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Nearly each and every attorney in Boston that handles personal injury cases offers potential clients a free consultation. This allows a victim of a personal injury accident to interview different attorneys without incurring any out-of-pocket cost. It is an opportunity therefore for the accident victim to get free legal insight as to whether or not he or she has a legitimate claim that is worth pursuing.

But what exactly happens during a free consultation with a Boston personal injury attorney? 

Typically, at the attorney’s office, you’ll meet with either the attorney, or an assistant for the attorney, or even a paralegal for the attorney. The individual who you meet with will begin to ask you some specific background questions about you.

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Insurance companies like to play games with innocent injury victims. Don’t fall for their tricks and traps. Here are seven insider secrets insurance adjusters don’t want you to know about. 

  1. When Insurance companies tell you that their offer is final, they are not telling you the truth. Nearly every adjuster can get additional settlement authority from a supervisor to settle a case. 
  2. You do NOT have to sign anything. Never sign something an insurance adjuster sends to you without having it first reviewed by an attorney. 
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Cuando se trata de reclamaciones por la causa de accidentes, tener cuidado es esencial ya que la decisión equivocada podría destruir tu reclamo. Como abogado que ha estado representando a víctimas de lesiones personales durante casi dos décadas, me he acostumbrado a cómo funciona el proceso en casos como estos, conocidos como los 5 pecados capitales. 

Para empezar, el primer pecado mortal es asumir que la compañía de seguros está de su lado. Las compañías de seguros están en el negocio con el fin de hacer dinero. A menudo, dificultan el pago a las víctimas de lesiones. Las compañías de seguros sólo te tomarán en serio a ti y a tu caso una vez que se muestren pruebas y sea evidente que vas en serio. La mejor manera de hacerlo es contratar a un abogado para que te ayude, suponiendo que necesite uno para su caso. 

El segundo pecado mortal es dar a la compañía de seguros una declaración grabada. Esto debe evitarse siempre, sin embargo, si usted ya ha dado una declaración grabada a la compañía de seguros, podemos ayudar a deshacer cualquier daño que la declaración grabada puede haber causado a su reclamo.

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When it comes to accident claims, being careful is essential- and the wrong move could wreck your accident claim. As an attorney who’s been representing personal injury victims for nearly two decades-I’ve become accustomed to how the game works in cases like these, known as the 5 Deadly Sins. 

To begin, the first deadly sin is assuming the insurance company is on your side. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They will often make it difficult to pay money out to deserving injury victims. Insurance companies will only take you and your case seriously once proof is shown and it’s evident that you mean business. The best way to do this is to hire an attorney to help you, assuming you need one for your case. 

The second deadly sin is giving the insurance company a recorded statement. This should be avoided at all costs, however, if you have already given a recorded statement to the insurance company, we can help undo any damage the recorded statement may have caused to your claim.

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Al respecto, cuando se compra un coche o se alquila un apartamento, hay que tener en cuenta muchas cosas, como el seguro, la calidad, el vecindario, etc. Es lo mismo a la hora de contratar a un abogado. Así como es importante contratar al abogado correcto, también es importante no equivocarse de representante. Hay algunas cosas en las que uno se debe fijar cuando está buscando el abogado adecuado. 

Para empezar, ¿tiene el abogado un historial de quejas éticas? Si es así, quizás sea el momento de buscar otro abogado. Hay una gran cantidad de abogados que no tienen ningún cargo disciplinario presentado contra ellos. Siempre, revise el sitio web “www.massbbo.org’‘ para buscar un abogado que le interese y guste, para representarse. Si él o ella tiene un historial disciplinario manchado, puede ser una señal mala e indicación que debería seguir buscando otro abogado. 

En segundo lugar, ¿le promete el abogado un acuerdo rápido? Eso también puede ser una señal de alarma, no hay duda de que los casos de lesiones personales y de compensación de los trabajadores pueden tomar un tiempo considerable para resolver, a veces el proceso puede tomar muchos meses y a veces incluso años para resolver un caso. Cualquier abogado que le diga lo contrario, no está siendo sincero con usted. 

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Similar to buying a car, or even renting an apartment – there are many things to consider when hiring an attorney. Just as important it is to hire the right lawyer, it is equally important to avoid hiring the wrong one. Here’s some things to look out for as you search for the right lawyer to handle your case

To begin with, does the lawyer have a history of receiving ethical complaints? If so, maybe it’s time to look for another lawyer. There’s an abundance of lawyers that do not have any disciplinary charges filed against them. Always, always check out www.massbbo.org to search for an attorney that you were interested in hiring. If he or she has a spotty disciplinary history, that may be a red flag. 

Secondly, is the attorney promising you a quick settlement? That too may be a red flag to look out for, there is no question that personal injury and workers’ compensation cases can take a considerable time to settle. Sometimes the process can take many months and sometimes even many years to settle a case. Any lawyer who tells you differently, is not being upfront and honest with you. 

