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Springfield police shut down Bradley Road early this morning due to a car accident. The vehicle hit a pole in the middle of the night. The road was closed for hours. Springfield's Bradley Road Shut Down After Overnight Crash

According to Springfield Police Sgt. Piemonte the collision occurred around 4 a.m.

There were no injuries reported and the driver was the only one on the vehicle. There was extensive damage to the pole, such that an Eversource crew was dispatched to begin repairs.

Bradley Road re-opened around 3 p.m. The Springfield Police Department is still undergoing a review of the accident to determine the cause.

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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

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We usually think of personal injury lawsuits as coming to fruition based on accidents or behavior that the victim could not have predicted. However, there are times where violent or dangerous sports – where you know you will be injured – can create personal injury lawsuits. Usually, what you cannot sue for are injuries that you Massachusetts sports accident attorneyknew you were going to get. This means like head injuries in boxing, and so on.

When you participate in certain sports or activities that you know have some degree of risk, yet you engage in them anyway, you are said to be taking the “assumption of risk”.

Certain entities and organizations will go even further, to have you sign a waiver understanding this before you can engage in their activity. This means that if you are injured in that activity, they will have a defense which protects them from liability to you.

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The drivers that face the most risk when getting in a vehicle ate those between the ages of 16 and 19.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that this cohort have triple the chance a fatality in a car accident than drivers in their 30s.  Bridgewater teeanger car accident personal injury

It is their youth and lack of real world experience contributes to teenage driving accidents. Because of teenage personality, such drivers speed, do not wear seat belts and entertain all forms of dangerous acts.

Young driver’s learn and absorb driving habits from their instructors who are often their parents. So it is important to demonstrate the safest examples of driving.

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Freshman Scott Erlandson, a student at UMass Amherst, has died in an unknown accident.UMAss Amhert student fatality

Representative of UMass Amherst released the news today. Erlandson is the third student fatality this semester. Another student, Caleb Martin, passed away in a car collision.

School officials refuse to release the details or circumstances surrounding his death.

 

Students and staff are advised to utilize therapy services being offered by the school.

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At about 2:30 p.m., yesterday Brockton police and fire responded to a call on Belmont StreetBrockton toddler injured in pedestrian accident

Upon arrival they discovered that a 2-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle.

The boy’s injuries required an ambulance to arrive on scene to transport him due to his injuries.

There are no further details at this time.

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This evening, a 3-year-old Woburn boy was submerged underwater in a swimming pool and lost his life. Woburn law enforcement officials were dispatched to the boy’s home on Marlbourough Road close to 5:00 p.m. in response to a 911 report about a child that could not be located. Woburn Boy Drowns

When the officers arrived at the home, they learned the boy had been missing for over an hour. When the police entered the property, the boy’s body was located in the swimming pool behind the house. There was nothing on top of the pool, and it contained foliage but was not full to the top with water.

The toddler was not conscious when retrieved from the pool. He was immediately transported to Burlington’s Lahey Hospital where he was officially declared dead at 9 p.m due to drowning.

According to the Massachusetts State Police and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the boy was likely in the pool for quite some time. Due to the toddler’s age, his identity will remain private. There is an ongoing investigation.

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There are many ways a child can get injured at even the most well staffed daycare facility in Boston.  Even with proper supervision and the best safety protection, children tend to run and trip and that can result in a serious personal injury.  While your child can fall and become injured without any negligence whatsoever, the daycare employees are sometimes very careless  in what they do after the accident and it is often this response, or lack thereof, that can lead to aggravation of the injury, and that is where negligence comes into play.

Daycare Workers Responsibilities in Boston Child Injury Cases

Boston personal injuryUnder the law in Massachusetts, the daycare workers have a duty of due care to prevent foreseeable harm to foreseeable plaintiffs, and in the case of daycare injuries, we are talking about the children enrolled in the program.  This  includes acting as reasonable and prudent daycare provider in preventing injury to the children, but in responding properly if a child is injured. Continue reading

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In Massachusetts, corporal punishment is illegal.  This means that a teacher, coach or anyone else at your child’s school cannot use spanking, paddling or any other type of physical force as a means of discipline.injury lawyer

This has not always been the case and is still not the rule in some other states.  We have recently seen a rash of articles about bills being proposed in other states to ban corporal punishment in schools as the legislature in Massachusetts has already done. Continue reading

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While you or you child can get injured during most sports, some are more dangerous than others.  When we think of head injuries, football is often at the top at list.  This is to the point where many parents, even former athletes, will not let their kids play the game at a competitive level.  While football may be first, lacrosse and ice hockey are not far behind.  Rugby is often considered the most dangerous, but until recently it was not that popular in the U.S., so we don’t hear about it often, but that is starting to change.

Boston Personal Injury According to a recent news story from The Mercury News, a college athlete was left paralyzed following a championship win for his team. The 20-year-old athlete is now paralyzed from his chest down.  He already had one major surgery, but he now only has limited movement of his arms and nothing below that.  His family said they know it will be a long road ahead for this young victim, but they hope and pray he will regain his mobility.  He was able to sit up in a chair while in the hospital a day after the surgery, and this is a very encouraging sign. Continue reading