Ms. Gallant had a personal injury case. The value was $20,000. Perhaps this was because of the liability limits coverage by an automotive insurance company. Gallant hired Attorney Joseph Cariglia, of Worcester, to represent her. At some point Gallant discharged Cariglia and hired another attorney. That second attorney settled the case for Gallant. Read more
Can someone injured by the negligence of a motorcycle driver sue the seller of the motorcycle for his injuries? This was the question recently addressed by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in a decision that came down this month.
According to the decision, Red Streak (company), Beverly Fox and Dobay owned a motorcycle. They intended to transferred title, or sell the motorcycle, to Ms. Rice. Jayne Rice, the new owner, allowed Mr. Foster to use her motorcycle. Foster negligently crashed the motorcycle into Timothy O’Leary, who was also operating a motorcycle. At the time of the collision, the Rice motorcycle was unregistered and uninsured. Read more
A Guest Post from our friend Deborah Nelson at Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Although we would like to be able to help everyone who contacts us, unfortunately, we just can’t. The following are several reasons why an attorney may not be able to help you and suggestions for how to avoid having an attorney turn down your case: Read more
A car accident in Canton last week resulted in a wrongful death and illustrates several safety lessons for us all. According to police reports, two teenagers were driving home on a rainy night through a busy street in Canton. The passenger was texting on his phone – not illegal, or even wrong, but not helpful to a young driver trying to navigate the dark streets with lots of traffic. The driver, 19, had a concerning driving history. Read more
Last year there were over 1,500 motor vehicle collisions resulting in personal injury involving 16-17 year old drivers; there were a dozen wrongful deaths from those motor vehicle accidents. While teen age drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident in Massachusetts than older drivers, the gap is narrowing since the 2007 law requiring increased training for Massachusetts drivers. What is the true cause of reduced accidents? Read more