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Ask Dr John Esq – Common Motorcycle Injuries

In a previous Diller Law article we discussed motorcycle safety. We identified that because motorcycles are smaller, less visible, and less protected vehicles when compared to cars, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury. This article will discuss common motorcycle injuries

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Ask Dr John Esq – An Analysis of Tiger’s Car Crash Injuries

tiger woods at golf tournament - by john naranja

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:15 am, PST, golf legend Tiger Woods was involved in an unimaginable car crash on a Southern California highway. We have been informed that the major parts of Tiger’s injuries include an open

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Drunken Driving Responsibility

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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

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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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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

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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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