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Car Accidents Archives

How long can you wait to file a personal injury lawsuit?

People in the Norfolk area are injured every day. Some injuries are caused by accidents and other injuries are caused due to negligent or reckless behavior. Sometimes when people are hurt because of someone else’s actions they decide to pursue legal action, including filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been hurt in an accident you may have wondered how long you have after the injury occurs to still file a suit.

Two young girls seriously injured after being struck by pickup

When someone in the Franklin area is involved in a car accident the possibility of serious injury always exists. When a pedestrian is involved the incident can be much worse and usually is. Accidents happen all the time, but when they occur due to a careless or negligent driver then anyone who is injured might be awarded damages for his or her injuries and suffering.

What is distracted driving and what are some common causes?

Motor vehicle accidents happen every day all across the country, including in the Franklin area. There are many reasons that people get into accidents, including careless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol. Some accidents happen due to an unfortunate set of circumstances and still many others occur because drivers are distracted.

Two officers hurt after motorcycles are struck by another vehicle

Many people in the Norfolk area get around from place-to-place in cars and trucks. However, other motorists use motorcycles, instead, including some of the area’s law enforcement officers. Although riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, it’s important for those driving larger vehicles to pay attention to motorcyclists and share the road.

What are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries?

Although there are literally hundreds of types of injuries, one of the worst kinds of personal injuries you can suffer is a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to all kinds of problems and difficulties both in the present and in the future. There are many ways people in Franklin can suffer one of these kinds of injuries but there are some causes that are more common than others.

Massachusetts drivers receive dubious honor

Of course, motor vehicle accidents happen every day in the Norfolk and Franklin areas, just as they do anywhere else in the country. However, it appears that car accidents happen a little more often in these and other areas of the state of Massachusetts than they do in other parts of the country.

What documents will my car accident attorney need?

Car accidents happen every day and of course they are never good. Fortunately, not all car crashes are serious or leave people with permanent injuries. However, some crashes do seriously hurt those who are involved, which leads some people to seek the help of an attorney. If you are considering, or have already decided, to meet with an attorney regarding a car accident, there are some important documents that you should be ready to share with him or her. They include:

Distracted drivers leave destruction in their path

According to statistics from distraction.gov, in the year 2012, 3,328 people were killed in the U.S. in crashes involving a distracted driver. Meantime, in the same year, an estimated 421,000 people were also hurt in auto accidents, which involved a driver who was distracted. When a driver chooses to do something other than pay attention to the road that person becomes a danger to him or herself and to everyone else who crosses his or her path.

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