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Black ice hazardous on Massachusetts roads. How to stay safe.

Massachusetts drivers deal with hazardous roads all the time, especially during the winter. And one of the trickiest things drivers can encounter is black ice. This nasty road condition results when melting snow re-freezes and instantly turns a wet road into an ice rink. That’s exactly what happened recently in Southborough. Black ice caused an accident in this small Massachusetts town.

Black ice accidents happen all over the world. Listen to this woman’s horrific story of how she lost control of her vehicle on black ice and veered into an icy canal in Scotland. Watch this video to see how a small patch of black ice triggers one accident after another on this Asian highway. Notice how even the tow truck arriving at the scene of the accident cannot stop due to dangerous black ice.

Black ice can be deceptive. The road looks wet, but it’s really frozen solid. That’s often why drivers lose control of their car on black ice. They never even realize there’s ice on the road until it’s too late.

Experts estimate that black ice covered roads result in five times more accidents than clear roads. Trying to stop on black ice can be extremely dangerous. It takes nine times as long to stop on black ice as it does on a clear road, according to road safety experts. That’s why it’s crucial you don’t slam on your breaks if you hit a patch of black ice. Don’t make any sudden steering changes either. Just ride it out.

Black ice accidents happen fast. What would you do if you’re involved in one? What if you’re injured? What if your insurance company plays games and refuses to pay your claim? You need someone familiar with serious car accidents. You need someone who gets results. You need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.

Our lawyers have years of experience fighting for car accident victims throughout Massachusetts. When you choose us, you get a law firm that understands the Bay State’s complex legal system and knows how to win. Accidents can be traumatic. Let us deal with the red tape so you can focus on your recovery.

Don’t let insurance companies push you around after your accident. Stand up and demand justice. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. We mean business!

Dangerous toy accidents happen every 3 minutes. Are you prepared?

What would you do if a dangerous toy injured your child? Sound far fetched? Injury accidents involving toys happen all the time. Every three minutes, a child must be treated in an emergency room for an injury caused by a dangerous toy.

In 2009, an estimated 186,000 children under 15 years old were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In contrast, 152,000 kids sustained toy-related injuries in 2005. Dangerous toys were also linked to 12 deaths in 2009, down from 24 toy-related fatalities in 2007 and 2008, the CPSC reports.

The CPSC recalled 44 toys in fiscal year 2010, which ended Sept. 30. More toys have been recalled since then. Click here to find a complete list of recalled toys.

What makes a toy dangerous? Some have small, detachable parts which can pose a choking hazard. That’s why Fisher Price recalled several toys designed for young children. Other toys like rocking horses received safety warnings from the CPSC since the reins on the toy horse pose a threat of strangulation to children.

And even toys that have not been recalled can be dangerous, notes Joan Swartz, co-founder of World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH. Sharp-edged toys or ones with projectiles can be dangerous in the hands of a child. That’s why WATCH cautioned against buying Spy Gear Viper Blaster. Eye injuries can happen with such toys. Watch this video to see WATCH’s 10 Most Dangerous Toys of 2010.

Has your child been injured by a dangerous toy? Unsure what to do? Don’t take on large toy manufacturers by yourself. You need someone familiar with handling such complicated cases. You need someone who understands federal safety regulations. You need someone experienced, determined, dedicated to getting you results. You need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.

Our lawyers have years of experience fighting for victims of dangerous toys in Massachusetts. When you choose us, we work tirelessly for you! Companies have a responsibility to produce safe products. When they fail to do so, fight back. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. We mean business!