Motorcycle Accident Rates on the Rise
Just this month, several motorcycle accidents have occurred in Massachusetts. A 21-year-old man from Brockton was killed after losing control of his bike and crashing into a guardrail, another 21-year-old man was killed after being hit by a Honda Accord, and yet another motorcyclist died in a multi-car crash. With warmer weather on the horizon, many riders will take to the roads, creating more opportunities for collisions. With little protection on a motorcycle, riders are more vulnerable than most vehicle passengers in the event of a collision. Motorcycle Accident Rates on the Rise, read more below to form your opinion.
Massachusetts State Trooper Killed in Car Crash. Car collisions account for more than 30,000 deaths per year in the United States, with at least 300 of those occurring in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, even those who work to protect citizens from the risks of car crashes are not safe. Early this year, Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Clardy died as a result of a car crash with a speeding vehicle while working an “accident incident reduction shift” designed to prevent car crashes. Clardy was pulled over on the side of the road around noon on Wednesday, March 16 for a routine traffic stop when another car crashed into his vehicle.
Do you have a personal injury claim? Accidents happen every day, from auto accidents to injuries from unsafe products. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries for many of these events, but some may not be suitable for filing a lawsuit. How do you know if your injury equals a personal injury claim?
What Is a “Personal Injury” Case?
Unlike a criminal case, which is prosecuted by the State, a personal injury case is between two private parties and is filed in civil court. Many different types of injuries fall under “personal injury” types of lawsuits. The most common types of personal injury claims are:
· Auto accidents
· Work accidents – many of these would fall under worker’s compensation, but significant injuries could still fall under negligence-based personal injury claims
· Slip and fall accidents
· Product liability injuries
· Medical malpractice injuries
In many of these cases, someone is at fault, but in some cases, at least legally speaking, there may be no one at fault. The primary requirement to file a personal injury claim is that someone was negligent or intentionally malicious, and those actions caused the injury.
In Massachusetts, winter and even spring months can be a wonderland of snow and ice. After winter storm Jonas and several other blizzards this year, walkway conditions have been dangerous for many East Coast residents. Slip and fall accidents most often occur as a result of improperly maintained common areas, especially when conditions are icy, resulting in over 1 million hospital visits per year.
Dogs can be wonderful pets, and many dog owners take responsibility for training and attending to their dogs in public settings. However, dogs are still animals and they can be unpredictable, if a dog attacks a child unprovoked the owners may be held responsible for the actions of their pets.
Dog bites are a serious crime that can cause traumatic personal injuries to the victim and their families.
Earlier this year, an eighteen-month old child from Saugus, Massachusetts was attacked by a dog inside the city’s town hall.
According to reports, the dog was licensed, vaccinated, and, surprisingly, on a leash at the time of the attack.
This goes to show how unpredictable animals can be; even a leashed animal that appears safe can act out of character and harm a human being. This story is not uncommon, as thousands of dog bite cases occur every year. In fact, nearly 1,000 people are hospitalized for dog bites in the U.S. every single day.
With the Boston Marathon just around the corner and spring temperatures on the rise, many runners will take to the streets to continue their training in the next several months. Running Injuries on the Road, this post, you’ll learn why things happen and how to take precautions.
Unfortunately, the combination of runners and drivers on the road is not always a harmonious one. Recently, a Hanover woman was struck and killed by a driver while jogging. Amanda Russell, a nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was training for the Boston Marathon in December, and was hit by a car while on a training run two days before Christmas.