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Who's Responsible for Construction Accidents?

A construction accident at 45 Stuart Street left three people injured after a partial building collapse.

The twelfth floor of a 33-story building under construction collapsed down to the fifth floor, according to Boston's WBZ-TV.

If the injured construction workers file personal injury lawsuits, who may be responsible for the construction accident damages?

    Good Samaritan Laws: What Are They?

    The Massachusetts Senate approved amendments to the state's good Samaritan laws that extends legal protections to off-duty police, firefighters, and emergency personnel who intervene in emergencies.

    Now the changes await final approval and a signature by Governor Deval Patrick, according to State House News Service.

    If the governor approves the amendments, it'll affect the current good Samaritan laws in Massachusetts. But what are Good Samaritan laws?

    How Much Is a Truck Accident Case Worth?

    Before pursuing legal action following a truck accident, it's important to ask yourself how much your case is worth.

    A number of factors go into determining the amount of money you can obtain if you sue the party or parties responsible for your injuries.

    Here are five ways to help determine how much your truck accident case is worth:

    Icy Roads Mean Dicey Driving Conditions

    New England's wintry weather conditions have wreaked havoc on the area's roads. From a string of fatal car accidents to sudden road closures, drivers are understandably on edge about getting behind the wheel, reports The Associated Press.

    As all Bostonians know, the combination of rain and snowmelt can make for treacherous road conditions.

    Fortunately, there are simple precautions drivers can take to help prevent accidents on icy roads.

    Woman Crushed to Death in Drawbridge Accident

    A tragic accident at the Meridian Street drawbridge crushed a woman and killed her.

    The woman was crossing the drawbridge when it began rising for a boat. When the drawbridge was raised, the woman fell and was crushed by the bridge, according The Boston Herald.

    Although officials are classifying the death as an accident, Boston's Public Works Department could be liable for the woman's death.

    State Trooper Suspended After Fatal Crash

    A Boston state trooper has been suspended without pay indefinitely, after having been charged with killing both a mother and daughter last month in a head-on car crash in Plymouth. John Basler, 25, also injured himself in the crash, reports the Boston Herald.

    The accident occurred on the night of September 22. Basler was also charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OUI), and his license has been suspended.

    What other legal concerns might be raised from this incident? Here are some possibilities:

    Car Crash Lawsuits: What Damages Should You Pursue?

    In a car crash lawsuit, there may be different types of damages available. If that's the case, which ones should you pursue?

    No one wants to think about getting into a car crash. But, unfortunately, life often has other plans. If you are involved in a car crash, it's best to know what your options are. Pursuing damages is one particular legal issue you must consider. You may have lost a family member or even suffered your own injuries. If that's the case, what can you be compensated for?

    What you can recover will depend on the type of harm you've suffered. Here is a basic list of some common types of damages:

    5 Dangerous Teen Trends All Parents Should Know About

    Dangerous teen trends stir up a range of reactions from parents: concern, confusion, and eyerolls. But remember, if your kids end up partaking in a series of ill-advised YouTube challenges, you're the one who may end up on the hook. If any of your children's friends get hurt from a #dumbteenchallenge gone wrong, you could be on the hook for that, too.

    Here are five dangerous teen trends all parents should know about:

    Food Safety Precautions Every Restaurant Should Take

    Food poisoning, or food borne illness, affects roughly 48 million people a year, or about 1 in 6 Americans. It can be a potential liability for a restaurant or a food packaging company -- and a painful purchase for their customers and buyers.

    By inadequately handling, packaging, or even inspecting their food, businesses often must pay up for making people sick. In extreme examples, a company can even face a wrongful death suit.

    If your business regularly handles raw eggs, meat, poultry, or leafy greens, you should tread -- and stir -- carefully by complying with all Massachusetts food safety regulations.

    Common Summer Camp Injuries Can Lead to Lawsuits

    Summer camps are supposed to be fun for your kids. But summer camp injuries are the exact opposite of that, and are often even more of a nightmare for parents.

    So this year, before you send your little ones off to their much-anticipated summer camp, it may be helpful to educate yourself. Watch out for these common summer camp injuries that can often lead to lawsuits: