I have been practicing law in Boston and throughout Massachusetts since 1985. I have represented clients in District Courts, Superior Courts, the Appeals Court, Housing Court, Probate Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Court and the Federal District Court. Recently I was proud to be named a SUPERLAWYER as judged by other Massachusetts lawyers.
If you drive long enough, you will likely encounter road rage, an unfortunate symptom of the driving culture whereby a driver feels personally affronted by another motorist who may have cut him/her off or made a reckless maneuver that narrowly avoided resulting in a collision. In most cases, the aggrieved driver may retaliate by honking incessantly at the other motorist, “flipping off” the driver or speeding in front of the perpetrator just to show him/her who is the boss of the highway. In extreme cases, there have been incidents of motorists firing weapons at the other driver, crashing into the other vehicle or stopping the car and confronting the driver. But when a major business or company’s driver is involved, we may not find out how the matter was resolved because of the use of confidentiality agreements.
Truck accidents are rarely minor. Tractor trailers can be road behemoths weighing 80,000 pounds or more when fully loaded but even smaller trucks in an accident with a passenger vehicle can cause serious and disabling injuries. If the accident is with a bicyclist, then the consequences are usually catastrophic or fatal.
Is it really true that there can be “too much of a good thing,” at least when it comes to technology? Technology can be good for us in many ways by making our lives easier, healthier and less costly in some cases. We all yearn for a strong economy, lower gas prices, more and better jobs and accessible health coverage for all. For some time now, the economy has been adding new jobs each month, sophisticated car technology is making driving easier and more fun and cheaper gas prices have made it easier on our budgets. More people with health insurance was promised to lessen the burden on all of us regarding health costs, although the jury is still out on this.
Any traffic fatality is catastrophic but when it is a car crash involving a young driver or passenger, the incident is even more tragic. It is during the summer months, though, or as Massachusetts officials term as the “100 deadliest days,” that most teen accidents occur since school is out and more novice drivers take to the roadways. Read more
Pokemon Go is the latest interactive app on smart phones that has users roaming through city streets, parks and historical sites to hunt down these unusual animated figures. The game challenges users to find and capture these various Pokemon figures. Unfortunately a substantial number of people are continuing to play the game while driving. Most of these individuals are teens or young adults and, combined with their inexperience, feelings of invulnerability and passion for games, the practice can result in tragedy, as what happened recently in Japan.