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June 2, 2015

May 2015 Blog Review

Like many, you may have been extremely busy during the month of May. If so, there is a chance you missed a few of the blog posts we published. But don’t worry, we are here to help you get back on track. Below are five of our most popular posts from last month: Summer Bike Safety […]
May 29, 2015

What Not to do When Making an Auto Insurance Claim

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it won’t be long before you are making a claim with your insurance company. While this sounds simple enough, there are many challenges to contend with. Here are some things you should avoid during this process: Don’t make a written or recorded statement until you fully understand […]
May 22, 2015

OSHA Tracks Workplace Injury, Illness Statistics

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is staffed with many responsibilities, including tracking workplace injury, illness, and fatality statistics. This data goes a long way in helping companies prevent accidents, while allowing workers in each industry to understand the risk they are taking on. Earlier this week, we discussed the steps to take if you […]
May 19, 2015

What to do if you are Injured in a Construction Accident

The construction industry is dangerous at times. Although workers and employers do their best to maintain a safe working environment, bad things can happen every now and again. If you are injured on the job as a construction worker, here are several steps to take: Receive immediate medical attention. Report the injury to your employer. Doing […]
May 15, 2015

Protect yourself with Motorcycle Safety Gear

As a motorcyclist you realize that any accident, regardless of the circumstances, could cause serious injury. There are many steps you can take to prevent trouble. There is also protective safety gear you can (and should) wear at all times. There is nothing more important than a high quality motorcycle helmet. Regardless of the road you […]
May 13, 2015

Do you Know How to Spot a Drunk Driver?

It only takes one drunk driver to cause an accident that injures or kills one or more people. While you may understand the importance of sober driving, others often times make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink. If you know how to spot a drunk driver, you can avoid […]
May 8, 2015

Summer Bike Safety Tips

Although there are people who enjoy riding their bicycle year-round, many wait until the summer months to really get involved. From suburban roadways to downtown corridors, bicycles are everywhere. For this reason, there is always the chance of a bicyclist being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Here are three summer bike safety tips […]
May 1, 2015

April 2015 Blog Review

April was a busy month for us, publishing a variety of content to our blog. Just as we were busy, the same holds true for most of our audience. For this reason, you may have missed a few of the articles we posted. Here are five of the most popular pieces from April 2015: Dehydrated Driving […]
April 28, 2015

Dehydrated Driving can Cause an Accident

Most people are familiar with the dangers of drinking and driving. The same holds true for distracted driving. But now, it may be time to pay attention to something else: dehydrated driving. This may sound silly, but a recent study proves that dehydrated driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle accident. A study out […]
April 24, 2015

How to Help Insurance Companies with a Car Accident Investigation

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Do you require assistance dealing with insurance companies? This can be one of the most challenging aspects of an accident. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They aren’t in the business of always paying a fair amount. This is why you […]
April 21, 2015

OSHA Workplace Violations Show Workplace Dangers

In our last blog post, we discussed the seriousness of workplace injuries. To help prevent injuries, workers should do their best to avoid dangerous situations. Furthermore, and just as important, companies should follow strict safety protocols. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), some safety standards are violated more often than others. Here is […]
April 17, 2015

Worker Injuries can be Serious, Fatal

Some jobs are more dangerous than others. However, everybody, regardless of job responsibilities, could be injured at their place of employment. In addition to tens of thousands of annual workplace injuries, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that 4,405 workers were killed at work in 2013. This works out to approximately 85 deaths per week […]
April 6, 2017

Loose Tire Kills Lexington Motorist

A Lexington man was killed recently when a wheel came loose from another vehicle and struck his car. The victim, a twenty-six-year-old man, was driving north on Route 128 when one of the rear wheels of a southbound pickup truck fell off. The wheel flew over the median, glanced off one vehicle, and then hit the […]
March 22, 2017

Concussion Risk High for Bay State Youth

The risk of long-term damage from concussions has been widely publicized in recent years, but one group—youth athletes—may not be getting the message. Recent reports found that Massachusetts not only ranked first in the nation for the number of concussions diagnosed per capita, but half of all young athletes who are diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms return […]
March 14, 2017

Bus Rollover on 128 Shakes Up Students

The crash of a school bus carrying Sudbury middle school students left two dozen with a scare and minor injuries in January. After a collision with a pickup truck, the bus rolled over a guardrail and came to rest on its side. No one was seriously injured, but twenty-two students, the driver, and an adult bus […]
February 23, 2017

Smoking Blamed for Massive Cambridge Fire

Investigators have determined the cause of a ten-alarm fire in Cambridge that eventually spread to eighteen buildings and left more than 160 people homeless. The December fire began at 35/37 Berkshire Street, and because of several circumstances that were favorable to the fire, it moved quickly, engulfing the first few buildings and several cars on the […]
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