Car Accidents

How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in Massachusetts

Published in Car Accidents on April 1, 2021

A car accident can be a traumatic experience, especially when the accident results in injury or death to a driver or passenger or significant damage to the vehicles involved. In Massachusetts, persons involved in a car accident with death, injury, or property damage over $1000 must report their accident to the authorities within five days….

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Rear-End Collisions: Common Injuries and Steps to Take

Published in Car Accidents on January 13, 2021

You don’t need to be speeding along the highway to wind up in a dangerous car accident that can leave you injured and your car wrecked. In fact, you don’t need to be moving at all. Rear-end collisions account for about 40% of all car accidents, making them the most common type of auto collision….

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Can I Sue My Insurance Company If They Deny My Claim After a Car Accident in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on January 7, 2021

Yes, you can sue your insurance company if it denies your claim after a car accident. Massachusetts applies no-fault auto insurance rules. “No-fault” means drivers involved in an accident must first seek compensation from their own insurance company. This rule applies regardless of who caused the accident. You might think that insurance companies pay claims…

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8 Reasons for Teen Car Accidents

Published in Car Accidents on January 6, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control, automobile accidents are the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. During 2018, roughly 2,500 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 years died in traffic accidents. Over 285,000 teenagers received treatment in emergency rooms for car accident injuries.  The good news is…

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Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on January 4, 2021

There is not a law prohibiting driving without shoes in Massachusetts. In fact, none of the 50 states ban barefoot driving. Therefore, you can kick your shoes off and drive your vehicle in your socks or bare feet.  However, driving without shoes might not be a wise decision. There are some risks associated with driving…

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Who Pays for Damages in a 3-Car Crash in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on December 31, 2020

Getting into a car accident with one other driver is stressful enough. When you add multiple drivers and vehicles into the mix, it can become even more overwhelming. And, it’s easy to understand why – it becomes even more challenging to determine who was at fault and exactly which role each driver will play in…

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The Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Published in Car Accidents on December 29, 2020

Most people are aware that car accidents can cause a variety of physical injuries in addition to the damage they cause to your vehicle and any other vehicles or objects involved. Plus, car accidents can be extremely tricky when it comes to placing blame and receiving just compensation, especially if one of the drivers involved…

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What Should I Do with a “Totaled” Car in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on December 27, 2020

Car accidents can cause significant damage to your vehicle. In some cases, an insurance company may declare your vehicle a total loss.  When a vehicle is “totaled,” it means that the costs of the repairs exceed the current market value of your vehicle. In other words, it costs more to fix your vehicle than the…

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Tailgating: How This Dangerous Habit Causes Accidents and How To Stop It

Published in Car Accidents on December 25, 2020

Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents. According to the NHTSA, rear-end collisions accounted for approximately one-third of car accidents in 2018. There were over 2.1 million rear-impact accidents that year, which resulted in 2,439 fatal crashes and 594,000 injury crashes. Tailgating is one of the most common causes of…

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Running Red Lights: An Unnecessarily Risky Habit

Published in Car Accidents on December 24, 2020

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 4,059 people died in accidents caused by running red lights between 2014 and 2018. It also states that a family member is more likely to be injured in a red-light running accident than any other type of car accident. Each year, approximately 165,000 people are injured by drivers…

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