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Archives for: May 4th, 2015

Manslaughter charge stands for owner of pickup

As some Massachusetts residents may recall an accident in 2013 resulted in the death of a teenager after he changed lanes to avoid debris on Interstate 91 near Springfield. The debris was identified as furniture that had fallen off a pickup truck. A superior court judge ruled that a manslaughter charge against the man who owned the pickup should stand.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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