Category Archives: Vehicle Accidents

The Dangers of Wet Leaves

I’m sure we all love the beautiful signs of fall time in New England – the temperature cooling down, the apples growing on the trees, and leaves changing color to create spectacular fall foliage.   However, this beauty does come with some risks. When the leaves fall, they cover the ground and once it rains […]

Bar Goes Down with the Drunk

Can the Bar that served the drunk driver involved in my accident be held responsible?   Yes. In Massachusetts we have what is called Dram Shop Law, and under that law a bar can be held responsible if a person they served alcohol to goes out and injures someone.    To break this down further, […]

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Three Types of Distracted Driving in Massachusetts

According to the Center for Disease Control, nine people in the United States are killed every day in crashes that reportedly involve a distracted driver.  In Massachusetts alone, there have been on average 100,000 crashes reported each year that have involved distracted drivers.  Distracted driving is defined as “any activity that diverts attention away from […]

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Increase in Pedestrian-Related Accidents

October is National Pedestrian Safety month, and we know that pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents can not only suffer serious injuries but also incur significant medical expenses and lost wages resulting from those injuries.   Recently, pedestrian death rates are the highest they have been in 40 years. In 2021, pedestrian death rates increased from […]

Changes the MBTA Must Make to Ensure Safe Transportation

Keeping its passengers and employees safe while riding the trains is one of the main responsibilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Association (“MBTA”), and when it fails to take proper safety measures, the public’s risk of injury increases.   Back in April, we reported on a man dragged to his death when a Red Line […]

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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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