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Pedestrian accident victims are protected

Pedestrians can, unfortunately, be vulnerable to the careless and negligent actions of drivers. Pedestrians can be the victims of car accidents, truck accidents and accidents with buses, all of which can cause serious injuries to pedestrian victims.

Victims of dog bite attacks have legal rights and protections

Every day in the United States, approximately 1,000 people require medical treatment for dog bites and associated injuries. Statistically speaking, there are a number of dog breed types that cause bites. According to research, 86 percent of dog attacks that result in bodily harm, 86 percent of dog attacks that result in maiming and 76 percent of dog attacks that result in fatalities are accounted for by a combination of several different dog breeds.

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.

Legal options for people injured by dog attacks

Annually, greater than 4.5 million individuals in the United States are bitten by dogs. Of that number, nearly one out of every five individuals bitten by a dog requires medical treatment for their injuries. Each year, greater than 800,000 individuals, at least half of them children, receives medical treatment and attention for a dog bite. In addition, children are more likely to be severely injured by dog bites. Proper training, socialization and education of pets and communities are tools to help minimize the number of dog bites that occur.

Dog bite dangers in the Boston area

Dog bite dangers in their communities are something individuals and families likely want to be aware of to avoid harm. In nearby Boston, records kept by officials reveal that 661 dog bites were reported in the area from early 2012 to mid 2014. Although pit bulls account for 3 percent of dogs registered in Boston, 150 of the reported 661 dog bite incidents allegedly involved pit bulls. Pit bull adoptions are on the rise in the area.

Understanding the personal injury claims process

Being injured because of someone else's negligence can be overwhelming, especially in the midst of medical concerns, costs and expenses. Additional financial concerns may also trouble the victim who has suffered a personal injury, including lost earnings. Other financial, physical and emotional struggles may confront the victim as well, following a car accident.

How serious are traumatic brain injuries caused by car accidents?

Car accidents can cause serious and debilitating injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. In 2010, 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries were suffered in the United States. During 2010, TBI was diagnosed following 280,000 hospital visits when the victim was hospitalized and during 2.2 million emergency department visits. Also in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBI contributed to the death of 50,000 people. In addition, TBIs account for 30 percent of all injury-related deaths.

How serious is the problem of dog bites in Massachusetts?

It is often noted that dogs are man's best friend. However, sometimes, circumstances can instead lead to a dog attack. Victims of dog attacks may be left with serious and disfiguring injuries, as well as physical and emotional scars. In Massachusetts, during 2006, there were 6,300 dog bite injuries that required medical attention. Of those injuries, 146 of them required admission to the hospital for treatment.

Hit-and-run auto accident kills Massachusetts pedestrian

Victims and families of victims of drunk driving accidents should understand that options may be available to protect them following an auto accident. A series of fatal hit-and-run and pedestrian accidents in a Massachusetts' community an hour southeast of Worcester have claimed the lives of multiple victims. Most recently, a 26-year old woman was killed. A 53-year old woman was arrested following the woman's death. The driver was charged with drunken driving causing serious injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. Authorities noted additional charges are possible following the 26-year old pedestrian's death.

Damages options for car accident victims

Individuals harmed by a negligent party in a car accident may have heard of remedies and damages that may be available to them for injuries or other harm suffered. Car accident victims may understand that the option to receive compensation for damages can be available to them. Damages under the law are largely intended to ensure that the victim is made as whole as possible following injury or harm caused by another party's careless behavior.

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