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May 2018 Archives

Some surprising motorcycle accident statistics

With spring in the air, it may come as no surprise to Massachusetts' residents that May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Though it may seem to motorists that motorcycles are suddenly everywhere, the reality is that they only accounted for three percent of all registered vehicles on the road in 2016 and amount to only .7 percent of all miles traveled in the country.

4 common medical errors that could cause harm or death

Doctors and other medical professionals go through years of education and training in order to become proficient in their areas of medicine. Because of the extensive effort that these individuals must put into learning their profession, you and most other patients trust your doctors to perform their duties properly. Of course, you are also aware that even professionals make mistakes.

Construction site accidents increase in summer months

Many construction projects get underway during the summer in Massachusetts, including those to improve the roadways. Generally, the signs illuminating work zones are quite obvious-drivers are advised to slow their speeds and given various directions through different signage and these measures are taken not just for the safety of the drivers but also for the construction workers. Unfortunately, when the warnings are not taken seriously, construction workers can get injured in a construction site accident.

How important is evidence to getting compensation post-crash?

As mentioned in last week's post, evidence plays a crucial role in the success of a personal injury lawsuit. It is crucial to begin supporting one's case soon after the crash, as every day that passes means eyewitnesses forget things and skid marks on the road become less prominent. Acting quickly is key, but when has just been involved in a unexpected car accident, getting compensation or holding a negligent professional accountable may be the last thing on their mind. By the time an accident victim gets around to considering the possibility, valuable evidence may be lost.

How important is evidence to getting compensation post-crash?

A car accident brings with it not only physical and emotional injuries, but also an unexpected financial burden. Hospital stays, treatments and car repairs are just some of the expenses car accident victims find themselves facing after a crash. One way to cover these costs is to get compensation through a personal injury lawsuit and Massachusetts' residents planning on going down this route should know that evidence adds value to their claim.

Vicarious liability and truck accidents

Massachusetts' drivers often share the roadways with different sized vehicles, but all vehicles must respect the rules of the road, regardless of their size. This includes big rigs and 18-wheel trucks that often cross state lines carrying people and freight with disturbing speed. Size disparity means that a motorist or motorcyclist involved in a crash with a truck is more likely to be severely injured than the truck driver.

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