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Ex-NFL player pleads guilty to hit-and-run charges

Twenty-seven-year-old former NFL linebacker Brandon Spikes plead guilty to charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding, and a marked lines violation on July 1 at a court in Wrentham, Massachusetts, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The charges are in connection with a vehicular accident that Spikes allegedly caused on June 7, resulting in the injuries of three individuals. Spikes, whose legal counsel said he wanted to take responsibility for the accident and move on with his life, was sentenced to serve a year of probation for his charges.

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we are dedicated to representing those who have been injured in a car accident due to the reckless actions of another driver. If you are in this situation, our legal team may help you pursue financial compensation from those who caused your injuries. Call our offices in Massachusetts at (617) 426-4488 today to begin taking action.


Bicyclists often ride past red light intersections

More than half of the 865,000 bicycle riders who commute to work every day in the United States cycle through red light intersections without stopping, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo, The Record reported on June 29.

Another study conducted in Minnesota showed that 49% of bicycle accidents occurred through the fault of the bicyclist; an Arizona study, on the other hand, showed that 44% of fatalities in bicycle-automobile accidents were caused by the cyclist rather than the car driver.

Chris Juden, chief technical officer of the United Kingdom’s 137-year-old Cyclists Touring Club, said the reason why sometimes bicyclists fail to stop at red lights is due to the lost momentum and kinetic energy they experience.

The attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, in Massachusetts represent those who have been injured in an accident through no fault of their own. If you have experienced this, we may help you pursue the financial compensation you need to cover medical bills and other expenses. Call us at (617) 426-4488 today to learn more.


Massachusetts’ stricter teen driving laws appear to have worked

Massachusetts’ laws on teen driving resulted in a decrease of fatal accidents, according to Medical Daily on June 8.

Across the United States, seven teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 lose their lives every day in car accidents. However, tighter teen driver restrictions in Massachusetts are purportedly being attributed as the cause of the recent 40% reduction in fatal vehicular accidents and injuries in the state. Supervision is now required when teens are driving at night until age 18, as teens were found to more frequently drive while sleep deprived.

Vehicular crashes decreased by 19% and over-all nighttime crashes decreased by 29%.

After their first vehicular offense, teens now must experience a 60-day driver’s license suspension, rather than only a small $35 ticket.

Other states, including Connecticut, New York, and Virginia, have followed suit by implementing similar driving rules for teenagers.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver in Massachusetts, you may be able to pursue financial compensation to cover any damages. Call Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, at (617) 426-4488 today to learn more.


Two accidents involving teen drivers occur over the weekend

The South Hadley Police Department in Massachusetts responded to two accidents over the weekend in the area involving teenagers, according to wggb.com.

The first accident happened on River Road on Saturday, April 4 at around 11:45 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, veered into the opposite lane, and crashed into a tree. The three occupants were hospitalized to treat their injuries.

The second vehicular accident happened around 2:30 a.m. last Sunday, April 5 on Granby Road when another adolescent driver lost control of the vehicle he was driving and also crashed into a tree. Two of the occupants in his car had to be taken to the hospital.

Teen drivers, often due to their inexperience, are more prone to reckless driving and driver error. If you were the victim of an accident caused by a teen driver, our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can seek compensation to recover your losses. Get in touch with us by calling our offices today at (617) 426-4488.


Initiatives to slow down speeding violators along I-495 in MA

The Massachusetts police and the state Department of Transportation announced to the public on November 18 a plan to curtail speeding on Interstate 495, as highway development has contributed to a rise of this reckless driving behavior, The Boston Globe reported.

State Police spokesman David Procopio said there have been frequent crashes resulting in personal injury and even death since speeding violations have increased in the past years along the highway.

In actuality, the program had already launched two weeks before the program’s public announcement. Electric signs measuring the speed of oncoming vehicles were posted in various spots to determine where drivers were speeding the most; this was done beforehand to see how or if speeding changed before and after the announcement.

Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, in Massachusetts are dedicated to pursuing financial compensation for every client hurt in a personal injury accident. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to set up a meeting with a member of our legal team.


Two drivers hurt in Fall River accident

Two individuals were taken to the hospital after incurring injuries in a dump truck-car collision along Massachusetts Route 24 in Fall River on September 3 at around 11:40 a.m., an NBC 10 News article stated.

Immediately following the accident, traffic was backed up for more than 1 mile on the ramp for Airport Road, with only one lane of traffic open for public use due to police investigation of the scene. The roads were opened again after 2 p.m.

Responding to the crash was the Fall River Fire Department, which transported both drivers of the dump truck and the car, a 58-year-old Mattapan man and a 47-year-old North Dartmouth man respectively, to Rhode Island Hospital.

If you have been hurt in a personal injury accident in Massachusetts, the attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, may help you obtain the financial compensation you need to recover from those responsible. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your legal options.


Dorchester man pleads not guilty in hit and run case

Manuel Alfonseca plead not guilty in Dorchester Municipal court on July 12 to seven different charges resulting from a hit and run that left a 15-year-old in critical condition, The Boston Globe reported.

Alfonseca was assigned a $10,000 bail for the charges of personal injury with a motorized vehicle causing bodily harm, violating a marked lane, failing to stop for the police, damaging property while leaving the scene, leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury, speeding, and driving on a suspended license. Alfonseca has faced violations like this before, including reckless driving and the possession of drugs and guns.

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we understand the serious physical and emotional consequences of a personal injury accident. In addition to the recovery of one’s health, an individual also often experiences significant financial burdens from expensive medical costs and property damage. If you have experienced this in Massachusetts, our experienced legal team may help you hold the negligent parties responsible for your injuries. To discuss the details of your case, call our offices at (617) 426-4488 today.


Reckless driver found guilty of manslaughter in Massachusetts

Ecuadorian illegal immigrant Nicolas Dutan Guaman was convicted of motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter by motor vehicle and was sentenced to 12-14 years of imprisonment after a four-day trial on May 19, MassLive reported.

In 2011, Guaman ran into motorcyclist 23-year-old Matthew Denice, dragging his body for a quarter of a mile. Although the prosecution panel originally attempted to convict Guaman of second-degree murder, Judge David Ricciardone deemed a manslaughter charge to be more appropriate in his case. Ricciardone said he didn’t give the maximum sentence because Guaman possessed no previous criminal record. Guaman’s young son was a passenger in the truck when the accident occurred, causing Guaman to also be convicted of reckless endangerment of a child.

Denice was a recent alumnus of Fitchburg State University and planned to study criminal justice in graduate school.

Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP can be counted on to provide legal help to clients who have been victims of personal injury accidents caused by others’ actions. Call us today at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your situation.


RI woman arrested for DUI after causing Mass. car accidents

Brenda Jarillo, 33, of Rhode Island was arrested by Massachusetts State Police on Tuesday, February 4 after causing two drunk driving accidents in Massachusetts.

Jarillo was reportedly driving the wrong direction on Route 93 when she caused an SUV to crash into the median. After the initial accident, Jarillo continued driving the wrong direction and crashed into a snowplow.

Jarillo is currently facing charges of operating under the influence and other violations such as assault and battery on a police officer. Fortunately, no one sustained serious injuries from the accidents.

If you have been injured in an accident due to the carelessness of others, you shouldn’t be responsible for the cost of damages. The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, represent injury victims in Massachusetts. Call (617) 426-4488 to speak to a member of our legal team today.