A "ghost bike" was for months positioned on Commonwealth Avenue, near the St. Paul Street intersection. That's where 23-year-old photojournalism graduate student Christopher Weigl lost his life in a 2012 Boston bicycle accident after he was struck by a truck. The spray-painted white bicycle, locked to a street sign near the site of the fatal...Read More
What Are Common Exclusions in a Homeowner Insurance Policy?
You set your mind to shopping for a home, find a property that is your dream house, secure a mortgage, sign the paperwork and move in. Wisely you purchase homeowner's insurance to cover your costs should an accident happen causing damage to your beautiful home or an injury to a person. In the event of...Read More
What Cyclists Should Know About Massachusetts Bicycle Laws
Many people are leaving their cars at home in the driveway and choosing their bicycles to get them around town. But as bicycle commuting and touring becomes more popular, it is important to know the laws that must be followed when riding a bicycle on a city street or other public way. Just as there...Read More
Hotel Premises Liability and Child Injuries
Tourism in Massachusetts generates an estimated $18.5 billion in revenue - including approximately $4 billion in wages, according to statistics released by the state revenue department last year. That benefit is accompanied by great responsibility for those who provide lodging to visitors. Premises liability law allows guests at a hotel (classified as "business invitees" for...Read More