Unfortunately, there are a variety of different types of driver inattention that can contribute to car accidents. Texting while driving, cell phone use and other forms of distracted driving can lead to serious car accidents with serious consequences for victims. Fortunately, personal injury legal resources are available to help guide car accident victims through the recovery process and help with their damages.
Whiplash injuries are serious injuries car accident victims may suffer if their head has been thrown violently back and forth in a car accident. A whiplash injury can occur at any speed, including at low speeds, and because victims may not always know they have suffered a whiplash injury right after the car accident, victims should know what to watch for.
Victims of car accidents can unexpectedly suffer injuries that can alter their lives forever. Brain injuries can change the lives of car accident victims in significant ways including emotionally and financially and can have an extensive impact on them and their families.
Massachusetts motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for victims that can have a negative effect on both victims and their families. This blog recently discussed how serious brain injuries can be for car accident victims and their families, which is a type of injury that can also be suffered in a motorcycle accident. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As such, this is a good time to look at the ways motorcyclists are protected.
Brain injuries can be one of the most devastating types of injuries car accident victims suffer. Brain injuries can impact a victim's mood, personality, and ability to perform daily activities once performed with ease prior to the accident such as attending school or going to work. Because of the serious impact of brain injuries, personal injury legal protections are available to help some brain injury victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered.
If you have been involved in a car, truck or other type of accident in Massachusetts, chances are you're dealing with a pretty serious injury. Whether you suffered whiplash or soft tissue injuries and expect to recover relatively quickly, or the incident left you partially or permanently disabled, it's important to consider how your injuries will impact your health and quality of life going forward.
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.
Winter is all about warmth. A warm fire on a cold winter night, cooking a comforting meal, and lighting a Christmas tree or menorah in celebration of the holidays are just a few examples.
You find out that your disabled relative's health problems were due to nursing home neglect that occurred two years earlier. You finally get around to suing the driver of the fender bender from three years ago. You buy a new house and love it like your firstborn. Then two years later you see a small crack in the foundation but pay it no mind. Two years after that the small crack has grown and will now take thousands of dollars to fix. What all these situations have in common is the statute of limitations.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a new safety rating system that would focus on older drivers. As the U.S. population continues to age and older people continue to drive, the NHTSA thinks it could be very beneficial to specifically study new vehicles and the safety they provide for older drivers.