Massachusetts shoppers who slip and fall on a wet floor may have a legal claim against the owner. These types of accidents result in thousands of civil lawsuits around the country each year. Shopping injuries are surprisingly common and often result from a failure to properly secure the shopping area of a store. From wet floors to items left out in the open for customers to trip over, stores are required to maintain an environment that is reasonably free of hazards.
A tragic premises liability case demonstrates the kind of test courts apply in Massachusetts and elsewhere in determining whether a basis for a claim exists. The lower court’s dismissal of the case was recently upheld by the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
A crash in Massachusetts involving a school bus left several high school students shaken and others injured on April 6. The accident occurred in Sudbury at about 4 p.m. on Concord road when the bus and a Cadillac collided head-on, and nine students were injured along with the bus driver and the motorist in the other vehicle.
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.
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 residents may be interested to learn that for a period of 13 years, the rate of fatalities from car crashes steadily decreased in the U.S. However, when compared to 19 other developed countries, the U.S. still had a significantly higher rate of fatalities from motor vehicle accidents and a lower average reduction over the same period of time.
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.
As hot and humid weather approaches, many Massachusetts residents may be looking forward to cooling off in their swimming pools. While swimming can be an enjoyable sport, those who own a swimming pool can be held liable if someone is injured on their property. With a few safety tips, however, swimming pool owners can ensure that everyone stays safe on their property.
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.