Blog | Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
September 28, 2016

Boston Harbor Cruise Ship Crashes at Pier

In August, several dozen people enjoying a harbor cruise out of Boston got a scare when the ship they were on pulled into the dock at Long Wharf, next to the New England Aquarium. As it was making its final maneuvers, the vessel Regency, operated by Boston Harbor Cruises, experienced a mechanical problem that prevented it […]
September 24, 2016

Bus and Van Accidents Getting Attention

A spate of crashes and accidents involving buses and vans around Boston has brought the safety of larger vehicles to the fore this past month. We remind drivers to be mindful when they’re on the road, as larger vehicles—trucks, buses, vans, and even light trucks and SUVs—inherently pose more danger than passenger cars. Their size and […]
September 17, 2016

Texting and Driving Tickets Continue to Rise

The number of traffic violations issued for texting and driving in Massachusetts continues to grow as state and local police recognize the problem of distracted driving as increasingly more and more serious. The state is still a long way away from serious enforcement, however, and distracted driving, especially attributed to cell phone use, is on the […]
September 7, 2016

Boston Lowering Speed Limits to Save Lives

Can lower speed limits really have an effect on traffic safety? The city of Boston thinks so. That’s why it’s been pushing for a reduced speed limit on city streets for the past few years. But changing a speed limit isn’t as simple as putting up a new sign with a smaller number on it, and […]
August 25, 2016

Vision Zero Boston Aiming to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Boston has a problem with serious traffic injuries and fatalities, especially those involving pedestrians, and it’s doing something about it. As part of a larger plan to reduce car crashes and improve the city’s transportation infrastructure, Mayor Walsh announced in 2015 that Boston will adopt Vision Zero, a program dedicated to eventually eliminating traffic fatalities in […]
August 17, 2016

Duck Tour Safety Rules Not Yet Tightened

Last month the Massachusetts Senate approved a bill which would have increased safety features on duck boats and similar tour vehicles. The proposals were in direct response to an April crash near Boston Common which killed a twenty-eight-year-old woman on a scooter and injured her passenger. A second crash in July, in which a woman suffered […]
August 9, 2016

Crash into House Raises Alarm

When we think of car accidents, the images that come to mind include minor fender benders, head-on collisions, and all sorts of crashes involving cars and trucks at traffic lights, stop signs, and intersections. We might think of cars hitting (or being hit by) trucks, or even cars hitting bicyclists or pedestrians. But car crashes include […]
August 6, 2016

Cyclist Crash Brings Both Calls and Promises for Action

A recent crash on a Cambridge street that turned fatal for a bicyclist has led to promises by that city to do more to protect the growing number of cyclists on its streets. At the same time, cycling advocates are pushing for additional action, some of which the city has promised before but been slow to […]
July 27, 2016

Boston Drivers – Worst in the US?

We joke about it all the time: just how bad the drivers are in Boston and eastern Massachusetts. Older drivers sometimes comment that stop signs are simply suggestions, or point out that right-of-way is determined by which driver’s car is worth the least. The long-standing insult for Bay State drivers used by those from out of […]
July 22, 2016

“Pokémon Go”—A Driving Hazard?

The new “Pokémon Go” augmented reality game was an instant hit. Within days it had been downloaded and was being played by millions of users in the first wave of countries where it was released. The success catapulted the stock of its maker, Nintendo, up sharply and the game became a top news story almost everywhere. […]
July 20, 2016

Work Zone Crashes Raising Alarm

A crash in Saugus which injured a police officer last week marked the latest incident in what seems to be a disturbing recent trend in our area. That late-night collision was the fourth time in less than two weeks that an alleged drunk driver has crashed into a work site on a Boston-area highway. These accidents […]
April 1, 2016

Infographic: Tips to Follow After an Auto Accident

Although you may do your best to stay safe while on the road, you never know what is going to happen. If you are involved in an auto accident, it is essential that you know how to deal with the situation. Below is an infographic that outlines eight tips to follow after an auto accident:
September 28, 2016

Boston Harbor Cruise Ship Crashes at Pier

In August, several dozen people enjoying a harbor cruise out of Boston got a scare when the ship they were on pulled into the dock at Long Wharf, next to the New England Aquarium. As it was making its final maneuvers, the vessel Regency, operated by Boston Harbor Cruises, experienced a mechanical problem that prevented it […]
September 24, 2016

Bus and Van Accidents Getting Attention

A spate of crashes and accidents involving buses and vans around Boston has brought the safety of larger vehicles to the fore this past month. We remind drivers to be mindful when they’re on the road, as larger vehicles—trucks, buses, vans, and even light trucks and SUVs—inherently pose more danger than passenger cars. Their size and […]
September 17, 2016

Texting and Driving Tickets Continue to Rise

The number of traffic violations issued for texting and driving in Massachusetts continues to grow as state and local police recognize the problem of distracted driving as increasingly more and more serious. The state is still a long way away from serious enforcement, however, and distracted driving, especially attributed to cell phone use, is on the […]
September 7, 2016

Boston Lowering Speed Limits to Save Lives

Can lower speed limits really have an effect on traffic safety? The city of Boston thinks so. That’s why it’s been pushing for a reduced speed limit on city streets for the past few years. But changing a speed limit isn’t as simple as putting up a new sign with a smaller number on it, and […]
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