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May is national Motorcycle Awareness Month


May is national Motorcycle Awareness Month. In the spirit of the month, we want to use this week's post to discuss motorcycle awareness, specifically the potential difficulties with seeing motorcycles on the road as well as how damaging ia motorcycle crash can be, and what can be done to increase awareness. Hopefully by doing so, Massachusetts' motorcyclists will be safer on the road.

Can I sue a bar if I am hit by a drunk driver?


Under what are known as dram shop laws, an individual who is injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver may be able to hold an alcohol vender liable. However, doing so can be quite difficult, as it is often hard to prove that the vendor had certain knowledge. For example, did the vendor know the individual was intoxicated before serving him or her? These types of questions can be complex, and acquiring the evidence to support an answer can be pivotal in a civil lawsuit.

Head-on collision leaves four injured in Massachusetts


This blog often discusses car accidents and just how devastating they can be for an individual and his or her family. Perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of a car wreck is that it often comes out of nowhere. A drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver can make a mistake which, in the blink of an eye, can forever change the course of an individual's life. Sadly, one of these accidents occurred recently on a Massachusetts roadway.

Motorcycle accident injuries and deaths occur too frequently


Warm weather may be coming to an end in the coming months, but Massachusetts' motorcyclists will continue to ride until that time comes. These individuals might enjoy the cost-saving benefits of riding a bike or the relaxation it offers, but one thing they do not enjoy is the risk of being hit by unaware and otherwise negligent or reckless motorists. Unfortunately, statistics show that motorcyclists are at extreme risk of being injured or killed in an accident, and Massachusetts' residents should take note.

One dead in Massachusetts fatal motorcycle accident


Motorcycle riding can be a great, fun, relaxing way to travel to work, school or to unwind after a hard day. Yet, no matter how fun it might be, it can also be dangerous. Massachusetts' motorists are unaware, negligent, or distracted far too often. Sometimes a failure to yield will cause a car to slam into a motorcycle, or cause a motorcyclist to slam into a car. In other instances, full-size vehicles will change lanes without seeing a motorcycle, causing a serious motorcycle accident.

How does comparative negligence affect Massachusetts' victims?


Unfortunately, many Massachusetts residents will find themselves in a car accident at some point in their lives. When this happens, their first reaction must be to determine if they, their passengers, and other parties are OK. After that, they might wonder who was at fault. Determining fault is an important step in the quest to recover compensation for one's damages. Yet, there may be some confusion as to how fault is calculated and how it affects a victim's chances of recovery.

Pittsfield motorcycle accident leaves rider dead


Many of Massachusetts' residents ride motorcycles. They are an economical way to get to work and family gathering and a joyride can be relaxing. However, these vehicle's small size and lack of safety features makes them prone to injurious or even fatal accidents. Those who ride motorcycles should be aware of their legal rights so that, should they find themselves in such a situation, they know how to act to protect their interests and those of other motorcyclists on the road.

One dead, another injured in Massachusetts motorcycle accident


Riding a motorcycle is a great way to take in Massachusetts' landscape while relaxing and enjoying the weather. It can also be a cost-saving way to get around town and to commute to and from work. However, since motorcyclists are not surrounded by steel reinforcements and are not protected by airbags as are car and truck drivers, motorists must be careful to be aware of them and to avoid acting in a way that might cause a collision.

Massachusetts runner killed in tragic car accident


Nowadays many Massachusetts take to the outdoors to enjoy the sun, warmth, and scents of spring. Though several of these individuals run, walk, or ride a bike on or near the roadways motorists owe them a duty of care to keep them safe from harm. This not only means refraining from acting negligently in ways such as speeding, driving while intoxicated, or driving while texting, but also taking certain actions, like yielding the right of way, that ensure pedestrian safety.

Young girl killed in Massachusetts car accident


Accidents happen all the time on Massachusetts' roads. Sometimes these wrecks are unavoidable, such as when there is ice on the road. In a vast number of crashes, though, one of the drivers involved in the accident is to blame. Drivers may be inattentive, drunk, or tired behind the wheel, which puts everyone on the road around them in danger. A car accident caused by a negligent driver can take unsuspecting motorists by surprised and can leave several with injuries and families mourning lost lives.

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