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Worcester pedestrian injured by automobile, DUI suspected

Accidents can happen so fast. One moment everything is normal, and the next, you are laying in a hospital bed injured after a run-in. Or at least, that might have been what it felt like for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle and injured in Worcester. The driver who hit the pedestrian has been arrested for charged related to drunken driving for her involvement in the crash.

Proving negligence when suffering from car accident injury

Everyone has the right to safety on Massachusetts roads. However, not all people are granted that right when they are involved in a car accident. If you believe you or a loved one's right to safety were breached due to another person's actions, how can that be remedied? At-fault drivers may be held accountable under the rules of negligence.

Smartphone mechanism could reduce drowsy driving car accidents

Fatigued driving is a very real danger in Massachusetts and across the nation. Motorists, whether they are driving for work purposes or simply travelling from point A to point B after a long day may find it difficult to keep their eyes open while on the road. Unfortunately, this can lead to devastating car accidents. However, one new invention may provide a way to reduce drowsy driving in our nation.

Deadly crash at auto auction reveals potential safety issues

Last week this blog reported on an auto accident that took place at an auto auction in Massachusetts. In that collision, a worker drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee into a building, and struck 12 people. Three of the victims died and nine were injured. It was an unfortunate incident that never should have happened.

Fatal car accident recently took place at an auto auction

Some people in Massachusetts enjoy going to auto auctions, in hopes of purchasing a vehicle for less than what they would pay at a car dealership. Most people do not anticipate that they could be injured at an auto auction. However, anywhere where automobiles are operated there is the possibility that a major accident could occur.

The most dangerous Massachusetts intersections

No matter how much a person likes his or her job, the morning and evening commutes can be a real headache. Traffic jams are only the tip of the iceberg. Other drivers behave recklessly, by speeding, ignoring traffic signals and signs or by making illegal U-turns. Unfortunately, such negligence can make an intersection particularly dangerous. Massachusetts residents may be interested to hear of a recent report that examined which intersections in the state are the most dangerous.

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.

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.

Pedestrian injured in Worcester hit and run car accident

The legal process provides options for victims of car accidents in a variety of situations. A pedestrian was recently struck by a vehicle in Worcester and police are looking for the vehicle and its driver. The vehicle, a black SUV or black truck, struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene of the accident. The 29-year old victim suffered a serious leg injury in the car accident and was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were considered non-life threatening. According to authorities, the victim was struck while crossing the street with friends; the vehicle that struck him did not stop and continued on.

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.

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