supervised frivolity, instead more »

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in

Deadliest Massachusetts Workplace Accident in a Decade Claims Fourth Life

Aerial view of crash scene at Lynn Auto Auction in Billerica, Massachusetts on May 3, 2017

A fourth person has died from injuries suffered when a Jeep Cherokee SUV sped through a crowd at the LynnWay Auto Auction in Billerica, Massachusetts. Four people have now died as a result of the May 3 accident, making it the deadliest workplace accident in Massachusetts this century. The 2006 Jeep, driven by an employee more »

May 11th, 2017 | Posted in ,

Deadliest Massachusetts Workplace Accident in 10 Years Claims 3 Lives at Billerica Auto Auction

Aerial view of crash scene at Lynn Auto Auction in Billerica, Massachusetts on May 3, 2017

Two women and one man were killed and nine people were injured, two critically, when a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee sped through a crowd at Greater Boston’s Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica on Wednesday morning. The Jeep, driven by a man in his 70s, accelerated through a crowd before striking another vehicle and then smashing more »

May 3rd, 2017 | Posted in ,

Herald Investigation Highlights Challenges in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

A CAT Scan of a human brain

Traumatic brain injury patients continue to be misdiagnosed by the Boston Veteran’s Administration Regional Office, according to a review of 2015 inspection results by the Boston Herald. During 2015, 5 of 30 cases were incorrectly processed by the VA, a significant improvement from the 11 of 30 cases incorrectly processed in 2011, but still high more »

May 3rd, 2017 | Posted in ,

Boston Police Hunt Driver in Bicycle Accident

Boston police are seeking this four-door silver sedan in connection with a hit and run bicycle accident

Boston Police have asked the public to identify the driver responsible for a serious bicycle accident early April 30 that sent a cyclist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Two cyclists were riding side by side eastbound on Commonwealth Avenue at 3:30 AM when one of them was hit by a four-door silver sedan near more »

May 1st, 2017 | Posted in

Ursula Ward Wrongful Death Attorney Calls Out New England Patriots (Full Press Conference Video)

Ursula Ward, mother of Aaron Hernandez victim Odin Lloyd, at an April 21, 2017 press conference

The unexpected suicide of Aaron Hernandez has thrust the ongoing civil proceedings into the spotlight.  As the firm representing Ursula Ward, the mother of Odin Lloyd, Sheff Law had obtained, prior to Mr. Hernandez’ death, an order of the Superior Court granting summary judgment on the issue of liability.  The Sheff Law Office is committed more »

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in

Boston Bicycle Fatalities Among Nation’s Highest

Bicycle crossing sign

The number of bicycle fatality cases in Boston and Massachusetts rose dramatically from 2010 to 2012, and recent years have been just as bad. Between 2010 and 2015, there were 13 bicycle fatalities between 2010 and 2015, according to The Boston Globe. That makes Boston a deadlier city for cyclists than Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle more »

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in

Boston Lawyer Don Grady Offers “Secrets” for Getting Pothole Claims Paid

Boston personal injury lawyer Don Grady of Sheff Law

Boston personal injury lawyer Don Grady appeared on 7News with Hank Phillipi Ryan to discuss the challenges residents face when they try to get local communities to pay for pothole damage to their cars. Most cities and towns do not want to pay, but Grady has some tips that could increase your chance of getting more »

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in

OSHA to Investigate Worker Electrocution in Salem

Fire station in Salem

A 59-year-old worker died from electrocution while painting windowsills at Salem Engine House 5 on Loring Avenue, after the bucket lift he was using got tangled in power lines.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will investigate the accident. At around 2:30 PM, a worker from Baystate Painting was working on the back of more »

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in ,