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August 2014 Archives

Comparative Negligence in Massachusetts

A great number of car-accident cases hinge on a single word: negligence. Like most legal theories, the exact definition and application of negligence varies from state to state and sometimes issue to issue. A more detailed definition of negligence can be found here but the term basically means one failed to carry out a duty owed to another and that failure caused an injury to the person. This injury can be to a person's reputation, their finances, but in many cases it is an actual physical or emotional injury.

Man blames blackout on bus accident

The number of intensity of distractions has steadily increased as technology becomes more widely available and an essential part of many people's lives. But texting or other uses of technology aren't always to blame for a driver being distracted from the road. A large number of accidents are created by impaired drivers who are under the influence of illegal and legal substances alike.

What is considered nursing home abuse?

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the fastest growing segment of the population is those 85 and older, and, by 2050, over 20% of the population will be composed of those 65 and older. While these numbers are certain to affect everything from healthcare to how our country cares for its poor and elderly, one number is unfortunately likely to rise as well: the number of elders abused.

Cyclist recovering after being run over by garbage truck

Driving a car, even safely, is a dangerous activity. A single car accident can result in not only serious and sometimes permanent injury but death. Public roads are increasingly being used by non-motorized vehicles who must share the road with tons of metal and plastic speeding by them at high speeds. With no crash cage, air bag or tons of metal protecting them, bicyclists face the real possibility of injury or death each time they take to the streets for a ride.

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