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April 2016 Archives

How do you determine liability for a construction site injury?

Construction projects in Massachusetts, whether they are small projects or major commercial developments or highway construction, have a lot of working parts. Construction workers often face various dangers and hazards in that work environment. It could be the outside elements, working at great heights or working near or with large equipment and tools. If proper training and safety equipment are not provided, this could result in a serious or even fatal construction site injury.

Ways to address distracted driving in Massachusetts

Today, technology is a way to unite and connect people of all ages from all over the globe. While innovative gadgets makes life, work and staying in-touch with people across the world much easier, there is one place that these gadgets have an adverse effect - in an automobile. Distracted driving is a growing concern in Massachusetts and states across the nation, and with April being nation distracted driving awareness month, it is important that drivers not only understand the dangers distracted driving poses but also ways to remedy it.

Helping car accident victims seek recourses following a crash

Whether it is a fender bender or a multi-vehicle collision, being involved in any form of a car crash can be a scary and emotional time. For some accidents victims, a sudden collision could alter the rest of their life due to the injuries and damages they incurred. Even if you are unsure of the cause or whether multiple parties were at fault in a crash, it is imperative that victims understand the recourses available to them following an automobile collision.

You shouldn't be afraid to report a workplace accident

Workplace accidents are a problem that most companies try to prevent as much as they can. This is especially true for many manufacturing businesses where the majority of their employees are doing their work with large, cumbersome and sometimes dangerous machinery. Although some workplace injuries or accidents are often the result of unsafe practices that go on each day, it's important for employees to report accidents to promote better safety.

Future of safety technology for the trucking industry

Technology is often used to improve and enhance certain industries. With the trucking industry, advancements in technology could serve to better improve truck safety. These large vehicles travel long distance through Massachusetts and other states across the nation, and motorists throughout the country understand the dangers that semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks could pose on roadways. These massive vehicles do not maneuver the same way as smaller automobiles, making it critical to continue the advancement of truck safety technology.

Smartphones contributing to fatal accidents across the nation

Many people in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the nation have a smartphone, placing a multitude of technical applications in the hand of a user and providing the means to stay constantly connected to others via social media. While smartphones have many benefits in everyday life, this piece of technology has very few benefits for motorists when they are behind the wheel. In fact, using a cellphone while driving is a growing concern when it comes to fatal car accidents occurring across the nation.

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