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Lack of Relationship Between Vehicle Damage and Occupant Injury

car crash victim, whiplash injuries can last a lifetime

In the mid-1990’s a major car insurance company published a set of guidelines and trained its claims adjustors to deny injury claims when the car damage was low. Other insurance companies followed suit. The purpose of the Minor Impact Soft

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10.4% Increase in Traffic Deaths – Are Smartphones To Blame?

man driving distracted with mobile phone and smartphone app

In Massachusetts, the law states drivers must pay attention in order to prevent injury to others. There is no prohibition on cell phone use while driving in New Hampshire. However, all New Hampshire drivers are prohibited from texting, The National

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Distractions, Teenagers, and Car Crashes

teenager texting while driving

Research Shows Distracted Driving is Four Times Worse Than Estimated How many of us worry about safety knowing that there are teenagers behind the wheel of a car? This younger generation has grown up adept at using technological devices.  In

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Considerations in Vince Wilfork’s Rescue Activities

Vince-Wilfork, pictured image cropped from the original, at 8-28-09 Patriots-vs-Redskins game

Vince Wilfork (a) By Ask Dr. John, Esq. Car crash victims invite rescue. But what considerations should rescuers contemplate before attempting rescue? In the aftermath of a New England Patriots victory of the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts,

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Lessons from Actor Comedian Tracy Morgan’s Failure to Wear a Seatbelt v. Walmart

tracy morgan in 2009 at promotion for his book

Tracy Morgan (a) Do we want to live in a community that condones blaming the victim instead of owning up to our mistakes? When a company in the business of operating fully loaded tractor-trailers violates safety rules intended to protect

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School Bus Safety Is Important for All of Us

school bus

What happened to summer? School is full swing back in session and kids are back on the school bus, commuting to and from school. Legally, school bus companies are held to higher standards of care because we entrust our children

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Stay Safe Biking in Boston

multiple bike collisions on boston bike map

Bicycle Crash Hotspots Many bicyclists suffer serious injury and incur significant medical and financial losses resulting from bicycle accidents. If a bicyclist suffers injury as a result of an accident involving a car, the bicyclist, regardless of fault, can have

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Starts Multiple Investigations

gm ignitions switch recall slide from safer car.gov - use only the ignition key with nothing else on the key ring

In Massachusetts, all manufacturers promise that products sold here are fit for their ordinary, intended purposes, which includes both those uses which the manufacturer intended and those uses and misuses which are reasonably foreseeable. If a product is more dangerous

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Framingham Woman Killed – Collision Caused by Mattress

Vehicle operators who secure loads to their vehicle must insure that those loads are safely secured before traveling on our public roadways. If the driver does not secure the load and as a result it injures someone, that driver is

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Improve Your Chances to Survive a Car Crash in 2014

22 Vehicles Earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK + With tougher standards for the Top Safety Picks, your choice of cars meeting the standards just got smaller, but your chances of surviving a car crash improve when you select from cars

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