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Ask Dr John – Regarding Child Safety Seats

child car seat, mother buckling child in car seat

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of injury and death among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 116,000 children were injured in 2017. Of the almost 700 children who died in car crashes, 35% improperly implemented

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Ask Dr John Esq – Bike Helmets
To Wear or Not To Wear

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We all know that bicycling is a great sport or hobby. It’s also a great workout and an excellent source of cardiovascular exercise. As with any activity, however, there are safety considerations that remain important. Among them is the question

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Bicyclists’ Rules of the Road

bicycle rider cycling in traffic

Bicycle usage has increased: to commute, for exercise, or just for fun. Everyone sharing the road must focus on safety. But, do you know your rights and responsibilities on the road? Bicyclists have a legal right to use all public

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DILLER LAW PC’s Top 7 Recommended Bicycle Safety Gear

bicycle rider wearing helmet, the most important safety gear

Whether you choose to wear one or not, you probably know that a properly fitted helmet is by far the number one most important piece of safety equipment to protect yourself from injury when out for a bicycle ride. But

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Ask Dr John Esq – Five Common Bicycle Injuries

woman fell off bicycle on the ground - common accidents bicycling

This episode of Common Bicycle Injuries will focus on traumatic injuries (that excludes head trauma). A later edition will discuss non-traumatic injuries and traumatic brain injuries. A wide spectrum of human anatomy is at-risk in a traumatic cycling injury. It

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Ask Dr John Esq – Bicycle Safety Considerations

mother and daughter bicycling down a mountan road

In the context of COVID-19 and the shut down of gyms and fitness centers, many individuals are finding different ways to keep fit and pursue recreational activities. One area that has been impacted is the demand for bicycles. Sales of

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Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus Scams

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As if the rising toll of COVID-19 victims and the economic impact wasn’t enough, now criminals are taking advantage of the situation to trick people into downloading malicious software onto their computers; giving out sensitive information enabling identity theft, or

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Unsafe Work Conditions Lead to Construction Deaths

unsafe work conditions lead to construction workers death

There are far too many cases where construction workers never return home after a fatal accident on an unsafe jobsite. The Boston Globe recently covered two more construction deaths that occurred within a few hours of one another in Massachusetts.

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Nightclub Safety Regulations To Be Enforced

Nightclub safety regulations to be enforced.

Reforms were called for by the City Counsel after a woman was abducted from a nightclub and killed last year. This abduction occurred only weeks after another kidnapping took place at a different club.  Now, a guidebook called “Best Practices

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MBTA Safety Issues and Deficiencies

Massachusetts MBTA Red Line train derailed June 11, 2019

Just because the The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a pseudo public entity, it is not relieved from being held accountable to the public when it fails to provide safe transportation services or leaves unreasonably dangerous conditions on its

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