Dog Attack Law in Massachusetts

In Other Injuries by John Tramontozzi

While most dogs in Melrose and the rest of Massachusetts are wonderful and loving pets, a bite may result in an injury that can be very serious and ensue extensive medical costs, hospitalization and even permanent scarring. Below is more information on the dog attack law in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Dog Bite Law In the state of Massachusetts, claims involving dog …

Negligence In Personal Injury Claims

In Other Injuries, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death by John Tramontozzi

Personal injury claims occur when someone causes harm to another and can generally apply to various scenarios. Negligence is a term used in describing these types of claims. The information below addresses situations in which negligence is involved in a personal injury claim. Technical Definition of Negligence Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury …

Surgical Error Cases in Massachusetts

In Medical Malpractice by John Tramontozzi

Regardless of whether your surgery is a minor outpatient procedure, or something major that requires hospitalization, there is always a risk for potential mistakes by any number of medical professionals involved. If you or a loved one believe that you may be a victim of surgical error, the following information may be of help. What Constitutes Surgical Error Legal cases …

28 Years Ago

In Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

  I was recently asked to pull from Court archives,  remarks made from the bench 28 years ago, in my final days as an Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County. The words were directed to a young DA starting a new chapter in his professional life.  I continue to feel humbled by these words spoken by the Honorable Judge Robert Stanziani, who passed away in 2012. As a true mentor …

Reporting Child Abuse in Massachusetts

In Child Abuse, Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

Crimes against children are heartbreaking. Since children are not able to speak for themselves, it is up to the adults in their lives to recognize signs of abuse and be the voice of those in potential danger. If you suspect that a child may be abused or neglected, here is some helpful information on reporting child abuse in Massachusetts.  Mandated Reporters There …

Information on Living Wills in Melrose, MA

In Finances, Misc Topics by John Tramontozzi

A ‘living will’ is a legal document explaining your instructions regarding health care treatments. It informs family members and health care providers of your preferences if you are unable to speak for yourself. While it is commonly created as part of an estate plan, it may also function separately. This post provides information on living wills in Melrose, MA and …

What To Do if You’re in a MBTA Bus Accident

In Auto Accidents, Other Injuries by John Tramontozzi

The state of Massachusetts offers some wonderful transportation options including buses, trains and ferries. Using public transportation is fairly safe, however, just like driving in your own car, accidents do happen. The likelihood of being in an accident is higher on buses, simply because of the fact that they must navigate through the same dangers as any other vehicle on the road. If you ride buses …

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

In Estate Planning by John Tramontozzi

Many people believe that you only need an estate plan if you’re wealthy or nearing retirement. But the reality is you should have an estate plan so that your personal wishes are carried out when you can no longer manage your affairs. This can happen at any stage in life. At a minimum, an estate plan should address your wishes …

Buying Your First Home and What to Expect

In Misc Topics, Real Estate, Uncategorized by Tramontozzi Law

Many people enter the purchase of a home process with both excitement and trepidation. It is helpful and reassuring to know what to expect as go through the process in terms of expenses and the process. What is Included in the Closing Cost Closing costs generally cover the following services: Attorney’s fees (yours and your lender’s if applicable) Title insurance …

Is It Time to Refinance Your Home?

In Misc Topics, Real Estate, Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

Homeowners who bought their home when mortgage rates were low may have no interest in refinancing their present loan. However, if you bought your home when rates were higher or have an adjustable rate loan you should consider refinancing to a loan that has more favorable terms and lower interest rates. Refinancing is similar to the process you went through …