New Study From University of California-Davis Shows Decrease In DUI Arrests Since Ride-Sharing Apps.

The University of California-Davis conducted a study using data compiled by a research firm, Third Digital World. The results of that study showed dramatic decreases in DUI arrests across several of the larger cities throughout the state since the introduction of ride-sharing services. This study showed the largest decrease was in San Diego, where arrests have decreased by 32%. San Jose saw a decrease of 28%; Sacramento saw its arrests decrease by 26%; and in both Los Angles and the San Francisco-Oakland area, a decrease of 14%.

In the two years since San Jose has had these ride-sharing apps, there have been 2,400 fewer driving under the influence arrests compared to the same time period before the apps were available. However, even with the decrease in arrests being made for driving under the influence, the rate at which fatalities occur when a driver is under the influence has increased by over 15% for the same period, namely from 911 in the two years prior to 1,059 in the two years since.

The number one selected reason by participants in this study as to why they use a ride-sharing app was the lack of parking in highly populated urban areas which made driving impracticable. This was followed closely by those who use the app to avoid drunk driving. Even with the decrease in arrests being made police departments across the state, they have still been implementing DUI checkpoints, with nearly 1000 added in 2016.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured or died in an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses. Please contact one of our expert drunk driver injury attorneys or wrongful death lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us today 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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23 Year-Old Seriously Injured When His Lift Truck Comes Into Contact With Electrical Powerlines.

Electricity plays an extremely large and important role in our everyday lives. Yet, not many people are truly aware of just how dangerous electricity is when handled improperly.  Electrical accident deaths are now one of the leading causes of accidental deaths per year in the United States. If this unfortunate event should happen, victims and their families are going to want the most experienced and trusted legal representation possible. The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has been serving Massachusetts clients for over a quarter of a century, helping our clients recover millions of dollars in damages for their personal injuries. Call our Boston personal injury lawyer experts today at 617-787-3700 for a free and private consultation.

A utility worker required the assistance of emergency responders after the lift truck he was working on struck a powerline which sent sparks towards his truck engulfing the entire vehicle in flames. Omri Snow, 23 year-old, was working as a private contractor hanging banners on light poles when the unfortunate event occurred. It took responders 15 minutes to rescue Mr. Snow because he was in the lift 20 feet in the air surrounded by flames. By the time he was rescued, he was badly burned and had to be flown to the hospital.

If you or a loved one has been electrocuted due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant monetary damages. To discuss your potential electrical accident claim, and your possible recoverable damages, with an expert Boston electrocution personal injury attorney here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm, act now. An attorney can be reached by phone, 24/7, at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

 

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Medical Malpractice Settlement Could Reach $40 Million For 256 Plaintiffs.

256 plaintiffs have joined together to sue a doctor for medical malpractice. Dr. Panos had been working as an orthopedist at the Mid Hudson Medical Group until he began serving a federal prison sentence in March 2017. His prison time was for healthcare fraud, and he was then still the target of hundreds of civil medical malpractice lawsuits. The two sides eventually reached an agreement which will allow for a maximum payout to all of the plaintiffs totaling $40 million.

Back in November, 2013, Dr. Panos plead guilty to one count of felony health care fraud and admitted to being the primary individual involved in a multimillion-dollar scheme responsible for defrauding health insurance providers. The medical malpractice lawsuits are separate from his fraud scheme. Among other civil claims, Dr. Panos has also been accused of botched surgeries or doing unnecessary surgeries. However, as part of the settlement Dr. Panos will not admit any wrongdoing. Each victim receiving a payout will be part of a point system to determine how much they will be receiving. Points are worth $2,500 each, and while they are a large factor in determining individual settlement amounts, they are but one criterion used to determine each plaintiff’s payout.

Have you or a loved one of yours suffered injuries or died due to the negligent actions of a medical professional? If so, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700, or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com. Our team of expert medical malpractice personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in damages over the course of three decades fighting hard for our Massachusetts clients. An injury attorney will be available 24/7 for you to learn more about your options for bringing a claim or filing a lawsuit in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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