Get compensated after a pedestrian accident in Massachusetts

Have you been injured in a car accident while riding your bike or walking through Massachusetts? If you were injured because the driver of the vehicle was being negligent, you are in a position where you can likely seek compensation for your injuries. Your injuries could be completely debilitating, leaving you with pain every day. You could be struggling with broken bones, nerve damage, or a traumatic brain injury. Perhaps you’ll recover from these injuries, but if you find that the damage is permanent, you’ll need to adjust your lifestyle. You could be tired from the pain or find it Continue Reading

Woman ejected from vehicle in car accident

Busy metropolitan areas are almost synonymous with heavy traffic, and bumper-to-bumper conditions and aggressive drivers can make accidents more likely. While there can be contributing factors in an accident that are beyond either driver’s control, when the post-crash investigation finds one party at fault, the other victims may be able to file a civil suit. One woman was taken to a Boston hospital after she was ejected from her vehicle in a two-car accident. According to reports, the crash occurred on the evening of Oct. 11, when a Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Silverado collided. The preliminary investigation revealed that the Continue Reading

When texting causes a car accident

Technology is becoming an ever-increasing presence in our daily lives, and the number of people who do not own a cellphone is decreasing every day. While cellphones can be very helpful in cases of emergency, it has become a common and very dangerous practice in today’s society to talk and text while doing other activities, including driving. Any driver who has been in a car accident understands how fast traffic conditions can change, and losing focus for even a few seconds can result in life-changing consequences. People who are texting while driving are prone to veering off the road without Continue Reading

Massachusetts accident under investigation, 5 injured

A two-vehicle accident in Massachusetts left five people injured and police trying to piece together what happened. According to reports, the car accident occurred on July 25 around 3:29 p.m. The crash happened close to the Tyngsboro Bridge at the intersection of Kendall Road and Middlesex Road. Both vehicles were seriously damaged in the accident, and five people were transported to local hospitals. One unidentified male was taken to Boston Medical Center by helicopter for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Four others had to be transported to Lowell General Hospital, but their conditions and injuries were not reported. According to reports, Continue Reading

Massachusetts man accused of hit-and-run

A 34-year-old Massachusetts man was being held awaiting a $10,000 bail as of July 10, after he allegedly crashed his car into a 15-year-old riding a motor scooter and then fled the scene. According to reports, the crash happened during the evening hours of July 9 at the intersection of Standish and Kingsdale streets in Dorchester. Witnesses reported that the teen had been attempting to make a turn when the red Infiniti the 34-year-old was allegedly driving hit the 15-year-old. Witnesses claim that the car then left the scene with a cracked windshield. According to police, officers saw the vehicle Continue Reading

3-car crash on Interstate 95 injures 5, kills 1

A Massachusetts crash has ended with five injured and one dead. According to police, the crash involved three cars and occurred on May 30 during rush hour traffic around 4:30 p.m. A Range Rover going north on Interstate 95 reportedly went into the median and then hit a Toyota Camry that was traveling in the southbound lanes. The Range Rover also hit a Ford Edge, according to reports. The Toyota Camry was hit head-on, and a 59-year-old who was in the car was killed at the scene of the accident. A 62-year-old man and a 28-year-old man who were in Continue Reading

Chrysler and Ford recall more vehicles for dangerous defects

Automotive giants recalling millions of their automobiles to fix life-threatening defects have become the norm this year. Now, Chrysler and Ford have announced even more recalls relating to problems with airbags, door latches and electric windows. The defects allegedly have not resulted in any known injuries or fatalities, according to the manufacturers. Hopefully, all vehicle owners in Massachusetts will be proactive about reporting to the dealership to get these potentially dangerous problems fixed before they are involved in a car accident. These most recent recalls will affect hundreds of thousands of automobiles. Ford’s recall involves over 750,000 C-Max and Escape Continue Reading

Massachusetts trooper suspended from duty following car accident

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police has announced the indefinite suspension from duty without pay of a trooper who was recently arrested following an alleged drunk driving car accident. The spokesperson said that the man’s suspension status will be reassessed depending on the results of his criminal proceedings. The trooper was arrested after he was involved in an off-duty car accident that caused serious injury to his passenger. Police say that the off-duty motor vehicle accident occurred just prior to 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning. A passenger who was riding with the trooper suffered critical injuries in Continue Reading

