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Security Footage Shows Car Flying Through the Air and Into Building

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers its drivers the convenience of many fine Massachusetts roadways and several major Massachusetts highways. These amenities allow motor vehicle operators to navigate around the hub with greater ease. Every single time we enter the roadway, however, we are placing our safety, and the safety of our passengers, in the hands of Massachusetts drivers who may be reckless, impaired or distracted. It can be helpful in avoiding injury to be aware and mindful of other drivers while traveling on roadways, but that will not always stop a negligent driver from causing a collision. Careless drivers may cause serious harm and injuries to other drivers, pedestrians, and shockingly enough, sometimes even buildings.

The owner of a North York, Ontario auto repair shop was shocked and confused when he arrived to work to find that someone had crashed their vehicle through the side of the building. CNN was able to obtain security footage that shows the black Subaru flying through a fence at a high rate of speed and going airborne. The car sailed through the air for over thirty feet and crashed through the side of the building, stopping only once it hit a structural beam inside. Fortunately, no one was inside the building at the time of the crash, and the only injuries reported so far were those sustained by the driver. While there were no other physical injuries, the damage to the building was extensive. The repair shop will be unable to operate for an undetermined amount of time as repairs and renovations are being done to the building.

If you have been harmed in a car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma or financial hardship caused by the motor vehicle accident. Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, who will work tirelessly on your case to see that you are justly and fairly compensated.


Florida Woman Records Herself Live While Driving Drunk

Drunk drivers pose a serious risk of bodily injury, not only to themselves but also to other drivers and the passengers in the vehicles they are driving. The convenience and comfort that is involved with driving a car also carries with it the obligation and duty to drive in a safe, responsible manner. When someone decides to drive a car with an illegal amount of alcohol in their bloodstream, they ignore that obligation and should be held accountable for any injuries they cause.

Driving is a privilege. Many drivers, however, treat driving as a right; they think they are entitled to drive in whatever way they see fit. When someone chooses to drive in a reckless manner, however, they are responsible for the injuries and other damages they may cause because of their actions. A Florida woman faces this situation after she chose to not only drive while intoxicated, but also to stream herself while doing so.

Twenty-three year old Whitney Beall was recently arrested after police received multiple calls about a woman driving while drunk and posting it online. Beall was recording herself on the app Periscope, which allows people to record video and broadcast it live, anywhere in the world. She was driving erratically and shouting: “we don’t give a (expletive) where the (expletive) we are and I’m drunk. I’m sorry guys.” Police were able to spot Beall’s vehicle after figuring out where she was based on the video. According to wftv.com, investigators said Beall hit a curb as an officer initiated a traffic stop, and she did not hit the brakes after striking the curb. Not surprisingly, Beall failed standardized field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer test.

While there were no serious injuries or damages in this instance, Beall’s actions could have easily had fatal consequences. It is important to remember that every time you get behind the wheel of a car, you owe a duty of care to all others on the road. Have you been injured because of a drunk or reckless driver? If so, the last thing you need when you have sustained personal injuries in an auto accident is to deal with the myriad of issues involved in pursuing a Massachusetts car accident claim. Our trained, veteran Boston, MA motor vehicle accident lawyers will deal with all the paperwork, documentation and evidence that you need in order to build the strongest case possible.


Man is Awarded $55.3 Million in Case Against Honda Motor Company

Our Boston injury lawyer experts have a reputation for achieving great results and garnering many millions of dollars for our injured Massachusetts clients. Our car accident expert attorneys will work diligently and tirelessly to get you the just compensation that you are entitled to.

A man named Carlos Martinez from Pennsylvania has just been awarded a record-setting verdict in a trial against the Honda Motor Company. Mr. Martinez was involved in a car accident in which his 1999 Honda Acura Integra rolled over. Although he had been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, this did not prevent him from severely impacting his head on the roof of his vehicle.

Honda claimed that there was no vehicle-based defect. During the trial, however, evidence was introduced proving that Honda had performed crash safety tests and had found that their seatbelts did not prevent those wearing them from hitting their heads on the roofs of their cars in the event that the cars rolled over. Yet, they did nothing to try and fix this defect.

Prior to his accident, Mr. Martinez, a married man and father of four children, used to work in construction. The accident has permanently and severely injured him, however, leaving him in a quadriplegic state. The victim was awarded $25 million for noneconomic damages sustained, such as pain and suffering. He was also awarded $14.6 million for his future medical expenses, $15 million for his wife’s loss of consortium, and $720,000 for his loss of earnings.

The Honda Motor Company stated after the decision that it would appeal the jury verdict.