Pedestrian Accidents

NHTSA Implements Final Rule to Help Prevent Backover Accidents

On Monday, March 31, 2014, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018. This new rule enhances the safety of these vehicles by significantly reducing the risk of fatalities […]

April 4th, 2014|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on NHTSA Implements Final Rule to Help Prevent Backover Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents: Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

Spring is here and with that comes more people walking outside and enjoying the nice weather. In 2011, there were 4,432 deaths which occurred as a result of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States […]

April 1st, 2014|Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Pedestrian Accidents: Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury because of the fault or carelessness of another person, it would be in your best interest to seek the professional help of a Personal Injury Attorney. This will help to ensure that your case is handled properly and you are adequately compensated for your accident or loss.

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Massachusetts Most Dangerous Intersections

Do know where the state’s most dangerous intersections are? You’ll want to keep this CBS Boston story in mind next time you’re driving through one.

They are the worst of the worst and the I-Team found they are ground zero for hundreds of injuries year after year.

“I think my head hit the […]

Fatal Car Accident Ruled on by Massachusetts Court

The crime of leaving the scene of a fatal accident requires prosecutors to prove that the defendant knew he collided with a person, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Friday.

The ruling came in the case of Paul Daley, a retired Quincy firefighter who was charged with striking a man with […]

November 19th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Fatal Accidents, Fatal Car Accidents, Hit and Run, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Fatal Car Accident Ruled on by Massachusetts Court

Massachusetts Crosswalks Often Pose Risks for Pedestrians

Almost daily you can find reports in the news of pedestrians being struck while in or in sight of a crosswalk. Unfortunately, many of these result in serious injury or death. The number of pedestrian fatalities in the Commonwealth is almost double that of the national average. MassDOT reports that in 2009, […]

October 1st, 2012|Fatal Accidents, Hit and Run, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Massachusetts Crosswalks Often Pose Risks for Pedestrians

Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash

A Wrentham man who was arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a Westwood woman hospitalized Monday night has more than a dozen crashes on his driving record, Team 5 Investigates has learned.

Team 5 Investigates found 15 surchargeable accidents, including three in 2010, on Donald Gentile’s […]

June 22nd, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Hit and Run, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash

Boston Injury Attorney Answers – What Should I Do in an Auto Accident – Part 7

What happens if I am a victim of a hit-and-run accident?

There may be a number of reasons why a driver involved in an accident would leave the scene without exchanging any details for insurance purposes. None of these reasons are excusable. It is a very callous act to leave the […]

May 22nd, 2012|Auto Accident, Bicylce Accidents, Bus Accident, Car Accident, Cases, Hit and Run, Motorcycle Accident, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, SUV Accident, Truck Accident|Comments Off on Boston Injury Attorney Answers – What Should I Do in an Auto Accident – Part 7

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Over the last 30 years, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of motorcycles on the roads, as well as an increase in motorcycle rider’s ages. With more awareness and stricter laws and fines, the number of motorcycle-related accidents and fatalities had slightly decreased (down 16% from 2008 to […]

May 21st, 2012|Highway Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Passenger Injuries, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury|Comments Off on May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Distracted Driving: The Numbers Don’t Lie

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month may have passed, but in exploring what is behind the Department of Transportation (DOT) putting a spotlight on this issue, there are some statistics that we would like to share. They are quite sobering and further enforce the need to educate drivers on the dangers […]

Boston Accident Attorney Shares When the Unexpected Happens…

Attorney Jim Brady, Massachusetts Car Accident Attorney When the unexpected happens uncertainty can leave you feeling helpless therefore it’s important to get the support you need right away.

Injuries which seem minor commonly turn out to be serious and in many cases life altering. Frequently, the insurance companies will try to settle […]

April 24th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Highway Accident, Hit and Run, Motorcycle Accident, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, SUV Accident, Truck Accident|Comments Off on Boston Accident Attorney Shares When the Unexpected Happens…

Are New Headphones Causing More Pedestrian Accidents?

Headphones are becoming more powerful than ever, and they are excellent at shutting out all outside distractions. While this may be nice for relaxing it can be dangerous for pedestrians. Between 2004 and 2011 a study looking at case reports involving pedestrians detailed 116 pedestrian accidents that involved victims wearing […]

March 22nd, 2012|Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Are New Headphones Causing More Pedestrian Accidents?

Two Women Struck by Cars in Swansea

According to State Police, two women were attempting to cross Route 195 in Swansea when they were struck by two separate vehicles. One of the women was killed and the other suffered serious injuries.

A preliminary investigation demonstrated that a car carrying the two Fall River women stopped in the breakdown […]

March 21st, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Driving Safety, Fatal Accidents, Fatal Car Accidents, Highway Accident, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Two Women Struck by Cars in Swansea

Springfield Woman Killed Crossing Street

According to West Springfield Police, a woman was killed while she attempted to cross the street near the Eastern States Exposition.  Reports of the incident indicated that the woman was struck by a pickup truck around 9:30 p.m.

After the collision, the driver of the truck stopped and was described as […]

March 9th, 2012|Auto Accident, Driving Safety, Fatal Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Public Safety, Truck Accident|Comments Off on Springfield Woman Killed Crossing Street

Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident With Pickup Truck in Worcester

A 69 year old woman was killed on the night of February 12th when she was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Route 20 near Auburn.  The pickup, a 1999 Chevrolet, was driven by a 17 year old from Leicester.  The woman was crossing from north to south and […]

March 4th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Driving Safety, Fatal Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident With Pickup Truck in Worcester