It’s spring. It’s prom season. While the flowers bloom, and spring cleaning helps us get out of the winter doldrums, there is also danger in the air, especially for teenage drivers and those around them. Considering that motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of teenage death, and 90% of motor vehicle accidents are the result of driving behavior, prom season is a good time to focus on the dangerous side of proms.
In High Point, North Carolina on April 26, 2014, a 32 year old woman was in the process of posting a photograph of herself on Facebook while driving on Interstate 85. Her vehicle veered left, over the middle of the road, causing a head-on collision with a truck coming from the opposite direction. The 2005 Toyota Corolla was pushed into a ditch where it caught on fire. The driver, Courtney Ann Sanford, was killed as a result of the accident. Read more
What can you do when your motor vehicle insurance company surcharges you following an accident? There are a number of steps that you may undertake. They do not require an experienced personal injury attorney; however, the assistance of an attorney may be helpful. Read more
Who is responsible if you ask a neighbor to cut down a tree on your property and, in doing so, the tree falls injuring you? In a case that was heard before the Massachusetts Court of Appeals recently, an injured man was the owner of property in need of trimming a tree. A rather large branch needed to be cut from the tree; the branch was 5 inches in diameter and approximately 10 feet long. Read more
In an excellent demonstration of what does and does not constitute a legal malpractice case, a recent decision by the Essex Superior Court Judge Feeley lays out the requirements for a basic legal malpractice case in Massachusetts. See McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.C. v. Grady (April 1, 2014). Read more