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A hit-and-run accident is one of the most frustrating types of collisions that you can experience. On top of the shock, painful injuries, and expenses that you have to deal with, you also face the prospect of never finding the person who caused the accident. For this reason, many hit-and-run victims feel hopeless after an accident and feel like there is no point in pursuing compensation. But you may still have options when it comes to receiving financial recovery for the damages that you have suffered as a result of the wreck. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident lawyers are ready to review your case and help you identify the most promising legal options available to you.

Recently a 64-year old man turned himself in following a hit-and-run accident in Somerville, according to local news reports. The accident happened less than one week prior to when the man turned himself in to the local authorities. The man claimed to be the driver involved in an accident where a pedestrian was hit on McGrath Highway and drug for a long distance. He also surrendered the vehicle that he was driving at the time of the accident, which may serve as critical evidence in any case against him.

The victim in the accident was leaving a local convenience store carrying bags of groceries when the collision happened. The impact was so strong that the victim’s shoes flew off of his feet.

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A catastrophic car accident can have a life-changing impact on the victims. Although any type of car accident can lead to injuries and financial damages, a catastrophic crash can leave the victim with permanent disabilities, major medical expenses, or even result in a fatality. If you were involved in a catastrophic car accident, it is critical to make sure that you receive the financial support that you deserve to cope with the accident and how it will change your life. This includes not only covering your medical expenses but offsetting any impact on your ability to work, provide for your family, and take care of yourself. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident lawyers are standing by to help you determine whether you should pursue compensation after a catastrophic injury.

Recently, Boston firefighters were required to use the Jaws of Life to remove three accident victims from a car after a catastrophic accident, according to a local news report. The small sedan involved in the crash was severely damaged in the crash, which happened around 10:45 a.m. on Gallivan Boulevard. All three people were trapped in the vehicle, however. All three occupants were transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. Law enforcement officials are still investigating the accident and have not released a cause of the crash.

If you were hurt in a catastrophic car accident, you can bring a claim for damages against the person who caused the crash. This includes bringing a claim against the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding as a passenger if it is a single-car accident like the news report discussed above. In the lawsuit, you will need to show that the defendant did not use proper care and skill at the time of the accident. Examples of a lack of care include texting while driving, intoxicated driving, speeding, failing to yield the right of way, reckless driving, road rage, and fatigued driving.

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Car accidents can happen suddenly and without any warning. When they result in the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to think about pursuing financial recovery or exploring your legal options. One of the best ways to takes some of the stress out of the process so that you can focus on grieving is to consult a Boston car accident attorney. At Mass Injury Group, we are available to help you learn more about bringing a wrongful death claim after the loss of a loved one in a car accident. Our compassionate team of personal injury lawyers knows exactly how devastating this situation is for you and your family. We will work diligently to make sure that you get the justice that you deserve.

Recently, a devastating accident resulted in one fatality on McClellan Highway in East Boston, according to a local report. Multiple vehicles were involved in the accident and one vehicle broke in half after it crashed into a utility pole. The man in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another woman was transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for her injuries. Because the accident damaged a utility pole, many people in the area were without power due to the accident.

If you lose someone in a car accident, you can pursue a wrongful death claim against the people responsible for your loved one’s death. In the lawsuit, you will need to show that the person who caused the crash owed your loved one a duty to act with reasonable care and skill but failed to meet that standard. A few common examples of failing to meet this standard of care include texting while driving, speeding, unsafe lane changes, and drunk driving.

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Although almost any kind of car accident can lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities, a head-on collision is one of the most dangerous types of accidents. This includes situations where two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. It is particularly dangerous because of the force of the impact, which is doubled as a result of each vehicle’s speed of travel. If you were hurt in a head-on collision or lost a loved one in this type of crash, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. It can be extremely difficult to know what steps to take or to figure out if you are being treated fairly by the other parties, insurance companies, and even the court. The Boston car accident lawyers at Mass Injury Group offer a free consultation and are waiting to help you.

