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May 2015 Archives

Protecting and helping families affected by birth injury


Medical professionals are expected to know what they are doing, and to do it well. That is why doctors have to go through years of extensive learning and immersive training. However, despite how much training a doctor receives or how great his or her reputation, mistakes can still occur that can cause unsuspecting individuals serious harm.

How much can an injured worker receive in workers' compensation?


Massachusetts residents who are injured on the job have a lot to contend with. Sure, they might have to find a way to make ends meet without their weekly income, but they might also have to find a way to pay for their medical expenses. This can be extremely difficult, particularly when an injured worker is the sole wage-earner in a family. For this reason, it is imperative that those who have suffered a work-related injury seek out workers' compensation benefits.

How could cerebral palsy affect my child and me?

The birth of a child should be a momentous and joyous event in your life, as well as the lives of those who love and support you. In fact, many Massachusetts families, like yours, eagerly await the new addition, and make many plans for the child to come. Yet, despite all the planning, the health of your newborn baby is often dependent on decisions made by medical professionals at the time of delivery. Though many births are successful, resulting in an injury-free event, far too many still result in birth injuries.

Semi-truck stopping distances much longer than that of cars


Most, if not all, Massachusetts motorists know that they should not follow the vehicle in front of them too closely. The reason is so that the motorist following the vehicle can safely slow down and stop, if needed, without slamming into the vehicle in front. However, though many motorists may have a general feel for how long it can take for a vehicle to slow down or stop, a trucker may have difficulty gauging this. When they fail to do so accurately, a serious tractor trailer crash can occur that can leave other people severely hurt.

May is national Motorcycle Awareness Month


May is national Motorcycle Awareness Month. In the spirit of the month, we want to use this week's post to discuss motorcycle awareness, specifically the potential difficulties with seeing motorcycles on the road as well as how damaging ia motorcycle crash can be, and what can be done to increase awareness. Hopefully by doing so, Massachusetts' motorcyclists will be safer on the road.

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