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Spinal cord injuries can be costly for victims

Treating a spinal cord injury can be both challenging and costly. The exact costs can depend on the severity of the spinal cord injury and the age of the victim when the spinal cord injury was suffered. There are several categories of spinal cord injuries. Fewer than one percent of victims of spinal cord injuries enjoy complete neurological recovery when they are discharged from the hospital which means they will need additional care and treatment which can last well into the future or even be lifelong.

Understanding the role of insurance in dog bite claims

Insurance companies are commonly involved in compensating victims for their injuries in a variety of different situations, ranging from car accidents to animal attacks. It is important that victims do not shortchange themselves in situations that can lead to significant medical expenses and may also result in lost wages and emotional harm. In addition, claims for compensation for victims of dog attacks may be paid from multiple sources, depending on the circumstances.

Protections are available for hit and run accident victims

Hit and run accidents may be caused by negligent drivers who were drinking and driving or were otherwise careless. Hit and run accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities. When a hit and run driver was driving drunk in Massachusetts, several parties may be liable to the victim and the victim's family for the harm and damages they have suffered. Criminal charges may also provide a basis for proving negligence in a civil claim for damages.

Man dies in Massachusetts tractor-trailer accident

Truck accident victims are protected through legal resources designed to help them following an accident. A man was recently struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Massachusetts. The 38-year-old victim's vehicle was disabled on the side of the roadway when he was struck. The breakdown lane and right lane of the highway were closed while authorities investigated the fatal truck accident. Following the accident, the 50-year-old driver of the tractor trailer remained at the scene. The accident is still under investigation but charges have yet to be filed.

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