Avoid the Perils of Prom & Graduation “We know that 94% of all car crashes are caused by human choice or error,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. As exciting and fun as it is, both prom and graduation commencement events can be filled with danger between the Lower and Upper Cape […]
Category: Wrongful Death
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A lot of attention is and should be paid to drivers that are distracted. More and more states, including Massachusetts, outlaw and consistently campaign heavily against texting and driving. This is due to the fact that the amount of auto accidents caused by drivers who are distracted by texting is and continues to be on […]
The 4th of July fireworks and parades are the official start of the Cape Cod summer. Towns throughout the Cape have spectacular light shows and crowd-pleasing activities that last all season long. Lobster rolls, clam bakes and clam boils, barbecues, biking, boating and bashes begin. People visit whether it’s for a week or the entire […]
Each year, many people are killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts. While the number of fatalities around the country had been decreasing for some time, a report shows that the number of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents increased in 2015.
Massachusetts residents may have heard about the gun instructor in Arizona who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl. The 39-year-old man was helping the girl to fire an Uzi 9MM at the ‘Bullets and Burgers” gun range in August 2014. When the fully-automatic weapon recoiled during target practice, the gun instructor was hit in the head by a stray bullet.
Massachusetts residents may be aware of the recent fatal drunk driving accident that involved a former NASA astronaut. The 59-year-old former pilot and shuttle commander was charged with reckless murder after he killed two children in a car accident in Alabama on June 6. The victims’ custodial parent has also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man in federal court.
Residents of Massachusetts may remember the death of comedienne Joan Rivers in 2014. Rivers died during a surgical procedure, and a lawsuit filed by her daughter, Melissa Rivers, against doctors who performed the surgery has been settled. The settlement amount has not been made public.
A Boston police officer confirmed that a 29-year-old woman died when a amphibious sightseeing vehicle, known as a duck boat, collided with her scooter on April 30. A male passenger on the scooter survived after being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The accident occurred downtown close to Boston Common. None of the 30 passengers on the tour boat reported injuries.
Massachusetts residents might find it interesting that a lung cancer patient’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California gas company responsible for a Los Angeles-area methane leak, claiming the incident hastened her death. The 79-year-old woman died on Jan. 25, approximately three months after the pipeline rupture was discovered.