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Roadway Construction Fatalities

The following facts and statistics were obtained using data from a presentation on Injury Hazards in Road and Bridge Construction (PDF 12.4MB), Fatal Occupational Injuries at Road Construction Sites (PDF 43KB), and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (PDF 240KB), unless otherwise noted. Workplace fatalities that occur at a road construction site typically account for 1.5% […]

Car Accidents, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized, wrongful death

Pedestrian Fatality/Injury Statistics

In a 2009 report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides a number of gloomy, yet educational, statistics on pedestrian deaths and injuries in the US. Here’s some of the info I found most interesting. All data comes from the NHTSA. 2009 Traffic Fatalities   You can see from this data that pedestrians constituted a pretty high percentage […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, wrongful death

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Malden Highlights Importance of Pedestrian Safety

We have posted several blogs during the past year about pedestrian accidents.  Pedestrian accidents are fairly regular occurrences and they are often fatal.  According to the Malden Observer and Wicked Local, A 50-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car Wednesday night in Malden. The death was confirmed Thursday by Malden Police, who […]

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

“Fatal Four” Construction Accident Causes

The following is a list of Construction’s “Fatal Four” accident causes as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Out of 4,114* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2011, 721 or 17.5% were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, […]

Construction Law, Personal Injury, wrongful death

Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars and often have high performance capabilities. When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they’re more likely to be injured or killed. The federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2010, the number of deaths on motorcycles was about 30 […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents

Recovery for Pre-Exisiting Injuries

Many people live their lives with pre-existing medical conditions such as: degenerative conditions in the back, previous broken bones that have healed, bad knees, etc. The question becomes, are you entitled to recover for damages in a personal injury accident when a pre-existing medical condition has been aggravated or exacerbated? The answer is yes. The […]

Car Accidents, Massachusetts Dram Shop Attorney, Motorcycle Accidents, Negligent Security, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trucking Accidents

Arm and wrist injuries

Well over a million people suffer arm fractures in the US each year. Most arm fractures are due to major traumatic injuries, such as falls on an outstretched arm, motor vehicle accidents, skiing accidents, assaults and child abuse. The arm contains three major bones with connections at the shoulder, elbow and wrist. The main bones […]

Massachusetts Dram Shop Attorney, Motorcycle Accidents, Negligent Security, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Uncategorized

Accidents from tire blowouts

Accidents from tire blowouts Tire blowouts cause vehicles to lose control. This increases the risk of injury due to rollovers and collisions with other vehicles or objects. Traveling at higher speeds or in less stable vehicles such as SUVs and large passenger vans increases the likelihood of injuries as a result of a tire blowout. […]

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