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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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Head-on collisions are incredibly dangerous especially when they happen at high speed. A head-on collision can happen in a number of ways including a vehicle that enters a roadway in the wrong direction. If you were injured in a car accident that resulted in a head-on collision, you may be entitled to compensation. At Mass Injury Group, our compassionate and diligent team of Boston car accident lawyers are available to help you identify your legal rights.

Recently, two individuals tragically lost their lives as the result of a head-on collision on I-495 in Westborough, according to a local news report. Law enforcement officials who responded to the scene reported that a wrong-way driver was reported in the area shortly before 9 p.m. on the day of the accident. The wrong-way vehicle was a passenger vehicle driven by a 43-year-old woman. It eventually crashed into a vehicle being driven by a 27-year-old man resulting in a head-on collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His passenger, an 83-year-old woman, was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for her critical injuries. The authorities are unclear on how the vehicle ended up traveling the wrong way on the highway.

If you were injured in a head-on collision, you can bring a civil claim to recover compensation for your injuries. In the lawsuit, you will need to show that the other driver failed to use reasonable care and skill while operating his or her motor vehicle. There are a few common causes of head-on collisions. Distracted driving can prevent drivers from paying attention to traffic signs such as “do not enter” signage. Drunk driving can also make it impossible for a driver to make appropriate observations about the road conditions and signage. Drugged driving is similar to drunk driving and includes illegal as well as prescription drugs that impair the user’s awareness and response time.

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When most people think of motor vehicle accidents, they imagine crashes involving multiple vehicles such as passenger cars, pickup trucks, or SUVs. But there are many instances where a single-vehicle accident can lead to painful injuries and permanent disabilities for the people involved. A single-vehicle accident presents unique challenges, particularly if there is not a good eyewitness account of what happened and whether the driver of the vehicle is at fault for a passenger’s injuries. At Mass Injury Group, our seasoned team of Massachusetts car accident lawyers is prepared to help you evaluate your potential claim and pursue any compensation that you may deserve.

Last month, news outlets reported a single-vehicle crash in Wellesley, Massachusetts, involving a pickup truck. According to the police report prepared after the accident, the pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 9 when the vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with a stone wall. One of the occupants of the vehicle was thrown from the vehicle and died from his injuries at the scene. The pickup truck continued to travel down Worcester street until it struck another wall. The two remaining occupants of the vehicle were removed and taken to a nearby hospital where one later died from his injuries. No other information was available regarding the cause of the crash, such as whether the driver was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

If you are a passenger in a single-vehicle accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle for your injuries and damages. There are many reasons that single-vehicle accidents happen, and some of those reasons are attributable to driver negligence or recklessness. If a person is intoxicated, he or she should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle, for example. If a driver is taking prescription medication that prohibits driving due to side effects like drowsiness, then the driver’s decision to get behind the wheel can also be viewed as negligent. If you are successful in showing that the defendant acted negligently and that you were injured as a direct result, you can recover compensation for damages associated with the crash like past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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If you suffered injuries in a car accident, chances are you are wondering whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. An accident involving two drivers can be complicated, especially if there are questions about who is at fault and how much compensation the injury victim is owed. But when an accident involves multiple drivers and parties, the complexities increase. The compassionate and experienced Boston car accident attorneys at Mass Injury Group are available to assist injury victims with ensuring that they receive the outcome that they deserve during a civil trial and while working with insurance companies.

Recently, multiple drivers and passengers were injured when a crash involving roughly 30 vehicles happened on Interstate 95 near Bangor, Maine, during the early morning commute. Fortunately, no one lost their life as a result of the accident, but many individuals involved in the accident were treated for their injuries while a number were transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter. According to reports prepared regarding the crash, many motorists reported being blinded by the early morning sun resulting in a chain reaction pileup as approaching vehicles were unable to avoid colliding with cars stopped in front of them.

This is not the first instance that a massive pileup has happened on Interstate 95, which also runs through Massachusetts. In a densely populated state like Massachusetts, morning rush hour traffic can be incredibly thick and lead to an increase in chances of an injury accident taking place. When drivers are heading to work in the morning, many are running late, engaged in distracted driving activities like eating or talking on the phone, or simply not paying attention to the rapid changes in traffic during rush hour.

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Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of personal injury accidents that a Massachusetts resident can suffer. They often happen at high speed and are very sudden, resulting in devastating injuries. It is not uncommon for passengers or drivers to be ejected from the vehicle due to the force of the impact or to suffer life-threatening injuries. As compassionate Massachusetts car accident attorneys, the legal professionals at Mass Injury Group are prepared to assist you and your family during this traumatic event and to ensure that you receive the fair outcome that you deserve.

Recently, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision in Littleton, according to local reports. The crash occurred in the early morning hours on Route 2A in Littleton. The vehicles involved on the Ayer Road crash were a Honda Pilot and a Mazda CX5. A driver of one of the vehicles was a man in his 40s who was taken to a hospital by first responders. He later died at the hospital as a result of the injuries that he sustained. The other driver was a woman in her 20s who experienced non-life-threatening injuries. She was still taken to the hospital for a checkup and to ensure that she was ok.

Another report states that a man in Fall River died in what appears to be a single-vehicle accident near Exit 15 on Route 93. Although authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident, it is possible that the man was attempting to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle causing him to veer into the guardrail. The man was found outside of the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident. Some accidents happen as a result of driver’s trying to avoid colliding with other vehicles, particularly if the other vehicle is crossing the centerline or fails to yield the right of way.

