By mid-May, temperatures in Worcester tend to be growing warmer every day. While the weather may still be variable this time of year, some local residents are likely eager to take their motorcycles, scooters or mopeds out on the road. Unfortunately, just as motorcycles are on the road this time of year, negligent drivers are a threat year-round. If one has been in a motorcycle accident, there are legal options for recovering against the negligent party.
The Kardashian family has been a staple of reality television for years, as Worcester residents are unavoidably aware. Older sister Kim unwittingly launched the family into the spotlight when a private video of her and her then-boyfriend became public. Now, another Kardashian sister's bad behavior is making headlines, as another controversial video sends a deeply troubling message to the show's young fans -- albeit for completely different reasons than Kim's did.
Some car and truck drivers will argue that motorcycles are difficult to see. Some may say that motorcyclists need to be cautious around cars and that they may be taking a risk operating those types of vehicles. Negligent drivers who cause a motorcycle accident will offer up all manner of excuses in order to try to pin liability back on the motorcyclist. But particularly in a fatal motorcycle crash, victims' families should be aware that they have rights to pursue compensation for their losses.
Rear-end accidents, people often assume, are the fault of the driver who hits the car in front. It is true that drivers behind another car must be ready for that car to slow down or stop, and not follow that car too closely. However, this is not a black-and-white issue: sometimes liability is more complicated, and that can be particularly important in a motorcycle accident.
The Insurance Information Institute recently released some statistics that Worcester residents may find surprising. What type of incidents account for one-third of all homeowners' liability claims? The answer: dog bites.
The overall concept of distracted driving seems to garner a great number of national headlines these days. Incidents involving distracted driving can occur anywhere on the road. Often, a person who has run a stop sign or red light may do so related to some kind of distraction. But, some controlled intersection accidents may not necessarily involve any distraction at all.