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Archives for: March 30th, 2015

3 injured in fiery Massachusetts crash

On March 20, it was reported that three people, including a 16-year-old Massachusetts boy, were injured in car crash. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the crash was caused by a 56-year-old woman who crashed into another a Honda Civic on McGrath Highway while suffering from a medical emergency. Reports initially stated that the crash occurred at 7:15 a.m., but officials released information saying that the crash happed at 8 a.m.

Advocating for Massachusetts sexual abuse victims

Many Massachusetts families are among those affected by sexual abuse, including abuse at the hands of people who are part of institutions such as schools, churches or medical organizations. If you are the victim of sexual abuse or the loved one of someone who was abused, you have likely experienced profound effects as a result of those experiences. You may want to pursue your abuser in court to ensure that they are held accountable for their actions.

Teenagers often distracted while driving

According to a recent study, most Massachusetts teenagers may know that texting and driving might increase the risk of becoming involved in a car accident. However, they may not know that there are other activities that might cause them to become distracted. According to the results of the study, released on March 18, some teenagers may change their clothing, put on makeup or even do their homework while operating a vehicle.

The differences between contributory and comparative negligence

When a car accident occurs, the persons involved in the accident have the right to sue for damages caused by the incident. When determining the outcome of the case, the most important factor taken into consideration is negligence. Since more than one party is often at fault, many states, including Massachusetts, make use of a theory known as comparative negligence.

Massachusetts Turnpike crash kills 1, injures 1

On March 9, Massachusetts State Police reported that a 22-year-old Taunton resident was killed in a car accident. The crash, which happened on the Massachusetts Turnpike at approximately 8:40 a.m., reportedly involved the deceased woman’s SUV and a tractor-trailer.

Massachusetts fatal automobile accident

An early morning automobile accident in New Bedford, Massachusetts, resulted in the untimely death of a 22-year-old passenger. The driver, a 19-year-old girl, survived with only minor injuries.

Distracted driving and injury statistics in Massachusetts

A driver is considered to be distracted when he or she is doing anything that could take their attention off of the road. For example, when a driver sends a text message while on the road, he or she may increase the odds of a harmful car accident. Each day in the United States, 1,153 people are injured in distracted driving accidents.

The dangers of road rage

Many drivers have been in the presence of road rage at some point as they travel the roads of Massachusetts. Although it is much more common for such incidents to end in nothing more serious than hurt feelings, there have been certain cases where physical harm resulted, both from traffic accidents and from interpersonal violence.