car accidents

What to Do If You Are in an Out-of-State Car Accident

Published in car accidents on May 11, 2020

All car accidents present challenges for those involved. Some collisions, however, come with more complications than others. A car accident outside of your home state can leave you with questions concerning insurance coverage, fault laws and the process it will take to recover compensation. It is important to take the right steps to protect your…

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Is Hitting a Parked Car Considered a Hit-and-Run?

Published in car accidents on May 8, 2020

It is against the law in Massachusetts to hit a parked vehicle without stopping and leaving your information. It is the same crime as causing an accident and fleeing the scene – a hit-and-run – although with lighter penalties if you only cause minor property damage. If you get into a hit-and-run accident with a…

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What Legal Actions Can I Take If I’m an Injured Passenger in An Accident?

Published in car accidents on May 6, 2020

You do not have the same responsibilities as a driver when you are just a passenger in a car. You will have little to no control over the safety of the ride or whether the driver causes a crash. If the accident injures you, however, you will still have the right to file a personal…

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What Should I Do If I Was in an Accident Caused by Brake Checking?

Published in car accidents, Safety on May 4, 2020

Brake checking is a maneuver in which a driver intentionally hits the brakes, often forcing the following driver to also brake or take evasive action. It generally happens in a road rage or aggressive driving incident and is not an approved driving maneuver. It could also be a means of committing insurance fraud. If someone…

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Massachusetts?

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury on April 20, 2020

Lane splitting is a frequent topic of debate in many states. Since California became the first state to remove language barring motorcyclists from lane splitting in its traffic laws in 2016, many other states have attempted to follow suit. Proposed lane-splitting or lane-filtering laws in all other states, however, have so far failed to pass….

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Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Published in car accidents on February 26, 2020

Commercial truck accidents take thousands of lives each year. The size and weight of big rigs make them formidable opponents in vehicle collisions. Passengers of smaller vehicles almost always suffer more severe injuries than truck occupants. Truck companies and their drivers have a duty to obey federal safety and operation laws. Breaking these laws and…

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Massachusetts Hit & Run Laws

Published in car accidents, Personal Injury, Safety on February 20, 2020

A hit-and-run can make a car accident claim in Boston even more complicated. You may not know the identity of the at-fault party. This could mean no opportunity to hold someone else responsible for your injuries and damages. Luckily, Massachusetts’ no-fault law means you can file a claim with your own car insurance provider to…

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What Happens If I Get in An Accident in a Leased Car?

Published in car accidents on January 10, 2020

A car accident in a leased vehicle can lead to an insurance claim that is more difficult to navigate than a crash in a car you own. You will need to notify the leasing company on top of your insurance company of the accident, for example, and be careful with the replacement parts your mechanic…

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Massachusetts Seat Belt Law

Published in car accidents, Civil Law, Personal Injury, Safety on September 23, 2019

A seat belt is a critical safety device that saves thousands of drivers’ and passengers’ lives each year. Seat belts keep passenger vehicle occupants securely in their seats and in the correct positions during car accidents. Without a seat belt, the forces of the collision could send the occupant flying into other people or objects…

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Massachusetts Texting Law

Published in car accidents, Civil Law, Personal Injury, Safety on September 9, 2019

Distracted driving is a deadly driver mistake. Driving while distracted makes it impossible for a driver to safely control his or her vehicle. It slows reflexes and reaction times, increasing the risk of causing a collision. Distracted driving leads to thousands of car accidents in the U.S. each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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