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October 30, 2015

Overlooked Causes of Car Accidents

The majority of drivers are familiar with the most common causes of car accidents, such as speeding and drinking and driving. But are you aware of these overlooked causes that can also lead to property damage, injury, and even death? Driver fatigue. Just the same as driving under the influence, this behavior is extremely dangerous. When […]
October 27, 2015

Retaliation and Adverse Action

The EEOC defines adverse action as follows: “An adverse action is an action taken to try to keep someone from opposing a discriminatory practice, or from participating in an employment discrimination proceeding.” Discrimination in the workplace remains a problem. Furthermore, retaliation is often the basis of discrimination. Some examples of this behavior include: Assaulting a person […]
October 20, 2015

Pedestrian Safety During the Winter Months

With the winter months closing in, it won’t be long before cold weather, snow, and ice are a regular occurrence. Even if you enjoy the winter weather, it is important to understand the safety risks associated with the change of the season. Business owners and homeowners have a responsibility to take proper care of the exterior […]
October 16, 2015

Two Statistics Prove the Seriousness of Distracted Driving

In today’s world, everybody is in a hurry. Furthermore, people are more connected than ever before. This may not be a big deal in an office setting, for example, but it is extremely dangerous behind the wheel. Distracted driving remains a huge problem, as this behavior kills and injures thousands of people every year. The following […]
October 13, 2015

3 Important Car Accident Statistics

Every day, people throughout the United States are involved in car accidents. Some walk away uninjured. Others require treatment. And unfortunately, some are killed. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, the number of people killed in car accidents has been declining. Even so, here is a data point to remember: […]
October 9, 2015

Are you Using the Right Car Seat?

What type of car seat have you installed? Is it the right one based on your child’s age and size? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are taking a big risk. In the event of an accident, the wrong car seat could lead to serious injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]
October 6, 2015

Traffic Safety Facts: Analyzing Different Groups

While some traffic accidents are minor, resulting in no injuries or fatalities, this is not always the case. There are times when at least one person is seriously injured or killed. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some groups are more likely to be involved in accidents than others. Here are three key takeaways […]
October 2, 2015

September 2015 Blog Review

September has come and gone, and we are officially moving into the fall season. Even though the weather may begin to cool, our blog will remain red hot with content. If you were unable to stay current with all our posts from last month, there is always time to revisit what you missed. Here are several […]
September 25, 2015

Thumbtack Awards Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.

Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. has received a Best of 2015 award by Thumbtack for its great customer reviews. As a winner in the “Best of 2015 – Attorneys in Fall River” category, we are proud to display the Thumbtack Award badge on our website. In addition to the three five star reviews currently displayed on Thumbtack, we […]
September 22, 2015

Most Common Motorcycle Accident Questions

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will be left with many questions to answer. Some of these questions are easier to address than others, but each one must be taken on without delay. Here are some of the most common questions: Who caused the accident? Who will cover your medical bills? What if […]
September 18, 2015

How to Prepare for a Car Accident

Just because you are prepared for a car accident does not mean you are tempting fate. It simply means you want to be ready for anything that could happen. There are things you can do now to make your life easier should you be involved in an accident down the line. This includes the following; Organize […]
September 15, 2015

Examples of Workplace Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Do you feel you have been a victim of workplace discrimination? What about sexual harassment? It can be difficult to understand if you were truly a victim, which steps you can take, and where you can turn for help. Every year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) helps many people obtain compensation as a victim […]
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 […]
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