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$5.4 Million Awarded to Motorcyclist in Career-Ending Accident

$5.4 Million Awarded to Motorcyclist in Career-Ending Accident | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
John Hendrickson loved his job. He rubbed elbows with the rich and famous, editing the music of some of the most well-known names in the industry. Hendrickson was a recording engineer employed by Capitol Records to perfect the recordings of heavy-hitters like the Foo Fighters and Nat King Cole. Not...
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A recording engineer finally received the compensation he deserved after a motorcycle accident ended the career he loved--read more on our Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog. 

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Cyclist Suffers Serious Injuries in Mass. Ave Crash

Cyclist Suffers Serious Injuries in Mass. Ave Crash | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Bicycles are becoming increasingly common in Boston as it evolves into a world-class walkable city. Cars and bikes are still learning to share the road, a task more easily said than done in the tight city streets winding up hills and around cobblestone sidewalks. As all Boston drivers know, traffic...
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Motorcycle Crash Kills One MA Police Chief, Injures Another

Motorcycle Crash Kills One MA Police Chief, Injures Another | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Along the scenic roads and rolling hills outside of Montpellier, Vermont, a tragedy took the life of one retired police chief and critically injured another. Former Kingston, MA Police Chief Joseph Rebello was killed and retired Hudson Police Chief Richard Braga sustained serious injuries after a car struck their motorcycles...
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New Map Shows Boston Bike Crash Hotspots

New Map Shows Boston Bike Crash Hotspots | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
A Northeastern student pushing herself to beat her mile time on a morning jog pauses for a moment at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street. A bicycle painted completely in white from its tires to the basket hanging on the front—a ghost bike—is a striking sight along one...
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A new interactive map shows the most dangerous spots for bicyclists in Boston- read more on our Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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Research Shows Link Between Heartburn Medication and Bone Breaks

Research Shows Link Between Heartburn Medication and Bone Breaks | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
It can ruin the most delicious of meals; put the most dedicated fan out of commission just in time for the big game. Millions of Americans deal with the incessant burning sensation centered in the chest after a meal, and many of them reach for heartburn medication such as Prilosec...
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"Research Shows Link Between Heartburn Medication and Bone Breaks"- Read more on our Massachusetts Drug Injury Blog

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Twenty Students Injured in Five-Car Accident

Twenty Students Injured in Five-Car Accident | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
It began as any other Tuesday. Students in the quiet city of Torrington, Connecticut said goodbye to their parents, grabbed their lunchboxes, and boarded their school bus. The young students were on their way to Torringford Elementary School when their day took a scary turn. Two school buses were...
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Almost two dozen students were injured in a scary accident yesterday when two school buses were involved in a serious crash-read more on our Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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Residents, MBTA at Odds over Dangerous Stretch of S. Huntington Ave

Residents, MBTA at Odds over Dangerous Stretch of S. Huntington Ave | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The residents of South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain are becoming used to a familiar sound outside their apartment buildings on a busy stretch at the end of the Heath Street Green Line branch. Homeowners and tenants describe the screeching and loud, unmistakable bang of metal-on-metal as almost second nature...
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"Residents, MBTA at Odds over Dangerous Stretch of S. Huntington Ave"- Read the full article on our Car Accident Lawyer Blog

 
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Appeals Court: Runaway Dump Truck $10.1 Million Verdict Stands

Appeals Court: Runaway Dump Truck $10.1 Million Verdict Stands | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
A massive multimillion dollar verdict was upheld by a Pennsylvania appeals court in the case of a dump truck losing control, causing a multivehicle accident resulting in serious injuries. The original case revolved around a dump truck which lost control and barreled down a hill at 45 miles per hour,...
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Despite monumental improvements in vehicle safety, the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic fatalities increased in 2012 for the first time since 2005, and many of these accidents are preventable. If proper safety protocols had been followed by both the driver and Valvano Construction Inc, the serious injuries sustained by the victims would have been easily prevented.

 
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Police Charge Leominster Man with Hit-and- Run and Intimidating a Witness

Police Charge Leominster Man with Hit-and- Run and Intimidating a Witness | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The driver involved in suspected hit-and-run crash in Leominster has been found and arrested according to local police. Daniel Brand, 34 was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and intimidating a witness when he turned himself in on Friday. His arrest stems from an accident in which...
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows that for the third straight year, pedestrian fatalities and accidents have risen significantly. Last week, a 16-year-old boy was riding his bike when he was struck by a passing car. The driver did not stop and left the teen with two broken legs. Police have located and arrested the driver, who is also being investigated for intimidating a witness that came forward with information.

