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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.

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A motorcycle and car crashed into each other on April 22 in Hadley, causing serious injuries to the riders on the motorcycle.Hadley Motorcycle Riders Sustain Serious Injuries in Car Accident

The riders were a man and a woman, residents of Ware. They were transported to Springfield’s Baystate Medical Center in an ambulance. They were reported as being in critical condition, yet stable.

The crash involved a sedan and happened at about 4:30 p.m. on South Maple Street around the Mountain Farms Mall and Hampshire Mall. Hadley Police, Hadley Fire Department and Amherst Fire Department were all dispatched to the scene of the accident.

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Thirty  year old Peter J. Rizzo was in Worcester Superior Court today facing charges of leaving an accident scene where there was property damage. Worcester Accident Personal Injury

He was also charged with wrong way driving. The judge allowed him to complete the Brain at Risk Program, which must be completed within the year.

However, Mr. Rizzo must still pay restitution to the injured victim in the amount of $2,300 plus court fees.

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Saugus police logs released today, report that on Sunday a car accident occurred that resulted in injuries. Saugus car accident head injury

A single individual complained of head injuries and was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

The noon accident happened on Route 1 South,near the Essex Street ramp.

There are no details on the identity of the individuals or cause of the accident.

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Car accident injuries that can hang around for a lengthy time are traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. An impact to the head or skull can be Massachusetts personal injury attorney car accidentsevere. If the impact is strong enough, the victim will suffer problems with agility and simply being able to think normally again. Even a mild injury to the head can result in difficulty making ordinary movements or changes in personality. The brain is a sensitive yet marvelous organ, and any injury to it will take a long time to recover from as you will need to retrain yourself to do what you could do before.

Car accidents can cause catastrophic injury to the spine of the occupant. This means being paralyzed or simply losing the full mobility that you once had. When there is loss of movement, this also affects the muscles in that area and chronic pain can develop. Other complications that are not generally thought about, but occur often, are problems with internal organs, including the lungs and veins. It is rare to fully recover from a spinal cord injury.

 

 

If you have suffered severe injuries to the head or spine after a car accident call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman right away at (617) 367-2900 to make sure your future medical costs are covered by the party at fault. Your attorney will determine, in conjunction with your doctor, how long you will need medical care. Your attorney will communicate with the insurance company after your accident to make sure that the long-term effects of your injury are paid for, and that any rehabilitation is covered.

 

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The Worcester Police Department has revealed the tow truck workers involved in Friday afternoon’s accident Worcester tow truck head injury updateare Pipo’s Tow Company proprietor, a man in his thirties, and his nearly sixty year old employee. They each call Worcester home.

The Department has provided further information on the injuries. The Pipo’s Tow Company employee suffers from broken ribs and maybe a broken area of the shoulder. The young owner of the company suffers from head and torso injuries.

Reports now indicate that first responders discovered one man on the pavement with noticeable and severe head injuries causing blood flow. It is confirmed that the Worcester Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is now handling the case.

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On Friday, in the late evening in Bourne, an oxygen tank exploded causing severe scalding to Bourne Oxygen Tank Explosion Injurythe female resident’s face. First responders were dispatched to her home on Shore Road. The injuries were grave enough to require a MedFlight, however she was ultimately transported to Providence’s Rhode Island Hospital via ambulance.

Oxygen tanks contain oxygen under pressure. Oxygen tanks can be found in private residences to assist in breathing, and in commercial settings. These devices should be handled with care to prevent dropping or falling which can cause catastrophic injury from explosion. An improper collision, bang or blow to the oxygen tank will kindle the oxygen tank triggering an internal combustion resulting in the eruption. Anyone near the oxygen tank at that point is at risk of burns, exposure to toxic vapors, traumatic head injury, and even death from the force and shooting particulates.

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On April 12, 2018 a Massachusetts jury returned a verdict in favor of Brian Goodrich in the amount of $8.25 million. The award comes after years of litigation beginning in 2013 when Mr. Goodrich’s head was nearly Massachusetts Workplace Injury Results in $8.25M Jury Awardcrushed because the jack holding up a piece of equipment failed. He suffered horrendous injuries which  included facial disfigurement, blindness and loss of cognitive function.

The jury found, after hearing 11 days of testimony, that the company which designed the equipment was a majority at fault. Mr. Goodrich was changing the oil on the equipment meant to melt asphalt and fill cracks in the road. Although Mr. Goodrich acknowledged not using the safety pin with the jack which held the machine up, the company failed to include safety warnings and failed to manufacture the machine appropriately knowing such accidents were possible.

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Personal injury lawsuits in Boston can involve many different types of physical and emotional damages, but those involving traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often among the most serious. In some ways, such claims are comparable to wrongful death cases because survivors find life will never be the same.

Boston personal injurySome traumatic brain injury patients  will no longer be able to speak, walk or take care of themselves in any significant way.  We have adults that are basically reduced to the functional capacity of infants, requiring a lifetime of care and adaptation to a new way of life for the plaintiff and his or her family members.  In some cases, the plaintiff will be able to make a partial or complete recovery, but even that will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars if not upwards of a million dollars. Continue reading

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New advances in traumatic brain injury diagnostics can help in obtaining damages for those affected, according to a recently-released study.

Traumatic brain injury or “TBI” as it often called, is a term that encompass several very serious medical conditions involving trauma to the brain. While it is hard to think of any brain injury that permanently changes one’s cognitive abilities, motor control, speech patterns, and ability to function on a basic level as anything but catastrophic, there is a medical condition known as mild traumatic brain injury or “mTBI.”

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Boston Personal Injury Cases

Boston brain injury lawsuits According to the Brain Injury Association of America, mild traumatic brain injury is a somewhat misleading term. It does not mean that the damage to the plaintiff’s brain was mild, but rather the injury that caused the brain injury were less severe than typical.  In other words, a serious brain injury can result from a seemingly minor injury, and that injury can result in very severe traumatic brain injuries, but there was a low chance of suspecting brain injury from the less severe looking injury.  This in terms leads to denials by insurance companies and claims that the plaintiff is malingering or even faking the brain injury in order to get compensation. Continue reading