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Recognize the signs of a traumatic brain injury

Massachusetts residents may be hearing a lot about brain injuries in the context of professional sports and particularly related to the problems some retired football players have experienced. After years of taking violent hits and blocks to their heads, some former players have been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, often referred to as CTE. This problem develops when a brain is subjected to repeated trauma and harm.

Seeking compensation as the victim of a drunk driving accident

Drunk drivers are a danger to everyone who must operate and ride in vehicles on Massachusetts roads. When they choose to put alcohol into their systems, the bodies of drunk drivers experience changes that the individuals cannot always control. Drunk drivers can experience a loss of inhibitions, a loss of motor function, a loss of reaction time, and many other physical problems.

What can drivers do to avoid texting and driving?

It is completely normal for Worcester residents to see men and women, teens and even young children, walking down the streets with cellphones in their hands. Whether they are sending messages to friends or colleagues, searching for addresses or information, or updating their social media feeds, there is one thing for certain: they are not paying much attention to what is happening in front of them.

Holiday accidents can lead to serious pain and suffering

The Fourth of July holiday is often an event that Massachusetts residents celebrate with exuberance. Many individuals travel to see family and friends while they watch fireworks, enjoy cookouts and embrace the festivities of summer. However, the Fourth of July holiday is also a time when some families are plagued by accidents and tragedies, often brought on by the negligent conduct of others.

Driver causes fatal accident when attempting to make pass

Every time that drivers in Massachusetts change lanes, they should put on their turn signal to notify other drivers of their intended action, check their mirrors and blind spot and wait for space before executing their move. Too often, however, impatient and dangerous drivers fail to undertake these potentially life-saving steps and put others in danger with their erratic driving behavior.

State trooper hit by vehicle while assisting disabled motorist

Each day, Massachusetts State Troopers work to keep communities safe and to render aid to those who are in need. They put their lives on the line to make sure that others are out of harm's way and work long hours to offer assistance when called upon.

Injuries from car accidents can take on many forms

A minor car accident can leave a victim with bumps and bruises while a serious accident may cause a victim to suffer paralysis, brain injury or even death. This post will examine some of the common types of injuries that vehicle accident victims may sustain in collisions, but readers of this Worcester personal injury blog are asked to seek independent medical and legal advice as this post provides general information only.

What is a spinal cord injury?

Car accidents happen frequently on Massachusetts roads. While most vehicle collisions result in victims suffering bruises and property damage, some are very serious in that they cause victims significant personal harm. One of the most devastating forms of personal injury that a person may sustain in a vehicle accident is a spinal cord injury, and this post will look at the consequences of these tragic injuries.

Distracted drivers are dangerous drivers

Practically any Worcester resident who has driven or been a passenger in a car has seen it: a driver with their head down as they read, write or send a text message on their smart phone. Technology like cellular telephones, navigation devices and smart watches are touted as tools that make people's lives easier. However, in many cases, they are the devices that make American roads more dangerous.

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