Suing Massachusetts Landlords for Injuries

You rent an apartment in Boston or another city or town in Massachusetts. When you are injured at your home, is it your landlord’s fault and can you sue your landlord? These are important questions that the Boston slip and fall attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns can help you decide. A recent case that happened in Brockton, Massachusetts shows that even though you may be able to sue your landlord, you must always prove certain legal elements in order to win. The attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns can help with the legal complexity of slip and fall cases.

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Massachusetts Ranked 44th in State Safety Study

In the Boston suburb of Lowell, Massachusetts, a University of Massachusetts study has found a link between the number of certain kinds of freedoms that states allow and the rate of deaths by unintentional injury or accidents. Boston injury attorney Thiadora Pina notes that the Law office of Neil Burns promotes safety concerns and issues because “following safe practices is a fundamental component of injury to law. We look to the unsafe condition when a case involves personal injury.”

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Massachusetts Passes Safe Driver Legislation

Sitting in Boston, the Massachusetts Senate passed a safe driving legislative package that bans texting while driving, requires elderly drivers to submit to license testing, and prohibits junior operators from both texting and talking on a cell phone while driving. The attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns have represented hundreds of plaintiffs injured as a result of unsafe driving.

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Massachusetts Speed Limits and Traffic Safety

On highways outside of Boston and Route 128, Massachusetts raised the posted speed limit to 65 miles per hour. This was a result of legislation passed in 1995 whereby Congress allowed Massachusetts and other states to raise the posted speed limit. The Law Office of Neil Burns has represented hundreds of individuals injured as a result of speeding vehicles. Massachusetts raised the posted speed limit to 65 mph first on the Massachusetts Turnpike. President Richard M. Nixon established a 55 mph national speed limit on highways during the oil crisis in the 1970s to reduce the country’s reliance on imported crude oil. He signed the legislation on Jan. 2, 1974. Thus, some 20 years later, states were then able to set their own speed limits.

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Boston Legislators Pass Hands Free Cell Bill for Vehicle Safety

Our blog normally does not comment on pending legislation and the political process, however, the bill passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives in Boston on February 4, 2010, would make it safer for drivers. Period. We would be the seventh state to outlaw the use of cell phones without a hands free device. Thus, drivers would be able to keeps their hands on the wheel and their attention on the road.

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Truckers in Boston Must follow New Law On Massachusetts Highways

Under new Department of Transportation regulations, truckers in Massachusetts may not use any device to text message others while operating commercial vehicles. This new federal regulation has come about (not because of common sense, as you would think) but as a result of numerous fatal accidents. The most notorious offense was when two Washington, D.C Metro workers were struck and killed by a maintenance truck, the driver of which was found to be texting; other collisions occur with distractions as well. Fines can be imposed up to $2,750 for truck drivers caught texting.

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