Personal Injury

The Hutchins Law team settles personal injury cases every year. Our clients look to us to fight hard for the recovery of their personal and monetary losses related to injury. We handle a variety of personal injury cases including car accidents, slips and falls, accidents in the home, product defects, wrongful death and others.

How & When to File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In the recent case of Arsenault v. Bhattacharya, Mass. App. Ct. No. 15-P-197, August 3, 2016, a woman who began receiving cortisone injections in her wrist in 2008, and continued receiving them in 2009 and 2010, later having multiple surgeries on that same wrist in 2010 and 2011, filed a medical malpractice action in 2013 […]

Don’t Dance and Drink

You’re at a club; you’re on the dance floor; people are dancing with drinks in their hands; your foot hits a wet spot; and as a result of the fall, your leg gets broken. Is the club responsible for your injury? In Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, Inc., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced an expansion […]

Slip & Fall On School Property: Parent/Teacher Conferences Make All The Difference!

With winter cold settling in here in Massachusetts, it is time to get the snow blowers, shovels, and ice melt ready! But what about area schools? What obligation do cities have to keep schools and other municipal properties snow- and ice-free? One Massachusetts parent took that issue to the Supreme Judicial Court. See Wilkins v. […]

Is Your Yard a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?

Summer is here, and it’s time for pools, trampolines, and outdoor fun. Is there danger lurking in your yard or your neighbor’s property? Outdoor equipment can be a major source of liability for homeowners and landlords. In recent years, Massachusetts courts have increased landowners’ potential liability for injuries suffered by visitors. A 2013 S.J.C. case […]

That Dog Costs How Much?

In 2007 John Irwin picked up his cane and carefully made his way outside with Peppermint, his small Bichon Frise dog. While still in their yard, Mr. Irwin and Peppermint were attacked by an unleashed German Shepherd. The attack knocked Irwin to the ground and left him unable to get up on his own. The […]