Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog
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Normally, chips and beer are all you need for a good party. But recently in Florida, it had all the makings of a truck accident.

Authorities say a commercial truck carrying Busch beer crashed into another commercial truck carrying Frito Lays potato chips and other assorted snacks.

semitruckThe truck carrying the beer was a semi-tractor trailer, and the truck carrying the chips was a smaller box truck.  The accident occurred around three in the morning in Florida, and while neither driver suffered any personal injury in the accident, there was beer and chips all over the highway. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from the Eagle-Tribune, an off-duty 20-year veteran of the Boston Police Department struck and killed a high school student while driving in Milton, Massachusetts.

police-cruiser-1066864-mAuthorities say the 18-year-old female student was walking across the street as she was headed to her church.  It was a weekday, and the teen was a tutor for younger students as part of an after-school educational program. As she was walking across the street, the 44-year-old driver, who is a sergeant with the Boston Police Department, allegedly struck her with his vehicle.

The teen was pronounced dead soon after. Continue reading

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Authorities have said an 80-year-old woman was killed in a fatal bus crash involving a minivan and a school bus in Worcester, Massachusetts.  According to a recent news article from the Worcester Telegram, the woman’s husband was also seriously injured in the crash.   The accident is still under investigation, but it is believed that what is being called “extreme sun glare” played a major role in the accident.

bus-stop-1444019-mApparently, the sun glare was so bad that officers who responded to the scene of the deadly Worcester County car accident said they could barely see anything due to the glare. As for the accident itself, authorities have said the decedent was driving their minivan around 4:30 p.m. when she allegedly crashed into a bus that was making a turn. The minivan collided head first into the side of a school bus, causing substantial damage to the minivan. The driver was coming out of a parking lot when making the turn.  Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from NECN, two people were killed when a car allegedly crashed into a pizza restaurant in West Newton, which is located just outside of Boston. Several other people were seriously injured in this accident.

caraccident4Authorities have said the deadly Boston-area car accident occurred around 6 p.m., when the Sweet Tomatoes Pizza restaurant was filled with customers. Witnesses say the car came crashing through the restaurant and went all the way to the kitchen, where it crashed into a pizza oven.  After the car hit the oven, it then collapsed on top of the car.  Continue reading

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Recently, the Florida Supreme Court issued a sound ruling against an auto insurance company that tried to evade responsibility for denying and dragging on an injury claim for four years. carwithkeys

In Fridman v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Ill., the state high court ruled an insurer that paid the policy limits on the eve of trial – four years after the underlying car accident and two years after the injured man filed a lawsuit for determination of liability – wasn’t immune from responsibility to pay those damages or any stemming from a future bad faith action.

The case reminds our Boston car accident attorneys of one in Massachusetts several years ago. In Chery v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Co., the Massachusetts Court of Appeals ruled it was not enough that an insurer who violates insurance law simply pay a claim right before trial. The reason is insured victims suffer damage as a direct result of delayed payment.  Continue reading

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Car insurance is required for drivers in Massachusetts. Consumers agree to pay premiums and obey state rules in exchange for prompt coverage of losses associated with car accident claims. caraccident6

Unfortunately, many insurers fail to uphold their end of the deal. They certainly don’t act “like a good neighbor” and they aren’t “on your side” when it comes to your claim.

In fact, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has more than once penalized the auto insurance industry in recent years for running afoul of the law. Investigations have revealed widespread overcharging of customers and in some cases, even dropping good drivers despite the state’s “clean-in-three” rule.  Continue reading

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While there is nothing worse than the loss of a child, when one or both parents are also seriously injured in the same fatal car accident, it is hard to image what a family must be going through.  According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, a five-month-old infant was killed in a fatal Boston car accident and the child’s mother was also seriously injured.

1172422_police_on_the_sceneThe fatal car accident occurred in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.  One witness has said she heard the sound of tires squealing and then a very loud crash. She first thought it was a collision involving two cars, but tragically this was not the case. When she looked to see what actually happened, she saw a woman’s body in the middle of the road in an unnaturally twisted position. Continue reading

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Every few months, we see at least one news article featuring a car crash that involved a vehicle driving into a home or commercial building.  In many cases, the occupants of house feel a jolt and hear the crash, but are fortunately not injured in the crash. However, in other cases, people in the home or business are seriously injured as a result of the negligence of the at-fault driver.

According to a recent news article from ABC 10, a car was allegedly making a sharp turn at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle.  Witnesses say once the driver lost control of his vehicle in this deadly car accident that occurred around 8 a.m., he crashed into a number of trash cans and then a large electrical transformer box that was on the edge of the street.  Continue reading

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Car accidents in which the victim is a pedestrian are often the most serious types of automobile accidents we see in Boston.  These cases are also the most likely types of car accidents to result in a fatality.

According to a recent news article from the Boston Herald, a 15-year-old girl from East Boston has died in a car accident.  Authorities are reporting that this deadly pedestrian accident occurred just before 8 p.m. on a Tuesday evening.  While Boston police have not released much information on how the crash occurred, we do know that the driver stayed on the scene following the fatal accident and was cooperative with police.  Continue reading

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According to a recent report from the New York Daily News, the wife of Monty Williams was killed in a tragic car accident.  Williams, a former guard for the New York Nicks and former head coach for the New Orleans Pelicans is currently an assistant coach for the Thunder.

Authorities say Williams’ 44-year-old wife was involved a fatal car crash earlier this week on Tuesday night.  She was treated by first responders and taken to a local level-one trauma center for surgery, but, unfortunately, doctors were unable to save her due to the extent of her injuries, and they pronounced her dead the following night. Continue reading