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August 2017 Archives

Suspected drunk driver seriously injures pedestrian

The streets of Worcester and Massachusetts in general can be dangerous for pedestrians. Drivers are prone to checking their smartphones, speeding, flouting traffic signs and signals and engaging in any number of reckless behaviors. Another factor that leads to danger and accidents is a drunk driving.

Car accident statistics show troublesome rise

Statistics can play a role in preventing car accidents and it is important to understand what they mean. Drivers in Massachusetts should be aware that the most recent statistics indicate that the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the state for the first half of 2017 have risen by 21 percent from where they were in 2015 and are 46 percent higher than in 2013. The numbers have remained static from 2016 and 2017. This information comes from the National Safety Council.

Federal trucking regulations will not require sleep apnea testing

Trucks are often seen on the roads in Worcester and throughout Massachusetts. With their prominent place in the landscape, it is easy to forget how dangerous these large vehicles can be. There is an inherent trust placed in the truck companies, the drivers and the federal government to make certain that these vehicles are operated safely. Part of that goes beyond simply adhering to the traffic laws and involves health issues of the drivers. When there is an accident, it is imperative to know if it was due to truck driver fatigue or a violation of federal trucking regulations.

Is a lump sum payment an option in my workers' compensation case?

For Massachusetts residents who are injured on the job and are receiving workers' compensation benefits, there are times when a lump sum payment is a potential option. Before accepting a lump sum, it is important to understand various important factors that accompany it. The lump sum is a contract between the worker, the insurer and, in some instances, the employer. The lump sum payment will be made in lieu of the workers' compensation payments and possibly other benefits. A judge will hear the case when it is decided whether a lump sum should be paid and determine if it is in the person's best interest.

3 biking safety tips for rainy days

Many drivers don't expect to see cyclists on the roads, particularly when the weather is poor. If you cycle no matter what the weather is, you know that the mentality that no cyclists will be present has the potential to result in your injuries.

Man dies in Massachusetts garbage truck accident while in yard

Large trucks can be an intimidating sight in Massachusetts, and people must be cognizant of their presence on the road. When there is a truck accident, the sheer size of these vehicles can lead to serious injuries and death.

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