Pedestrian Safety in the Spring

The snow is finally melting, the breezes are getting warmer and the sun is shining on budding flowers; spring is one of the best times to live in the northeast! Unfortunately, spring brings a new set of issues which pedestrians need to be aware of to stay safe. Here are four pedestrian safety tips to […]

My Vape Pen Exploded. Who is Liable?

Vaping and e-cigarettes are the latest crazes it seems. They’re all over the news, and everyone from teenagers to the elderly seems to enjoy the ease-of-use and refillable-nature of these unique smoking devices. While many enjoy e-cigarettes and vape pens, however, they are still tobacco products and are extremely harmful to the user’s health. This […]

Protect Yourself from Black Ice This Winter

Winter has returned with a vengeance. As usual, the return of winter is accompanied by inclement weather and the return of slip and fall accidents that result from the snow and ice. While adults and children may differ on their love for snow in the winter, the season also brings another hazard that none of […]

What to Do if You are Injured in a Slip and Fall at the Supermarket

At one time or another, all of us have experienced a slip and fall. Sometimes an injury is the result of a slip and fall. According to Government statistics, slips and falls account for about nine million visits to emergency rooms throughout the country every year. While slip and falls occur in different settings, today […]

Is Riding a Motorcycle in the Winter Safe?

As any motorcycle enthusiast will tell you, there is little that compares to the thrill and feeling of freedom that comes from riding a motorcycle. The freedom of the open road is unfortunately accompanied by an increased risk of injury from motorcycle accidents. In addition, this risk increases further during the winter months. Defensive driving […]

Personal Injury: Common Hand Injuries in Slip and Fall Cases

At one time or another, all of us have experienced a slip and fall. Now the holiday season and the winter weather that accompanies it have arrived. Those beautiful snowfalls and subsequent icy streets and sidewalks present us with more ways to suffer a slip and fall injury. According to Government statistics, slip and falls […]

Personal Injury: What is Wrongful Death?

Losing a loved one is one of the worst things imaginable. But what if their death was the result of the negligence of another individual or entity? Under Massachusetts law, you may be able to sue for damages under a wrongful death action. But, what is “wrongful death?” What Is Wrongful Death? Wrongful death is […]

Truck Accidents: Who Should Victims Hold Accountable

Truck accidents can be very devastating on the part of the victim. Most trucks weigh more than 10,000 pounds, which is why an accident involving this specific kind of vehicle can cause serious damage. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded more than 3,900 cases of death caused by truck accidents. The victims […]

Everything You Need to Know About Snow, Ice and Sidewalk Liability

December is that time of year when we wish friends and relatives alike, “Happy Holidays.” This is also that time of year when slipping and falling due to inclement weather returns with a vengeance. Welcome back to winter and those slips and falls due to ice and snow.  What a good time to discuss the […]

Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can completely shift the course of a person’s life. It is an incredibly serious injury, and it requires immediate and complex medical care. In some instances, the family of the victim needs to make decisions that will change their everyday routine. A drastic change in one’s lifestyle can also be one of […]

Tips for Driving Safe in Snowy Weather

Driving in the winter can be downright terrifying – especially if you don’t know the right techniques and tricks of the trade. Here at the Shapiro Law Group, we want you and your family to be safe and secure this winter season. Here are some helpful tips for driving safe in snowy weather. Tips for […]

Slip and Fall vs. Trip and Fall Accidents: What’s the Difference?

Nothing about a personal injury is pleasant. From missing work to paying hospital bills, overcoming an injury isn’t easy. While some might have you believe you will only struggle post-injury, the truth is that you can fight for just compensation after an injury with an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Whether your injury […]

When Should You Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

Some people may be hesitant about the option of receiving a personal injury claim. They may have concerns about admitting they would lose in court or getting less than what their claim is worth. However, while it is true that not every case benefits from settling out of court, the option does have its advantages. […]

The Different Types of Personal Injury Damages in Massachusetts

Being injured is never fun. The pain and anguish can become overwhelming at times. Fortunately for those who are injured, Massachusetts law allows for the awarding of damages to those who have suffered due to the negligence of others. But, what are the different types of personal injury damages in Massachusetts? Actual Damages Actual damages, […]

How Can You Calculate Pain and Suffering?

Being involved in any sort of accident can be traumatizing. While most of your wounds might heal, the time spent recovering and the memories of the accident can leave you with both short and long-term repercussions. Sure, you can seek immediate recovery for your medical expenses from the insurance of the responsible party, and you […]

Information You Should Gather at the Time of a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, would you know what to do right after the collision? How you react could determine possible consequences, such as personal injury lawsuits or insurance claims. If you feel you are not at fault, the best way to boost your assertion is to gather all the necessary facts […]

Modified Comparative Negligence Laws in Massachusetts

In addition to the potential effects on your health, getting involved in a car or motorcycle accident can be a heavy burden on your finances. Medical treatment for any injuries sustained in the accident can be expensive, and it can be even more costly and lengthy if the injuries are severe. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts […]

Lesser-known Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Riders

Motorcycle riding can be thrilling, exciting, and freeing. It looks hot and feels cool. But riding a motorcycle is also dangerous. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in a crash than automobile occupants. That’s why safety is paramount. Here are some lesser-known motorcycle safety tips from a […]

Massachusetts Slip and Fall Accidents: Dealing with Premises Liability

The idea of a slip and fall injury may sound odd to those whose only experiences with losing their balance have involved scraped knees and immediate recovery. However, these injuries can be quite serious: in 2013, the National Fall Safety Institute reported that they comprised 12% of all emergency room visits. Parts of your body […]