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.
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.
Ice And Snow: Slip And Fall Cases
Here are further examples of the types of clients that The Law Offices of Bruce G. Goldman represents.
ICE AND SNOW : SLIP AND FALL CASES
I. Employee / Workers Compensation
Let’s say a business owner has an employee who, for example, slips and falls on ice and snow while in the course of his or her employment and sustains an injury. This would constitute a Workers’ Compensation case.
II. Customer / Consumer
On the other hand, let’s say that a customer / consumer slips and falls on ice and snow and sustains an injury. The customer would then have a right to make a claim against the business owner for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
The Law Offices of Bruce G. Goldman is experienced at representing both types of victims, the worker /employee and the customer / consumer.