In large part, due to cell phone technology, distracted driving has become more common. Texting, dialing phone numbers on cell phones, and talking on cell phones tend to draw a driver’s attention away from the roadway. Reaching for objects within a car while driving can have a similar effect.
My office has been representing an increasing number of clients including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness of distracted drivers.
The Law Offices of Bruce G. Goldman is able to help the victims of distracted drivers obtain monetary compensation as a result of being injured in an accident through no fault of their own. Contact us for assistance.
Public Transportation Passengers
My office has had success representing passengers who use public transportation such as the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail, and the MBTA. One particular client was waiting on an icy platform for a commuter rail train during a cold, snowy January morning. Due to the inclement weather, the commuter rail system experienced lengthy delays while passengers waited on the snowy, icy platform. When the train finally arrived, there were five (5) cars, but only the front car had room for passengers. Those passengers waiting on the platform had to hurry through the snow and ice for the limited space available on the one and only car that was allowing passengers to board. Our client slipped and fell on the snow and ice as he attempted to board. He sustained serious bodily injuries as a result of his fall. The platform had not been salted or sanded for safety. Consequently, our office made a claim for damages against the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail which was successful. The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail was at fault and paid our client’s medical bills and lost wages. The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail also made a substantial payment to our client to compensate him for his pain and suffering during the period of time he was totally disabled, and for his lost wages.
The Law Offices of Bruce G. Goldman is able to help Public Transportation passengers who are injured through no fault of their own. Our office is able to obtain monetary compensation for clients who are victimized through the negligence of the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail system or the MBTA.
During the winter of 2011, a man was driving his car to work on a highway with one lane in each direction. Suddenly and with no warning, large slabs of ice and snow from the roof of an oncoming tractor-trailer truck came crashing through his windshield causing him to lose control of his vehicle. The slabs of snow and ice that came through the windshield struck the driver in the mouth causing severe dental injuries including fractured teeth. Company policy required the truck driver to clean the snow and ice from the roof of the truck prior to taking it onto a public roadway. Security camera footage from the facility where the tractor-trailer truck was picked up that morning showed the truck exiting the facility with several inches of ice and snow on the roof.
The Law Offices of Bruce G. Goldman is able to help motor vehicle accident victims obtain monetary compensation as a result of being injured in an accident through no fault of their own.
Moped (or any type of cyclist) Struck by an Automobile:
A tourist to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket frequently rents a moped in order to explore the island. A young woman recently was riding as a passenger on a moped being driven on Martha’s Vineyard when it was struck on the right side by an automobile. The victim was airlifted to a Boston hospital for emergency surgery to save her leg.
This is exactly the kind of case that my office can handle with great success. We can recover substantial monetary compensation for the victim. My office can have success representing moped riders, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.
The Law Offices of Bruce G. Goldman is experienced at representing innocent victims who have been injured through no fault of their own.
Consequences of Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Borrow Your Car
It is common for owners of motor vehicles to allow friends, business associates, or relatives to borrow the owner’s car from time to time.
What is not commonly known is that under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 section 12, the owner has a legal responsibility to determine whether or not the person borrowing the motor vehicle is properly licensed BEFORE giving permission to borrow the car. If the owner of the motor vehicle fails to determine whether the person is properly licensed, and the person borrowing the car is unlicensed, the owner then becomes liable for “negligent entrustment.” Accordingly, if the unlicensed driver causes an accident, the owner of the borrowed motor vehicle is then jointly responsible with the unlicensed driver.
The Law Offices of Bruce G. Goldman is experienced at representing innocent victims who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and identifying the person responsible.