Most people view a driver's licence as a ticket to freedom, independence and convenient travel, a perception which likely explains why many elderly drivers are so reluctant to hand over their keys. However, some Massachusetts older drivers no longer have the faculties required to safely operate a motor vehicle and should seriously consider the personal injury they may cause others if they continue driving. Unfortunately, such a warning may be too late for an elderly woman who seriously injured another woman in a parking lot.
Most Massachusetts drivers know all about driving in wintry conditions and understand the need to slow down if roads are covered in snow or ice, or they will simply avoid taking to the roads all together. Unfortunately, some people will drive in any circumstances and will ignore rules of the road that are presumably in place for a good reason, sometimes causing personal injury to others. In a recent accident, a man was killed due to what may have been poor judgment on the part of another driver.
Most Massachusetts residents know that honesty is the best option, especially in the case of a serious error or accident. Unfortunately, not everyone follows this line of thought. This seems to be the case following a recent hit-and-run accident involving a car and a pedestrian, in which the pedestrian suffered significant personal injury and the driver later allegedly attempted to mislead investigators.
Most Massachusetts drivers know that driving is a privilege, not a right. While behind the wheel, a person needs to devote all of his or her attention to the act of driving and continually be aware of potential dangers on the path ahead. In addition, a vehicle owner should maintain his or her vehicle in good working order to decrease the chance of an unexpected incident. Unfortunately, a Massachusetts woman who seems to have caused a multi-car crash leading to personal injury may not have adhered to all of these safety measures.
Many Massachusetts residents consider walking an effective form of transportation with many benefits: it's cost-effective, a good form of exercise and relatively safe. However, sometimes, a pedestrian's safety is compromised by unexpected circumstances. This was the case recently when a man accused of driving under the influence collided with two pedestrians, causing personal injury to both.
Many Massachusetts students own a bicycle as their primary, or only, means of transportation. Although this choice is often necessary due to budget restrictions, many cyclists find a major benefit is the exercise a bike provides. Unfortunately, since cyclists must often share the road with larger vehicles, such as cars and trucks, accidents can occur, often resulting in personal injury or even death. Such a tragedy happened recently at a busy Boston intersection.
Walking can be an excellent type of exercise and a way to breathe in some fresh air and see the sights. For some Massachusetts residents, it is their only form of transportation. However, while walking in areas where motor vehicles are also present, people need to be alert at all times. Sadly, pedestrian accidents are all too common and often result in personal injury or even death to the pedestrian.
For most people, each day begins with a regular routine, with the hope that it will continue smoothly. No one wants to think about the possibility that something unexpected, or even tragic, will happen, resulting in personal injury. Recently, however, one elderly Massachusetts woman experienced the worst possible tragedy while simply going about her day.
You just got in a car accident. You could have been rear-ended or the other driver went thru a red light and hit you. After the initial shock, you may experience immediate pain from a broken bone, or felt the impact from your face striking the airbag that just deployed. Sometimes, however, it may not be so obvious that you sustained a serious injury. You may have declined an ambulance or medical attention at the scene of the crash. Days or even weeks later symptoms may develop and worsen. You could have sustained serious internal injuries that were initially ignored or brushed off as minor. It's a familiar scenario, but it does not mean you cannot seek compensation for your personal injuries.