The previous post on our blog discussed Massachusetts traumatic brain injuries. Those who suffer from these injuries, regardless of severity, often have a lot unfairly thrust upon them. Not only will they likely face emotional and physical challenges, but they will also probably be left with serious financial damage. These financial losses could be caused by missed work and thus lost wages, or from medical and rehabilitative costs. Making matters worse, as traumatic brain injuries can affect a sufferer for a lifetime, the costs can be ongoing and burdensome.
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.
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.
Riding a bicycle has become an attractive alternative means of transportation for many Massachusetts residents. It is environmentally friendly and it also affords people the opportunity to get some quality exercise and fresh air.
It is a parent's worst nightmare to be told that their child has been involved in an accident. Unfortunately, that is what happened to the parents of 34 middle school children in Newtown recently.
Most Massachusetts residents know that operating a vehicle is a big responsibility. That is why extra precautions should be taken to avoid distractions and allow a driver to focus on the task at hand - arriving safely to one's destination. Teenagers in particular can have an especially difficult time comprehending the risks associated with driving. Unfortunately, they are frequently involved in very serious car accidents.
Massachusetts residents may be interested to learn of a recent horrific accident that killed a popular former middle school teacher of the town of Middleboro. According to reports, the police have now charged the 20-year-old driver that struck the 61-year-old former teacher with vehicle homicide. The criminal charge stems from the allegation that the 20-year-old was driving while intoxicated when the car accident occurred.
Massachusetts residents may be interested to learn of a recently released study which shows an alarming trend with respect to teenage drivers. The study, which examines statistics from each state, compared the rate of deaths among drivers between the ages of 16 and 17 for the first six months of 2012 as compared to the first six months of 2011.