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4 Advantages to Hiring A Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer

Whether you live in Worcester or were passing through on your way to or from Boston, Providence, Hartford or elsewhere, if you were involved in a car accident, hiring a lawyer who knows the local courts and the area's roads can significantly improve your chances of receiving maximum compensation for your injuries.

Recovering from whiplash in a Massachusetts car accident

No matter the severity of a crash, accident victims in Massachusetts and elsewhere could endure pain and suffering in ally types of car crashes. Even in less severe collisions, such as a rear-end crash, a driver or passenger could suffer injuries that leave them in pain and discomfort for an extended period of time. Because of this, it is always important to seek medical care following a car accident. This not only helps rule out serious injuries, but also helps starts the recovery process.

Helping Massachusetts victims after a trucking accident

Traveling near a large vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer truck or a semi-truck, can induce anxiety for some drivers in Massachusetts and elsewhere. This response is understandable because there are few accidents that are as severe or as tremendous as a truck accident. Additionally, truck drivers often travel long distances and work long hours. Further, despite the efforts to curb fatigued driving, negligent truck drivers are often the cause of truck accidents throughout the nation.

Can technology reduce fatigued Massachusetts truck drivers?

The trucking industry serves an important role in Massachusetts and other states across the nation. However, large trucks pose many risks on the roads. Because many truck drivers make lengthy trips, some throughout the night. While regulations seek to address issues regarding hours of service, this does not fully address the issues regarding drowsy truck drivers and the potential for truck accidents.

Liabilities for leaving the scene of a Massachusetts car accident

As a previous post discussed, a hit-and-run accident can be a complicated event to cope with. Not only is a victim injured or killed in a serious Massachusetts automobile accident, but also the driver likely to be at fault fled the scene. This causes an extra layer of complexity because victims and authorities must take additional time to uncover details about the vehicle that left the scene. Victims in Massachusetts and elsewhere should understand that because they were involved in a hit-and-run, does not automatically mean that the driver responsible will not face liability. Nonetheless, it does often mean a longer investigation period.

Is your car safe? See the updated list of vehicles in the Takata airbag recall.

In May, airbag manufacturer Takata complied with a request to recall various models of front driver and passenger side airbags in an estimated 23.4 million vehicles. On October 30, the list of vehicles with the faulty airbags was updated to include several additional models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fined Takata up to $200 million for the defect, which is a record for a civil penalty.

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