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July 2017 Archives

Pedestrian-car accident study ranks Worcester as most dangerous

Motor vehicles and pedestrians are meant to share the road. Traffic signals, crosswalks, speed limits, speed bumps - all are in place to keep pedestrians safe and stop drivers from engaging in reckless behaviors that can lead to an auto accident and injuries. Even with that, there will still be crashes that involve a vehicle and a pedestrian. More worrisome for residents of Worcester is that a recent study showed that for pedestrians, it is the most dangerous city in all of Massachusetts.

Police officer injured by alleged drugged driver in Massachusetts

Drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs are a constant threat on the Massachusetts roadways. A drunk driving accident or an auto accident with a driver under the influence of drugs can do significant damage causing injuries and fatalities. What is often forgotten is how a car accident can affect anyone, including law enforcement who are doing their duties. Injuries and death from an auto accident does not discriminate and the same problems can affect anyone with the costs and damage that can result. Pursuing a legal case is often a key to moving forward after the incident.

Law trying to stop distracted driving moves forward

The number of states that are addressing the worrisome problem of drivers using their smartphones behind the wheel and engaging in other distracted driving behaviors has led to many considering legislation to stop the practice. Massachusetts is the latest seeking to ban handheld device use behind the wheel. Since this is such a problem, drivers who are in an auto accident should be aware of distracted driving as a potential reason for it and consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Important points about workers' compensation in Massachusetts

Workers in Massachusetts who are injured on the job might have a vague notion as to their rights to receive benefits through workers' compensation. However, there are important points that they must understand as they seek to move forward with workers' compensation claims and receive benefits. Those who have an injury from their job or a health issue due to their work should be able to get workers' compensation. Workers' compensation will cover medical costs including prescriptions and copays; lost wages for the time the worker cannot work if it lasts for five days or more; and the cost of travel back and forth to get treatment.

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