New Study Argues That Burn Injuries Are Like Chronic Diseases

When we think of acute and chronic diseases, we normally imagine conditions such as diabetes, cancer, appendicitis, or ones that can be communicable like the flu or common cold. We would not typically categorize injuries sustained from burns as these, but the long-term effects of burns can most certainly be seen as a chronic disease.…

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Drive Safely Near Pedestrians This Holiday Season

Make a Holiday Safety Plan Next time you stop at an intersection, check. Check in front of your vehicle, side to side, then behind. Expect to see pedestrians. Unless it’s winter and you are driving at night in Massachusetts. Then it becomes more difficult to see, raising the risk for pedestrian injuries at night. You may…

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Wrong-Way Crash Detection Systems Coming to Massachusetts Highways

As we approach the holiday travel season, Massachusetts and Connecticut are installing new wrong-way detection systems for safer roads. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced a $2.6 million project to install wrong-way detection systems along 16 Massachusetts highway ramps. There will be several road closures this week in Danvers, Plymouth, Burlington, Webster and…

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10 Years of Encouraging Dedham Children to Wear Bike Helmets

Attorney Reza Breakstone at the 2022 Dedham Bike Rodeo with Dedham Police Chief Michael D’Entremont (far left) and Officer Neil Cronin (far right) (July 27, 2022). July 27, 2022 Dedham Bike Rodeo. Attorney Reza Breakstone fits a young child for a new helmet at the Dedham Bike Rodeo on July 27, 2022. July 22, 2022…

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How to Write a Demand Letter

A demand letter is a formal notification. It tells a service provider, merchant, insurance company, or business that an aggrieved party intends to pursue legal action and take them to court over an alleged unfair treatment or erroneous trade practice. This letter can be written as a precursor to filing a lawsuit. It can also…

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Common Construction Site Accidents

If you work in a construction zone, you must do your best to be careful because construction site accidents are rampant. According to the OSHA or Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 20% of job-related deaths occur in the construction industry. On top of that, more construction workers suffer from work-related injuries each year. This data…

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Single-Vehicle Accident and Liability Information

If you have been involved in a single-vehicle accident recently, you may be confused about who is responsible and even assume you are at fault. However, these types of car crashes are not always so straightforward. You may not deserve a ticket, fines, or criminal charges, and you may not be responsible for paying for…

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