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Massachusetts man could face wrongful death lawsuit

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Tuesday March 4, 2014

A Massachusetts man was cited recently for vehicular homicide for his supposed role in a fatal car accident last September. The man could potentially face a wrongful death lawsuit as well. A hearing regarding the criminal charge has been scheduled tentatively for early spring. Although the fatal accident happened last year, court actions were delayed and have not yet taken place. Originally, the man was scheduled to appear for an initial court appearance in early February. That was pushed back several months to allow more time to complete the accident reconstruction. Officials are waiting for test results from drug and alcohol testing…

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Wrongful death lawsuit possible in Massachusetts auto accident

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

Accidents happen. It is an undeniable fact of life. Luckily, they can sometimes be just a minor inconvenience. Other times, however, they are more serious and have life-altering effects. A car wreck that happened about two years ago is in the latter category for a Massachusetts teenager who could potentially face a wrongful death lawsuit for his role in its occurrence. The fatal accident happened in Nov. 2012. According to reports, the 18-year-old man failed to stop for a traffic light that had turned red. The man's car then collided with another vehicle that was traveling through the intersection at the time.…

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Massachusetts wrongful death: Mattress fell from Rte. 128 pickup

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday February 5, 2014

Experienced drivers in Massachusetts and elsewhere know to expect the unexpected when driving. It can sometimes be the difference in keeping a near-miss from becoming an actual accident or even a wrongful death. Unfortunately, even excellent drivers cannot always anticipate what is going to happen or the effect it will have on their lives. A woman was killed and another man injured while trying to avoid hitting a mattress that had flown off a pickup truck and landed on the road in front of them. The two were in separate cars when the incident occurred. The woman stopped without warning to…

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Massachusetts woman suffers wrongful death in ambulance crash

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday January 29, 2014

Most everyone knows that when an ambulance sounds its siren to indicate that it is in the area, the standard procedure is to pull over and let it pass. It is the best way to ensure the vehicle can pass safely and get the injured or sick person inside to their destination as quickly as possible. Indeed, most states have a "move over" law that requires motorists to yield the roadway to emergency vehicles (such as an ambulance) with their red and/or white lights operating. The wrongful death of a Massachusetts woman illustrates what can happen when that is ignored. The patient…

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Man accused in wrongful death indicted in Massachusetts

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday January 10, 2014

Many car accidents are caused by people who are driving while drunk. It is not an unusual occurrence for someone who is inebriated to make a driving decision that causes an auto accident. When that accident results in a wrongful death, legal action may be the next logical step. A Massachusetts man who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he had a fatal car accident has been indicted on multiple charges. This includes manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide and failure to identify himself to law enforcement officers. Reports indicate that his license was suspended at the time. The man was…

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Hearing set in wrongful death of Massachusetts woman

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Tuesday December 31, 2013

Typical Massachusetts teenagers should have a myriad of opportunities available to them. They are young and just starting to make their mark on the world. That bright future can change in an instant, however, if an automobile accident causes the wrongful death of another person. A 19-year-old Massachusetts man could face charges for his alleged role in the death of a 65-year-old woman. The man's arraignment is set to proceed after a magistrate's hearing, which is scheduled for late February. If it is then determined that there is sufficient cause to proceed, the man's current citation will instead become a criminal complaint.…

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Massachusetts postal worker’s wrongful death caused by heat

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday December 25, 2013

Neither rain nor snow will stop the mailman. It's a common saying and part of the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service. When the determination to carry on, no matter what the Massachusetts weather brings, results in a wrongful death, that saying may require some tweaking. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited the USPS for failing to have an adequate program in place that educated postal workers about the dangers of working outside when the thermometer hits high numbers. The ruling came after a Massachusetts postal worker suffered extreme heat stroke and died. The man collapsed after…

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Fatal Massachusetts accident may prompt wrongful death lawsuit

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Tuesday December 10, 2013

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is not only against the law, it's dangerous to everyone involved. When paired with a high rate of speed, driving while impaired can prove to be deadly. A Massachusetts man who allegedly did both could potentially face a wrongful death lawsuit in the aftermath of a car accident that left two people dead and two seriously injured. Reports state the man was drunk and driving his van at high speed. He was unable to maintain control of his vehicle, and it collided into a guardrail. Upon impact, the van then careened onto the other side…

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Massachusetts family awarded wrongful death settlement

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday November 13, 2013

It's unfortunate whenever a life is cut short prematurely. Often it can feel even more tragic when that life had only recently entered adulthood. For one Massachusetts family, the pain may begin to diminish now that they've reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit, which followed the death of their 20-year-old daughter. The young woman died after tailgating with two friends in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium during a country music festival. One of the friends was driving when her vehicle ran off the road and collided into a tree. Reports show the woman's blood-alcohol level measured roughly three times…

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Toddler killed by SUV; wrongful death claim possible

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Thursday October 24, 2013

There are responsibilities that come along with operating a motor vehicle. One of those responsibilities is to check the surrounding area for people before backing up. Too many accidents happen, which could have been prevented by taking a few extra minutes to pay attention before getting into the vehicle. When drivers don't take proper precautions before operating their vehicles, facing a wrongful death claim is a likely reality. A tragedy in Massachusetts happened recently, involving a 2-year-old toddler. Reportedly, the child was playing on a scooter behind an SUV before the accident occurred. The owner of the vehicle was the boy's paternal…

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