Anyone who has ever tried to teach a teenager to drive can likely attest that doing so is not for the faint of heart, and that teen drivers will inevitably make mistakes as they learn to follow the rules of the road. Because teenage drivers cannot help but lack experience, they pose a threat to everyone else on the roadway, and some teenagers make themselves even more hazardous to others by engaging in dangerous behaviors before getting behind, or while, at the wheel.
A motor vehicle accident can have long-term consequences for the health of a Massachusetts resident. Many of the posts that have been included on this blog have discussed the tragic and devastating harm that may befall individuals in collisions with negligent and reckless drivers. Serious injuries, including but not limited to, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and others, can impact the quality of life of victims long into their futures.
Officer-involved homicides receive national attention and have made headlines throughout the country in some cases. When American citizens are harmed by law enforcement officials who have taken an oath to serve and protect, many questions can arise as to what can be done to punish them. In Massachusetts and states throughout the nation, police officers may be sued civilly for the wrongful deaths that their actions cause.
Any vehicle accident can be a traumatic and difficult event to manage. It is important that in the wake of such an incident that a victim seeks the medical support they need to have their injuries attended to. The victim of a motorcycle accident in Massachusetts may need to be taken to the hospital or emergency room for treatment in the event that they seriously injured or suffering from life-threatening harm.
Readers of this personal injury blog may not be aware that there is a difference between service animals and emotional support animals. While service animals are capable of performing necessary tasks for their handlers, emotional support animals are companions who help manage the emotions of their handlers. Service animals have rights to enter certain places in order to accommodate their handlers' needs, while in many cases support animals do not have those rights.