Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers
Unfortunately, many auto accidents occur that could otherwise be prevented if drivers remember to accommodate for the inclement weather by following a few safety precautions.
The Kiley Law Group would like to offer a few tips for driving safely this winter.
An 18-year-old man has been criminally charged this week in relation to a fatal hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a 58-year-old bicyclist last month in Middleborough.
The Boston Globe reported that the driver, a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student from Middleborough, was arraigned in Wareham District Court on Thursday to face a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
The bicyclist, also from Middleborough, was riding his bike along Wood Street on October 11 when he was reportedly struck by the driver, who was operating a black Jeep.
The Salem News reported this week that a Peabody woman with a suspended license is facing charges for a crash at Mobile Estates on Newbury Street this past Monday evening. During the incident, she crashed through a fence, then proceeded to try and drive away. During her escape she hit one of her neighbors, who was then thrown onto the hood of the vehicle, and proceeded to drive away from the scene of the accident.
The driver, who had her two children in the vehicle at the time, reported to authorities that she had sneezed three times in a row, causing her to lose control of the Chevrolet sedan and strike the fence before impacting one of the witnesses to the accident.
The holiday season is well upon us and everywhere you look, the festivities emphasize the spirit of giving – giving thanks or giving presents to family and friends. There are numerous ways that people show generosity and compassion during this time of year, and at the Kiley Law Group, we would like to encourage the act of giving back by participating in local Massachusetts charities this holiday season. Every bit helps.
Whether you make a donation or volunteer your time, the following charities offer great opportunities to give back to others:
As the ever-colder climate in Massachusetts drives residents indoors, where furnaces, fireplaces, space heaters, and electric blankets provide some much-needed warmth, it is important to remember to reduce the risk of fires.
According to the American Red Cross, home fires increase during the fall and winter months and cause more deaths than any other natural disaster in the U.S.
A study conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DHP) recently revealed the efficacy of the 2004 Smoke-Free Workplace Law. The release of the study also coincides with the beginning of November, which is the nation’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the study, workers in decidedly more white collar fields were protected by the smoking ban, as only three percent reported being exposed to a co-worker’s tobacco smoke.
As the beginning of the holiday season, October is an exciting month in Massachusetts, especially for young children looking forward to celebrating Halloween. While carving jack-o’-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and heading out to trick-or-treat generally creates fond memories, it can be easy to forget about safety. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 9.2 million infants, children, and teenagers suffer an injury serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room.
Practicing safety does not mean that you and your children must sacrifice the fun of Halloween, but a few preparations and warnings can mean the difference between getting home with a bag full of candy and cutting the festivities short to rush to the emergency room.
One of the biggest dangers facing drivers and others that share the road in Massachusetts is driver distraction. With so many things competing for a driver’s attention, it’s no surprise distracted driving accidents are on the rise throughout the U.S. As states pass law after law to curb dangerous driving behavior, however, the best defense is for drivers to make safer choices and prevent becoming distracted in the first place.
According to a joint study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, nearly 80 percent of all motor vehicle accidents are the result of distracted driving. The most common cause of these accidents was cell phone use and drowsiness.
An ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken produced by Foster Farms has spread to at least 18 states and sickened at least 300 people. The health alert has raised a number of concerns among health officials, not only because this particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg seems to be resistant to common antibiotics, but also because the current government shutdown has reduced the country’s ability to regulate product safety and to respond to an outbreak.
With 68% of its staff on furlough, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was forced to shut down PulseNet, a national network of public health laboratories that helps the agency identify outbreaks and communicate with state health departments.
In recognition of October as National Spinal Health Month, the spinal cord injury lawyers at Kiley Law Group, LLC would like to help spread awareness for the importance of protecting the spine. A healthy spine requires frequent movement and proper alignment, which can often be overlooked, especially in the workplace.
Even the most minor injury to the spine can have catastrophic effects because the spinal cord acts as the main pathway between the brain and the rest of the body.