In a recent head-on crash, one woman tragically lost her life. According to a local news report, the crash occurred in Reading around 11:30 a.m. An SUV collided with a regular passenger vehicle resulting in a head-on collision. The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while the other driver declined medical treatment. There were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the accident. The authorities have not yet released any details about what may have caused the accident.

If you were hurt in a head-on collision, you can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the person who hurt you to claim compensation for your injuries and damages. In the accident, you will need to prove that the other driver acted carelessly and that this carelessness was the direct cause of your injuries.

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Winter weather is one of the biggest dangers to safe driving. If you are driving in conditions like ice, snow, severe rain, sleet, or hail, then it is important to use good judgment. This includes reducing your speed, pulling over when necessary, and keeping a safe following distance. When drivers fail to take inclement weather into account, they put other drivers at serious risk of injury. At Mass Injury Group, we assist victims of inclement weather driving accidents with pursuing their right to compensation after an accident. Winter weather accidents can lead to absolutely devastating injuries and the expenses can pile up quickly. If you were hurt in a winter weather crash, contact our Boston car accident lawyers today.

Recently, a major winter storm in Texas caused a 130 car pile-up on Interstate 35 outside in Fort Worth, according to a local news report. The accident happened during the morning rush hour when the pavement was covered with ice due to an ice storm. Tragically, six people lost their lives due to the accident while countless more suffered serious injuries. Emergency responders spent several hours untangling the mass of vehicles and attempting to remove people who were trapped inside their cars. Thirty-six people had to be transferred to nearby hospitals to receive treatment for their injuries. Many of the vehicles in the crash were also tract0r-trailers, which can cause serious injuries due to their massive size and weight.

If you were hurt in a multi-car accident, then you may have questions about how to pursue compensation, whether you can make an insurance claim, and the best way to go about protecting your rights. There are some unique aspects of multi-car accidents that can get complicated. Sometimes, it is hard to know exactly who is at fault for the crash. You may need to work with an accident reconstructionist who can figure out exactly how the accident happened and who is at fault. Your lawyer can also help prepare you to make any statements with insurance companies regarding the accident and what happened.

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Traffic accidents are always tragic. Even low-impact crashes that result in minor injuries can be a traumatic experience for the people involved and their loved ones. When a catastrophic accident happens, however, it can leave the entire community in shock and chance the victims’ lives forever. If you were hurt in a Boston car accident or lost a loved one in a catastrophic accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Although monetary recovery cannot truly heal you after such a devastating experience, it can help you cope with the financial impact. Contact Mass Injury Group now to learn more about your potential options and legal rights.

On New Year’s Day in California, a head-on collision on a rural route led to the death of seven children and two adults, according to NBC Boston. The California Highway Patrol investigated the accident and interviewed all of the witnesses who arrived on the scene shortly after the impact, which led to a fire in one of the vehicles. From initial reports, an SUV and truck collided between Avenal and Coalinga. The children who lost their lives in the accident ranged in age from 6 years to 15 years and were members of two families that were related. The children were traveling in a Ford F-150 truck.

A Dodge Journey SUV struck the truck around 8 p.m., according to the coroner’s office that handled the investigation. A 28-year-old man was driving the SUV heading southbound when he veered into a dirt shoulder. The driver apparently overcorrected after swerving, crossing over the middle line, and colliding with the Ford truck. The truck erupted in flames. At this time, it is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. A toxicology report is being prepared to determine whether this was a factor.

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If you were hurt in a car accident, you probably have questions about whether you are entitled to insurance policy benefits. Working with insurance companies can be incredibly frustrating, especially if they do not have your best interests in mind or if they fail to play by the rules. At Mass Injury Group, our seasoned team of Boston car accident lawyers have handled countless insurance claim negotiations and are ready to put our knowledge and experience to use on your behalf. Call our office today and start pursuing the just outcome that you deserve.

Recently, in Mundell v. Commerce Insurance Company, 98 Mass. App. Ct. 1121 (2020), the Massachusetts Court of Appeal issued an opinion discussing whether an insurance company engaged in unfair settlement practices pursuant to the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. The plaintiff made a claim for policy benefits from the defendant auto insurer, which provided an auto insurance policy to the person who caused a car accident involving the plaintiff.

