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Tractor-Trailer Wreck Causes Delays on Mass Pike
An accident involving large trucks can cause a lot of damage because these vehicles are so big.

A tractor-trailer that jackknife on the Mass Pike caused major backups to traffic on Monday morning.

Police confirm that the truck was in the median and the left lane was blocked. It does not appear that anyone was injured in this crash.

2 Dogs Under Home Quarantine After Biting Woman
Animal control in Wareham, Massachusetts reported that two pit bull mix dogs are under home quarantine because they attacked and injured a woman.

The dogs were off leash when the attack happened on Monday night in the area of Papermill Road.

The victim did not notify the dog owner of what happened.

Two individuals in separate motor vehicles sustained injuries in a three-car accident on the northbound side of Interstate 495. The accident occurred late this  afternoon. The collision occurred south of exit 46, near the Route 110 and Interstate 495 connector. Three-car collision Lawrence

The drivers were transported to Lawrence General Hospital.

The first injured driver was an Essex woman in her 50s who was operating a 2011 Ford F250 with a trailer housing two horses hitched to the truck. The other injured motorist was almost 50-years-old and a resident of Bradford, driving a 2017 Nissan Rogue.

Massachusetts state law is what controls the aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit that deals with who has the right to file the lawsuit in court. Typically, only Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Massachusetts New Bedfordimmediate family members of the victim have standing to sue the person or entity that caused the death. But the definition of immediate family is something a court may have to decide in today’s more flexible familial standards.

For the most part, it is simple to determine the immediate family that will seek such a claim. These would be a spouse, including domestic partners, and children of the deceased.

A partner who is not married or registered domestic partner, may have to file a special request to the court to get permission to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The same special permission may be required for step children or parents. If you fall within one of these classifications, the other side will challenge your right to collect in a wrongful death lawsuit. This is why it is important to hire experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorneys for your case.

Dogs are family, and are a child’s best friend. The family dog is generally good for the family, it can teach important life lessons. Massachusetts dog bite attorney

But, while dogs and young ones can enjoy a friendship, dog attacks against children happen. They occur annually and injure children in varying degrees. Remember that any interaction between dogs and children should always be watched carefully. Especially when the children are young and when the dog is a acclimatizing to the environment.

Reasons for a Dog Bite

Annually, canines bite or fight with nearly 5 million individuals in this country. These attacks usually occur because the domesticated dog was not on a leash or Chelsea Dog Bite Accident Personal Injuryotherwise restrained in public venues.

Massachusetts general laws, chapter 140, section 173, would be the states “leash law” that requires an animal in public on a leash at all times. You should also check the laws in your local city and town for added restrictions.

If an owner of a dog does not follow the laws and regulations of Massachusetts and the town, and another person is injured by the dog, the owner will likely be facing a personal injury lawsuit known as a “dog bite claim.”

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The Wednesday Saugus Police logs released information of a dog accident injury on SaturdaySaugus dog hit by car injured

According to the logs, a car hit a dog that was on Lincoln Avenue. This occurred at 2 a.m. and the dog was taken to Woburn Animal Hospital.

There is no further word on the dog’s condition or the cause of the accident.

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Wednesday afternoon, April 11, 2018, around 4:00 pm, police shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking a Roxbury woman on Eustis Street. Police were in the Boston neighborhood on Eustis Street investigating the shooting of two people that occurred days earlier, not related to this incident.

Roxbury Pitbull attack

While police were asking questions about the previous shooting, they observed a woman walking a pit bull down the street. They then saw the dog over power the woman, break-free, and run away from his owner. Once free, the dog attacked another woman in the area.

Police tried to get to the dog to stop the attack, but the dog then threatened the officers, at which point the dog was shot. It was the only way to stop the attack. The dog was not killed, only injured.

The victim of the dog attack sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation and treatment of her injuries.

Animal control has taken the dog in to custody and says he will survive the shot. The investigation in to the attack is ongoing.

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