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Prom and Graduation Season: Protecting Your Children

It’s one of the most exciting times of the year, the sun is finally out, the Sox and Bruins are winning and guess what, it’s prom and graduation season! Prom is an incredible experience that culminates a whole year of hard work and perseverance during one of the most confusing times of a person’s life, high school. This can also be said for many high school seniors who are graduating this spring and ready to celebrate. You should celebrate! You deserve it. Celebration along with year ending ceremonies is a right of passage and it is important for you and your child to understand how to celebrate safely and within the limits of the law.

This week we are going to be discussing a variety of topics ranging from prom safety, minors and drinking, to texting while driving. We truly believe that this special time in our lives should be cherished and completed safely so that we can all look back and remember our wonderful young years.

To start off I’ve compiled a few local articles with great information about these topics. Enjoy!

A great tip from Safeandsober.com
“Weekends and especially Prom night are the worst times to be on the road. There are more drunk drivers at that time. Be sure to drive carefully and know where you’re going. Keep your cell phone charged in case of an emergency and take extra precautions like pausing another second at a red light or stop sign.”

“Durfee Seniors Win Prom Safety Video Contest” Congrats to the local seniors at Durfee High for winning “Dance, Don’t Chance” video contest. Great stuff, check it out!

“Grant Designed to Combat Underage Drinking”

“Help teenagers avoid prom pitfalls”

“Simulators show drivers, teens crash consequences”

 To speak with Attorney Garcia call him at (508) 998-0800 or email him at [email protected] For more information on how to protect your family visit us at www.phillipsgarcia.com. Have a smart-phone? Scan below!

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Dog Bites: “New Bedford police shoot and kill pit bull in South End attack:” Response

“New Bedford police shoot and kill pit bull in South End attack” CLICK THE LINK TO READ THE SOUTHCOAST TODAY ARTICLE

After recent dog biting incidents we have received many questions about dog laws in Massachusetts, specifically the “who is responsible?” question. As much as we love our pets, sometimes their behavior can become dangerous and cause injuries to strangers, ourselves or even our children.

It is important to understand such laws behind pet injuries, especially for the most common case: The Dog Bite.

Dog bites can be severe and permanent, sometimes requiring expensive plastic surgeries. Like any injury, dog bites can impact a person’s ability to work and even get through their daily lives. If not protected properly, as a pet owner, you can face enormous lawsuits resulting in bankruptcy.

In Massachusetts the dog owner is generally responsible for any injury caused by the dog even when it is on a leash or has escaped from a fenced in yard.

So, as pet owners, what can we do to protect ourselves? If you own a dog, you need a homeowner’s policy that covers injuries or property damage caused by canines.  It is important to know that some insurers reject policies for specific breeds and attempt to limit benefits to dog bite victims.

When encountering such cases, persistence and knowledge of the insurance industry is vital to turn a denied or reduces claim into a paid one. This is when we come in. Just give us a call or send us an email and we can answer all your questions and help you out.

For more information check out our site here or call us at (888)449-5343.