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Three People Seriously Injured in CollisionSouth Dennis, MA (July 3, 2018) – Police across the Cape Cod region responded to a number of vehicle accidents on Monday.  One of these accidents occurred in South Dennis, Massachusetts at 10:55 am.  The crash happened along Route 134 in the southbound lanes.  Two vehicles were involved in this crash.  There were also passengers in the vehicles at the time of the collision.

In total, four people were injured in the accident and were transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.  Police have not identified the drivers or the cars involved in this accident.  There is no information on what caused the crash to occur and officers have not indicated whether there will be any charges issued as a result of the accident.

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download-3Worcester, MA (July 1, 2018) – The weekend got off to a rather inauspicious start in Worcester amid reports of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Saturday morning.  The report came in to the Worcester Police headquarters just after 10:00 am.  A caller advised that there had just been a wreck in the 800 block of Main Street.  After learning details of the call, dispatchers alerted on duty patrol officers to respond to the scene.

When police arrived on Main Street, they were able to confirm that there was a multiple vehicle accident at this location.  They also confirmed that at least one person had sustained injuries in this crash.  Fire and rescue personnel also arrived on scene to assist.  There is no update at this time on the condition of the injured victim or whether their injuries are believed to be serious or life-threatening.

Police are actively investigating this crash to determine why it occurred.  They are looking at several factors, including speed, reckless driving, inattentive driving, as well as violations of any traffic laws which might have led to the crash.  No further information is available at this time.

Rollover Accident on I-90In a disturbing trend of events, Worcester Police responded to at least three hit and run accidents in the city on Saturday.  One of these accidents took place in the 1 block of Richards Street near the center of town.   The call came to police around 10:00 am for a hit and run involving injury.  By the time officers arrived on scene, the other driver had left the scene.  Statements were taken from the injured victim remaining at the scene.  Officers completed a written traffic crash report and cleared the roadway of debris.  Traffic was temporarily affected but quickly resumed to normal after the crash.

There is no word on the extent or severity of injuries suffered in this crash.  Police are expected to file charges against the other driver for leaving the scene of an accident.

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download-4-2According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2017. This is the second year in a row that motor vehicle deaths have exceeded 40,000 which is certainly a troubling indication regarding the state of car safety in our country.

With advancing technology in new vehicles and new vehicle safety laws, one might think that vehicle travel would become safer as opposed to more dangerous. However, technology alone cannot prevent vehicle accidents when most accidents still result due to basic human error, including speeding, distracted driving and reckless driving.

Reckless Driving Laws

download-3-2Self-driving cars are on the rise across Boston. Just this past week, it was announced that the self-driving car company nuTonomy had received permission to test self-driving cars throughout our city.  With this news, it appears that the self-driving car revolution is not slowing down any time soon. Typically two issues arise when it comes to self-driving cars: Are they actually safer, and who is liable if a self-driving car crashes?

In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Administration released a 6-level classification system for autonomous cars. Level 0, the lowest level, means the automated system may issue warnings to the driver, but the driver is completely in control of the vehicle. Level 5, the highest level, means that no human interaction is required – the vehicle completely drives itself.

At a level lower than 3, the level at which a driver can safely focus their attention on tasks other than driving, a driver must remain in control of the vehicle and its movements.  Therefore, if an accident occurs in a Level 3 vehicle, the driver is accountable for their negligence. At level 2, it is required that a driver keep their hands on the wheel and be able to take action if the car begins to go out of control.

Accident on Harding StreetBoston Police were called to Hyde Park Avenue at approximately 5:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon for reports of an injury accident with more than one vehicle in the area.  Officer Stephen Crimmins of the Boston Police Department was the first to respond to the accident scene.  While there, Officer Crimmins ensured that the injured received treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.

The drivers remained on scene and cooperated with the officer’s crash investigation.  It is not clear at this time who caused the crash or what may have led up to the crash occurring.   While the accident remains under further investigation, the conclusions made by the officer have yet to become public.  There is no further information about the identity of the drivers involved in the crash.

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Vehicle Accident on June StreetAn accident with injuries occurred on Friday morning in Boston.  The accident happened around 9:00 am in the 200 block of East Eighth Street.  Medical personnel and police responded to the scene of the crash.  One officer on scene, officer Eddy Pena, noted that injuries were sustained in the crash.  Officer Pena secured the scene and began his investigation of the collision.

The Boston Police department has not yet identified the individuals involved and there is no word at this on the amount of damage that was suffered in the crash.  The cause for the remains under investigation.   Traffic was backed up in the area while police were on scene but quickly resumed to normal flow after the scene was cleared.  If we receive any further information regarding this crash, including the condition of the injured individuals, we will update this story.

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Car Crash in Plymouth Injures 3An early morning crash occurred on I-93 Friday.  Authorities report that the crash took place just prior to 7:00 am.  The crash is in the northbound lanes of the highway, near exit 14 in the HOV lane.   Police and medical personnel both responded to the crash, which has reported injuries.  There is no word on whether the injuries are life-threatening at this time.

The impact of the crash affected travel on the highway.  Both the HOV lane as well as the left travel lane were blocked, causing long delays for other motorists on the roadway.   There is no word at this time on the identity of those involved or the condition of the injured victims.  We will update this story if we learn more.

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Most people never have to deal with a significant workplace injury throughout the course of their careers. But when accidents do happen, workers’ compensation is intended to provide a safety net for those who become unable to work as a result of their injuries.

Workers’ compensation cases can be complicated. It’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side when pursuing a claim. Some of the complexity inherent in these cases arises from the fact that not all employers have to provide their employees with workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Claims and Independent Contractors

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has two primary programs intended to provide for those who cannot work due to being disabled.

The first program, supplemental security income (SSI), is available for both the elderly and the disabled. SSI benefits are granted on a means-adjusted basis, meaning the greater your need, the greater your benefit.

The other program is known as Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. It is intended for those who have earned a safety cushion should their work cause them to be disabled. SSDI benefits are determined by age, given the assumption that an older worker has paid more taxes, thus deserving more benefits.

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