For motorists, pedestrians, and city officials, it is no secret that the majority of car accidents and those involving pedestrians happen during the summer months. Cape Code and the surrounding communities depend largely on tourism, and these popular sites are inundated each year. However, Massachusetts city officials need to be cognizant that the highest number of accidents occur during these and other times of the year and should take steps to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries during these periods.
Rollover accidents generally result in catastrophic injuries if not death to the vehicle occupants. If the defendant responsible for the accident fled the scene, then the tragedy is compounded since a responsible party is evading responsibility. What are the dynamics of a rollover accident, and what can you do if your loved one was killed in a Massachusetts car accident that was a rollover and/or a hit-and-run accident?
The new Massachusetts distracted driving law goes into effect on February 23, 2020. Until April 1, 2020, traffic officers will only issue warnings to motorists who are observed to be talking or otherwise using a cellphone that is not hands-free to get them accustomed to the new law.