Archive for October, 2012

Dealing With an Insurance Company

Many of us purchase insurance policies to protect against unforeseen events or accidents and expect that (in return for our premium payments) when we have been injured in an accident or we have a claim, our insurance company will step up to the plate and provide compensation for these losses.  Unfortunately, the reality is that […]

Car Accidents, Massachusetts Dram Shop Attorney, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Weymouth Construction Accident Lawyers

Five vehicle accident on Route 495

State Police, Andover Police and Fire and state highway crews all assisted in a five-vehicle accident, which included a tractor trailer, on Interstate 495 this morning at roughly 6 a.m. State Police said that the tractor trailer was traveling southbound when they believe it hit a work van, ejecting the driver from the van onto the roadway. […]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents

Passenger Vehicle Crash Statistics

By far the largest number of motor vehicle crash deaths are occupants of passenger vehicles including cars, minivans, pickups, SUVs, and cargo/large passenger vans. The likelihood of crash death varies markedly among these vehicle types according to size. Small/light vehicles have less structure and size to absorb crash energy, so crash forces on occupants will be higher. […]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Statistics on when most deadly car accidents occur

Here are some interesting statistics published by the IIHS on when most deadly crashes occur: In 2010, the month of February had the lowest number of crash deaths. Motor vehicle crashes by month, 2010 Month Deaths % January 2,290 7 February 2,016 6 March 2,423 7 April 2,777 8 May 2,934 9 June 2,795 8 […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized

Dangers of Texting While Driving

Here is an interesting article highlighting the dangers of texting while driving: Sarah S. Johnson found out recently that in the time it takes to unlock her cellphone she can cause a driving accident.  “Thank God it was while driving a simulator,” said the 17-year-old Westfield High School senior.  Johnson would not have known how easily […]

Car Accidents

Speeding is major factor in 32 perecnt of car crash deaths

Speeding is major factor in deadly car accidents According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2010, speeding was a factor in 32 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths. Speeding has been a factor in about one-third of crash deaths since 2001. Speeding was defined to include crashes in which […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized

Article on Car Accidents and Erectile Dysfunction

Here is an eye-opening article that I came across on Men’ discussing the link between car accidents and erectile dysfunction. Scary stuff. CAR ACCIDENTS AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION I am often asked by a patient if a car accident can cause erectile dysfunction. The simple answer is YES. An erection is a complex event that is dependent […]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Government Issues Warning About Counterfeit Airbags

Car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years may have had dangerous counterfeit bags installed. Only 0.1 percent of the U.S. vehicle fleet is believed to be affected, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement. But industry officials briefed by the government said tens of thousands of […]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Types of Neck and Back Injuries

Types of Neck and Back Injuries A neck or back injury can have devastating effects and can disrupt almost every area of your life. The neck injury and back injury lawyers at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. have the experience and knowledge to get you full, fair and complete compensation and benefits for your neck injury […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Massachusetts wrongful death claims

Boston area Wrongful Death Lawyer Every year, thousands of families across the country lose a loved one due to negligent acts of individuals or companies. When someone loses a loved one due to the fault of another, the surviving person may bring a Massachusetts wrongful death claim against the person responsible. The lawsuit may be to […]