Archive for September, 2012

Massachusetts motorcycle and bicycle helmet use laws

It’s no secret that individuals who ride a bicycle or motorcycle without a helmet are at a much greater risk of suffering severe head injuries if they are involved in a bicycle or motorcycle accident. Laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Massachustts is among the […]

Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Pediatricians Warn Against Use of Trampolines

Trampolines and Injuries. Here is an eye opening article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Kids should stay off trampolines at home and at the playground, U.S. pediatricians urged Monday, saying emergency departments across the country see nearly 100,000 injuries from the bouncy mats each year. The new statement from the American Academy […]

Uncategorized

Child Booster Seat Safety to Prevent Injuries

Ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety take the guesswork out of selecting boosters most likely to provide good lap and shoulder belt fit in a range of vehicles. Unlike child restraints with built-in harnesses, a booster seat relies on a vehicle safety belt to buckle the child in. Its purpose is to make […]

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Quincy, Mass.

Police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in Quincy, Mass., over the weekend. According to preliminary reports, the driver of the motorcycle was operating on a learner’s permit. Thomas Coffey, 40, and his 8-year-old son were riding on a motorcycle in Quincy, Mass., when they fatally collided with a dump truck Saturday afternoon. Both died after […]

Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Lynn Twins Struck by Hummer

Pedestrians struck crossing the street. Police said 21-year-old twin brothers were in critical condition on Wednesday at Massachusetts General Hospital after being struck by a Hummer in the street outside their Boston Street home Tuesday night. Riley and Dillon McManus, of 701 Boston St., were struck by a 2003 Hummer driven by Angela Okenkwo, 36, […]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Study: Parents Don’t Read Child Car Seat Instructions

Installing a child’s car seat correctly can save their life in an accident, but a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that one out of every five parents don’t even read the instructions. Mandi Summers of Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts at Baystate Children’s Hospital says this leads to many mistakes. […]

Car Accidents

Injuries from rear end collision – 3D annimation

injuries from rear end collision – 3D annimation

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized

Massachusetts Accident – second fatal wrong-way collision in one week

Massachusetts State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal wrong-way crash that claimed two lives on the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday night. This investigation comes on the heels of yet another fatal wrong-way crash in Boston Sunday morning.  The Boston crash, which involved three vehicles, was reported about 5:35 a.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 93, at […]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury

I’m having my deposition taken, now what?

Having your deposition taken

Personal Injury

Long record for driver involved in deadly Whitman accident

The driver involved in Sunday’s fatal crash has a four-page driving record in Massachusetts, and just last year was required to take a driver retraining course based on that record. Richard C. Brown of 21 Milk St., Attleboro, was the driver of the Dodge Ram that struck and killed Edward W. Cordwell Jr., and seriously […]

Personal Injury