As the days warm and more drivers take to the road for road trips, beach vacations, and the like, the risk of being involved in a car accident increases. To be sure, data published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that summertime is the most dangerous time to drive, with more accidents reported in the months of May-October than at any other time of the year. (In 2017, the month with the most accidents was July; the month with the fewest was February.)

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If you’re anything like everyone else in Massachusetts, to escape the oppressive summer heat, you and your family head to the pool or the beach on a regular basis. Indeed, especially for parents of young children, spending time at the pool can be a fantastic daytime activity that’s fun and inexpensive. But going to the pool isn’t without risks; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains data about the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents reported each year, as well as other pool-related concerns, like cryptosporidiosis.

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School’s out, the days are long, and summer is in full swing. For many people, now’s the best time of the year, and the thought of winter brings feelings of dread and denial (can’t it stay summer forever?). But while summer may be undeniably pleasant, injury rates tend to increase during the summertime, too. Here’s an overview of some of the most common summertime personal injuries and accidents, as well as some tips for staying safe. If you are involved in an accident this summer, our personal injury attorneys at Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. can help. 

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Most people love the summertime – long days, the sun on one’s skin, and the enjoyability of warmth are all reasons to smile. But for some, the heat of summer isn’t enjoyable; it’s fatal. Indeed, during the hottest days of the year, young children, elderly persons, outdoor workers, and more may all be at risk of heat-related injuries. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about common heat-related injuries, symptoms of heat-related injuries, and who may be liable following a heat-related injury or death.\

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We’ve all experienced it: the feeling of anxiety, frustration, or pure anger when behind the wheel of a car. But while road rage may be common, it’s not acceptable; in fact, on the contrary, road rage can be quite dangerous, and when a person falls victim to it, dangerous behavior and a serious accident may result. At the law office of Lovenberg & Associates, P.C., our lawyers are passionate about encouraging safe driving and representing those who have been injured as a result of another’s negligence.

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Divorce and separation often have implications for more than just the romantic couple, especially when children are involved. Indeed, close family members, including the individuals’ parents, may be impacted by the divorce. For grandparents of children involved in a divorce, knowing one’s rights can be complicated. While most parents will agree to allow grandparents to have visitation rights with their grandchildren, in some cases, visitation may be denied. When this is the case, what rights does a grandparent have when it comes to seeking visitation with their grandchild?

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Despite the numerous campaigns and crackdowns that are designed to put an end to drunk driving both in Massachusetts and nationwide, impaired driving continues to be a top killer on our roadways. To be sure, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that every day, there are nearly 30 people killed in alcohol-impaired crashes in our nation. In Massachusetts, the statistics are no better: from 2003-2012, there were 1,370 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

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Reaching a property division agreement is a common part of any divorce proceeding. For some couples, dividing property is easy, especially when couples have not been married for very long or don’t own very many assets. Dividing property is also more straightforward when a prenuptial agreement exists because, assuming the prenup is valid, property will simply be divided per the terms of the agreement.

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When a couple is thinking about marriage, there is a lot of planning to do. Indeed, the couple will no doubt have a conversation about their finances, make a decision about where they want to live, consider their budget for buying or renting a home, discuss the prospect of children in the future, and more. After all, merging two lives together demands a conversation about logistics, as well as about values.

As part of that discussion, a couple should not overlook the value of the prenuptial agreement. While prenuptial agreements are often dismissed as being unromantic and unnecessary, there are numerous benefits associated with these legally-binding contracts. Here’s a look at prenuptial agreements, and why you may need one

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We respect and honor our physicians, nurses and other medical providers who save lives and offer us relief from pain and other disabilities. However, like everyone else, medical providers make mistakes that are of commission or omission. Because our health is at stake, a medical error can lead to catastrophic results including death that could have been avoided if the medical provider had acted properly or according to certain standards.

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