Category Archives: Vehicle Accidents

drunk driver responsibility

Drunken Driving Responsibility

According to the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (“MADD”), every two minutes someone is injured in a drunk driving crash and every 51 minutes, someone is killed by a drunk driving crash. Drunk driving remains the #1 cause of death on our roadways. On December 29, 2019, a 13-year-old girl, Claire Zisserson, died in a […]

Massachusetts MBTA Red Line train derailed June 11, 2019

MBTA Safety Issues and Deficiencies

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 property. The MBTA hired a group of experts to evaluate its safety. The final reports […]

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Lack of Relationship Between Vehicle Damage and Occupant Injury

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 Tissue (MIST) segmentation strategy was to reduce insurers’ costs by claiming that crashes with minimal […]

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

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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for […]

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Distractions, Teenagers, and Car Crashes

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 fact, teenagers are so used to using handheld computers and cell phones, it is sometimes […]

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

Considerations in Vince Wilfork’s Rescue Activities

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, news from Foxborough publicized the heroic efforts of Patriots defensive tackle, Vince Wilfork, in helping […]

tracy morgan in 2009 at promotion for his book

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

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 motorists, is it ok to blame the victim for the non-use of a seatbelt? By […]

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