What If the Other Driver Was Texting During a Car Accident?
Published in car accidents on July 7, 2020
Texting and driving, as well as other types of cellphone use, are serious hazards for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. A driver who is texting behind the wheel cannot dedicate 100% of his or her attention to the road. This can lead to preventable collisions and serious injuries, such as bone breaks, concussions, spinal cord injuries…read more
What If I’m At-Fault in an Accident With a Suspended License?
Published in car accidents on July 1, 2020
Driving with a suspended license puts you at risk of traffic infractions, fines and even license revocation just for getting behind the wheel. If you cause a car accident while driving with a suspended license, you could face elevated charges. You may also be liable for the expenses related to the car accident, including a…read more
How to Stay Safe on the Road in Boston During COVID-19
Published in car accidents on June 12, 2020
The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic has led to many changes in everyday life. One of the major differences citizens in Boston have noticed is a sharp decrease in traffic. Mandatory shutdowns and stay-at-home orders have taken thousands of drivers off the streets in Massachusetts. Yet, as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports, fatal accident rates have still…read more
What Are the Psychological Effects of Being in An Accident?
Published in car accidents on June 12, 2020
Accidents can cause many life-changing injuries. Broken bones and other physical wounds are not the only injuries victims may have after accidents such as car crashes. Emotional and psychological injuries are prevalent in accident cases. In Massachusetts and all other states, victims can file civil claims pursuing compensation for the psychological effects of being in…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
What Should I Do If I Was in an Accident Caused by Brake Checking?
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…read more
Is Lane Splitting Legal in Massachusetts?
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….read more
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…read more