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How Dangerous is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

How Dangerous is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana? Recreational marijuana use has been legalized in Massachusetts and decriminalized in New Hampshire. Recently, neighboring Maine joined Massachusetts in decriminalization. Several surveys conducted over the past few years demonstrate that most Americans favor legalization. But, a study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA) …

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Liability in Single-Vehicle Accident Cases

“Traffic crash” brings to mind a collision between two or more vehicles, but that isn’t always the way it plays out. In fact, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that about 40% of fatal motorcycle crashes involve only one vehicle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the rate …

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Are You Guilty of Unconscious Tailgating?

Tailgating is dangerous, but all too common. It’s especially risky at higher speeds, and in crowded traffic conditions where even a relatively minor rear-end collision can touch off a chain reaction. You undoubtedly see other drivers following too close or accelerating right up behind another vehicle all the time. But, do you do it yourself? …

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Actions Speak Louder than Words in Traffic Safety

A study released this month by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA) suggests that one simple problem has a significant impact on the number of traffic fatalities and other crashes on U.S. roads–when it comes to driving, our actions aren’t consistent with our beliefs. In other words, many drivers acknowledge that certain behaviors are …

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Road Usage is Down, but Traffic Fatalities Climb

Traffic in the Northeast and around the country has been unusually low this spring. Coronavirus-related shutdowns and a large-scale shift to working from home meant far fewer cars on the road. You might reasonably assume that would make the roads safer, but data shows something else. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), nationwide motor …

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Violations of Massachusetts Hands-Free Law are Common–and Deadly

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a new Massachusetts law that prohibited most hands-on device use by drivers in the state. The law took effect on February 23, but Massachusetts drivers got a bit of a grace period. Until the end of March, drivers caught violating the law were only issued warnings. A fatal …

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Massachusetts Workers Comp and Covid

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Covid-19?

When you think of workers’ compensation claims, you probably think of a work-related injury or long-term exposure to toxins. While those types of claims are certainly more common, Massachusetts workers’ compensation does provide for infectious disease claims under certain circumstances. The determination in an infectious disease case typically revolves around whether or not the exposure …

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Are Technological Advances Increasing Crush Injury Risk at Work?

Automation in the workplace is designed to improve efficiency, lower costs, and even reduce the physical strain on workers. But, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is warning that robotics in the workplace may increase some risks to human workers. Though NIOSH makes it clear that additional information is required, the organization’s …

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Massachusetts Ranks # 6 in Nation for Fatal Day Drinking Accidents

A late 2019 report from a national insurance marketplace ranked Massachusetts the sixth “booziest brunching” state. The company analyzed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data across four years to determine the percentage of fatal daytime automobile accidents attributable to driving under the influence. Both Massachusetts and New Hampshire saw significant declines in drunk driving …

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Falling Can Be Fatal—and It’s More Common than You Think

When most of us think about falling, it’s a slip on the ice that jars us for a moment or a trip and stumble that comes to mind. However, serious falls are more common than you may think. In one recent year, 59% of unintentional injury hospital stays were attributable to falls. According to the …

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Vape Ban Comes Too Late for Middlesex County Woman

In late September, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker issued a temporary ban on the sale of vape-related products in the Commonwealth. The ban, with minor modifications, survived legal challenge, and the sale of most vaping-related materials is currently prohibited. But, just weeks after the ban took effect, the Department of Public Health reported that the death …

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Minimizing Winter Weather Road Risks

The season of ice and snow is upon us. It won’t come as any surprise to most drivers that in cold-weather states that winter weather can create risky driving conditions. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA), 24% of weather-related crashes each year occur on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement. These …

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Living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more common than most people realize, and can have a significant, lifelong impact on the injured person and his or her family.  Some of the possible long-term effects of traumatic brain injury include: Frequent headaches or migraines Sensitivity to light and sound Dizziness Memory problems Cognitive issues Sleep disorders Visual …

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Protecting Yourself and Your Children from Dog Bite Injuries

Dogs have become the most popular pet in the United States. Americans share their homes with nearly 90 million dogs nationwide, and more than 38% of U.S. households own at least one. The percentages in the Northeast are a bit lower: 29% of households in Massachusetts and just 24% in New Hampshire include dogs. Still, …

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Fatal Truck-Motorcycle Crash Spotlights Risks

On July 6, bikers from around the country took part in a 90-mile tribute ride and memorial service for the seven members of the Massachusetts JarHeads Motorcycle Club who were killed in traffic on June 21. According to Marine Corps Times, more than 3,000 motorcyclists gathered in New Hampshire, coming from as far away as …

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Lowell, Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claim differs from state to state. In most states, the injured person has two, three, or four years to file most injury-related lawsuits. In both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the general statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years. However, different injury cases are treated differently. For …

