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Teenage boy dies in potential wrongful death in Massachusetts

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday September 10, 2014

In a perfect society, bicyclists would always be safe no matter where they roam. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world; and bicyclists are unfortunately at a considerable amount of risk each time they ride their bikes on the road. This proved to be the case last year for one teenage bicyclist who was killed after a vehicle hit him as he was riding his bicycle on the road. Cases like this could result in a wrongful death lawsuit in Massachusetts. The incident happened in Sept. 2013 when the 13-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. The driver…

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Massachusetts man killed in wreck may be victim of wrongful death

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Monday September 1, 2014

A Massachusetts police officer who was reportedly charged in a previous drunk driving incident last year has just been charged in a tragic accident. A 26-year-old man was killed in the accident, and his family likely considers the tragedy was a wrongful death. The man's sister was also injured in the collision. According to the report, a Massachusetts police officer was traveling west on a local road when his car left its lane and entered the eastbound lane where the victim's car was traveling. The officer's SUV smashed head-on into the vehicle carrying the man and his sister. The man later…

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Was accident that killed Massachusetts student a wrongful death?

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Thursday August 14, 2014

According to the Massachusetts officials who are conducting an investigation into a pedestrian accident, the final report may not be completed for several months. While no one reason was cited, it could partially be due to the meticulous work of the reconstruction team that has been called in to aid in the investigation. In the meantime, her family may be left to wonder if she was a victim of a wrongful death within the legal meaning of the term. The accident occurred late one recent Thursday evening. The 20-year-old woman was walking with a companion alongside a local road headed north. A…

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Massachusetts woman sentenced in possible wrongful death case

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday July 23, 2014

A Massachusetts judge recently sentenced a 51-year-old woman to a 52-week jail term for a drunk driving fatality. The woman was convicted of multiple charges in connection with the accident three years ago. The family of the victim may choose to seek their own closure by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the convicted driver. The accident occurred in 2011 in early September. The driver initially claimed that she was headed home from her job as a beautician before it was later revealed that she had made a stop at a local club before getting on the highway. As she attempted to…

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Massachusetts jogger may be latest victim of wrongful death

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday July 2, 2014

Having a valid driver's license is not really a right; rather it is a privilege that is extended when one passes the tests and obeys the laws of the road. However, there are individuals who will still attempt to drive, even when they have lost the privilege through abuse of that right. One Massachusetts resident may have just become a victim of a wrongful death due to this type of negligent driver. The woman who died was taking time out during her jog to speak with a friend for a few moments. Unfortunately, that was her last conversation. A driver operating an…

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Could Massachusetts plane crash result in wrongful death claim?

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Saturday June 14, 2014

Air travel has had a tremendous influence on how most perceive the world. Where before it may have taken days to weeks to arrive at faraway destinations, that time has been reduced to mere hours. However, there is a huge burden of responsibilities on the shoulders of those who pilot these planes, and safety checks are not an extraneous chore. A recent plane crash in Massachusetts could possibly end in claims of wrongful death after preliminary reports suggest a required systems check was not completed. The plane that crashed before it could become airborne was a Gulfstream IV and was owned privately.…

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Tragic death of firefighters may lead to wrongful death claims

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday April 11, 2014

Two Massachusetts firefighters recently lost their lives in a tragic fire that could have been avoided. According to a media report, the firefighters died after they could not escape from the basement of an apartment before being overcome by fire. Despite a police commissioner stating that the fire appeared to be unintentional, the death of the firefighters may lead to wrongful death lawsuits. Preliminary reports showed that there were welding operations underway at the building next to the one where the two individuals died. Welding activities may only be conducted if a permit is properly obtained, and no records of such an…

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Alcohol a factor in possible wrongful death of Massachusetts man

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Tuesday April 1, 2014

Traffic lights are an important component in safely navigating Massachusetts roadways. When the light turns red, traffic stops. From an early age, children are taught games to help them learn that a red light means to stop. Recently, a 25-year-old driver apparently did not adhere to basic Massachusetts traffic light laws. His alleged negligence has ended in the apparent wrongful death of a 42-year-old father. Traffic was stopped at a red light. As the 25-year-old driver approached the traffic light, he reportedly decided to go around the car that was stopped at the light. Reports indicate that he also went through the…

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Wrongful death suit could stem from Massachusetts accident

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday March 26, 2014

When a fatal accident occurs, it can sometimes take an extended period of time before the situation can be settled. In many cases, investigations must be done and court proceedings must take place. As a result, family members of accident victims may have wrongful death claims pending for some time before they can be fully addressed. A Massachusetts family may soon have their claim considered by the court after the driver involved in a fatal accident pleaded guilty. The situation began in 2011 when the accused man was driving under the influence and crashed into another vehicle. The second vehicle had a…

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Fatal Massachusetts car accident could prompt wrongful death suit

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Thursday March 20, 2014

What may have started as a quick walk around the neighborhood ended tragically for a 55-year-old Massachusetts woman. The woman was killed while walking down the street in an area that was just minutes from her home. Her family could potentially file a wrongful death lawsuit in response to the tragedy. According to reports, the woman was walking on the sidewalk when the accident occurred. A 66-year-old man from out of state was leaving a local auto maintenance store and turned left to enter the roadway. As he did so, he ran his vehicle into the woman, and her body became trapped…

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