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NECC Meningitis Victims Seek $100 Million Settlement

NECC Meningitis Victims Seek $100 Million Settlement | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
According to several sources, a judge has been asked to approve a $100 million settlement to aid victims of last year’s Meningitis outbreak, which was traced back to New England Compounding Center. The Massachusetts Pharmacy is believed to have manufactured steroid injections that were tainted with black mold and...
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Victims of the New England Compounding Center's contaminated medications are seeking a $100 Million settlement. The outbreak sickened 750 people and killed 64.

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Student Says She Was Victim of Massachusetts Sexual Assault at Curry College in Milton

Student Says She Was Victim of Massachusetts Sexual Assault at Curry College in Milton | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
A female student at Curry College says she was the victim of a Massachusetts sex crime that took place on campus. The incident allegedly occurred in a dorm building. Her assailant has not been identified but police are investigating the matter. Curry College is just one of a number of...
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Just this week the US Department of Investigation announced that it is investigating 55 colleges and schools to determine whether they illegally handled complaints involving sexual harassment and violence. Several highly regarded schools in Massachusetts were named to the list including: Boston University, Amherst College, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Emerson College, Harvard College and Harvard University Law School. Now, media scrutiny will certainly be on Curry College in Milton as they handle a new sexual assault case.

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How Safety Signs Can Reduce Accidents in the Workplace | SmartSign Blog

How Safety Signs Can Reduce Accidents in the Workplace | SmartSign Blog | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, two men were killed by a Ferris wheel. A faulty cable in the ride at the Greensboro Youth Council caused both men to fall from the ride. One of them was declared dead at the hospital, and his co-worker suffered major injuries. This accident could have been avoided if sufficient safety signs would …
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48 workers were killed on the job in Massachusetts alone in 2013. OSHA believes that many of the accidents are preventable if proper safety precautions were taken. Clear, color-coded signs are an easy way to prevent workplace injury

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Uber’s Denial Of Liability In Girl’s Death Raises Accident Accountability Questions | TechCrunch

Uber’s Denial Of Liability In Girl’s Death Raises Accident Accountability Questions | TechCrunch | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
A six-year old girl named Sophia Liu was tragically killed last night when an SUV driver confirmed to be an Uber-contracted driver struck her in a San..
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An SUV driven by an Uber contractor struck a family at a crosswalk, killing one six-year-old girl. Because there was no active passenger in the car, Uber claims it is not responsible, and its insurance does not cover drivers in between rides, but should it?

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Lack of Sprinklers, Alarms Investigated in Deadly Lowell Fire

Lack of Sprinklers, Alarms Investigated in Deadly Lowell Fire | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
It was a chaotic scene Thursday morning as residents of a Lowell apartment building rushed outside their smoke-filled homes in the pre-dawn hours. The sun had not yet risen at 4:00 am but the sky was illuminated with the bright orange flames billowing out of the roof of the...
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Officials are investigating claims that smoke detectors did not properly warn residents in the tragic Lowell fire-read more on our Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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Boston Family Awarded $16.7 Million in Malpractice Suit

Boston Family Awarded $16.7 Million in Malpractice Suit | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Johnette Ellis never imagined she would lose her mother so soon. At 47-years-old, Jeanne Ellis was a loving mother who left behind a heartbroken family after she passed away from advanced-stage lung cancer. A jury has awarded the daughter of Jeanne Ellis $16.7 million after Johnette sued Dr. Peter...
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The family of Jeanne Ellis was recently awarded $16.7 million in a medical malpractice case against Brigham & Women's Hospital. Read more on our Boston Injury Lawyer Blog.

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New Study Shows Long-Lasting Effects of Workplace Chemicals

New Study Shows Long-Lasting Effects of Workplace Chemicals | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
It has been a well-known fact for years that some chemicals found in certain work environments can be dangerous to an employee’s health. We know that Asbestos, for example, provided excellent fire protection for homes built in the mid-20th century, but was found to be definitively linked to Mesothelioma, an...
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"New Study Shows Long-Lasting Effects of Workplace Chemicals"- Read more on our Boston Worker's Compensation Lawyer Blog

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Stern Warning to Parents as Summer Nears

Stern Warning to Parents as Summer Nears | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Summer in New England brings welcome sunlight and warmer temperatures. Longer days are spent outside by children and adults alike. Rising temperatures also bring with them a whole host of dangers, especially for children. Parents take extra precautions with their children around the pool, by the beach, and during sports,...
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Deadly Accident Shifts Spotlight to Truck Driver Fatigue

