Former NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart Still Fighting Against Wrongful Death Lawsuit.

Tragically, wrongful death accidents occur all too often and under a variety of circumstances. A wrongful death may result from substantial wrongdoing or the negligence of one party, which seriously injures the victim such as to cause his or her death. A wrongful death may also result from an accident or another person’s willful and wanton misconduct. Regardless of the cause, a wrongful death always leaves a family in shock and anguish, and in some cases, financially unstable – particularly if the victim was the only provider for the family. That is why you should contact an experienced Massachusetts wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to get the financial compensation owed to you and your family.

In August 2014, former NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was racing at a dirt sprint car track at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central New York. The victim, fellow racer Kevin Ward, Jr., was allegedly angry with Stewart for forcing his car against the track wall during a race. Ward got out of his car to confront Stewart on the track when Stewart hit him, sending Ward flying through the air and landing several feet away, motionless. Ward passed away from his serious injuries shortly thereafter.

Since the incident, Ward’s family has been pursuing a wrongful death action against Stewart, claimed that he intended to maneuver the car into Ward, either to scare or seriously injure him. The family also alleges that Stewart has a history of aggression and violence both on and off the track. Stewart and his lawyer allege that he attempted to steer away from Ward, but was unable to change direction in time due to the speed of the sprint car. Almost three years after the accident, Ward’s family is still pursing the legal action with no success as of yet.

If a loved one has suffered a wrongful death due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. Please call 617-787-3700 now to speak with one of our expert Massachusetts wrongful death lawyers, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for a free and private consultation.

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Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in New Year’s Car Crash.

New Year’s celebrations are often about optimism for the next year, while bidding farewell to the past one.   Counting down with friends and family at midnight, and popping a bottle of champagne, are all fun traditions.  Often, however,  New Year’s Eve celebrations involve drinking more than a single glass of champagne, and the holiday is too frequently associated with excessive amounts of alcohol. This makes New Year’s Eve a particularly dangerous night to drive, as some intoxicated people may decide not to stay where they are for the night, and instead start the New Year off with a horrible decision. Drunk drivers pose a serious risk of harm, injury and even death to themselves, other drivers, and the passengers in the vehicles they are driving.

It seems, unfortunately, that this year is no exception to the sharp increase in fatal car collisions on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.  One collision in Simi Valley, California, took the life of Heather Monroe, an off-duty officer in the LAPD.  Monroe was the passenger of a vehicle that collided with another car at the intersection of Cochran Street and Sycamore Drive shortly after 2:10 a.m. on Sunday.  While both drivers were reportedly able to walk away with only relatively minor injuries, Monroe tragically died as a result of the collision.

Investigators have not yet pinpointed what caused the fatal crash. Authorities said that it appeared one of the vehicles didn’t stop at a red light at the intersection, but they were still trying to confirm which car may have run the light.  According to latimes.com, drugs and alcohol have not been ruled out as possible causes of the crash, and the incident remains as an ongoing investigation.

If you or a family member have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, it is crucial that you actively enforce your claims.  Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, including our automotive and drunk driver injury attorney experts, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700.  Time might be a factor, so do not hesitate to call us today!

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High-Powered Car Crashes Into Fence During Illegal Road Race.

Our Boston law firm is an expert team of nationally respected Massachusetts injury lawyer specialists with decades of experience in recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages and providing superlative client service. Have you or a family member been injured by a motor vehicle? If so, our Boston automotive attorneys will make sure that you receive the money damages that you justly deserve.  Please call 617-787-3700, 24/7, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com today for your free and confidential consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

Every driver is excepted to act in a careful, considerate manner.  While driving has become a norm in daily activity, each and every time one of us gets behind the wheel, we are responsible for our actions. This is especially true if motor vehicle operators are driving a particularly fast or powerful vehicle, which may require a heightened level of care and attentiveness.

One driver in Manchester, England failed to do this recently while he was street racing in a public area during the day.  The driver was in a high-powered Audi RS3  and was reportedly driving erratically and fast before crashing into street barriers and posts near the junction with the A666.  Police arrived, and while the driver was injured, he is miraculously expected to make a full recovery.  According to the mirror.co.uk, no other passengers or pedestrians were injured, but there was extensive damage to the guardrails and the Audi was damaged beyond repair.  Initial reports suggest that the driver was racing leading up to the crash, putting not only his own life at risk, but also risking the lives of all of those around him.

Have you been injured by a negligent driver? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, including our automotive accident lawyer specialists, who will work tirelessly on your case to see that you are justly and fairly compensated.  Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

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