Articles Tagged with Boston accident lawyer

When a 30-ton fire truck crashes into a line of cars, it is not hard to imagine that there would be a lot of damage and multiple people injured.  This is exactly what happened recently, according to a news article from News 5 Boston.

mQo4CWyBoston Fire Department (BFD) officials have said the fire apparatus involved in the crash (Engine No. 7) was responding to a report of smoke at the time and had all lights, sirens and other emergency equipment in operation at the time of the accident. The call was on Boylston Street in downtown Boston, and the engine was approaching the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street when witnesses heard what they described as a very loud bang and then some more crashing sounds. Continue reading

Boston is the worst.crosswalk1

That is, if you’re driving. Or on a bicycle. Or walking somewhere.

As Boston car accident attorneys, we could have told you that based on our decades of experience. But we’re not the only ones who know. In 2015, Allstate ranked 200 major U.S. cities for the best and worst drivers in the country. Boston ranked dead last. 200th. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise either that Worcester, MA ranked 199th, Springfield ranked 196th.

So given what we know about the poor driving habits in Boston and beyond, what can we do about it? Continue reading

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

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