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August 2014 Archives

Examining the law behind liability for pedestrian accidents

Boston residents may wish to know some basic information regarding pedestrian accidents and the duty that drivers owe to those walking on the road. This may helpful when understanding the legal rights that a pedestrian has when injured by a driver.

2 workers injured on the job after explosion; employer violations

Workers in the industrial business may often be exposed to hazardous working conditions. The majority of these companies take necessary precautions in order to protect the health and well-being of their employees. Unfortunately, there was a recent report concerning two workers who were injured on the job after an explosion. This incident did not occur in Massachusetts, but workers everywhere may be concerned about their safety while at work.

Facing the aftermath of a Massachusetts car accident

The stress of a car accident can be compounded by the pain and suffering experienced when you are injured. It may be tempting to accept a settlement offer from an insurance provider in order to put the incident behind you, but acting too quickly may result in lost benefits related to physical, emotional and other issues that may not have yet manifested. It may be helpful to explore all resources available for carrying you through treatment and recovery, especially if you will face any significant time in rehabilitation due to your injuries.

Researchers develop new methods to study effects of head injury

Medicine has made tremendous strides in the past several years in researching new treatments for a wide variety of illnesses and medical conditions. One area of medicine, however, has been difficult to fully understand -- the effects of and treatments for head injury. There are many patients in Massachusetts and elsewhere who may benefit from some recent developments.

Woman injured in Massachusetts police chase crash

On Aug. 11, a woman was involved in a crash with a vehicle that was being pursued by police. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. in Burlington. Police say a minivan drove off when an officer attempted to approach a vehicle that was idling in a handicapped parking space at the Burlington Mall.

Was accident that killed Massachusetts student a wrongful death?

According to the Massachusetts officials who are conducting an investigation into a pedestrian accident, the final report may not be completed for several months. While no one reason was cited, it could partially be due to the meticulous work of the reconstruction team that has been called in to aid in the investigation. In the meantime, her family may be left to wonder if she was a victim of a wrongful death within the legal meaning of the term.

UMass student dies in car accident

A 20-year-old Massachusetts woman was killed in a pedestrian accident on the evening of July 31. The woman, who was a student at the University of Massachusetts and was going into her senior year studying engineering, was walking with a friend along the northbound side of North East Street at about 11 p.m. A Toyota RAV4 driven by a 63-year-old woman struck the two, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Man overcomes traumatic brain injury to return to beloved career

One day, in 2006, a man was riding his motorcycle on the way to meet up with some friends. Though he was not wearing a protective helmet, that may not have prevented him from suffering a traumatic brain injury when the car pulled out in front of him. He is not a resident of Massachusetts, but patients with similar injuries may be inspired by his story.

Officials charge Massachusetts man following fatal crash

A 26-year-old man is facing multiple charges in relation to a fatal accident in Carver, authorities reported. The August 3 incident reportedly occurred on Route 44 at approximately 1 a.m. and resulted in the death of a 36-year-old man. According to authorities, the 26-year-old man fled the scene of the accident but ultimately turned himself into the police later that day.

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