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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:
December 22, 2015

Have a Happy Holiday Season

Let us take this time to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. December is almost over and the new year will be here soon enough. If you need anything on our end, don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience!
December 18, 2015

Christmas Season and Defective Product Injuries

Defective product injuries are often times associated with toys and baby products. And as you know, these items are extremely popular during the holiday season. Unfortunately, there are times when these items cause injury to the recipient. And in the most serious of cases, a defective product can also lead to death. According to the law, […]
December 15, 2015

Best Ways to Avoid an Auto Accident this Holiday Season

For many, the holidays are a time of increased travel. If you find yourself on the road in the weeks to come, it is important to do whatever you can to improve your overall level of safety. Every year, drivers and passengers are injured and killed in holiday auto accidents. Here are a few things you […]
December 8, 2015

What are Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, there are hundreds of thousands of patients receiving care at this type of facility. While most nursing homes and their staff understand the importance of keeping patients safe, this does not hold true across the board. Unfortunately, there are times when a patient is neglected. Do […]
December 4, 2015

Car Accidents and Medical Bills: Who Will Pay?

If you are involved in a car accident, you hope you won’t sustain any injuries. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Even a minor fender bender could land you in the hospital for treatment. As a Massachusetts resident, here is something you need to know: you live in a no-fault state. For this reason, your […]
December 1, 2015

November 2015 Blog Review

We have finally moved into the last month of the year. With this comes the holiday season, colder weather, and of course, the anticipation of 2016. Were you able to stay current with our blog last month? If not, you still have time to review the many posts that were published. For those who missed a […]
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 […]
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