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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.

What are common beliefs concerning distracted driving?

Distracted driving remains a serious threat to safety as the inconsistency that exists between drivers' beliefs concerning distracted driving and their actions may be questioned. You may have wondered, given all the national conversation surrounding the problem of texting and driving, what attitudes towards distracted driving are and what types of beliefs concerning texting and driving people hold.

How serious is distracted driving?

Distracted driving frequently comes up as an important topic in today's society. This may cause some people to wonder just how serious a concern distracted driving is. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine people are killed each day and more than 1,000 are injured in car crashes each day involving distracted drivers, in the United States. More than 3,300 people were killed and about 387,000 people were injured in crashes that involved a distracted driver in 2011 alone. The CDC also reports that in 2010, 18 percent of injury crashes were the result of distracted drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that in 2011, 10 percent of fatal crashes were distracted-driver related.

Airport auto accident injures three, including Worcester resident

Victims of auto, and auto-versus-pedestrian, accidents should understand the remedies available to victims for recovery of damages suffered.

Massachusetts 2-car accident injures 2 women and 3 girls

Car accident victims have legal recourse options to recover compensation for damages which allows victims to focus on making as complete a recovery as possible from the harm suffered.

17-year old charged in violent Worcester hit-and-run accident

Just as pedestrians require protections on the roadways, victims of auto accidents receive protections through the legal system.

Worcester 65-vehicle pile-up accident leads to injuries

A recent 65-vehicle auto accident in Worcester left thirty-five people injured. Sixty-one cars and four trucks were involved in the car accident that spanned 1,500 feet. A man and a woman, both in their thirties, suffered serious injury. Police attempted to warn drivers approaching the accident to minimize the accident but one police officer was rear-ended in the process. The pile-up was blamed on icy winter road conditions in the Worcester area.

Massachusetts motorcycle accident results in motorcyclist's death

A motorcycle accident can have a far-reaching impact and for that reason, motorcycle accident victims should understand that victims may have legal options available to consider.

MA woman suffers serious leg injuries in motorcycle accident

A Massachusetts woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred in New Hampshire. The woman, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, suffered serious injuries to her leg when the motorcycle she was riding was struck by a mini-van. The 51-year-old woman was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Boston. The motorcycle was driven by a 57-year-old man; the mini-van that hit the motorcycle was driven by a 54-year-old man. Police are continuing to investigate the accident.

Worcester area motorcycle accident seriously injures rider

A motorcycle accident that left a motorcyclist critically injured remains under investigation by the

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