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Child Passenger Safety Week: September 18-24, 2016

Posted by Joanne Bernstein on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. 

A lot of us have spent our childhood riding in cars before seat belts were mandated. We remember sliding around the bench seats or even riding in the back of pick up trucks. If we made it to the present unscathed, it was probably a matter of luck. Since seatbelts were mandated, statistics have shown that seatbelts and child restraints do save lives.

Reducing the Risk (2)

In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children. In 2013, 638 children ages 12 years and younger died in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 127,250 were injured. But parents and caregivers can make a lifesaving difference.

Whenever you're on the road, make sure your child passengers are buckled in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, or seat belts. The safest place for children of any age to ride is properly buckled in the back seat.  

 

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Tags: injured child, auto accidents, safety, hazards to children

October 5th is Walk/Bike to School Day!

Posted by Joanne Bernstein on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 1:04 PM
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day in October.  It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has generated record-breaking participation and become part of a year-round movement.

Many communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as a first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that provide both health and environmental benefits.

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Tags: safety, school, children

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign 2016: Putting a Stop to Drunk Driving Accidents

Posted by General Staff on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:43 AM

It’s that time of the year again when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launches its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign. This year it runs from August 17th to September 5th.

A wise person once told me that " failure is making a few poor decisions each and every day". Nothing could be more true when it comes to decisions about drinking and driving. Often times, it may be the last decision one makes.

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Tags: wrongful death, auto accidents, safety, fatalities, injuries, drunk driving

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