Hand-Held Cell Phones Banned While Driving In Massachusetts

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire  and Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire After many years of debate, in November 2019, Governor Charlie Baker signed a law in the Statehouse library attended by crash survivors and family members who lost loved ones to distracted driving crashes. The law bans hand-held cell phone use while driving. Massachusetts becomes the …  

Who is Responsible for Personal Injuries Caused by Cars Crashing into Buildings in Massachusetts?

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire In Massachusetts, there have been a number of recent car crashes into buildings, some with devastating consequences leaving people with serious personal injuries or even death. Grocery stores, convenient stores, malls, restaurants, and other businesses are typically bustling with employees and customers, especially now during the holiday season. As employees …  

We Have Seen Too Many Hit and Run Accidents This Month: What Is a Hit and Run Accident? Why do drivers flee the scene? How Does an Injured Victim Get the Compensation He or She Deserves?

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire and Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire A hit and run accident occurs when a driver responsible for causing the accident flees the scene of the crash. In Massachusetts, if you are a driver in an accident, the law requires you to stop and exchange information with the other operator, party involved, …  

Mom Warns Parents After Child Exits School Bus And Narrowly Misses Getting Hit By A Car 

By:  Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire With the end of summer comes the start of a new school year. Kids decked out in their shiny new sneakers, backpacks and lunch boxes, eagerly anticipate meeting their new teachers and seeing their old friends. There is anticipation in the air as this year’s journey begins. As parents, most …  

Pizza Delivery Vehicle in Middleton, Massachusetts, Crashes with Landscaper Mowing a Lawn- Distracted Driving and Holding Those Responsible Accountable

By:  Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire According to WCVB 5 News, a 20 year-old man was flown to a Boston area hospital Thursday night August 29th, after being struck by a pizza delivery vehicle in Middleton, MA and is in critical condition. According to witnesses, the pizza delivery vehicle lost control and hit a fire hydrant …  

Another Bicycle Accident in Massachusetts This Summer Reminds Us To Reflect On Accident Prevention And Bike Safety For Drivers And Bicyclists Alike

By:  Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire A 12 year old boy was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle riding a bicycle this weekend in Haverhill, Massachusetts according to 7 News. The victim frequently rode his bike in the area. The accident is under investigation with an accident reconstruction team called in to assist. With increased …