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High-speed car accidents are incredibly dangerous for everyone involved. Unfortunately, they often lead to fatalities. If you were injured or lost someone you love due to a high-speed accident, you can bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim to recover compensation for your loss. This process can seem incredibly overwhelming during a time of stress and shock. The compassionate and experienced Boston car accident lawyers at Mass Injury Group are available to help you through this difficult time.

Recently, the Massachusetts Court of Appeal issued an opinion that involved a high-speed accident. The defendant was driving her vehicle when she had a seizure. It was later discovered that the defendant had a brain tumor. The vehicle continued on the roadway even as the passenger tried to wake the defendant. Eventually, the defendant’s vehicle collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle. Emergency responders concluded that the defendant was showing signs of having suffered a seizure. The passengers in the plaintiff’s vehicle sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Before the accident, the plaintiff had not seen a doctor for nearly 30 years. She experienced a few headaches during her lifetime and reported having a headache on the day before the accident. Medical experts for both parties concluded that the defendant experienced a medical emergency behind the wheel due to the brain tumor, which was diagnosed at the hospital following the crash.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed nearly every facet of our daily lives, including traffic patterns. Currently, the volume of traffic on the road remains low as many employees continue to work from home. With no clear timeline as to when the pandemic will resolve, this will likely be the continued status quo. Although fewer cars on the roadway may sound like a safer situation, it actually can create new dangers like speeding. If you were injured in a car crash, contact our team of Boston car accident attorneys today to learn more about your potential right to compensation.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that the volume of traffic is down as much as 20% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. In Boston, however, the traffic volume is down by nearly half. To the south, there is a 19% decrease in traffic while there is an 18% decrease in traffic to the north. If you are someone who normally commutes to and from the city, the roads hardly resemble the typical rush hour patterns that commuters are used to.

Boston is one of the most traffic-ridden cities in the world. In fact, a recent report listed Boston as number 83 on its list of the 100 worst cities to drive in. Drivers in Boston spend even more time behind the wheel than drivers in many other major cities and they are more likely to have an accident as a result.

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Single car accidents can lead to some of the most painful and devastating injuries for the victim. In some cases, the accident may take place as a result of the driver’s inattention, intoxication, or some other factor. But there are certain circumstances where the driver may have lost control due to factors like poorly designed roadways, road hazards, and more. At Mass Injury Group, our committed team of Boston car accident lawyers is prepared to assist you with determining whether you have a right to compensation following an injury accident.

It was a somber day for Hyde Park residents recently when a single-car collision resulted in the death of the driver, according to a local report. The accident took place around 5:30 p.m. on American Legion Highway and Hyde Park Avenue. According to investigators who researched the matter, a sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed before it eventually collided with a pole adjacent to the roadway. Witnesses said that three young children who had seen the accident from a nearby apartment building rushed outside and removed the driver from the vehicle. The witnesses stated that the driver suffered “horrific facial injuries” while the EMTs who reported to the scene stated that the driver was likely killed upon impact.

The Hyde Park community has witnessed an increase in accidents recently on what many describe as a dangerous stretch of roadway. Many view the flow of traffic on the road as entirely too fast and refer to it as a drag strip. Others describe how the American Legion Highway slopes in the particular area where the accident took place, allowing vehicles traveling along it to pick up additional speed.

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When it comes to pedestrian accidents, crashes involving motor vehicles can be the deadliest. If an unprotected pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, they may sustain catastrophic injuries or be killed, even if the accident happens at low speed. According to a new study released earlier this year, however, some types of vehicles pose more dangers to pedestrians than others. At Mass Injury Group, our knowledgeable team of Boston pedestrian accident lawyers is standing by to assist you with your claim and to collect the compensation that you deserve.

Even though sport utility vehicles, also called SUVs, have undergone several safety-related changes, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concludes that they pose the most dangers to pedestrians. The study indicates that the number of people who die as a result of a motor vehicle accident has declined from over 50,000 in 1980 to roughly 36,600 in 2018 due to safety advancements. When it comes to the number of pedestrian fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents, however, the number of deaths has climbed over the last 10 years.

