Trucking Accidents

Traffic Deaths on the Rise on US Roads

According to a preliminary estimate made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic fatalities in the U.S. increased 5.3 percent last year, jumping to 34,080 deaths. In 2011, traffic deaths had numbered 32,367. The increase had been somewhat expected, as motorists drove 0.3 percent more miles thanks to an improving economy in 2012, according […]

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

Distracted Driving Test

New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel, which can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents and catastrophic injuries. This game (which you can access through the link below) measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, experts say, you should not attempt to […]

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

Woman killed in Watham car accident

A woman was killed instantly in a three-car accident in front of 1163 Main St. at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. One of the vehicles tapped a car going east on Main Street, then proceeded down Main Street for several hundred feet, crashing into another vehicle.  Many factors such as excessive speed, sleepiness, carelessness or distraction […]

Car Accidents, Massachusetts Dram Shop Attorney, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, wrongful death

Tire maker sued in fatal cycle crash

According to the Pittsburg Gazette, the son of a husband and wife who were killed in a motorcycle crash in Westmoreland County, PA last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the tire manufacturer. William G. Shank, 56, of New Alexandria, PA and his wife, Mary Jane, were riding on a 2007 Harley-Davidson Heritage […]

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

Wilmington head-on crash leaves one dead, two injured

Wilmington, MA One person died Sunday evening in a head-on collision on Route 125 in Wilmington, near North Reading, State Police said. Firefighters from Wilmington and Andover arrived at the scene shortly after 8:30 p.m. to find one person dead in the two-car crash, State Police said in a statement. Two others were taken by […]

Car Accidents, Massachusetts Dram Shop Attorney, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized, wrongful death

5 Mistakes Clients Make in their Personal injury Case

Here is a short list of the five most frequent mistakes I see clients make when they have been injured and are seeking fair compensation for their injuries and losses: Not seeing a doctor if you are in pain – This seems pretty basic but all to often clients report that they are suffering with […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Negligent Security, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trucking Accidents

Danvers Man Injured in Crash

This blog has reported on numerous occasions where Masscahusetts drivers have been injured in truck and motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, even the most cautious drivers can be vulnerable to catastrophic injuries and fatalities on the road.   A 35 year old Danver man is the latest victim. Police say the man suffered severe injuries after […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents
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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