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June 2018 Archives

Establishing negligence in a truck accident case

Semi-trucks and other "big rigs" are fairly prevalent on the roads of Massachusetts. Our readers are probably encountering these large vehicles on the roads every day, in their commutes to work, school or as they run other errands. It is important for Massachusetts residents to understand the awesome destructive power of these large vehicles and, if the worst happens and truck accident occurs, how to establish negligence in a truck accident lawsuit.

What dram shop laws may have to do with your Massachusetts crash

Massachusetts roadways, like most other highways in the nation, are dangerous places nowadays. High-speed traffic, inexperienced drivers and others who are negligent at the wheel can make you feel like you achieved a major victory by safely reaching your destination. Drunk drivers are some of the worst menaces on the road. It's no secret that other people's poor choices to drink and drive not only costs lives but can also devastate the lives of those who survive their victims.

Recovering damages after a crash is possible with help

The past couple of posts on our personal injury law blog have highlighted two important issues related to car accidents and injuries. First, it is not always easy to determine who will be able to compensate an accident victim for injuries he or she suffers in a wreck. Second, whiplash is a common injury suffered in these accidents, which if not treated properly could result in chronic pain. As a result, car accident victims who are injured in a wreck caused by the negligence of another should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit in hopes of recovering compensation for their damages.

Who pays for damages suffered in an accident with a teen driver?

There are a number of reasons why car accidents occur. This includes a driver's inattentiveness, intoxication, or drowsiness. One of the factors less commonly talked about is inexperience. Teen drivers, for example, have recently begun driving and are usually unable to anticipate a vehicle's reaction time and respond accordingly. This is why accidents involving teens are often more common than those involving middle-aged drivers.

Whiplash is a common injury suffered in rear-end crashes

When someone has been injured in a car accident, some of the injuries become apparent immediately. Bruises and broken bones, for example, are identified and receive medical treatment as soon as possible. Other injuries often take days, if not weeks, to manifest and can become chronic if not treated properly.

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