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Do we need the Miranda warning for injured workers?

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

Every American who has watched a crime drama is familiar with the Miranda warning issued by law enforcement when a person is in custody and the police want to conduct an interrogation. Even schoolchildren can recite the essence of warning:

"You...

MassDot Set to Improve Massachusetts Roadway Inspections

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

In response to the tragic accident earlier this year in which a loose manhole cover struck and killed a woman, Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has decided to step up its roadway inspections. Kristina Egan, director of...

Pedestrian Accidents: Sharing the Road and Sometimes the Blame

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

A 73-year-old was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while crossing the intersection of High and Appleton streets in Holyoke. The fatal pedestrian accident happened around 6pm. Police say the driver will not face any charges since he had a...

Construction Site Accidents

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

In the summer of 2015, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) fined a Woburn-based roofing company named Force Corp. $91,000 for one willful violation and four serious violations of federal safety standards. OSHA issued the...

Defective Product Watch: Hot Holiday Gift “Hoverboard” Catching Fire

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

Consumers entered the 2015 holiday season with high hopes for one gift in particular: the Hoverboard. Made popular by the 1989 film, Back to the Future 2, which featured a “flying skateboard” in the film’s version of “2015,” the quest to create...

Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident FAQs

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

Winter is coming for Massachusetts’s motorcyclists, and many will be hitting the roads in the coming weeks. In these final riding days it’s important to be careful, because motorcycle accidents are so common on Massachusetts roads.

Back in the...

Does Workers’ Comp System Shortchange Scarred Accident Victims?

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

One of the most painful types of accidents a worker can experience on the job site is a severe burn, which can be caused by open flames, hot machinery, or corrosive chemicals, among other agents. Frequently, the pain of a severe burn lingers for...

Will Deadly Bike-Car Accidents Decrease with Improved Police Reports?

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

The numbers don’t lie: close to 50,000 cyclists are injured and hundreds killed every year in accidents on American roads. In cities like Boston in which large numbers of residents commute by bicycle, the number of accidents is increasing each...

Lower Back Pain a Lingering Effect of Many Car Accidents

by Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C.

One of the highlights of the school year for members of Boston University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams is their winter training trip to Puerto Rico, where they enjoy a break from the relentless New England winter and 10 days of warm...