Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Hyannis, MA

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Kevin P Landry Law Offices has been operating for more than twenty years and we have found that most drivers in Hyannis, MA do not know that Uninsured Motorist Coverage exists. As a result, they do not have valuable information they could use in the event an uninsured motorist injures them.

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Uninsured motorist coverage can pay for lost wages and medical expenses in the event that an uninsured driver injures you in a car accident due to their own negligence. It also comes in handy when you [Read more…]

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Plymouth Personal Injury Lawyer: Suing for Injury at Beauty Salon

plymouth personal injury lawyerPeople rarely think of salons as dangerous environments. All beauty salons in Plymouth are subject to the strict regulations of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore, if you suffer an injury at the salon you can file a personal injury claim with the help of a Plymouth personal injury lawyer.

Beauty Salon Injuries and the Law

In order to prove that the beauty salon breached its obligation to keep you safe, you need to prove: [Read more…]

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Top Car Accident Liability Questions in New Bedford

car accident liability questionsThe first and probably the biggest car accident liability question is: who’s responsible? Establishing who caused the accident helps determine who will be held legally liable to pay for the injuries and damages. In some cases, establishing liability is very easy. Someone ran a red light, they were over speeding, they were texting while driving, etc. In other cases, establishing liability is not so easy. So we came up with a list of the most asked car accident liability questions in New Bedford.

Should You File a Lawsuit or Insurance Claim After an Accident?

If you can prove the other driver was responsible for the accident, you can be [Read more…]

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Injury at Work: Workers Comp after Failed Drug Test in Providence

You have suffered an injury at work and your employer has ordered you to take a drug test before your workers compensation claim can be reviewed. Your greatest concern is that you may not receive compensation if you fail the drug test.

injured at workThis is a legit concern especially since workers compensation does not cover every injury suffered at work. If for instance, you work at a clothing store and your girlfriend comes and physically assaults you, your injuries will not be considered work related and you won’t be eligible for workers compensation.

While workers compensation is in place to ensure that you are paid if you are hurt on the job, it may not cover you if you fail a drug test. Here’s what you need to know:

You Do Not Have to be Treated by the Doctor Who Administers the Drug Test

Choosing the same doctor who administered the drug test to treat your work related injury is not a good idea because [Read more…]

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What Can A Providence Bicycle Accident Lawyer Do For You?

providence bicycle accident lawyerIt’s always a good idea to have a bicycle accident lawyer on speed dial if you like riding your bicycle in Providence. This is because you are likely to get into two types of bicycle accidents:

1. Collisions at Intersections or Roundabouts

This typically happens when a motorist does not look out for a cyclist. Turn mishaps and accidents are very common and motorcyclists and cyclists are at a greater risk especially during left hand turns. Drivers making left hand turns should give a right of way to a cyclist or a driver coming from the opposite direction. They should also only initiate movement when it’s safe.

2. Overtaking

When a motorist overtakes a bicycle rider without [Read more…]

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Are Your Construction Injuries Covered by Workers Compensation?

injuries covered by workers compensationIf workers compensation didn’t exist, then you would have to sue your employer in order to get compensation. Assuming this were the case, you would have to prove that your employer was negligent and that is why the accident happened in the first place. Personal injury lawsuits are time consuming and the outcome might not always be what you expect. If, for example you do not have enough evidence to prove that your employer was negligent, you might not be compensated at all.

This is why the workers compensation system was implemented. It protects workers and ensures that they get compensation regardless of whether the employer was negligent or not. With that said, do you know if your injuries are covered by workers compensation?

Construction Injuries Covered by Workers Compensation

Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory diseases like pneumoconiosis (chronic lung disease) can be so severe that [Read more…]

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The Most Asked Workers Compensation Questions in Hyannis

workers compensation questionsWe all go to work to earn money and better our lives but due to unfortunate circumstances, we end up getting hurt on the job. Does this mean that we have to lose wages or undergo pain and suffering simply because we got hurt on the job? Absolutely not. This is why we created a list of common workers compensation questions that we receive in Hyannis.

Common Workers Compensation Questions

1. Can You Get Workers Compensation After Retirement Age?

Workers compensation is meant to compensate you for lost wages and pay for your medical bills due to your lost ability to work. Once you are past retirement age, your lost ability to work doesn’t matter anymore because you won’t be working.

However, if you are still working past retirement age, [Read more…]

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Most Common Medical Malpractice Questions in Providence.

medical malpractice questionsWe go to doctors to get medical help but things don’t always work out the way we hope they will. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Providence, you probably have a few questions on your mind. This is why we decided to answer some of the most common medical malpractice questions for people who are considering a medical malpractice suit.

Most Common Medical Malpractice Questions

Can I Sue a Doctor if they Prescribed the Wrong Medication?

A doctor doesn’t need to give you the wrong physical treatment or diagnosis in order for it to be considered medical malpractice. A doctor can harm you by [Read more…]

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What Happens If You Lose Your Bike Accident Lawsuit in Plymouth?

bike accident lawyerYou got into a bike accident in Plymouth and you filed a bike accident lawsuit against the driver at fault. However, you lost the case and now, you have no idea what will happen next. As with most legal issues, we can’t give you a one-size fits all answer. Every case is different but we can give you a general idea of what to expect.

Will You Owe Anyone Money?

The good news is that you won’t owe your lawyer any money. Most bike accident lawyers in Plymouth work on a [Read more…]

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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Construction Accident in New Bedford

construction accident in new bedfordIf a loved one was killed in a construction accident in New Bedford, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the construction industry registers more workplace deaths than any other industry. The top 4 causes of deaths include:

  1. Struck by an object
  2. Electrocutions
  3. Caught in/between
  4. Falls

In most cases, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is the last thing close family members think of. A lawsuit cannot undo what has already been done. But if you suspect that the death of your loved one was because of negligence, it may be worth looking into a legal remedy.

We are going to discuss the difference between a survivor action [Read more…]

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