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e-Scooters Raise New Massachusetts Personal Injury Questions

E-scooters can offer significant benefits to communities and the planet. For example, they can reduce traffic congestion, reduce the greenhouse gasses released by traditional motor vehicles, and provide access to transportation for people who are not near public transportation stops. Scooter sharing programs such as Byrd and Lime make it possible to take advantage of …

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Avoiding Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities

The 2019 Dangerous by Design report from Smart Growth America (SGA) reveals a disturbing increase in pedestrian fatalities. More than 49,000 pedestrians were killed throughout the U.S. between 2008 and 2017. Across that 10-year period, the annual number of fatalities climbed from 4,414 to 5,977—an increase of more than 35%. By 2017, pedestrian deaths made …

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Can I Sue My Employer for Personal Injury?

In most cases, employees may not pursue personal injury lawsuits against their employers in connection with injuries sustained on the job or in the workplace. In both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as in most other states, workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy. That means that a workers’ compensation claim is typically the injured worker’s only …

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Lost Wages and Earning Capacity in Personal Injury Cases

In a successful personal injury case, the injured party is awarded damages to compensate for his or her losses due to the injury. Some common types of damages in personal injury cases include reimbursement for medical bills, payment for rehabilitative services, compensation for pain and suffering, and lost earnings. Lost Wages v. Earning Capacity There …

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Wrong-Way Collisions Often Tied to Driving Under the Influence

Early in November, a 31-year-old New Hampshire man was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison in connection with a wrong-way collision. Ryan Kittredge entered a guilty plea to manslaughter and reckless conduct after a three-vehicle crash that resulted in two deaths. One of the victims was a retired Massachusetts police sergeant. Kittredge was …

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Automobile Insurance that Benefits You Directly

Personal Injury Protection, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage, and More This is the second part in a two-part series on protecting yourself, your family, and your assets with proper automobile insurance coverage. Read Part 1 here. In the last post, I talked about the importance of adequate automobile liability insurance. Liability insurance helps to protect your assets …

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Massachusetts Back Injury Attorney

In this Article: Introduction Common Causes of Back and Spinal Cord Injury Recognizing and Treating Massachusetts Back Injuries Working with an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Back injuries are surprisingly common in the U.S., including Massachusetts. About 80% of Americans will sustain a back injury at some point. Of course, these injuries vary significantly in …

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New Hampshire Slip and Fall Attorney

In this Article Introduction Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Lawsuits What if the Injury Victim is Partly at Fault? Damages in New Hampshire Slip and Fall Cases Talk to a New Hampshire Slip and Fall Lawyer as Soon as Possible Introduction Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are so commonplace that they may …

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Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Many people who have been injured in car accidents or suffered other serious injuries are uncertain about how best to protect themselves. This confusion is often further complicated by insurance company representatives whose job is to save the company money by minimizing your compensation. Sometimes, those representatives seem so empathetic and helpful that injury victims …

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Distracted Driving Dangers Extend Beyond Texting and Driving

Nationwide, distracted driving kills thousands of people each year. Efforts to cut down on distracted driving range from public service announcements to increasingly restrictive laws to try to keep driver attention on the road. But, Massachusetts, like most states, has focused those efforts largely on mobile device use. Virtually everyone in the state, and around …

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Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer Kevin Broderick

Helping Victims of Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crashes In this article: Preface What Damages Can I Recover After a Car Accident? Broderick Law Firm, LLC’s Recent Car Accident Claim Settlement Results Should I Hire a Massachusetts Car Accident Attorney? How Do I Connect with an Experienced Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer Today? About 4,000 people are injured in …

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How do I Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney?

When something as important as getting fair compensation for a serious injury is at stake, it’s only natural that you should want the best injury attorney available. However, if you have little experience with the legal system, you may not know what questions to ask or characteristics to look for in choosing a personal injury …

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Are Free Lawyer Consultations Really Free?

At the Lowell, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law Firm, Broderick Law Firm LLC, yes, our consultations are really free. About Your Free Personal Injury Consultation When you’ve been seriously injured, an experienced personal injury attorney can be an excellent source of information. For example: Your options following a car accident or other type of injury Any …

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Massachusetts car accident causes power outages and road closures

A recent early morning car accident left several hundred Massachusetts residents without power for hours. This single car accident sent two people to the hospital after the car crashed into a power pole. Live electrical wires were lying across the road which caused a road closure on a highly traveled road affecting the morning commute. …

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Massachusetts car accident injures two in turnpike turnover

A car accident can be an unavoidable event at times. Too often, though, victims and their families suffer because of the carelessness of other drivers. With cell phones and social media playing such a roll in the lives of today’s drivers, distractions are a common occurrence. A recent single vehicle car accident in Massachusetts sent …

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