Massachusetts family reaches settlement in boy’s escalator death

Young children love to explore the world around them. Seeing new things automatically makes them want to go check those new things out. Children who visit stores that have escalators are usually drawn to the moving stairs. For one 4-year-old Massachusetts boy, getting on the escalator on the second floor of the Auburn Mall ultimately led to his death in March of 2011. The little boy fell approximately 18 feet from the escalator. He landed on a display case. He died the following day from head injuries caused by the accident. The boy’s death led to an increased focus on Continue Reading

Woman plunges 17-stories to her death after balcony collapses

A New York woman died after falling from the 17th floor of her apartment. The accident took place on August 1, 2013 just before 1 a.m. The woman was sitting on the railing of her balcony to smoke a cigarette when the railing collapsed and she fell. She died after landing on construction scaffolding that was on the first-floor of the apartment building. Massachusetts residents may be interested to know that a complete investigation of the property was conducted to ensure that other residents’ balconies were safe. The woman was 35-years-old and was on a first date the night of Continue Reading

New trial granted in bizarre Massachusetts case

A new trial has been granted in a case involving a Framingham man who became paralyzed after he reportedly attempted a front flip into a two-foot wading pool. The man attempted to sue his half brother as a negligent property owner, but he lost the case. However, on May 15th, the highest court in Massachusetts granted the man a new trial based on the Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling that the previous judge gave the case’s jury improper instructions. According to sources, the man, who was paralyzed after doing a front flip into the wading pool and striking his head, lived Continue Reading