Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment: Every 98 Seconds an American is Sexually Assaulted* Sexual abuse and sexual harassment can happen anywhere, any time. Whether in the home or in the workplace, sexual abuse and sexual harassment can occur when you least expect it. If you believe that you have been sexually harassed at work, you […]
Biking on Cape Cod: Know and Observe the Rules This recent case involved a biker who was minding his own business riding straight down the road on a side street in Yarmouth Port, just outside the main city of Hyannis, Massachusetts. Suddenly, and without warning, a car on his left side made a turn directly […]
Biking on Cape Cod: BE SAFE & KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD According to the Cape Cod Times, roughly 400,000 bikers use the region’s main bike trail, which stretches 22 miles from Dennis to Provincetown by rail trail. Bicycle riders increase exponentially when you add in bikers on shared-use roadways, including Route 6 and […]
Who can forget James Bond in Quantum of Solace, the film Faster, or Peter Fonda’s character of Wyatt in the 1969 iconic film, Easy Rider? Flying down the highway on the heels of a tailwind—you’re one with open road—equals a freedom of spirit and motion you just can’t get from a car. Riding a motorcycle […]
Several years ago, I represented a biker in his early 30’s traveling down Main Street in Hyannis on a Busa, past the downtown area heading towards Cape Cod Hospital. Suddenly and without warning, a car pulled out of a parking space and attempted a U-turn in front of the man on the motorcycle. Fortunately, there […]
After a person has been convicted of sexual assault in Massachusetts, the next phase of the process is sentencing. A judge will rely on a number of factors in order to determine an appropriate sentence.
In Massachusetts, people sometimes slip and fall because of unexpected hazards. Such accidents can occur when a property owner has failed to clear spilled food, water or ice. Other falls may result from a torn carpet or uneven pavement. Whatever may have happened, if you have slipped and fallen on the premises of another person or business, you may have the grounds to make a legal claim for damages.
Massachusetts residents may be injured in slip-and-fall accidents for all kinds of reasons. In many cases, these types of accidents are the fault of business owners who do not properly maintain their premises to ensure that their customers are protected from hazards. Others happen because people simply lose their footing or trip over a hazard that they created themselves.
Each year, many people are killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts. While the number of fatalities around the country had been decreasing for some time, a report shows that the number of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents increased in 2015.