59-year-old driver killed in tragic car accident

A 59-year-old woman has been killed in an extremely tragic car crash in a neighboring state. The incident occurred on April 18 at approximately 3:30 p.m. According to troopers, a 21-year-old man who lost control of his vehicle caused the car accident. Unfortunately, accidents like these happen every day on Massachusetts roads. Troopers believe that the man was driving westbound in the direction of roadway intersection when he lost control of his car. Allegedly, he veered off the road into a field. Rather than stopping, though, his vehicle continued until it entered another road. Next, the young man’s automobile collided Continue Reading

Massachusetts state police remind drivers to stay right

Car accidents are common on Massachusetts’ busy highways, and they can happen in the blink of an eye. Oftentimes, accidents could have been avoided if negligent drivers had been following traffic laws. Speed limits, passing laws and other highway regulations are in effect in order to keep people safe, but they are often ignored. Some people aren’t even aware that they are violating a law until they cause an accident and find out the hard way after being ticketed and held liable in a personal injury lawsuit. One law that is often ignored or misunderstood by drivers is the state’s Continue Reading

Teen sentenced in fatal 2012 Massachusetts car accident

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is a serious responsibility that some teenagers might not always treat as such. When any driver fails to obey traffic signals and other posted traffic guidelines, accidents can occur. For one Sandwich, Massachusetts, teen, failing to stop at a red traffic signal resulted in the death of one person and serious consequences for him. The car accident occurred on Nov. 30, 2012, when the teen drove through a red light and hit a woman’s car. She was turning left off of Route 132 onto the eastbound Route 6 ramp. He was traveling north Continue Reading

7-car crash in Massachusetts injures 4, kills 1

A seven-vehicle accident that injured four people and killed a woman occurred in Norwood on New Year’s Day. The car accident happened on Interstate 95 shortly after 2 a.m. when the 23-year-old driver of an Audi hit a guardrail in the northbound lanes. The initial crash caused a chain reaction that involved six other vehicles and forced authorities to divert traffic until about 6 a.m. The driver of the Audi, which had spun to face oncoming traffic after the initial collision, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center in critical condition. There was a 25-year-old passenger in Continue Reading

Paul Walker dies in Porsche wreck

There are Porsche executives who claim that racing enthusiasts have known for years how dangerous it is to drive the 2005 Carrera GT. The same vehicle Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker had a car accident in, is notorious for intimidating some of the world’s most renowned race car drivers. The initial launch of the Carrera GT was actually delayed because in-house racing experts believed the power produced by the car was too much for the average person to safely drive. World-famous car enthusiast Jay Leno spun out of control in a Carrera GT while driving on Talladega track in Continue Reading

Major causes for car accidents

Careless driving is often the reason for many car accidents in Massachusetts and nationwide, but it does not always mean speeding or driving under the influence. Several other factors can contribute tocar accidents that lead to injuries or death. According to a recent report, vehicle operators should be aware of several distracting behaviors that should be avoided while driving. Potential causes of accidents can be anything that draws the drivers’ attention away from the road, such as sleepiness, thirst, hunger or delaying a bathroom break. Hunger and thirst slow down reflexes and the ability to concentrate; however, eating or drinking Continue Reading

Michelin issues recall for more than 1 million tires

The tire company Michelin North America issued a recall of more than one million tires in Massachusetts and across the nation because the tread might not wear properly. Some of the tires are used on Ford Motor Co.’s full-sized vans when they are sold. The problem came to the company’s attention due to warranty claims and 20 claims from customers who sustained damage to their vehicles after car accidents. No injuries were reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted a report on their website about the recall of the tires and their appropriate use on vehicles. It reported that Continue Reading

Driver in fatal car accident 4 times over legal limit

A 22-year-old’s license had already been suspended for a prior drunk driving arrest and his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.37, more than four times the legal limit in Massachusetts. According to authorities, however, that didn’t stop the man from getting behind the wheel and getting into a motor vehicle accident that killed a 25-year-old woman. After crashing a pickup truck into a tree, police said the man then fled the accident scene, leaving behind a vehicle with a bloodied deployed airbag. The man stands accused of operating under the influence and of leaving the scene of an accident Continue Reading

