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Archives for: February 25th, 2015

Motorcycle safety recall procedures

Motorcycle accidents in Massachusetts can be prevented when motorcycle manufacturers inform owners about safety recalls. Whether a safety recall is issued by the motorcycle manufacturer themselves or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicle manufacturer has a duty to report the recall and make efforts to notify the owners of the recalled motorcycles.

Right of way at Massachusetts intersections

Massachusetts law provides guidelines for drivers attempting to pass through intersections. When multiple drivers arrive at an intersection at about the same time, the driver on the left should yield the right of way to the driver on the right. Any left-turning vehicle should also yield the right of way until it can safely make the turn. Any vehicles already in a rotary intersection have the right of way over vehicles entering the intersection.

Dangers of drunk driving in Massachusetts

Every year, numerous drunk driving accidents happen in Massachusetts, too often resulting in serious personal injuries or deaths of innocent people. Drunk drivers risk not only their own personal safety, but that of all others on the road around them. Despite these risks and despite tightening laws, people continue to drink and drive.

The rights of abuse victims in Massachusetts

When someone suffers sexual abuse, the destructive effects both physically and emotionally can last a long time. While a great deal of emphasis has been placed upon the rights of the accused over the past few decades, less consideration has been given to victims’ rights. Legislators in the Commonwealth created an Abused Person’s Notice of Rights to address this disparity.

Motorcycle accidents in Massachusetts

Riding motorcycles has increased in popularity, with an increasing number of riders on the roads in Massachusetts. As the number of those enjoying the activity has increased, so have the number of accidents. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at an increased risk of suffering personal injury or death due to their relative lack of protection and the larger size of other vehicles.

Shoulder injuries after Massachusetts car accidents

In a car accident, it is common for victims to suffer from shoulder injuries. They can be as minor as a joint or muscle strain to a broken shoulder blade or clavicle. Injuries to the shoulder are classified as fractures, dislocations and soft-tissue injuries. Fractures occur when a bone is broken such as the proximal humerus or the scapula.

Seeking compensation for slip-and-fall injuries

Every day, there is some level of risk that you may slip and fall and hurt yourself while going about your normal activities around Massachusetts, even if you are paying attention to your surroundings. This is because other people’s negligence can create unexpected or hidden hazards that you are unable to avoid, potentially leading you to suffer emotional, physical and financial damages. This is why it is important to seek compensation for your injuries.

The dangers of worn tires

Most Massachusetts motorists understand that driving a vehicle with underinflated or bald tires can compromise handling and increase the chances of a collision. However, they may not be aware that the risks of losing control or being involved in an accident may be significantly higher even when tires still have half of their tread remaining. The scope of the problem was highlighted by tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that found potentially dangerous tires on almost half of the 11,500 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks they examined.