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What is a Massachusetts traumatic brain injury?


Car accidents are a common occurrence throughout Massachusetts and across America. Though these wrecks can certainly cause significant property damage to an individual's car, they can also cause serious injuries. Recovering from any type of injury can be difficult, causing pain and suffering, financial loss and missed work. But, some injuries can truly reshape an individual's life. Massachusetts accident victims, who suffer a traumatic brain injury, are often left incapable of living the life they once had.

What symptoms can I see if I suffer a spinal cord injury?


If you have been in a car wreck, then you may still be trying to figure out all the injuries you suffered. Some, like broken bones, are easy to assess after an injury. Others, though, make take time to discover, particularly if you are not fully assessed at the hospital after your accident. One of the more common types of injuries are spinal cord injuries. Here, we will briefly discuss some symptoms of a spinal cord injury. If they apply to you, be sure to seek immediate medical attention.

Drunk driving accident leaves Massachusetts woman hurt


State and local law enforcement agencies, in conjunction with local agencies and nonprofits, work hard to curtail drunk driving in Massachusetts. Though these efforts certainly make a difference, for the foreseeable future, intoxicated drivers will continue to climb behind the wheel and take to the streets, putting other motorists and pedestrians at extreme risk of harm. As one recent car crash in nearby Winthrop highlights, these accidents can be devastating for a victim.

What is whiplash and how can it be harmful?


It is no surprise to hear that the severity of a car crash can run the gamut. No one may be injured in minor fender-benders and bumper-busters, while other moderate accidents can result in bumps, bruises, and broken bones. Yet others can be more severe, leaving victims permanently disabled or dead. Those who suffer injuries in a car wreck, no matter the extent, can be subjected to physical, emotional, and financial losses.

Woman suffers serious injuries in pedestrian accident


Massachusetts residents should be able to go about their everyday lives without fear of harm. Unfortunately, as most of us are probably aware, this is not reality. Instead, people find themselves at risk of being harmed at some of their most vulnerable times. Walking, for instance, should be a relatively safe activity. Yet, when crossing a road, it only takes the blink of an eye for an errant driver to turn that routine walk into a living nightmare.

Can I sue a bar if I am hit by a drunk driver?


Under what are known as dram shop laws, an individual who is injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver may be able to hold an alcohol vender liable. However, doing so can be quite difficult, as it is often hard to prove that the vendor had certain knowledge. For example, did the vendor know the individual was intoxicated before serving him or her? These types of questions can be complex, and acquiring the evidence to support an answer can be pivotal in a civil lawsuit.

Head-on collision leaves four injured in Massachusetts


This blog often discusses car accidents and just how devastating they can be for an individual and his or her family. Perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of a car wreck is that it often comes out of nowhere. A drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver can make a mistake which, in the blink of an eye, can forever change the course of an individual's life. Sadly, one of these accidents occurred recently on a Massachusetts roadway.

The types of damages a car accident victim can recover


Massachusetts residents who have been hurt in a car accident know that it can drastically change their lives. They may be left physically disabled, unable to work and emotionally traumatized. They might also incur significant financial losses by losing wages and racking up medical bills. Once a crash victim has the time to focus on his or her legal case he or she might wonder for what damages he or she can recover compensation. Hopefully this article will help shed light on the matter.

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