Vehicle Passenger Injuries And Wrongful Death Claims

Vehicle Passenger Injuries And Wrongful Death Claims

It’s important for you to understand all your legal options. In some situations you may be able to seek recovery for your injuries against more than one person. We understand that you might have a close personal relationship with the driver. But if he or she was negligent and caused your injuries you shouldn’t be the one left on the hook for your lost wages and medical expenses. People purchase insurance for a reason. Going against your friends insurance company isn’t the same thing as going after your friend personally.

SUV Rollover Accidents

SUV Rollover Accidents

SUV and passenger van accidents claims can be very complicated. To get the compensation you deserve after an serious SUV or passenger van rollover accident, you need a skilled attorney. In cases involving the liability on the part of the manufacturer the other side will seek to put the blame on driver error or negligence. In these cases where liability is not in question the insurance company will be more willing to pay you compensation for your injuries.

Causes of SUV Rollovers

Causes of SUV Rollovers

A quick swerve or a long turn along a windy road rarely leads to SUV or passenger van rollovers. Instead, most SUV rollovers are caused when the vehicle “trips” over something when it swerves. Hitting a manhole cover, sidewalk curb, wall, grass or dirt field or a pothole can each be the final straw that causes an SUV to roll over unexpectedly. According to the federal government about 95% of all rollovers occur when vehicles are tripped like this.

Accidental Drowning

Accidental Drowning

Property owners, pool owners, operators, maintenance companies, and lifeguards all have certain responsibilities when it comes to the safety of swimmers and divers. Unfortunately, not all private owners abide by the strict building codes about fences, gates, filtration, and pool safety features which can result in tragic accidental drownings. For example, pool owners are required to have minimum barricades around their pools so that children cannot wander in and accidentally fall into a pool unsupervised.

Companies responsible for the maintenance and operation of public pools must also adhere to certain standards of care for those who use swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, and diving boards…

Accidental Drowning Statistics

Every year, across the nation, hundreds of children drown in public, residential, or summer-camp swimming pools and hot tubs, and thousands more are seriously injured in swimming, diving, and boating accidents. In addition to pool accidents, during the crowded summer months, many drownings occur on Massachusetts’ numerous beaches, often because of improper supervision by lifeguards or no supervision at all…

Beach Drowning Accidents

Beach Drowning Accidents

As in the case of many swimming pool drownings in Massachusetts accidents and drowning at public beaches are usually considered to be the fault of the victim. In many cases, inebriated or intoxicated teenagers or adults sneak onto the beach for a late-night swim, without any supervision by lifeguards, with tragic consequences. Since it’s unreasonable to expect the state of Massachusetts to patrol every mile of shoreline, the responsibility for these accidents lies solely with the individuals involved.

That may not be the case, however, if you are injured or a loved one drowns while you’re out at a lifeguard-patrolled beach on a sunny weekend afternoon. It’s the responsibility of authorities, via the lifeguards on duty, to warn swimmers whenever there are dangerous conditions like “rip tides,” undertows or even (as rare as they are) shark sightings…

Residential Swimming Pool Accidents and Children

All too often, children are injured or drowned when using swimming pools on other peoples’ residential property. In many cases, a neighboring toddler wanders over to the property (say, through a hole in a fence) and falls into the pool; in other cases, children are injured as the result of inadequate supervision during pool parties. In these cases, before you can recover damages, you must establish that the pool in question was improperly secured against trespassing children, or that the parents hosting the pool party were negligent in supervising their guests. The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan can help you to distinguish between genuine, tragic pool accidents and avoidable incidents for which legal action and seeking civil justice is appropriate…

Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Fatal Dog Attacks

Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Fatal Dog Attacks

We understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one. But we believe that it is important to hold negligent dog owners responsible for their actions. After a violent ending to a life, families often face tremendously difficulty in adjusting to “everyday” life again; especially if they witnessed the attack. Compensation can help provide the necessary funds to seek counseling, treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, and to help you afford to take the time you need to focus on the difficult healing process.