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Archives for: June 30th, 2016

Liability of airport owners and lessees

People that own commercial properties in Massachusetts can be found liable for accidents that occur on their premises. Commercial property owners may mitigate their risk of being sued by injured parties by purchasing premises liability insurance coverage. The owners, operators and lessees of airport spaces usually purchase this type of insurance coverage so that they are not found responsible for the tenant’s negligent actions.

5 injured in highway crash

On June 25, Massachusetts authorities reported that a car accident left five individuals, including a state police trooper, with injuries. Other people were injured in the crash which continues to be under investigation.

Lesson from the Pulse nightclub killings for bar owners

The June tragedy at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando shocked many Massachusetts residents. The event should also serve as an important reminder to bar and club owners of the importance of having strong security measures in place in order to prevent their patrons from suffering serious personal injuries or fatalities in the event something goes wrong.

Guests may have been feeding alligators before Disney attack

Massachusetts residents have probably heard about the fatal alligator attack that recently took place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. On June 14, a toddler was killed by an alligator when the animal dragged him into the water at the Seven Seas Lagoon. Since the fatal incident, reports have emerged that the Walt Disney World Resort knew about the alligators on its property but did nothing to warn guests in high-risk areas of the property.

Data and its impact on accident liability

As technology included in vehicles evolves, it may not be possible to obscure what actually caused a Massachusetts traffic accident. While some believe that increased data will keep roads safer, others believe that data collection could infringe on privacy rights. One person who crashed his Tesla into a California building in early June believes that his vehicle’s driving log unfairly categorized what happened to him.

Massachusetts accident leaves 1 dead and 4 injured

The Massachusetts State Police has reported that a 34-year-old woman was killed and four others suffered injuries during the early morning hours of June 5 when two SUVs collided in Middlesex County. The accident took place on Route 3, which is also known as the Northwest Expressway, in Chelmsford at approximately 1:30 a.m. Route 3 was closed to traffic for more than four hours in the aftermath of the crash as paramedics tended to the injured and accident investigators went about their duties.

Motorcycle crashes increased in 2015

Motorcycle accidents are increasing in the United States, and after a number of recent crashes involving motorcycles in Massachusetts, it is clear that the Bay State is no exception. More than 5,000 people were killed on American roads as a result of motorcycles accidents in 2015–a spike of more than 10 percent from the year before.

Summer and graduation means more fatal car accidents with teen drivers

When school is out for summer in Massachusetts, teenagers have more free time, and that means more time driving vehicles. The American Automobile Association labels the summer season following Memorial Day as the 100 deadliest days. When AAA studied data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the past several years, the organization found that approximately 1,000 people died in car crashes involving teenage drivers during this time period around the country.

Pedestrians die in multi-car accident

Shortly after 11 a.m. on May 30, an accident in Massachusetts left one pedestrian injured and another dead. The pedestrians, a couple, were walking together on the sidewalk when a driver lost control of a 2010 Lexus. The Lexus then struck a 2011 Toyota Corolla that hit the couple. It went on to hit two other cars.

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