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Pedestrian killed in fatal Worcester accident

According to a recent report, a Worcester man was recently struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The truck that hit the pedestrian victim left the scene and police were looking for the driver following the accident. Authorities were looking for a dark colored truck with a snow plow. Police were asking for the public's help in locating the hit-and-run driver. Authorities spent a significant amount of time at the scene of the fatal pedestrian accident taking measurements and interviewing witnesses.

Victims of medical malpractice may have legal protections

Medical malpractice is a serious concern for victims and their families who have entrusted their health care and treatment to trained professionals. For medical conditions patients are suffering from to be properly treated, they must be properly diagnosed. An incorrect diagnosis, or delay in diagnosis, can result in improper treatment or delayed treatment that can result in a worsened condition or harm to the victim. A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can result in serious consequences for victims and their families, including death.

What is the recovery process like following a brain injury?

Brain injuries can range from concussions to serious traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries can also be open or closed in nature and can be suffered in car accidents. Treatment and recovery time depends on the nature and severity of the brain injury suffered, but can be extensive. Victims of brain injuries can suffer their effects for a lifetime. Victims and their families may wonder what the recovery process entails.

Keeping employees safe from winter weather slips and falls

Cold weather can sometimes last well into spring, and the potential for slips and falls will last along with it. Falls on icy surfaces account for 30 percent of slip-related work injury claims. If you are a business owner, you do not want any of your employees to suffer an injury, nor do you want to be faced with a costly lawsuit. Therefore, you must make it a priority to provide as safe a workplace environment as possible.

Distracted driving is avoidable, but the danger persists

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is estimated that 5,870 people were killed and 515,000 were injured in distracted driving-related car accidents during 2008. Tips to help avoid driver distraction can help reduce the significant danger distracted driving poses on our roadways. One important initial tip to remember is to turn cell phones to silent or turn them off when getting in the car to drive.

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