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Truck driver in fatal accident concealed medical condition

Some of our readers may have seen the news that a truck driver who failed to stop for slowing traffic ahead of him in a crash at the end of last year concealed his diabetes to obtain the necessary medical clearance, according to federal investigators. The truck accident, which took place in a neighboring state, resulted in the deaths of a man and a boy in the car the truck hit after failing to stop in time. The 56-year-old truck driver from Massachusetts was informed earlier last year that as an insulin-dependent diabetic, he could no longer drive across state lines.

Motorcycle accident-related brain injuries are costly for victims

Brain injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of accident-related deaths. Victims of motorcycle accidents can face permanent physical injuries and mental impacts as a result of a motorcycle-related brain injury. Additionally, the financial costs of a brain injury can be significant and burdensome for both victims and their families. While wearing a helmet can help, a wide range of brain injuries can result from a motorcycle accident including traumatic brain injuries and hemorrhages.

Distracted Driving Continues To Drive Up The Number Of Accidents

Since the advent of cell phones and mobile technology, distracted driving has been an issue faced throughout all corners of society. People just can't seem to focus on simply driving their vehicle. They want to be changing the radio station, texting their friends, deleting e-mails or even streaming live video on social networking platforms.

Help is available for victims of dog attacks

Dog bites and animal attacks can be traumatic for victims who have suffered them. Dogs can be territorial or aggressive at times which can result in serious injuries and other harm to victims of dog bites and dog attacks. A variety of damages may be compensable to the victims depending on the nature of their injuries and the harm they have suffered.

Types of medical malpractice victims should be familiar with

In general, medical malpractice refers to when a doctor or other medical professional provides negligent care that results in harm to the victim. Medical malpractice can occur when diagnosing, treating or managing an illness. When a doctor has deviated from the acceptable standard of care, or a hospital has provided improper care or treatment, a claim for medical malpractice may be possible.

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