Part of the explanation for this is that the number of SUVs on the road has grown dramatically, comprising roughly 70% of the market and totaling 6 million sales during the first half of 2019. This is in comparison to 2.5 million sales of cars. The rise in SUVs on the road is important when it comes to pedestrian safety. The study examined the threat that SUVs pose to pedestrians compared to regular passenger vehicles. It concluded that SUVs cause more dangerous injuries than passenger cars when accidents happen at a speed of more than 19 miles per hour. When the crashes happen at speeds of 20-39 miles per hour, three out of ten crashes involving SUVs result in pedestrian fatalities, compared to five out of 22 crashes for cars. At speeds exceeding 40 miles per hour, pedestrians die at almost a 100% rate, according to the study.

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If you were injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, you may be thinking about bringing a claim to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Understanding the rules that apply to your claim and what it takes to obtain the maximum amount of recovery you deserve is important. At Mass Injury Group, our seasoned team of Boston car accident lawyers are prepared to guide you through the legal process.

In a recent case heard by the Massachusetts Court of Appeal, the parties were involved in a traffic accident. The plaintiff filed a claim alleging that the defendant was negligent in driving her vehicle. A jury concluded that while the defendant was negligent, the defendant’s negligence was not a substantial contributing cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. Under Massachusetts law, it is not enough to show that a defendant failed to use reasonable care and skill at the time of an accident, you must also show that the defendant’s failure was the direct and foreseeable cause of your harm. The plaintiff filed a motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, which asks the court to change the jury’s verdict, or a motion for a new trial in the alternative. The lower court denied the motion and the plaintiff appealed.

On review, the appellate court first noted that the standard for reviewing a lower court’s denial of a motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, the appellate court must consider whether there is any evidence in the record or any combination of circumstances from which a reasonable inference could be drawn in support of the jury’s verdict. In reviewing the record, the appellate court noted that the plaintiff was pulling out of a gas station at the time of the crash and that her vehicle was moving very slowly. The photographs also indicated that her vehicle had sustained minor damage. The plaintiff also claimed that she suffered four separate categories of injuries as a result of the accident.

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One of the most frustrating aspects of a car accident injury lawsuit is determining the amount of compensation that you are entitled to receive for your damages. As the victim who has dealt with the ongoing stress, disruption, and pain of the accident, you have a clear sense of what you are owed. But the defendant, jury, or court may come to a different conclusion. In this situation, it may be necessary to file a motion contesting the amount of damages that the court has entered in your case. The seasoned and knowledgeable Boston car accident lawyers at Mass Injury Group are available to help you fight for the fair and appropriate outcome that you deserve.

The Massachusetts Court of Appeal considered an appeal where the plaintiff challenged a lower court’s entry of a remittitur, which is an order that reduces the amount of damages that the jury awarded to the plaintiff. In the case, the plaintiff was injured when a truck driven by an employee of a company rear-ended the vehicle. Her brother-in-law came to the scene of the accident and took the plaintiff to the hospital for medical treatment. She was out of work for 2.5 weeks but later returned to the same medical facility experiencing headaches and chest pains. Over the next several months, she received treatment from a variety of physicians regarding her accident-related injuries. The plaintiff was involved in another rear-end crash two years later.

The plaintiff eventually filed a claim against the employer of the man driving the truck that caused the first accident alleging negligence and unfair claim settlement practice. The defendants conceded liability and a trial regarding damages was held. The jury concluded that the plaintiff was entitled to $600,000 in damages. The defendant moved for a new trial or a remittitur. A remittitur is a ruling in which the judge reduces the amount of damages that a jury has awarded if the judge finds that it was excessive and not supported by the evidence. The plaintiff refused to accept the judge’s remittitur of $70,000, so a new trial on damages was held. This time, the jury returned a verdict of $110,000 for the plaintiff. The judge then concluded that the defendant did not engage in unfair claim settlement practices.

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Car accidents are always a painful and shocking situation for the parties involved. When someone loses their life as the result of a careless or reckless driver, however, it can be difficult for the surviving loved ones to move on. At Mass Injury Group, our committed team of Massachusetts car accident lawyers has handled numerous types of car accident cases including accidents that involve fatalities. Although there is no amount of compensation that can truly repair the loss that you and your family has sustained, it can make a significant difference when it comes to dealing with the financial impact of the loss.

