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You may have heard that you're more likely to be in accident when you ride a motorcycle. But, do you know what accidents actually occur the most often to motorcycle riders?

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With gas prices at one of the lowest points in recent years, there are more drivers on the road this summer, both in Massachusetts and across the country. With an increased number of people on the road, it stands to reason that there will be an increased chance for a motor vehicle accident. Recent statistics released by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seem to support this idea.

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When a person is behind the wheel, their conduct is far from something that just impacts them. It can have major implications for a wide variety of other people on the roads.

For example, certain driving conduct could up the chances of a person hitting another motor vehicle or a bicyclist/pedestrian.

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When a person receives a negative decision from the government when it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, they typically do have the option to challenge the decision. This is not only the case for denials of applications for benefits, but also decisions to end a SSDI recipient’s benefits.

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Texting and driving is very hazardous conduct that can result in injuries or deaths. So, a person or family could find themselves dealing with life-altering ramifications as a result of a texting driver’s actions. In the face of such challenges, a person or family may feel powerless. However, they may have important legal rights that could help them with addressing these challenges. Personal injury attorneys can give compensation-related legal guidance to individuals and families harmed by a texting driver.

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A recent study looked at how the different states compare to each other when it comes to teen driver safety. In ranking the states on overall teen driver safety, the study focused on five different things: teen drunk driving rate, teen texting/emailing while driving rate, teen driver fatality rate, how effective of a graduated driver's license program the state has and annual teen auto insurance cost.

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Workers' compensation laws are designed to protect both employers and workers. Employers are protected from going through lawsuits while workers are supposed to promptly receive compensation to cover the costs of injuries from on-the-job accidents. In theory, this system works well. In reality, receiving the compensation you are entitled to can be a challenge.

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From working atop ladders and scaffolding to digging in trenches and ditches, in addition to being physically demanding, construction work is also incredibly dangerous. In fact, the construction industry is consistently ranked as being among the top 10 most dangerous professions and falls are by far the leading cause of death and injury among construction workers.

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Last evening at around 11:30 p.m. in a New Orleans neighborhood, a 28-year-old man who was driving a Hummer H2 rear-ended a Mercedes that was driven by 34-year-old former NFL player Will Smith. According to a police report detailing the incident, the two men engaged in a verbal argument at which time the 28-year-old driver shot and fatally-wounded Smith and injured Smith's wife who was a passenger in the Mercedes.

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It is the unfortunate truth that your insurance company is not your friend. You've been paying money into your policy for years or even decades but it's important to remember that your insurance carrier is still a business. While they won't actively try to deceive or take advantage of you, their decisions are likely driven by their own bottom line.
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