Deadly Accident Shifts Spotlight to Truck Driver Fatigue | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Comedian Tracy Morgan as well as several other passengers remain in critical condition following a serious accident involving the Mercedes Sprinter van in which they were travelling. Morgan’s friend and writer James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed when a Wal-Mart tractor slammed into the back of a Mercedes luxury...
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"Deadly Accident Shifts Spotlight to Truck Driver Fatigue"-Read more on our Car Accident Lawyer Blog 

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Watch Group Warns of Dangerous Summer Toys for Kids

Watch Group Warns of Dangerous Summer Toys for Kids | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
After being cooped up during one of New England’s harshest winters yet, children cannot wait to get outside and play in the warm summer air. Kids are eager to bring out their new toys and expend all their energy in the park until their parents turn the porch light on...
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"Watch Group Warns of Dangerous Summer Toys for Kids"- Read the full article on our personal injury lawyer blog

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8 Family Vehicles Earn ‘Superior’ Crash Prevention Ratings from IIHS

8 Family Vehicles Earn ‘Superior’ Crash Prevention Ratings from IIHS | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Memorial day weekend has come and past, marking the unofficial beginning of summer especially for New Englanders who have braved yet another harsh winter. An increase in temperatures translates to an increase of cars on the road. Drivers may be more distracted than usual during a long drive to...
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Drug Company Founder gets $3.4 Million Fine and Jail Time for Misbranding Cancer Medication

Drug Company Founder gets $3.4 Million Fine and Jail Time for Misbranding Cancer Medication | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
How would you feel if the chemotherapy medication you were relying on to treat your loved one’s cancer was not the drug you thought it was? What if that drug was misbranded and illegally shipped overseas from a different country? One pharmaceutical company and its founder are paying a hefty...
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Gallant Pharma International, Inc. was fined $3.4 million in federal court for illegal importation and introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. The company's co-founder Syed Hude was sentenced to 3 years in jail in the same ruling. The company allegedly illegally shipped chemotherapy and cosmetic surgery drugs from other countries without following strict safety guidelines. It does not take much imagination to understand how dangerous this is to patients.

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GE, Foster Wheeler Named in Asbestos Lawsuit

GE, Foster Wheeler Named in Asbestos Lawsuit | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
General Electric and Foster Wheeler have been named in a lawsuit against the corporate giants filed by Henry and Teresa Haley. The suit against Henry Haley’s former employers alleges that Mr. Haley came in contact with Asbestos, a known carcinogen, while working for GE and Foster Wheeler, causing severe health...
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Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and exposure to the naturally-occurring mineral can cause painful and incurable diseases such as Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, and other cancers. Use of the dangerous material was officially banned in 1989, but symptoms usually begin to appear 10-40 years after the initial exposure, meaning more and more people are stick getting sick even today. 

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Needham, MA Teen Injured in Hit-And-Run Days before Prom

Needham, MA Teen Injured in Hit-And-Run Days before Prom | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Seventeen-year-old Kailey Wasserman sits in her living room with tears streaming past a large scrape on her chin, one of many peppering her bruised body. Wasserman is understandably upset. She was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run as she was jogging in Needham. The driver left her bruised and...
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A Needham teen was injured just days before her high school prom in a hit-and-run accident this weekend. Kailey Wasserman suffered several painful injuries and lost two teeth in the ordeal. The high school student and her family are understandably upset and want answers.

 

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Understanding Car Crashes: When Physics Meets Biology - YouTube

Why do some car crashes produce only minor injuries? How can a single crash of a car into a wall involve three separate collisions? Griff Jones, award-winnin...

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For years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been submitting vehicles through tougher tests than even government standards. The result have often been a wake up call to manufacturers to make important improvements in crash prevention and driver/passenger protection. Read more about IIHS tests on our blog: http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/2014/04/iihs_crash_test_reveals_suv_sa.html

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Insurance adjusters often like to minimize injuries based on the fact that a car accident "looked" minor. This video depicts the physics of different crashes, and how they affect our bodies.

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Car Accident Fatalities Increased in 2012, NHTSA Data Confirms

Car Accident Fatalities Increased in 2012, NHTSA Data Confirms | Boston Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Despite monumental improvements in vehicle safety, the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic fatalities increased in 2012 for the first time since 2005. The number of car accident fatalities rose to 33,561, which was 1,082 more than the previous year. Data shows that...
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Recently released NHTSA data shows car accident fatalities increased in 2012 for the first time in almost ten years.US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says, "As we look to the future, we must focus our efforts to tackle persistent and emerging issues that threaten the safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians across the nation."

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