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For Pedestrians, the Real Danger May Be in the Parking Garage

By DiBella Law Offices on October 30, 2018

There’s no doubt about it. With the amount of traffic in Boston and the difficulties with street parking, those who want to get around the city are best off taking the T. However, even if you’re riding the subway, trolley, water taxi, or bus, you will still have to interact with vehicles before you get to your destination. Often, these interactions will take place in parking lots and garages, which can be a dangerous place for pedestrians. Read the rest »

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An Interstate Bike Trip and Liability

By DiBella Law Offices on September 16, 2018

Cycling is great way to get around in Massachusetts. Bicycles are much cheaper to maintain than cars, and riding a bike is a much cleaner option for the environment.

But those who choose to take interstate bike rides, from Massachusetts down to Connecticut or up to Vermont, should be aware of bicycle laws in those other states. While Massachusetts has bike-friendly laws, other states may not. Read the rest »

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Say No to Distracted Driving with Our Free Giveaway

By DiBella Law Offices on April 5, 2018

It’s very easy to blame most of today’s distracted driving on the obsession that young people have with their phones. While teenagers who text while driving are a problem, they aren’t the only ones to blame. Read the rest »

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Will Driverless Cars Make Boston Safer?

By DiBella Law Offices on January 18, 2018

Two companies have started testing driverless cars on the streets of Boston to see just how safe they really are. And one company is partnering up with Lyft to bring automation to the ride-sharing industry. But the trials aren’t going over well with all Boston natives. While some residents are keen to try them out, others wonder just how safe these autonomous cars can be. Read the rest »

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Watch Those Falling Leaves!

By DiBella Law Offices on September 5, 2017

Fall is quickly coming upon us. While wrapping up in a sweater can be cozy, and watching the foliage change colors is beautiful, fall also has certain dangers lurking around—especially for drivers out on New England roads. Read the rest »

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Who Is Responsible If a School Bus Gets in an Accident?

By DiBella Law Offices on August 29, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continually strives to make school buses safer; in fact, school buses are among the safest vehicles on our roads. Students are 70 times more likely to be involved in an accident when traveling to school by car compared to school bus.

Though school buses are generally safer than any other type of bus, roughly 40 million students in public schools across the country take the bus each day, so accidents are going to occur. NHTSA estimates indicate that approximately 12,000 injuries result from school bus crashes annually. Read the rest »

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How to Prevent Things from Falling Off Your Car (and Causing an Accident)

By DiBella Law Offices on August 6, 2017

A recent AAA study reported that over 200,000 collisions occurred in a four-year span because of debris on U.S. roadways, which resulted in roughly 500 fatalities. They estimate that road-debris-related accidents have risen 40% since 2001, and most occur on highway interstates.

CalTrans, California’s agency assigned with maintaining roads and bridges, recently spent $62 million to remove approximately 155,000 cubic yards of miscellaneous junk along its roads. Daniel Hill, speaking on behalf of the California Highway Patrol, says that many of the calls they receive about roadway hazards are items that have fallen off of cars, which were improperly loaded or tied down.

Let’s try to stop that. Read the rest »

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Vehicle Safety Checklist for the Summer Months

By DiBella Law Offices on July 29, 2017

We hear lots of advertising about the need to “winterize” our cars each year. However, it is equally important to conduct proper maintenance for the summer months, too. Although road conditions are harsher in a Massachusetts winter, the heat of summer creates its own dangers for your vehicle.

Here’s a checklist of best practices for “summer-izing” your car. Read the rest »

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Being Safe During Summer Road Trips

By DiBella Law Offices on July 11, 2017

A Boston Globe report indicates that traffic fatalities on Massachusetts roadways are rising.

In 2016, there were 399 reported deaths from motor vehicle accidents in the State. The National Safety Council says there were approximately 13% more accidents than in 2015, and 15% more than in 2014. A combination of factors is believed to be contributing, including an improved economy, low fuel prices, and increased traffic among commuting workers and vacationers. Nationwide, there were slightly over 40,000 traffic fatalities in 2016, the most since 2007.

During the summer, remember to take safety measures, particularly prior to long road trips. Read the rest »

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Stay Safe This June (And All Year Round)

By DiBella Law Offices on June 16, 2017

June is National Safety Month, and this year’s theme is Keep Each Other Safe. Learn how you can keep yourself, your loved ones, and others around you safe with these tips.

Behind the Wheel

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor crashes are the #1 cause of death for children and young adults, and the #2 cause of death for adults overall. The sad fact is, these deaths are easily preventable. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself and others on the road safe: Read the rest »

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