February 21, 2019

Answers to Common Wrongful Death Questions

The Personal Injury Law Firm of d’Oliveira & Associates answers frequently asked wrongful death questions about wrongful death lawsuits: What is a Wrongful Death? A wrongful death is death caused by the negligent, intentional, or wrongful action of another person or institution. Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? The aggrieved party is the person…

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November 22, 2018

If I Am The Victim of a Trucking Accident, Who Can I Sue?

There are many people who may be liable for the injuries to your person and the damages to your personal property. The driver of the truck may be liable because he or she has the duty to operate the vehicle at a safe rate of speed and to observe traffic and road rules. The owner…

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September 18, 2018

Misconceptions Regarding Slip and Fall Lawsuits

People considering filing a slip and fall lawsuit should be aware of some misconceptions regarding these types of claims. A slip and fall lawsuit requires evidence that shows negligence on the part of the property owner. Negligence is determined by looking at the property owner’s actions or lack thereof leading up to a slip and…

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August 7, 2018

The Fine Line Between an Aggregated Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claim

Work-related injuries that an employee may experience and as a result collect workers’ compensation for raises a very promising inquiry: May an employee collect damages from an accident that is separate and distinct from the workers’ compensation related accident? In other words, can an employee who is already collecting workers’ compensation collect additional damages if…

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July 17, 2018

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer if I am Injured at Work in Massachusetts?

While you do not have to hire a lawyer to help you with your workers’ compensation claim, it is highly recommended that you do so in certain situations. The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents advises workers to seek the guidance of a Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer when your claim is disputed or denied. The reason…

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July 4, 2018

A Shift From ‘Horseless Carriage’ To ‘Driverless Car’

The world is changing before our very eyes, as new technology and developments allow for tremendous growth in the industries that we as Americans depend on. Flip phones have become iPhones, analog watches have become smartwatches, and now, standard or automatic cars are on the rise to become self-driving automobiles. That’s right, auto and tech…

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July 3, 2018

What Medical Treatments Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Rhode Island?

If you have been injured while at work, the first thing on your mind is most likely seeking medical attention. Getting prompt treatment for your injury is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost is your physical health and well being. You want to make sure your injuries are addressed and that you…

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June 22, 2018

Why Should You Get Medical Attention After an Accident?

Car accidents can lead to serious and even life-threatening injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS) recently estimated that over 37,000 people die in car accidents every year, and a large number of accidents lead to serious injury. Even minor car accidents can cause long-lasting injuries that can have a negative impact on every…

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August 14, 2017

Woman Injured in Water Slide Accident

A couple celebrating the Fourth of July at an amusement park ended up suffering serious injuries while riding down a water slide. According to media reports, the victims were on a shared-raft water ride, when their raft flipped over and sent the victims headfirst into the slide’s wall. The man said he and his wife…

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April 17, 2017

Sharp Increase in Distracted Walking Deaths Raises Questions

Several recent studies have shown a significant increase in the number of fatalities involving distracted pedestrians. According to a news report in Automotive Fleet, these risky behaviors are linked to cell phone usage. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that there was an 8.8 percent increase in the number of distraction-related fatalities…

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