Tag: serious injuries
Seatbelts: Why Do We Have to Wear Them?
Seatbelts raise little controversy. Many people buckle-up without thinking much about it. Others wonder why we wear seatbelts, what actual purpose is served and why we don’t have the option to buckle up or not. Such questions present fair and important issues. The answers lie in safety concerns. Extensive research and studies prove […]
Dash Cams: 5 Reasons Dash Cams Are A Good Idea
Dash cams, cameras mounted just inside a vehicle’s windshield, record the view out front of the vehicle. Some attach to the windshield, others fasten to the dashboard. If there’s an accident or other event, dash cams can provide unique evidence not available from any other source. Car accidents happen and […]
Aggressive Driving: Avoiding Bad Drivers & Accidents
Aggressive driving causes approximately two thirds of all fatalities on U.S. highways. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research also links a full 94% of motor vehicle accidents to driver error. Motor vehicle accidents rank number one among all accidental deaths in the United States. Highway experts believe many of […]
Defensive Driving: Top 10 Skills for Accident Avoidance
Defensive driving reduces the risk of highway accidents and increases driver safety. A defensive driver follows certain rules and avoids bad driving habits. Defensive driving involves constant awareness of other drivers and their bad habits. Driving defensively can be one of the best ways to prevent accidents. Sometimes hazardous driving […]
Top 5 Reasons For Teen Car Accidents
Teen car accidents kill, on average, approximately 6 teenagers each day in the U.S. That number, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention makes motor vehicle crashes the leading cause of teenage deaths. Overall, more than 30,000 people die in car accidents every year in the U.S. National Transportation […]
Teen Drivers: Knowing What to do After a Car Accident
Teen Drivers – those between 16 and 19 – are three times more likely to get involved in a car accident than those 20 or older. 1 in 4 teens will be in a collision during their first year of driving. U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics confirm 963 thousand teen […]
Car Accidents: Responsibility Beyond Drivers
Car accidents happen for many reasons. Some dismiss it as “just an accident”. Car accident attorneys often face the challenge of unlocking the story behind the story. Consider the case of two people killed, two others seriously injured in a car accident caused by a driver who had just received […]
Negligent Security: Property Owners Liable For Security Failure?
Two hockey fans get into a fight in a public restroom during a Boston Bruins game. Can the one injured seriously sue the TD Boston Garden for failing to provide adequate security? A Superior Court judge in Boston faced that question and, not surprisingly, different versions of what happened. The man […]
Can You Sue a City or Town for Failing to Remove Snow Properly?
Can I sue the city or town for failing to remove enough snow? I got into an accident because the road was still icy. You “can” sue but the case has a snowball’s chance in you know where. Why? In the early days of U.S. legal history “sovereign immunity” literally meant […]
Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts
Massachusetts drivers have an undeniable reputation for … well … the way they act behind the wheel. Dangerous intersections and other bad road conditions often get the blame. Yet, most often driver distraction and inattention actually cause accidents. At the same time, undeniably, some of the Commonwealth’s highways and intersections […]