We all have our preferred way of getting around. Depending on the time of year, residents in Massachusetts and elsewhere may be more compelled to get to their destinations on foot, by bike or in a motor vehicle. No matter what form of transportation an individual uses, he or she is faced with certain risks. These risks stem from motorists not being attentive to their surroundings or being reckless. Such conduct is often the culprit of a serious or even fatal collision.
With holiday celebrations in full swings, residents in Massachusetts and elsewhere have a busy schedule completing all their holiday activities. While this typically includes decorating the house, buying gifts, attending parties and going to family gatherings, it also means traveling to places to see the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. Because of that, many individuals and families find themselves outside walking near traffic. While it is not uncommon for motorists to encounter pedestrians, they may not be prepared to deal with the influx of pedestrians during this time of year.
When another vehicle careened across the solid yellow line and slammed into your car, you may have said a quick prayer and hoped for the best as you heard a loud crash. The next thing you remember is waking up on a gurney in the back of an ambulance as rescue workers transported you to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. Thankfully, they told you that your injuries were not life threatening even though you had lost consciousness for a little while upon impact in the collision.
It is very commonplace for residents in Massachusetts and elsewhere to own a dog. A dog can be a great companion and the perfect family pet. While dog owners understand that responsibilities come with dog ownership, these responsibilities go beyond caring for the dog. It includes the duty of protecting visitors and the general public from being harmed by his or her dog. Failure to take steps to uphold this duty could result in a dog owner facing liability if a dog bite or dog attack occurs.
We all need to see a doctor at one point or another. Whether it is for a yearly check up, because you are ill, were injured in an accident or are suffering from a medical condition, we rely on medical professionals to provide us with adequate information regarding our health and best course of treatment. Unfortunately, medical professionals are prone to errors just like any other person; however, these errors could cost a patient his or her health or life.
No one gets on a motorcycle thinking that they will be involved in an accident. And certainly, motorcyclists do not expect to suffer a serious, life-altering injury if they are involved in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, many severe injuries are associated with these accidents, impacting individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere. One of these injuries is a spinal cord injury.