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August 15, 2022

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

What is Wrongful Death?

When someone is killed because of another person’s negligence or misconduct, it’s called “wrongful death.” Some situations that may produce a wrongful death lawsuit include motor vehicle accidents, chemical exposure, manufacturing defects, medical malpractice, and various forms of criminal activity. How a Wrongful Death Case Works Wrongful death is its own kind of civil action […]

July 27, 2022

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

FAQ: What Do I Do If I Get Into a Car Accident?

Vehicle accidents are some of the most common cases we handle here at KJC. It’s incredible how quickly a seemingly cut and dry fender-bender can turn into a legal nightmare. In light of this, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to navigating the aftermath of a car accident in Massachusetts. 1. Get to safety, but […]

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September 17, 2012

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Man Killed and Child Injured in Whitman Pedestrian Accident

Last week, a 38-year-old man was killed and a four-year-old girl was critically injured in a Whitman pedestrian accident. According to accident witnesses, a maroon Dodge Ram pick-up driven by 46-year-old Richard C. Brown of Attleboro struck Edward W. Cordwell, Jr. of Whitman and his girlfriend’s small child on Temple Street. The child, Kiera Crawford, […]

August 27, 2012

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Plymouth Teen on Leave from the Coast Guard Killed in Kingston Accident

Last week, a 19-year-old Plymouth man was killed in an automobile accident while on leave from the U.S. Coast Guard. According to Kingston Police Chief Joseph Rebello, Chad Kierstead was riding in a Ford Explorer driven by 19-year-old Pat Donnelly when the sport utility vehicle (SUV) struck a utility pole while headed east on Route […]

July 8, 2012

Law & Society

Haverhill Teenager Sentenced to One-Year in Jail Over Fatal Texting While Driving Collision

In what is being heralded as a landmark case, an 18-year-old Haverhill man was recently ordered to serve a one-year sentence in the Essex County House of Corrections after a jury convicted him of causing a deadly crash while driving and texting behind the wheel of a car. In February 2011, Aaron Deveau was driving […]

December 15, 2010

Law & Society

Boston Jury Hits Tobacco Company For Giving Cigarettes to Children

According to a Boston.com report, a Boston jury awarded a woman’s estate $50 million and her son $21 million in damages yesterday in a products liability lawsuit against the makers of Newport cigarettes. The plaintiff showed that back in the 1950s and 1960s, The tobacco company had given free cigarettes to children as young as […]

November 21, 2010

Law & Society

Airbag Performs Heimlich Maneuver

Richard Silvia was driving down Route 28 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, last week when he choked on some raisins he was eating. He passed out. His truck crossed the road, hitting two cars, and nosed into an embankment. The impact stopped the truck and his airbag deployed. The force of the airbag expelled the raisins, and […]

October 30, 2010

Law & Society

A Seatbelt Saves a Life

On I-495 near the US Route 1 interchange in Plainville, a 1996 Toyota Avalon went off the road and crashed into a tree last Saturday, according to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle. The 18 year old driver was not wearing a seatbelt. She was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she died. The 21 […]

October 9, 2010

Miscellaneous

Traffic Safety Lights Installed on the Logan Tarmac

Peering out the little oval window on the side of the aircraft as it taxied around Logan International Airport in Boston, I often wondered how pilots knew when to cross a taxiway, turn right or left, or move out onto the runway. I studied the markings on the ground, cryptic signs in the grass along […]

September 28, 2010

Law & Society

Will The New Texting While Driving Law Work?

On September 30, 2010, the new, highly publicised Massachusetts law banning texting while driving takes effect. The same law bans any cell phone use while driving for those under 18 except for certain emergency calls, generally 9-1-1 calls for police or medical assistance. Everyone agrees that texting while driving is dangerous. If you look at […]

September 9, 2010

Law & Society

Tom Brady Car Crash Injures Passenger

When Tom Brady’s car and Ludgero Rodrigues’ minivan crashed in Back Bay, Boston, yesterday, what most people wanted to know first is whether the New England Patriots’ star quarterback was injured. The answer was no, and we all breathed a sigh of relief. The outlook for the season was still good. Next, we all wanted […]

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