How to Drive Safely Around Large Commercial Vehicles

Despite the necessity of commercial vehicles, ranging from large trucks that transport consumer goods to public buses that help get people where they need to be, large commercial vehicles have the potential to be dangerous. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that in 2017, there were 4,889 buses and large trucks involved in crashes throughout the nation; these crashes resulted in 5,005 fatalities.

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Dog Bite Liability in Massachusetts

In America today, it’s impossible to walk down the street without seeing a dog. Indeed, Americans love their pets, and it’s estimated that there are about 90 million dogs sharing homes with humans in our country. While, most of the time, humans and dogs interact in a way that is not only peaceful, but also mutually beneficial, this isn’t always the case. To be sure, there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites reported per year in the country.

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Car Accident-Related Whiplash and Traumatic Brain Injury

When a car accident occurs, a person usually has no time to respond; instead, in the blink of an eye, vehicles collide, force is absorbed by the vehicles, and the occupant’s body is jolted in an aggressive–and often injury-causing–manner. The result can be high property damage expenses, severe bodily harm, and shock and psychological injuries, too.

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4 Signs You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

When you’re injured due to the negligence of another, whether it be in a car accident, a slip and fall, or another type of incident type, you maintain the right to bring a claim against the at-fault party. While some claims are straightforward–you simply need to file a claim with the appropriate insurance party–others are complicated, and are best navigated with the counsel of an experienced lawyer. If you’re unsure whether or not you should hire an attorney to assist you with your Massachusetts personal injury claim, consider these four signs that it’s definitely in your best interests to hire a personal injury lawyer–

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How Can I Prove that My Doctor Breached the Standard of Care Owed to Me?

When a regular person breaches the standard of care owed to you, this breach is referred to as negligence; when a professional, such as a doctor, breaches the standard of care owed to you, it’s call malpractice. In Massachusetts, those who are victims of a healthcare provider’s malpractice reserve the right to bring forth a medical malpractice claim for damages against said provider. However, in order for such a claim to be successful, the affected individual must prove that the doctor breached the standard of care owed to them, and that the breach was the direct cause of harm. This can be difficult to do, and often requires working with a skilled legal professional.

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What Is the Value of My Worcester Car Accident Claim?

The extent of damages that a person suffers in a car accident varies on a case-by-case basis. To be sure, some car accidents may be so cataclysmic as to leave an occupant with permanent disability and impairment, whereas other car accidents are scary, but a victim is left with minor injuries that heal in a matter of weeks.

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String of Accidents Leads to Questions About Duck Boat Safety

Originally used by the U.S. military during the second world war as a way to transport supplies and troops, today, duck boats are used to offer rides to tourists in cities in the U.S., including Boston. But while riding on a duck boat–which gets its name from its ability to function on both land and water, much like a duck–may be a novelty, these boats have been involved in a string of accidents, some of which have led to passenger fatalities. These incidents have raised questions about duck boats’ safety and purpose, and have even led some critics to refer to the boats as “deathtraps.” […]

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Boston Hit and Run Accidents

Hit and run accidents are not uncommon. In some cases, a driver who strikes a pedestrian or bicyclist might not have been aware that an accident did happen, especially if the accident was at night or when visibility was limited due to rain or snow. But in most cases, the responsible motorist was aware of the accident and fled nonetheless. This may create problems for injured victims in terms of being compensated for their injuries and damages such as medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, among others.

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What You Need to Know About Special Focus Nursing Homes

If you are thinking that the time or circumstances are such that residential or nursing home care is the right option for you or for a loved one, you should be aware of and investigate the quality of care that any particular nursing home facility provides. A major concern of yours should be whether the nursing homes you are considering are Special Focus Nursing Homes (SFF facilities). These are homes that have been targeted for improvement due to documented and extensive quality of care violations.

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Nursing Home: Obesity Issues

 

Obesity is a major problem in our society.  An obese person is one whose body mass index (BMI)  is 30%. Your BMI is a measure of body fat and is based on your weight and height. Generally, the normal range for both sexes is between 18.5% and 24.9%.

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