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Some accidents are termed “freak accidents,” because they involve circumstances that we would not expect to see. According to a recent news feature from the Sun Herald, one of this “strange accidents” has resulted in the death of one person and the serous personal injury of two others in Mississippi.

774605_car_accident_2Authorities say this accident occurred when a car was propelled through the air, then hit the raised porch of a house, and then landed completely upside down in the woods. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene of this fatal accident, they initially could not figure out what exactly happened, and these are people who deal with deadly wrecks on a regular basis. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from the Wall Street Journal, the accident rate for commercial airline companies based in the United States was close to the all-time low this past year. This is based upon early data from federal crash investigators. This is in contrast to an increase in accidents involving foreign airlines, as we have seen in various international news reports.

airplane-1450830This past year was the fifth year in a row that there was a not a single fatal crash involving a U.S. operated commercial aircraft. Obviously, this data does not include the much more frequent fatal crashes involving smaller, private aircraft. The study was conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is the federal agency operated under direction from its parent agency, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), and the study includes not only fatal accidents, but anything classified as a domestic carrier mishap. Continue reading

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A lot of people who live in Boston and the surrounding area like to drive down to the Cape this time of year. If you take a ferry or drive all the way to the end of Cape Cod, you can spend some time in Provincetown, which can be a lot of fun.

photo_emerging_TBIHowever, the visit didn’t end pleasantly for one man, according to a recent news article from the Cape Cod Times.

A man allegedly started a fight, then managed to give himself a major head injury that required him to be airlifted to a level-one trauma center in downtown Boston. Continue reading

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Every summer, families across the country head out to amusement parks and water parks. Some families go to local amusement parks, such as Six Flags in Agawam, Massachusetts and other families will travel much further away to go to larger attractions like Disney in Orlando, Florida.

rollercoaster-series-6-344534-mWhile millions of people have fun at the parks without incident, we have seen cases of serious accidents and personal injury across the nation so far this summer. A recent news feature from Market Watch, takes a look at some of the “scariest” amusement park accidents that have occurred this year. Continue reading

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Any accident involving rented equipment can pose additional challenges in the context of a personal injury lawsuit. The reason for this is that the owner of the equipment, whether it is a car, truck, van, forklift, or anything else, is likely going to avoid accepting any liability as a result of the negligence committed by the person who rented the item. Continue reading

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Over the past month we have seen a number of examples of people seriously injuring themselves and others with fireworks and firearms in what are essentially accidents. With respect to the fireworks accidents, it makes sense to see an increase around this time of year due to the Fourth of July holiday and other summer holidays in which fireworks are used.

armadillo-1-1404185There was of course the notable incident when a 22-year-old man placed a loaded pyrotechnic motor shell and tube on his head with one had and lit lighter in the other. While witnesses said he was only joking and did not mean to light the firework, he was killed in this accident nonetheless. Continue reading

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Some activities, while they can be quite fun, come with a certain level of danger. For example, if you go skydiving, you are assuming the risk that you may be injured. If there is an accident that is nobody’s fault, you could break bones or even be killed. You or your surviving family members would probably not have a valid lawsuit to file because this a risk you had assumed when deciding to go skydiving, and if a judge determines there is assumption of risk, it is unlikely you will prevail on a negligence theory. Continue reading

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Drones have become big news lately. The concerns are not only large surveillance and attack drones the United States Air force and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) uses in the War on Terror, such as the Predator Drone. There are also fears regarding the smaller, publicly-available drones anyone can purchase and operate for less than $1,500.

used-pump-action-shotgun-1-1454122The drones sold for personal use are legal for anyone to use without any kind of license, but they cannot be used for commercial purposes. If they were used for commercial purposes, such as filming movies or package delivery, it would fall under the authority of United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which does not permit the commercial use of drones. This is what Amazon is trying to change so they can deliver packages by drones. It is also a law that these drones can’t be operated in restricted airspace. Continue reading

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In yet another fireworks accident involving personal injury in Boston, a boy was seriously injured in what has been described as a cherry bomb accident. According to a recent news article from 7 News Boston, a boy was playing on a basketball court in Boston, when he found what has been described as a cherry bomb.

warning-icon-glossy-6-1023556-mAuthorities say the boy found the firework and attempted to light it. When he lit the firework, it exploded while he was still near it. The boy’s father was in his nearby home when he heard and felt the massive explosion. He immediately ran out to see what had happened and saw his 9-year-old son running toward him. He told authorities that, when he saw his son, he immediately noticed he was covered in blood and his eyelashes and eyebrows had been entirely burned off. Continue reading

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According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, a woman who lived in Chinatown was walking near her home on a Wednesday morning when another woman allegedly bumped into her. This woman, prosecutors say, has a criminal record consisting of charges for violent and erratic behavior.

1100586_safe_walkThe woman with whom victim made contact allegedly said she was responded to victim bumping into her by shoving her to ground. When victim hit the ground, her head slammed against the pavement. Prosecutors say alleged assailant kept moving but told prosecutors she heard people asking if victim was OK. First responders treated victim following the accident, and they took her to Tufts Medical Center, which is a level-one trauma center located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston. Doctors diagnosed her with a fractured skull and a brain hemorrhage. They took her into emergency surgery to control the bleeding in her brain, but her injuries were too substantial, and she soon died. Continue reading