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La ciudad de Boston ofrece una amplia variedad de transporte que van desde viajar en coche a pie; sin embargo, el ciclismo es un modo de transporte especialmente popular. Si es un ciclista nuevo o experimentado, puede que desee tener en cuenta nuestros consejos de seguridad para bicicletas con el fin de evitar que se produzca un accidente de bicicleta grave.

Uno de los pasos más importantes para prevenir una lesión seria en la bicicleta es usar un casco. Las investigaciones demuestran la eficacia de los cascos de bicicleta, ya que pueden reducir las lesiones en la cabeza hasta en un 50% y las lesiones en la cabeza, el cuello y la cara en más de un 30%. Para maximizar la protección del casco, los cascos de bicicleta deben sustituirse cada 3-5 años y ajustarse adecuadamente. Haga clic aquí para acceder a un PDF de la National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, que proporciona instrucciones sobre cómo ajustar el casco de su bicicleta. Cuando busque un casco para bicicleta, se recomienda adquirir un nuevo modelo como un MIPS (sistema de protección contra impactos múltiples), ya que protege a los ciclistas mucho mejor que los modelos más antiguos. Marcas como Schwinn o Specialized ofrecen equipos de protección a un precio asequible.

El ciclismo por la noche puede resultar en lesiones graves si usted no está usando el equipo apropiado. Las luces de bicicleta son una necesidad absoluta cuando se monta en bicicleta por la noche porque le permite ser visible para otros usuarios que viajan por la noche, evitando así accidentes graves para usted y otros. Otras equipaciones que te ayudan a ser más visible incluyen chalecos y guantes reflectantes.

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The city of Boston offers a wide variety of transportation ranging from traveling by car to foot; however, biking is an especially popular mode of transportation. If you are a new or seasoned cyclist you might want to consider our bike safety tips in order to prevent you from having a serious bike accident.

One of the most important steps to prevent a serious bike injury is to wear a helmet. Research proves the efficacy of bike helmets as they can reduce head injuries by as much as 50% and head, neck, and face injuries by more than 30%. In order to maximize helmet protection, bike helmets should be replaced every 3-5 years and fit appropriately. Click here in order to access a PDF by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which provides instructions on how to fit your bike helmet. When looking for a bike helmet, it is recommended to purchase a new model like a MIPS (Multi-Impact Protection System) because it protects cyclists far better than older models. Brands like Schwinn or Specialized offer protective gear at an affordable price.

Biking at night can result in serious injuries if you are not using the proper gear. Bike lights are an absolute necessity when biking at night because it allows you to be visible to other commuters thereby preventing serious accidents to you and others. Other gear that helps you become more visible includes reflective vests and gloves. 

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If you are considering taking legal action as a result of suffering a physical injury from someone’s negligence, you might want to consider keeping a victim diary. This diary helps you keep track of your injury by providing important documentation of its complications when pursuing a legal claim.

A victim diary is written documentation of your injury that keeps track of the following items: the date of your entry, pain description, medication taken, medical visit, and bills paid as a result of your injury. Keeping track of the date of your entry allows you to create a timeline for your injury and any ailments you have suffered as a consequence of your injury. It is important to describe the pain you feel from your injury. You may describe your pain on a scale of 1-10 as this provides clear communication of the depth of your pain. You may also describe pain by including how it limits your daily life, for instance, you might not be able to bend down. You may also want to record any medication that was taken and visits to the doctor’s office as a result of your injury. This also creates a clear storyline of how this injury has affected your day-to-day life as you may have had to take time off from work to do so. And most importantly, you might want to consider writing down any bills paid from your injury. These bills may include medical visits or medication taken in order for you to recuperate from your injury. It is important to record these items as this list provides a comprehensive understanding of your injury and what action may be taken for your injury.

Although keeping a victim diary might sound easy enough, it is also important to be consistent in your entries. Consistency allows for you to create a clear narrative of your injury which helps you in your legal claim. It is recommended that you add entries to your diary every day or a few times a week as you recover from your injury. It is also important to be honest when writing your victim diary. Accuracy prevents misinformation and a misunderstanding of your injury. You may also want to keep your diary in a journal or download our FREE PDF of our victim diary.

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Eldrick Tont Woods, professional golf star who is better known as “Tiger” Woods, was involved in a car accident this past week in Southern California. 

The one-car car accident Mr. Woods found himself in, was identified by authorities as a “roll-over” accident, which can be defined as the type of accident that involves a car rolling over, and can be quite dangerous to the passengers traveling in the vehicle. According to reports, Tiger Woods was in fact removed from his vehicle with the Jaws of Life, and has indeed sustained severe injuries to both of his legs.

While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, first responders find that the area, full of sharp curves and large hills, may have played a large role in the accident’s occurrence; meaning accidents like these, especially when the driver is navigating at high speeds, isn’t uncommon. 

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