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Auto accident injuries a serious matter in Massachusetts

The number of people injured in auto accidents nationwide has declined steadily each year since 1999. That year, more than 3.2 million people were injured in auto accidents. In 2007, the number dropped to 2.4 million people injured in auto accidents.

Even so, auto accident injuries remain a serious health hazard. Each year, more than 41,000 people are killed in auto accidents nationwide. Around the world, 1 in 10 hospital beds are occupied by victims of auto accidents.

Locally, auto accidents kill or injure people every day in Massachusetts. Just recently, eight people sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident in Springfield. And recently in Worcester, two people were killed in a two-car crash.

Car accidents cause a wide range of injuries. The most common injuries in car accidents are to people’s head, neck and back. And even though you might not feel injured immediately after an accident, serious injuries can develop days or even weeks later. That’s why it’s crucial you seek immediate medical attention after being involved in a car accident.

What would you do if you were injured in a car accident? Who would you trust? Who would you turn to get the compensation you deserve? You need someone who knows how to get results. You need someone who understands the law and will vigorously fight for your rights. You need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.

Our experienced lawyers can evaluate your case for free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. We’re on your side.

Massachusetts court overturns 125-year-old slip and fall accident laws

Slip and fall accidents often happen on icy sidewalks and parking lots in Massachusetts during the winter. In the past, the state’s courts made a distinction between snow and ice conditions caused by nature and those caused artificially.

Not anymore. In a recent ruling, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court threw out a 125-year-old ruling that makes a distinction between natural and artificial snow and ice hazards. In the past, courts in Massachusetts had stated property owners did nothing wrong when they didn’t remove ice or snow that accumulated there naturally.

Instead, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that effective immediately, property owners can be held liable for snow or ice on a walkway even if the snow accumulated there by natural means. In general, the ruling means that walkways in Massachusetts must be safe to walk on at all times. The court ruling will also be applied retroactively to all pending lawsuits.

Slip and fall accidents often cause serious injuries. Such severe injuries include brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. What would you do if you sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident? Who would you trust? Who would you turn to after your accident to make sure you receive the compensation you entitled to and the justice you deserve?

You need a law firm that will fight for your rights. You need aggressive, experienced attorneys who understand the law and know how to win. You need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.

Allow us to evaluate your case for free. You don’t pay unless you win. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. We mean business.