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October 20, 2017
Dump Truck Rollover Kills One, Causes Chaos in Brockton

Dump Truck Rollover Kills One, Causes Chaos in Brockton

The sad details behind a dump truck crash in Brockton that killed one woman and sent two other people to the hospital have led to the arrest of a driver on motor vehicle homicide charges. The October 3 crash includes a laundry list of dangerous behaviors and bad decisions and should serve as a cautionary tale […]
October 5, 2017
Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

A recent crash in the Saxonville section of Framingham caused the death of one driver and sent all the occupants of a second vehicle to the hospital. The crash, which took place early on the evening of September 21, shut down Water Street for some time while Framingham Police investigated and cleared the scene. The driver […]
September 21, 2017

Ford Explorer CO Probe Digging Deeper

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it will be taking a more thorough look at Ford Explorer SUVs to determine whether there’s a defect or design flaw that’s putting vehicle occupants at risk. The “engineering analysis”—an escalation of a preliminary analysis that began in July of 2016—will focus on possible leakage of […]
September 1, 2017

Labor Day Marks End of ‘100 Deadliest Days’

This holiday weekend marks the end of a dangerous period for teen drivers. According to AAA, Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September bookend the highest-risk time all year for crashes involving teen drivers. These 100 days are nothing to celebrate, and we can only hope that when the numbers are in for 2017 […]
August 23, 2017

Driver Turns Self in After Fatal Quincy Crash

The driver responsible for a crash in Quincy turned himself in more than a week later and was ordered held on $100,000 bail after being charged with several serious offenses, including motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene. The crash, on Palmer Street around 12:30 a.m. on August 7, left an eighteen-year-old passenger dead and a […]
August 9, 2017

Cape Cart Crash Seriously Injures Three

Three people were seriously injured last month when a golf cart drove onto a local road and collided with a motorcycle. First responders and others who viewed the scene described a flaming, melted wreck, and photos from the scene show both vehicles destroyed, with the golf cart reduced to little more than its frame. All the […]
July 26, 2017

Woburn Construction Accident Claims Life

A New Hampshire man working on a project to expand the Woburn Public Library was killed in a construction accident on Tuesday, July 11. According to reports, the man was working in a pit alongside the foundation of the building when a large piece of rock came loose and fell, crushing him. The Middlesex district attorney […]
July 13, 2017

Cape Cod Visitor Killed in Truck Crash

A Middleborough woman was killed on the Cape last weekend when the car she was in was struck from behind by a truck near the Bourne Bridge. Three others in the car were injured, as well as one person in a second car. One of the passengers, a fifteen-year-old girl, was airlifted to a Rhode Island […]
June 30, 2017

Ferry Crash Injures Passengers, Disrupts Service

As many as eighteen passengers were reported injured last week when the MV Iyanough, a high-speed ferry on the Hyannis to Nantucket route, crashed into a rocky jetty on the approach to Hyannis. The crash occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Friday night, June 16, in what was described as bad weather and choppy seas. The Iyanough, […]
June 16, 2017

Workers Compensation and Workplace Violence

Each year nearly three million workers are injured or become ill on the job. That number has dropped dramatically over the decades as workplace safety has improved. Regulations aimed at making places of employment safer have made a huge difference, as has increased awareness of risk by both workers and their employers. A disturbing but often […]
June 1, 2017

Gasoline Tanker in Six-Vehicle Crash

Disaster was narrowly averted during the morning commute last Tuesday when a tanker truck carrying 11,000 gallons of gasoline struck several cars on a ramp at the Braintree Split. One woman was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, but no one else was injured. The ramp from exit eighteen on Route 93 South connecting […]
May 19, 2017

Toll in Auction Crash up to Five

The death toll has risen again in a tragic eastern Massachusetts auto auction crash. A fifth victim succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, more than a week after the incident at the Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica on May 3. Two victims died at the scene and another at a local hospital shortly after the crash. […]
October 23, 2018

Joel H. Schwartz, PC Attorneys Honored on New England Super Lawyers List

Two attorneys at Joel H. Schwartz, PC have again been honored on the New England Super Lawyers list for the year 2018. The firm extends its sincere congratulations to hardworking and experienced attorneys John Vlassakis and Timothy Pope. Attorney John Vlassakis Senior Associate John Vlassakis has been selected for inclusion on the 2018 Super Lawyers list […]
September 28, 2018
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

Driving anywhere in Boston can be a challenge. There are numerous pedestrians, bicyclists, and thousands of vehicles that travel throughout Boston every day. Fortunately, most intersections seems to be relatively free of accident reports. However, there are many intersections in Boston that are more dangerous to travel through than others. When you’re injured in a motor […]
June 21, 2018
Working and Social Security Disability

Working and Social Security Disability

When you are going to be collecting Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you are usually able to at least work part-time, despite receiving benefits. However, there are many complicated rules, and working while collecting SSD can influence your benefits. If you are considering a part-time job in addition to your SSD benefits, or if you are […]
June 4, 2018
Most Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Most Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can deal a devastating blow to your quality of life. When you are legally on a property, the property owner has an obligation to ensure that the area is free of hazards. When property owners fail to meet this obligation and you’re injured as a result, they can be held accountable should you choose […]
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