Recently, an 87-year-old woman lost her life in an accident that happened on Route 3 in Pembroke near Exit 12, according to a local news report. The accident happened around 9:30 am, according to law enforcement who responded to the scene of the crash. The authorities located the decedent who had sustained severe injuries in a crash involving another vehicle. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died due to her injuries. The other vehicle involved in the crash contained three people including the driver. All passengers were taken to a hospital, but did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. So far, authorities have not released any information about the cause of the accident. The initial accident caused a chain reaction that caused many other minor accidents to take place, resulting in significant traffic delays.

If you lost a loved one as the result of a car accident, you can bring a wrongful death action to recover compensation for your losses and damages. Under Massachusetts law, the estate of the decedent can bring a wrongful death claim to recover compensation. The estate will bring any claims that the decedent would have had standing to bring had he or she not lost his or her life. This means that if the decedent would have been able to sue the other driver for negligence, then the estate can bring a negligence action against the at-fault driver.

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Single car accidents can be incredibly stressful, especially if some factor caused you to crash like improper road signage, inclement weather, or another driver who failed to stop after you crashed. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident lawyers proudly provide legal assistance to victims of single-car accidents. This involves investigating your claim to determine the cause of the accident and to help you receive the compensation you deserve. This includes working with insurance companies to secure coverage benefits.

Recently, one individual was hospitalized after being involved in a crash, according to a local news report. The vehicle in which the victim was riding ignited after impact and was severely charred, according to officials who reported to the scene of the crash. Debris from the vehicle was scattered all over the roadway and a telephone pole was knocked over. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

When it comes to single-car accidents, there are many different factors that could cause a driver to end up in a collision. In some cases, driver inattention or distraction could cause the driver to lose focus and to fail to see upcoming aspects of the roadway like sudden traffic or a sharp turn. But in other situations, a factor outside of the driver’s control could be to blame. This may involve the local municipality’s or transportation authority’s failure to post proper signage about speed limits or sharp turns. A failure to post signs requiring flow of traffic to stop or yield can also lead to single-car crashes. In this scenario, you may be able to bring a claim against the governing authority to recover damages. This could involve bringing a claim pursuant to the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act.

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During the summer months, teens are out of school and maybe engaged in employment, sports camps, or other activities. If a teen has his or her driver’s license, he or she may be responsible for getting to and from these activities throughout the season. Although many teenagers appreciate the responsibility and seriousness of getting behind the wheel, some approach it with a reckless or careless attitude. It is important for parents to talk to their teens about good driving habits, including the difference between the safe operation of a vehicle and dangerous distractions. At Mass Injury Group, our dedicated team of Boston car accident lawyers is available to assist you if you have been injured in a car accident involving a teen driver.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has concluded that between 2008 and 2018, teen drivers killed over seven people per day during the summer months. The report is called the 2020 100 Deadliest Days, and it outlines the most threatening situations for drivers on the roadway. Overall, the report urges parents and teens to take extra precautions between Memorial Day and Labor Day to try to cut down on the number of accidents involving teens.

This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to many teens being unable to find a job, camps being canceled, and a lot more free time on teens’ hands. This free time may mean that teens are spending more time driving to pass the time. The 2020 100 Deadliest Days report includes a Parent Coaching Guide to help parents identify the most productive ways to educate their teens about safe driving. It encourages parents to have their teens sign a safe driving agreement, too.

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Car accidents take many different shapes and forms. Some are relatively minor and lead to nothing more than property damage, but others can be catastrophic and end up taking the lives of the passengers or drivers involved in the crash. In the event that you lose a loved one to another driver’s carelessness, you can recover compensation for the expenses associated with the loss as well as compensation for the loss of your loved one’s care, companionship, comfort, and support. At Mass Injury Group, our team of Boston car accident lawyers knows that no amount of money can truly make you whole again, but it can help you cope with the financial stress of the loss.

According to a recent news report, two individuals lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle accident while two others were seriously injured. The accident took place in Fall River. The driver of the first vehicle was a 74-year-old woman. Her passenger was a 29-year-old woman. According to reports, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a building in Fall River.  The backseat passengers, which included an 18-month-old child, suffered serious injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital.

Although it can be difficult to contemplate bringing a personal injury action for the loss of a loved one immediately after the crash, having a seasoned attorney representing you through the process can alleviate some of the confusion and stress. For many individuals, bringing a wrongful death claim is their first experience with Massachusetts’ civil justice system. In a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff will need to show that the decedent probably would not have died but for the defendant’s lack of appropriate care and skill.

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