Bicyclists are everywhere. However, despite their presence on many Massachusetts' roads and their effort to stay as visible as possible, there are still numerous accidents each year where a motorist strikes a bicyclist with their vehicle. This type of car accident can often yield serious injuries, which was the case in a recent accident near the UMass Amherst campus.
Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the country, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Massachusetts residents are not immune from instances of medical malpractice. This legal concept means that a medical provider has fallen below the required standard of care expected of a similarly situated medical professional in the community. Falling below the standard of care is known usually as negligence. There are numerous legal considerations important to the medical malpractice area.
Residents of Massachusetts and others are aware of tragic motor vehicle accidents occurring each and every day. A car accident can occur due to negligence, trying to avoid hitting a stray and sometimes even due to the design of the road. Sometimes, the courts may decide that no one is to blame criminally and those accused are acquitted of some or all charges. Regardless, a fatal victim's surviving family still has the right to proceed with a civil claim of wrongful death based upon evidence of negligence that is deemed to have caused or contributed to the fatality.
A local police officer has been injured while working a traffic detail, according to authorities. The officer's condition is currently unknown. The car accident occurred in a small Massachusetts town in the early afternoon, and no charges have yet been filed. Local roads were closed for some hours after the accident as police attempted to piece together how the crash occurred.