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Pedestrian accident victims are protected

Pedestrians can, unfortunately, be vulnerable to the careless and negligent actions of drivers. Pedestrians can be the victims of car accidents, truck accidents and accidents with buses, all of which can cause serious injuries to pedestrian victims.

Victims of dog bite attacks have legal rights and protections

Every day in the United States, approximately 1,000 people require medical treatment for dog bites and associated injuries. Statistically speaking, there are a number of dog breed types that cause bites. According to research, 86 percent of dog attacks that result in bodily harm, 86 percent of dog attacks that result in maiming and 76 percent of dog attacks that result in fatalities are accounted for by a combination of several different dog breeds.

Wrongful death damages could help family members in taxi accident

A lawsuit was recently filed by a Massachusetts family stemming from a fatal accident that occurred approximately an hour east of the Worcester area. The family of a man struck and killed by a taxi cab filed the lawsuit against the taxi cab driver and the taxi cab company. The 44-year old victim was struck by the taxi cab as the driver made a u-turn in a parking lot. The victim has four children and two grandchildren.

Victims of texting and driving are protected

The dangers of texting and driving have been discussed before on this blog. Awareness of the dangers of texting while driving has been increasing and, likewise, it is important for victims of car accidents caused by texting and driving to understand the options available to them when they have been wrongfully harmed.

Legal options for people injured by dog attacks

Annually, greater than 4.5 million individuals in the United States are bitten by dogs. Of that number, nearly one out of every five individuals bitten by a dog requires medical treatment for their injuries. Each year, greater than 800,000 individuals, at least half of them children, receives medical treatment and attention for a dog bite. In addition, children are more likely to be severely injured by dog bites. Proper training, socialization and education of pets and communities are tools to help minimize the number of dog bites that occur.

Legal options are available for victims of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice can have devastating consequences on victims and families. One type of medical malpractice is a failure to diagnose, which can be serious. When a medical condition, such as a heart attack or cancer, is not diagnosed properly it will likely also not be treated properly, or promptly. A medical condition that is not properly diagnosed or is misdiagnosed may result in the patient's condition worsening which, in some circumstances, can lead to death as a result.

Truck accident claims life near Worcester

A fatal accident just west of Worcester recently claimed the life of a tow truck driver. The 22-year-old tow truck driver was assisting a motorist in the breakdown lane when he was struck by a box truck. According to authorities, the 45-year-old box truck driver was travelling in the right-hand lane when he hit the tow truck driver. According to the owner of the tow truck company, the tow truck driver was loading a disabled vehicle onto his flatbed tow truck when he was struck and killed.

Dog bite dangers in the Boston area

Dog bite dangers in their communities are something individuals and families likely want to be aware of to avoid harm. In nearby Boston, records kept by officials reveal that 661 dog bites were reported in the area from early 2012 to mid 2014. Although pit bulls account for 3 percent of dogs registered in Boston, 150 of the reported 661 dog bite incidents allegedly involved pit bulls. Pit bull adoptions are on the rise in the area.

Fatal workplace accidents by the numbers and what families can do

When a loved one has been wrongfully killed in a fatal accident, families may be left with myriad difficulties and unpleasant challenges ahead. Fatal workplace accidents are a serious concern for workers and their families. In 2012, there were 4,628 fatal workplace injuries in the United States. In 2013, there were 3,929 worker fatalities following fatal workplace accidents throughout the private sector. A little over 20 percent of fatal workplace accidents occurred in the construction industry.

How serious are traumatic brain injuries caused by car accidents?

Car accidents can cause serious and debilitating injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. In 2010, 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries were suffered in the United States. During 2010, TBI was diagnosed following 280,000 hospital visits when the victim was hospitalized and during 2.2 million emergency department visits. Also in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBI contributed to the death of 50,000 people. In addition, TBIs account for 30 percent of all injury-related deaths.

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