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Archives for: April 30th, 2015

5 injured in 2-vehicle Massachusetts Turnpike crash

State troopers say that five people became injured in an accident involving two vehicles on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. on April 26 in Charlton after a westbound Cadillac CTS ran into the back of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Three of the Cadillac occupants were ejected. Suffering serious injuries, they were transported to a Worcester hospital via ambulance.

Products liability cases in Massachusetts

If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have the basis for filing a products liability lawsuit against the parties responsible for placing it on the market. A claim may exist if the product warnings were inadequate as well as if it was inherently dangerous due to its defect.

Briefly taking their eyes off of the road is risky to motorists

Massachusetts drivers may want to learn more about new research that indicates even a two-second glance away from the roadway could increase the risk of a crash. The study was released by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in April to coincide with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

A look at options when another driver is at fault in a car crash

Massachusetts drivers may be interested in some information about their legal options when they are involved in a crash that is not their fault. Depending on the actions of their insurance companies, they may need to retain their own legal counsel in order to get compensation.

Driving tips for wet weather

With the arrival of spring in Massachusetts, drivers can expect plenty of wet weather. Wet road conditions can be hazardous, and in fact, wet weather causes over a million car crashes per year nationwide. However, there are a number of wet weather driving strategies that can help drivers avoid accidents and car damage.

Driver who struck pedestrian will not be charged

Massachusetts authorities have announced that they will not bring charges against the driver who hit and severely injured a 22-year-old woman in Northampton in December. However, the victim’s parents allege that her injuries were made worse by the driver’s failure to quickly stop her vehicle after the collision.

Higher alcohol taxes linked to fewer fatal car accidents

When a state raises the excise tax on alcohol, there may be a chance that fatal car accidents will go down. According to a new study, small tax hike of less than a penny per glass of beer or wine and less than a nickel per glass of liquor could reduce fatal alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes by over 25 percent. Accidents involving young people experienced an even greater decline, and accidents with drunk drivers went down by the same amount. These findings could have important implications for Massachusetts drivers and tax payers.

Massachusetts accident injures 3

Authorities reported on an apparent single-vehicle auto accident that seriously injured three men in New Bedford. The occupants had to be transported from the scene for medical treatment, but further information regarding their conditions had not been included in available reports.

Reducing accidents caused by drowsy driving

Massachusetts residents who have been jarred awake by roadway rumble strips will likely appreciate how quickly fatigue can catch up with a driver. Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that drowsy driving accidents often occur at highway speeds and involve vehicles with a single occupant. Many people believe that simple steps such as opening a window to get some fresh air can help to keep drivers awake, but studies have found that getting some sleep is the only reliable way to prevent a drowsy driving crash.

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