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Understanding No Fault and PIP Insurance in Massachusetts

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

You may have heard that Massachusetts is a no fault accident or liability state. But what does that mean, exactly? Surely, in an accident, somebody is at fault. It’s About Insurance No fault doesn’t mean nobody is at fault; rather, it refers to who has liability for immediate medical bills after an accident, and… Read More »

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Liability for Sexual Battery and Assault

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Sexual misconduct, including harassment and battery are most certainly, criminal offenses. But while our criminal justice system may be, arguably, effective at punishing those who victimize others, it often isn’t so good at getting the victims the compensation that they need to help them recover from the physical and emotional trauma that sexual abuse… Read More »

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Heart Attacks and Cardiac Events Caused by Car Accidents

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

There is some evidence that suggests–and some people who do observe–that victims, after a car accident, will suffer heart attacks. But the causal connection between car accidents and heart attacks is still somewhat controversial, and many people—including juries—are dubious of any connection at all. But science tells us that in fact, there is a… Read More »

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Dooring Accidents: Who is Liable?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

It is a common scenario: someone is getting in or out of a parked car, and they open their door. When the door opens, it hits a bicyclist, or else, the door swings out into oncoming traffic, and impacts a vehicle or causes an accident. Sometimes, an open door to a car just stays… Read More »

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Here’s What the Tesla Recall is All About

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

You may have heard that every Tesla on the roadways has been recalled. The recall requires a software update, but at the heart of the recall is technology which is in almost all modern cars nowadays. Tesla’s Autopilot Feature Like so many vehicles, Tesla has features on its cars that allow it to drive… Read More »

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Drunk Driving: You Could be Doing Worse, if You’re Driving Drowsy

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

You would most likely—hopefully-never get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. But you may not be aware that you may be doing something just as dangerous, on a fairly routine basis: You may be getting behind the wheel tired, or drowsy. And before you say that being tired is nothing like… Read More »

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What to Expect When and if You Go to Mediation

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

So you have a personal injury case that is going on, and your injury attorney calls you and says that the other side wants to mediate—or that the court is sending both sides of the case to mediation. Here’s what a mediation is, and what you can expect when you get to your mediation…. Read More »

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HAIs: When Being in the Hospital Makes You Sicker

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When you go into the hospital, you expect that you will recover, and get better. At the very least, you may understand that the hospital may not be able to help or improve your condition much. What you would not expect, but unfortunately, what does sometimes happen, is that you come out of the… Read More »

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Don’t Believe Won-Loss Records When it Comes to Choosing a Lawyer

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

“We Win Cases!” “We’re Undefeated!” Have you ever heard attorneys that advertise words or phrases like these? Or use other language to suggest how many cases they win or how frequently they win? It sounds tempting to go to firms that tout this kind of record. But the truth is that moist attorneys that… Read More »

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How Do Rotator Cuff Injuries Happen?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Let’s say you are in a car accident. At first, you seem fine. You don’t specifically recall hitting any part of the inside of your car. But after a few hours—maybe even a day—you feel a dull ache in your shoulder. It gets worse. In a short time, you are finding that you can’t… Read More »

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