The plaintiff made a demand for the policy benefits of $20,000 in a demand letter that gave the insurance company 30 days to respond. The insurance adjuster assigned to the claim investigated the matter. He later notified the plaintiff that the insurer was accepting liability on behalf of the defendant and that he was waiting for settlement authority from his supervisor.

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During the holidays, many people plan get-togethers with friends and family. This often involves going out to eat or enjoying all that Boston has to offer during this special time of the year. With the increase in pedestrian traffic, however, comes an increase in the risks of being involved in an injury accident. The holidays are also a time where rates of intoxicated driving increase, meaning that drivers may be less able to observe pedestrians and avoid hitting them. If you were injured as a pedestrian due to a careless driver, contact Mass Injury Group now to set up a time to speak with a Boston car accident lawyer.

Recently, two pedestrians were the victims of an accident in Allston on Commonwealth Avenue between Harvard and Gorham streets, according to a local news report. The accident happened on a Monday evening around 7 p.m. The victims were transported to the hospital, where one is battling life-threatening injuries. The other victim sustained minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident remained at the scene and was cooperative with the authorities. At this time, there are no further details about the cause of the accident.

A pedestrian accident is a type of personal injury accident. To recover compensation, the victim must show that the driver was not using reasonable care and skill at the time of the crash. This duty of care generally encompasses basic, safe driving practices like obeying the speed limit, yielding the right of way, using turn signals, and adjusting one’s driving based on the circumstances. If there is inclement weather, for example, then a driver should typically reduce his or her speed even if it is slower than the posted speed limit.

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There are few things worse than losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly in a car accident caused by someone else’s careless driving. While you and your family are left to pick up the pieces, the last thing that you may be thinking about is bringing a claim to recover compensation for your loss. Regardless of how you and your family are feeling about pursuing financial recovery after a fatal car accident, it is beneficial to speak to a seasoned Boston car accident lawyer to learn more about your options and potential rights. Call Mass Injury Group today to take the next step in your healing process.

Two recent accidents in Boston highlight just how common fatal traffic accidents are in this region. In October, a four-car crash on Interstate 93 left one individual dead. The accident happened in the early morning hours. According to investigators, one person was traveling in the wrong lane, which was the likely cause of the crash. The impact caused one person to be ejected from their vehicle while another was trapped inside the car. Earlier this month, a two-car crash left one of the parties involved with severe injuries that required hospitalization. The victim, unfortunately, succumbed to the injuries and passed away at the hospital. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

If you want to pursue financial recovery after losing a loved one in a car accident, you can speak to an attorney about bringing a wrongful death claim. This type of action allows the surviving family members to recover compensation for any expenses associated with the accident like emergency vehicle charges, hospital bills, and more. It also allows the surviving family members to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one’s companionship, love, and support. You can also request compensation for the earnings that your lost loved one would have provided you had he or she not passed away as a result of the accident.

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Sometimes accidents happen on the freeway when drivers think they are exercising caution. Simple driving tasks like merging, changing lanes, or traveling through intersections can become incredibly dangerous when motorists are not paying as much attention as they should or having patience to make sure that the way is clear before they proceed. If you were involved in a Boston car accident, the lawyers at Mass Injury Group are available to discuss your situation and whether you may be entitled to compensation. There are many different issues and facts to consider when determining whether you should bring legal action and we are ready to help you answer them.

A recent case arose from a two-vehicle crash that happened when one vehicle attempted to change lanes. The plaintiff was the passenger in a van owned by the defendant and being operated by a driver. The other vehicle, a moving truck, was traveling in the same direction. The driver attempted to change lanes and observed the moving truck in the right lane about 25 to 30-feet behind him. As the driver attempted to move the vehicle into the right lane, there was a sudden impact. The two vehicles collided, and the plaintiff suffered serious injuries.

The plaintiff sued multiple defendants including the driver of the moving van and the company that owned the moving van. These defendants filed motions for summary judgment, which ask the court to decide the case as a matter of law because there are no genuine issues of material fact. The lower court granted the motions for summary judgment and the plaintiff appealed.

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