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What Is A Herniated Disc? Is It Serious?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When people are in accidents, they often complain of or are diagnosed with herniated or slipped discs. A herniated disc has almost become a “catch all” phrase for every type of back injury, but a herniated or ruptured disc is actually a very specific—and often, painful and serious—type of injury. The Anatomy of the… Read More »

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Preparing To Be The Best Witness Possible At Your Deposition

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

If your personal injury case is filed in court, there is a chance that at some point the other side will want to take your deposition. This may frighten you, but rest assured, the fear is only because you may be unfamiliar with the process—actually having your deposition taken is a relatively easy and… Read More »

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Evidence You Can’t Use In Your Personal Injury Case

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

In a personal injury case, you may think that any kind of evidence that you have that will help your case can be used in your personal injury case. But there are exclusions to the type of evidence that can be used and some of those exclusions are things that may surprise you. Here… Read More »

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Are You More Likely To Die In A Hospital On The Weekend? Maybe So.

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When it comes to a medical outcome in a hospital, there is seemingly no way to predict when a bad outcome like death is more likely to occur. It is seemingly a random occurrence—or at least dependent on why you are being admitted. But there are some studies that suggest that when it comes… Read More »

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Accident Proves Parasailing And Water Based Activities Can Be Deadly

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When it comes to summer activities, there is a mix between fun and the caution that must be taken when engaging in these activities. Many people engage in fun summer activities without realizing how dangerous some of them can be. One such activity, which has resulted in tragedy and an ensuing lawsuit, is parasailing…. Read More »

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TikTok Is Sued After Challenge-Based Deaths

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Usually when there is a so-called “challenge” on social media TikTok, it’s often  involving some kind of reckless or ill-advised behavior, and a recent challenge is no different. What is different this time is that families of victims who took the “challenge” are now suing TikTok. Lawsuit After Blackout Challenge The lawsuits are related… Read More »

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How Does Paralysis Happen?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Aside from death, paralysis is often considered the worst, most catastrophic, and most terrifying of injuries that someone can sustain in an accident. But how does paralysis happen? The Anatomy of the Spine and Back Your spinal cord is made up of nerves—think of your spinal cord as a highway that carries the electrical… Read More »

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Stairways Can Actually Be Pretty Dangerous

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Going up and down stairs is generally pretty safe—in fact, many experts find it to be a generally healthy activity. But we tend to take for granted how dangerous stairways can be when they aren’t maintained or taken care of the way that they should be. Unsafe Stairwells There are a lot of safety… Read More »

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Lawsuits For Injuries Caused By Dogs And Dog Bites

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Dogs, as they say, are man’s best friend. Except when they aren’t, and they cause us injury. Massachusetts dog laws are pretty tough on dog owners with dogs that injure other people, and allow victims wide leeway to sue for injuries that are caused by other people’s dogs. Strict Liability for Dog Bites In… Read More »

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Mental and Emotional Trauma After An Accident

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Mental and emotional injuries in personal injury cases have bad reputations. Many people think they are often exaggerated, or “less serious” than physical injuries. Unlike physical injuries, like broken bones, mental injuries often can’t be seen on a scan or x-ray. However, mental and psychological injury after an accident can be more severe, more… Read More »

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