Scholarship Finalist John F

Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents each year. At the Law Office of Neil Burns we see firsthand the personal injuries that these motor vehicle collisions cause. Not only are the victims of the accidents but the family and members of the community are affected as well. Car accident lawyers nationwide are trying to raise awareness of these types of accidents. We hope by offering this scholarship we will raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. We asked our applicants the following:

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Scholarship Finalist Claudia M

Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents each year. At the Law Office of Neil Burns we see firsthand the personal injuries that these motor vehicle collisions cause. Not only are the victims of the accidents but the family and members of the community are affected as well. Car accident lawyers nationwide are trying to raise awareness of these types of accidents. We hope by offering this scholarship we will raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. We asked our applicants the following:

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Halloween Driver Safety

Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes annual warnings to trick or treaters about taking certain safety precautions for Halloween safety.  These include checking your candy and other items for hidden objects and avoiding encounters with strangers on the street who offer candy if you will to come to their car or house. There are also warnings for parents as well as trick and treaters regarding being on the lookout for cars.  Parents often take their children to certain residential areas and either drop them off from house to house or slowly drive behind them while they ring doorbells.  With many parents following this practice, traffic can build up endangering trick or treaters and other pedestrians. It can also panic drivers who may lose sight of their children or children who cannot find their parent’s car.

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Safe at 85 Miles Per Hour?

What is a safe speed limit for Massachusetts highways? Current law in Massachusetts limits highway speed to 65 miles per hour. In Texas, however, there is a new highway under construction in which the speed limit may be set at 85 miles per hour! The highway, Texas Route 130, which will run from Austin San Antonio, will have the fasted posted speed limit in the United States.   However the American Trucking Association is calling on the Texas Transportation commission to reduce the proposed speed limit.

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Workplace Personal Injuries in Massachusetts

As a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, we often represent families where the person injured was engaged in his or her employment at the time of the injury. Frequently this is a construction type of accident, in which both worker’s compensation and Massachusetts third party liability is involved. Thus, it’s important to see what are the most dangerous jobs in Massachusetts.

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Back Up Cameras For Massachusetts Vehicles

Can backup cameras reduce Massachusetts auto accidents? While almost 50% of new motor vehicles have back up cameras on 23 models, the US Department of Transportation is considering a regulation that would require all new vehicles to have back up cameras. This is derived from the 2008 law passed by Congress requiring increased rear view visibility standards.

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