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Ways to address distracted driving in Massachusetts

Today, technology is a way to unite and connect people of all ages from all over the globe. While innovative gadgets makes life, work and staying in-touch with people across the world much easier, there is one place that these gadgets have an adverse effect - in an automobile. Distracted driving is a growing concern in Massachusetts and states across the nation, and with April being nation distracted driving awareness month, it is important that drivers not only understand the dangers distracted driving poses but also ways to remedy it.

Helping car accident victims seek recourses following a crash

Whether it is a fender bender or a multi-vehicle collision, being involved in any form of a car crash can be a scary and emotional time. For some accidents victims, a sudden collision could alter the rest of their life due to the injuries and damages they incurred. Even if you are unsure of the cause or whether multiple parties were at fault in a crash, it is imperative that victims understand the recourses available to them following an automobile collision.

Smartphones contributing to fatal accidents across the nation

Many people in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the nation have a smartphone, placing a multitude of technical applications in the hand of a user and providing the means to stay constantly connected to others via social media. While smartphones have many benefits in everyday life, this piece of technology has very few benefits for motorists when they are behind the wheel. In fact, using a cellphone while driving is a growing concern when it comes to fatal car accidents occurring across the nation.

Massachusetts trooper struck and killed during traffic stop

Car accidents can happen suddenly, resulting is unexpected tragedy for those involved. Even the simplest form of negligence by a driver could cause a collision. Whether a driver was distracted, intoxicated or reckless, when drivers are found negligible following a car crash, they could be held liable for the injuries, deaths and damages caused by the incident.

Consider the long-term effects of accident injuries before accepting a settlement

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.

Can tire maintenance decrease automobile collisions?

When an accident occurs, most people think of the errors the driver made while driving that could have caused the accident. While many car crashes do occur because of the negligence of drivers, some negligent acts are not directly related to the driving behavior of the driver but rather the functioning of the vehicle. If a driver fails to ensure that the vehicle is in proper working order or an automobile manufacturer fails to issue a recall, an accident could occur.

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.

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.

Elderly woman killed in hit-and-run crash in Massachusetts

During the winter months, residents in Massachusetts are likely to encounter hazards and dangerous road conditions; however, risks on the road are not only associated with snow and ice on the roads. When a driver is careless, he or she could cause a crash. Whether a driver was being negligent, was distracted, speeding or being reckless, any of these actions could lead to a serious and even fatal accident.

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