Drivers in and around Boston are familiar with many precautions that they can undertake to make their travels safe. Driving appropriately for weather conditions, obeying traffic signs and signals, and wearing a seat belt are all ways to responsibly operate a vehicle. Although such practices can help drivers avoid car accidents, often passengers in motor vehicles find themselves at the mercy of their drivers to stay safe.
It should be common knowledge that drivers in Massachusetts and throughout the country are responsible for the safety of other motorists, and that includes passengers in a driver's own vehicle. When motorists fail to live up to that responsibility and their actions are deemed to be negligent, then people who were injured as a result of a car accident are entitled to compensation.
A historic New England building, called the Old Grist Mill Tavern, was recently destroyed in a semi-truck accident.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that between 1.4 and 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. The causes may include concussions in sports, war injuries sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan, and motor vehicle accidents. Of those injured, an estimated 50,000 will die from TBI-related causes. However, a new treatment may offer hope for patients in Boston and across the country.
Many drivers in Massachusetts instinctively know that accidents involving a truck or a large commercial vehicle often cause serious injuries or death. The size and weight of a large truck can simply overwhelm a passenger vehicle. A new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that common belief.