The Blog of the Injury Law Center®

The Dangers of the School Bus Stop: Tips for Prevention of Accidents

Posted by Joanne Bernstein on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 1:19 PM

It’s almost back-to-school time!  Parents and children alike need to know some facts about the school buses they rely on for school and other activities that use school buses.

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Tags: injured child, pedestrian accidents, safety, hazards to children, lawsuits, justice

National Stop on Red Week (August 7-13): Auto Accident Prevention

Posted by General Staff on Sun, Aug 07, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

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Tags: auto accidents, safety, fatalities, injuries

'Pokémon GO' Mania - Fun or an Accident Waiting to Happen?

Posted by Joanne Bernstein on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

The word Pokémon is a contraction of two Japanese words, "Poketto" and "Monsut," meaning "Pocket Monster."  Definition of Monster: an imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening.

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Tags: injured child, safety, children's toys

Financial Kickbacks to Surgeons Cause Surge in Surgeries: The Risk of the Physician Owned Distributorship

Posted by Nicole Canavan on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

In many professions, conflicts of interest have to be disclosed to the consumer. For example, if you are a homebuyer and you want to buy a house owned by ABCXYZ Real Estate Corporation and one of the partners of ABCXYZ Real Estate Corporation is a licensed real estate agent, then said agent must disclose to all potential home buyers that he or she has an interest in the real estate being sold. If a lawyer is contacted by a new client who wants to proceed with a case against John Doe and said lawyer or firm previously represented John Doe, the lawyer would need to disclose this conflict of interest and in most cases would not be able to represent the new client in his or her case against John Doe.

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Tags: lawsuits, surgery, medical malpractice

Distracted Driving - It's Epidemic (part two of Distracted Driving Series)

Posted by Joanne Bernstein on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

The prevalence of distracted driving yields disturbing data from numerous studies and sources on the rising number of vehicular accidents involving fatalities or injuries to drivers, passengers and others.

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Tags: case law, auto accidents, safety, Personal Injury Blog

$5.5 Million Dollar Settlement obtained by the Injury Law Center ®

Posted by General Staff on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 9:16 AM

Breaking news! The Injury Law Center® obtained a $5.5 million dollar verdict for a female pedestrian who was run over by a truck in New Hampshire.

You can read the Press Release here.

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Have you or someone you loved been injured in an accident? Contact us today for a free case evaluation by calling 603-883-4100 or filling out the form to the left. Our attorneys are licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.

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Tags: pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, New Hampshire, justice

TESLA under Fire over Fatal Crash involving their Model S and a Tractor Trailer Truck

Posted by Nicole Canavan on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 @ 12:12 PM

On May 7, 2016, 40 year old Ohio Resident Joshua Brown was driving a Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system on when he was involved in a fatal crash. This is the first fatal crash of the Model S when the Autopilot system was engaged. The National Highway Transportation Saftey Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating.

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Tags: wrongful death, auto accidents, safety, trucking accidents, fatalities

The Truth Behind Distracted Driving

Posted by Joanne Bernstein on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 @ 1:12 PM

 How big is the problem? It’s big and getting bigger!  Here are some facts:

In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver - an almost 10% increase since 2011. Nearly one in five crashes (18%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving. 1,4 

Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.1

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Tags: auto accidents, safety, Personal Injury Blog

National Dog Bite Prevention Week May 17-23 2015

Posted by Nicole Canavan on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

May 17th through the 23rd is National Dog Bite Prevention Week put on my the American Veterinary Medical Association. Every year there are approximately 800,000 dog bites and dog attacks in the United States that require medical treatment. Any dog can attack or bite and it iis important for owners to recognize what they can do to lessen the chances that their dog will be the next to bite. Below is an infographic from the AVMA about Dog Bites.

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Tags: pit bull attacks, dog bites, dog laws, pit bull bites, dog attacks, animal attacks

Highway Speeds: Suggestion or the Law?

Posted by Nicole Canavan on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Raising the Limit: Recent Trends

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Tags: auto accidents, safety, trucking accidents, New Hampshire, fatalities, injuries, Massachusetts, Personal Injury Blog, snow plow accidents