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Massachusetts dog bite law protects victims of animal attacks

Dog bites and animal attacks can result in serious injuries and death in some circumstances. Dog bites can occur in different ways, and for different reasons,. An animal attack of any sort can be traumatic and victims may suffer physical injuries and physical and emotional scars as a result. Victims may never be the same following the damages suffered in an animal attack.

Truck drivers are held to high impaired driving standards

Commercial drivers, including truck drivers, are held to a higher standard than other drivers concerning impaired driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established standards for commercial drivers related to impaired driving. Commercial accidents and truck accidents can be particularly serious and costly physically, financially and emotionally for victims, so it is important that truck drivers are not careless on the roadways.

What is medical malpractice in Massachusetts?

Victims who have suffered harm related to the receipt of medical care are oftentimes left in a stressful position, and may wonder whether medical malpractice is a factor in their cases. In general, medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional negligently causes harm to a patient. At times, medical malpractice results in harm such as a worsened condition, or it can result in death. Medical malpractice can include misdiagnosis or erroneous treatment. Doctors, medical professionals, hospitals and others can all be liable for medical malpractice based on the circumstances.

Car accident fatalities are on the rise

Car accident fatalities can devastate families, which is why the legal system provides remedies to help those affected by them. Car accident fatalities in the United States increased last year and are on track this year to be even worse. Deaths in automobile accidents increased by a little over 7 percent in 2015 from 2014. The total number of car accident fatalities in 2015 was 35,092. The increase represented the most significant increase since 1966. In addition, the National Safety Council recently reported that car accident fatalities are up 9 percent for the first half of 2016.

Massachusetts semi-truck accident injures 4

A recent semi-truck accident in a neighboring community northeast of the Worcester area left 4 victims injured, one of them critically. According to authorities, a semi-truck was traveling in the middle lane when it swerved into the left lane for an unknown reason that is being investigated. When the tractor trailer swerved into the left lane, it clipped the back of an SUV and caused it to roll over into the median.

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