U.S. traffic fatalities on the rise for first time since 2005

It’s the end of a trend Massachusetts drivers and pedestrians would probably like to have seen continue, but after 7 years of declines, the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. increased in 2012.Motor vehicle accident deaths rose 3.3 percent nationwide for a total of 33,561 on the year. That meant an average of 91 people killed on roadways every day as calculated by AOL Autos from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. Injuries rose during 2012 as well. In what the NHTSA said was the first “statistically significant” increase in people hurt in traffic accidents in 17 years, more Continue Reading

Honda recalls Odyssey minivans due to brake problem

Massachusetts residents may have reason to be concerned if they own a 2007 or 2008 Honda Odyssey. The automotive manufacturer is recalling over 340,000 minivans due to a brake issue that could lead to a car accident. According to Honda, the issue lies with a software problem that may cause the vehicle to brake without warning or the vehicle’s brake lights to come on. If an Odyssey is driven in a particular manner, the Vehicle Stability Assist system will not recalibrate the yaw rate sensor in the minivan after an engine restart. When calibration does not occur, it leads to Continue Reading

Massachusetts head-on collision kills 1

One person was killed and another injured in a head-on collision in Deerfield Nov. 4. The car accidenttook place at 520 River Road minutes after 3:00 p.m. According to investigators, the crash trapped both drivers inside their vehicles. One driver, an 83-year-old Montague woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other, a 19-year-old male, was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The accident closed River Road for several hours so that crews could clear the scene. Several agencies are working together on the accident investigation, including the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Continue Reading

Distracted Massachusetts driver causes head-on collision

A head-on collision that resulted in two motorists being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries happened on Oct. 4. The car accident happened on Pleasant Street in the town of Pembroke. The crash occurred when a female motorist from the town of Kingston drove her Ford pickup truck across the median and crashed into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The pickup truck collided head on with a Jeep around 6 p.m.that was being driven by a female driver from the town of Halifax. The driver of the Ford truck told police that she took her eyes Continue Reading

Distracted Massachusetts driver causes head-on collision

A head-on collision that resulted in two motorists being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries happened on Oct. 4. The car accident happened on Pleasant Street in the town of Pembroke. The crash occurred when a female motorist from the town of Kingston drove her Ford pickup truck across the median and crashed into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The pickup truck collided head on with a Jeep around 6 p.m.that was being driven by a female driver from the town of Halifax. The driver of the Ford truck told police that she took her eyes Continue Reading

Drunk driver hits emergency response van

A Massachusetts emergency response worker was injured after being hit by an apparent drunk driver in a BMW SUV. The car accident occurred while the victim was attempting to assist another driver who had broken down on the road. A state trooper who was at the scene and witnessed the accident reported that the 64-year-old Sudsbury man who was driving SUV smelled strongly of alcohol and did not recall being in an accident. At approximately 11 p.m. on July 17, a driver broke down on the ramp from Route 9 onto the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham. When a state trooper Continue Reading

Massachusetts father of three killed in early morning car crash

A 40-year-old North Andover native and father of three children died in an early morning car crash on Interstate 93 North near the River Road exit. The man was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2005 Land Rover struck a 2009 Honda Fit, which had been involved in an earlier accident. A friend and former business associate said the man was headed to work at a family business when the accident occurred. According to state police, the driver of the Honda was ejected when the car struck a median guardrail. The car then rolled unattended back into traffic and Continue Reading

Tips for young Massachusetts motorists

According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 2,000 drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were killed in 2011, and 180,000 were injured in accidents. This represents a one percent increase in driver deaths between 2010 and 2011. Due to the proliferation of technology and social media, many young drivers are a danger to themselves. However, by following a few basic guidelines suggested by the chairman at Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine, teens and young adults can go a long way to avoid a car accident. One of the biggest issues for young drivers is distractions in Continue Reading

Accident raises awareness to drowsy driving

Motorists in Massachusetts might be interested to hear about a woman who was involved in a car accident after she fell asleep behind the wheel. Indeed, the National Sleep Foundation reported that the effects of driving while sleepy can be the much the same as those of driving while drunk. However, accidents that are caused by fatigued drivers tend to be underreported for numerous reasons, the primary one being that it is difficult to determine when fatigue was a factor in an accident. The woman stated that she was on her way to a friend’s house in the middle of Continue Reading