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What is the recovery process like following a brain injury?

Brain injuries can range from concussions to serious traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries can also be open or closed in nature and can be suffered in car accidents. Treatment and recovery time depends on the nature and severity of the brain injury suffered, but can be extensive. Victims of brain injuries can suffer their effects for a lifetime. Victims and their families may wonder what the recovery process entails.

Distracted driving is avoidable, but the danger persists

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is estimated that 5,870 people were killed and 515,000 were injured in distracted driving-related car accidents during 2008. Tips to help avoid driver distraction can help reduce the significant danger distracted driving poses on our roadways. One important initial tip to remember is to turn cell phones to silent or turn them off when getting in the car to drive.

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.

Pedestrian injured in Worcester hit and run car accident

The legal process provides options for victims of car accidents in a variety of situations. A pedestrian was recently struck by a vehicle in Worcester and police are looking for the vehicle and its driver. The vehicle, a black SUV or black truck, struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene of the accident. The 29-year old victim suffered a serious leg injury in the car accident and was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were considered non-life threatening. According to authorities, the victim was struck while crossing the street with friends; the vehicle that struck him did not stop and continued on.

Spinal cord injuries can be costly for victims

Treating a spinal cord injury can be both challenging and costly. The exact costs can depend on the severity of the spinal cord injury and the age of the victim when the spinal cord injury was suffered. There are several categories of spinal cord injuries. Fewer than one percent of victims of spinal cord injuries enjoy complete neurological recovery when they are discharged from the hospital which means they will need additional care and treatment which can last well into the future or even be lifelong.

What types of injuries do car accident victims commonly suffer?

Vehicle accidents can be catastrophic and cause serious damage and harm to Massachusetts residents. Each car accident is unique, and each car accident victim can experience different challenges following a such an incident. Car accident victims can suffer mental, emotional and physical trauma and harm. The full scope of the physical damage the victim has suffered in a car accident may not be immediately evident. Certain physical injuries, or their full extent, may not be known until a much later date.

A look at the costs associated with spinal cord injuries

Car accidents can cause catastrophic injuries for victims unexpectedly harmed in them. From 2010 to 2015, 38 percent of spinal cord injuries in the United States were caused by car accidents. As of 2015, it is estimated that 12,500 new spinal cord injuries occur each year. Overall, it is estimated that between 240,000 and 337,000 victims are living with spinal cord injuries in the U.S. Among victims of spinal cord injuries, 89 percent of victims are discharged to private homes and 4.3 percent are discharged to nursing homes. Regardless of the circumstances, caring for spinal cord injuries can be costly both financially and emotionally for families.

Resources are available to help victims of distracted drivers

Distracted driving is becoming an increasingly common and dangerous problem. Unfortunately, distracted drivers who use their cells phones and text while driving cause serious accidents that result in injuries and even death. Distracted driving is considered negligent driving and drivers who engage in distracted driving may be liable to compensate victims and their families for the damages they suffer.

Young woman killed in fatal Massachusetts duck boat accident

A recent fatal accident involving a commercial Duck Boat Tours duck boat in the nearby Boston area resulted in the death of a 29-year old woman and injuries to another man. The man was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The two victims were riding a scooter when they were run over by the duck boat. Witnesses reported that the victim who was killed had blood covering her head and passengers on the duck boat were being interviewed following the fatal accident.

How are car accident damages determined?

For the most part, the goal of a personal injury claim for damages is to ensure that victims of car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents are adequately compensated for the harm they have suffered. Victims injured in an accident may wonder, however, how damages are calculated and determined. In general, damages must be both reasonable and certain, and determined with some specificity, as they are intended to compensate victims for the amount of suffering they have actually suffered.

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