Damage to the spinal cord can result in dramatic life-altering consequences. Some injuries result in varying forms of paralysis from which there is no chance of recovery. However, other spinal cord injuries can be less severe in nature, and regaining some independence and quality of life is possible. According to John Hopkins Medicine, whether a patient in Massachusetts can successfully complete spinal cord rehabilitation will depend on a number of factors.
Every driver in Worcester should know that after any type of motor vehicle accident resulting in injury or damage, you are supposed to stop. After stopping, you can call for help if necessary and exchange insurance and contact information so that everything can be sorted out in terms of paying for any damage.
Worcester parents are usually familiar with the safety lessons they must teach their children. Avoiding strangers, not swimming unless an adult is present, wearing a seatbelt and many more precautions tend to be common knowledge for local moms and dads. When it comes to evading dog bites, though, families who don't own pets might not know how to effectively prevent animal bites and attacks.
We've been on the subject of dog attacks here on our Worcester personal injury law blog in recent weeks and want to continue this week with a look at less-frequently recognized injuries associated with such incidents. We are talking about scarring and disfigurement injuries.
Worcester residents may be familiar with the hit reality show "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Among other things, one of the stars on the program spent some time screen time trying to train her dog, a pit bull named Kingsley. Recent reports, however, have indicated that her efforts to train the dog may have fallen short.
It is not uncommon for residents in Massachusetts to have a pet. With every type of pet an individual or family owns there comes a certain set of responsibilities. This often means caring for the animal, ensuring it is properly fed, sheltered and in good health. In addition to satisfying the needs of the pet, the owner is also required to make the general public safe from harm by their pet.
Dogs typically make wonderful pets, as responsible Worcester residents who grew up with them and who take proper care of them today can attest. Unfortunately, some dog owners do not give these animals the care and attention they need -- elements that are sometimes necessary to keep others in their communities safe from a dog bite attack.
Last week, our Worcester personal injury law blog discussed the accident that left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition. Morgan is not the only celebrity to have made news in recent weeks because of personal injury law issues. Two television stars are currently making headlines as they are the focus of a dog bite claim.