Proving Fault if a Car Hits You From Behind

Whether you’re acting as a pedestrian, driver, cyclist, or passenger in a motor vehicle at the time of impact, sometimes, the accidents that are the scariest are the ones that we never see coming. What’s more, rear-end collisions and hit-from-behind crashes are some of the most common accident types, compromising about ⅓ of collisions with a moving motor vehicle, according to data provided by the Insurance Information Institute. If you’re involved in a hit-from-behind crash, not only will you need to prove the extent of damages you have suffered, but also the fault of the other driver. Our Worcester car accident lawyers can help.

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By |February 14th, 2019|Car Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Proving Fault if a Car Hits You From Behind

Your Rights Following a Car Accident this Winter

Winter may have everyone’s favorite holidays, but it’s not always a time of peace and gratitude. In fact, in addition to dealing with cold weather and short days, winter is one of the most dangerous times of the year for drivers, with the number of car accidents skyrocketing during the winter months. In fact, an article in USA Today which cites the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that about 800 Americans per year die in accidents related to freezing rain, snow, sleet, and ice.

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Red Sox Duck Boat Parade – But Are Duck Boats Safe?

Bostonians once again have good reason to feel that their metropolis should rightly be called the City of Champions. Our Red Sox nearly swept the baseball playoffs, losing only once to our vaunted rival Yankees, once to the defending champion Houston Astros, and once to the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was the “Saux” fourth title in the young century, and the 11th pro title for Boston since 2001. As part of our “yearly” tradition, the Sox players, families, coaches, and officials were paraded in Duck boats from Landsdowne Street to just past City Hall. The Duck Boat parade has also been used to celebrate titles won by the Patriots and Bruins.

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How Much is My Car Accident Worth in Worcester

Car accident injuries are probably the most common type of injury claim presented. Out of some 6.5 million car accidents nationwide each year, about 2.5 million result in injuries to motorists, passengers, and pedestrians. Boston ranks second in the nation in car accident rates and first among cities with populations of over 1 million. With so many accidents, there are often complex issues of liability, insurance coverage, and proving damages. But the most common question asked of car accident lawyers in Worcester, or anywhere else, is how much is my car accident injury claim worth?

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By |January 3rd, 2019|Car Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How Much is My Car Accident Worth in Worcester

Boston Car Accidents With Neck and Back Injuries

Car accident injuries are the most common personal injury claims that insurance companies handle. Studies of states with high crash rate incidents and injuries usually place Massachusetts drivers at the top of the list, making our state one of the worst places to drive. In Boston, an Allstate study found that you are 157.7% more likely to be involved in a crash than is the norm., meaning you can expect to be in a car crash in Boston every 3-years. The national average is once per 10-years. And along with many car accidents is the high likelihood of sustaining neck and back injuries.

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By |November 26th, 2018|Car Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Boston Car Accidents With Neck and Back Injuries

Thanksgiving Eve Car Accidents

Holidays are times for relaxing, getting together with friends and family, and blowing off steam from the stress of work. But holidays are also fraught with certain dangers, and not just from overeating. Drunk driving remains an overwhelming concern of police and city officials, despite decades of warnings, education, public service announcements, DUI checkpoints, and increased penalties. And one of the most dangerous times during the entire year to be on the roadways is the eve before Thanksgiving.

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By |November 19th, 2018|Car Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Eve Car Accidents

Worcester’s 10 Most Dangerous Intersections for Car Accidents

 
As the second most populated city in Massachusetts, Worcester certainly has a significant number of drivers on the road. Worcester’s population continues to grow as the City attracts more and more businesses, college students, and restaurants. The continued development of Worcester means more drivers on the road, including those that may not be familiar with the area. If you live in or have ever driven through Worcester, you may have traveled on one of the most accident-prone intersections noted below. You might have even been involved in an accident at one of the intersections. From the infamous Kelley Square to Main Street, motor vehicle accidents can occur anywhere in Worcester.

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Scholarship Winner – Andre P.

 

At Tetzel Law, we experience firsthand the damage that distracted driving car accidents can inflict on both the victims and their families. To help combat and bring awareness to this issue, we created the “Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship.”

Students were asked to submit an essay in response to the topic, “Distracted Driving Accidents – How Can […]

By |February 13th, 2018|Car Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Scholarship Winner – Andre P.

Can Digital Evidence Be Used Against Me in Boston a Personal Injury Case?

 
Suffering an injury due to the negligence of another is a very serious event, and in some cases, may warrant a personal injury case in order to recoup one’s full damages award. However, in order for a personal injury case in Boston to be successful, a plaintiff must prove liability and injuries, as well as the extent of damages they have suffered. In order to do so, the plaintiff must present a myriad of evidence. However, the defense can also present evidence contradicting the plaintiff’s claims, including digital evidence.

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Cold Temperatures Throughout Boston Increase the Risk of Car Accident and Injury

 

If you live in the northeastern part of the United States, you don’t have to read the news to know that areas like Boston, New York, and surrounding areas have suffered record low temperatures recently; you just have to go outside. Indeed, at the end of 2017, the low in Boston hit 12 degrees Fahrenheit, a new record from the 1924 low of 18 degrees.

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By |February 2nd, 2018|Car Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Cold Temperatures Throughout Boston Increase the Risk of Car Accident and Injury