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October 2016 Archives

Reasons Massachusetts is seeing an increase in fatal car crashes

A study of 2016 car crash statistics in Massachusetts has revealed that the state is seeing a significant rise in motor vehicle accidents, which has translated into an increase in vehicle-related fatalities. Overall, the state has seen a 20 percent rise in motor vehicle accident deaths in 2016 compared to 2015.

Mother and children injured in pedestrian crash in Massachusetts

Every day, Massachusetts residents rely on crosswalks to safely navigate busy streets. When a negligent driver fails to yield to pedestrians crossing the street or fails to see them due to speeding or distractions, this could cause a serious or even fatal pedestrian accident.

Would seatbelts on school buses reduce injuries in a crash?

For most Massachusetts parents, school buses are relied on during the school year to get their children to and from school safely. These large yellow vehicles allow for a large amount of students to be timely transported between their home and school every school day; however, many question the capabilities of a school bus keep children passengers safe.

Damages available for car accident victims

Being involved in an automobile accident is a shocking event. A driver or passenger never expects to experience such an event. Moreover, an accident victim does not expect to deal with the aftermath of a car crash. This is not only emotionally overwhelming, but a victim is likely to endure serious injuries that are difficult to recover from. Therefore, it is important for car accident victims to understand what recourses are available to them and what types of damages they could collect.

Federal government moves against arbitration clauses

Arbitration clauses are agreements signed by tenants of nursing homes that they won't sue in case of a dispute, but will instead use private arbitration to solve matters. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a branch of the Health and Human Services agency, recently ruled that no federal funds will go to nursing homes who use the clauses for new patients. This is a huge shift to ensure a tenant's right to the judicial system.

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