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Car accidents can happen in many different ways and can involve a number of parties in the lawsuit. Filing a civil claim for damages after a car accident is a multi-step process that requires you to obtain evidence and prove a case against the defendants named in the action. The elements that you have to prove depend on the cause of action that you assert against the defendants such as negligence or product liability. In some instances, a car accident may have happened because of faulty parts or poor warnings. Liability is not always clear cut, which is why having a seasoned Massachusetts car accident lawyer guiding you through the process is so important.

Recently, Massachusetts Court of Appeal considered a claim involving a bus that caught fire. The court was asked to determine whether the lower court erred when it entered summary judgment in favor of a bus company on the plaintiff’s complaint for breach of the implied warranty of merchantability. the plaintiff argued that a defect in the bus caused it to catch fire and that he sustained injuries when he navigated the bus to safety and assisted passengers in exiting the vehicle. The plaintiff brought the action against the company that made the bus and that leased it to the company that was operating the fare from New York City to Boston.

On review, the appellate court first noted that a claim for the breach of an implied warranty requires the plaintiff to show that a defect or unreasonable condition existed at the time the product left the manufacturer’s control and that the defect rendered it unsafe for ordinary uses. If the product or machine at issue is complex in design and its operation is outside a layperson’s knowledge, then expert testimony is required to help the jury understand how the product was allegedly defective.

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Chain-reaction accidents can lead to severe injuries for multiple parties. They can also create serious headaches when it comes to filing insurance claims and figuring out who may be at fault for your injuries particularly if you were struck further down in the chain reaction. Whether it happened at high-speed on the freeway or at a red light at a city intersection, a chain reaction accident can leave you with painful injuries and a mountain of medical expenses. At Mass Injury Group, our team of seasoned Boston car accident attorneys are prepared to help you determine whether you are entitled to compensation following a multi-car crash.

A number of Seekonk residents found themselves facing this type of nightmare situation on March 3 when a truck failed to notice that traffic was slowing down on the freeway upon which he was traveling, according to a recent news report. Traffic had slowed because there was a car on fire roughly one mile ahead on the roadway. Although the driver of the truck applied the emergency brake, his vehicle slammed into the back of a Chrysler, which slammed into the back of an Acura, which then slammed into the rear of a Lexus. Unfortunately, the right, rear passenger in the Chrysler vehicle died at the hospital as a result of the injuries that she suffered during the crash. Eight occupants of the other vehicles were transported to various hospitals where they obtained treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

In Massachusetts, the victim of a personal injury accident can bring a civil claim from the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash to recover compensation for his or her injuries and damages. Establishing liability in a multi-car accident may require filing a claim against all of the other parties involved. If you do not include one of the parties as a defendant, then he or she may not be held responsible and the other defendants in your case may claim that the party you left out was to blame. To hold one of the drivers liable, you must prove that he or she failed to drive the same way that a reasonable and prudent driver would have done when faced with the same situation. If the driver did not act according to this standard, then he or she is considered negligent. You must also show that the driver’s negligence was the direct and foreseeable cause of your injuries.

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Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of avoidable injury accidents on the roadway. These crashes can impact motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and are not unique to private individuals. Even common carriers have faced issues with drivers using their cell phones behind the wheel. Although no amount of money can truly repair the damage that you have suffered after a motor vehicle accident, it can help you cope with the financial stress and ongoing expenses like medical bills. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident lawyers are ready to assist you with seeking the compensation that you deserve from a careless driver.

Starting February 23, 2020, Massachusetts has a new law impacting drivers’ ability to use a cellphone behind the wheel. The law applies to drivers over the age of 18 and allows them to use a mobile device in a hands-free way. Drivers may only touch their mobile devices to engage the hands-free mode such as answering a call or initiating a call. Additionally, the device must be mounted to a dashboard, windshield, or center console to ensure that it does not make it difficult for the driver to operate the vehicle. Using the device for activities like texting, emailing, surfing the web, using apps, and watching videos are prohibited. Drivers can use a GPS service if they install the device according to the law’s requirements.

If the driver wants to use the device with his or her hands, he or she must be parked, and the vehicle must be stationary outside of a public lane of travel. If the driver wants to use a headset, only one earpiece may be inserted into the driver’s ear. Voice to text is only permitted when the device is properly mounted according to the law’s specifications.

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Although accidents can happen in virtually any scenario on the roadway, some types of accidents are more common than others. One example is accidents in intersections, especially if one of the drivers is not paying attention, and accidents involving teen drivers who lack experience behind the wheel. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident attorneys proudly assist residents of Massachusetts with determining whether they are entitled to compensation from a careless driver who caused them to suffer painful injuries.

According to a recent news report, a two-vehicle crash that happened last month left one man seriously injured. The accident happened at the intersection of Morton and Canterbury streets near Franklin Park and took place during a very busy time of day, 6 pm. According to the Massachusetts State Police, debris was scattered all over the road at the site of the accident. One of the drivers was hauling cargo including wooden boards. The other driver involved in the crash was 19 years old.

Some of the risks involved with intersection accidents include serious injuries if the vehicles involved T-bone or collide head-on. In this accident, the vehicles were very badly damaged due to a head-on collision, according to the police report. If one of the drivers was not paying attention and engaging in distracted driving activities like texting or talking on the phone, then he or she would be liable for the injuries that the other driver suffered. Because the flow of traffic changes rapidly in an intersection, drivers must use caution when entering to ensure that they have the right-of-way.

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