Archive for May, 2009
Car accidents often have lingering effects that can last months or even years after the event including debilitating personal injuries, physical therapy, expensive medical treatments and surgeries, and the financial burdens from missed work and extensive medical bills.
If you, or a loved one, has been seriously injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit.
Possible Compensation from a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawsuit
There are many factors that go into the possible compensation a victim can receive through a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit. These considerations address both the financial and emotional factors that accompany a serious Massachusetts car accident, and include:
• medical bills related to the car accident;
• pain and suffering;
• lost wages;
• future earnings based on your level of disability;
• pharmacy costs;
• physical therapy and rehabilitation;
• transportation costs;
• value of lost abilities to participate in activities; and
• mental suffering.
It is important to remember that while the trauma of an accident can feel overwhelming, you do have legal rights. Consulting with an experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer or personal injury attorney can help you determine if you have a case.
Heavy fines and loss of internet connection are just two ways you could be penalised if anyone on your computer or network is found to be downloading files that breach copyright regulations. American readers contacted me outraged at what they see as the government limiting our freedom in the UK, following an article on the popular technology website Boingboing about the recent Digital Economy Bill. I promised no more acronyms today so I refuse to call it DEB!
It came as no surprise to me to hear that users can lose internet connection if they illegally share files, or even if anyone in their home or organisation has been doing this without their knowledge. A TV documentary months ago showed how filesharing can easily be tracked, and my own internet provider had decided to cut off connection for anybody doing this. I can’t say I minded and in fact I was pleased. The documentary worried my own teenagers and they have since resisted the temptation to download free versions of expensive software from sites their friends were recommending. No more worries about them secretly getting dodgy downloads that could damage the computer.
What this new bill does show is that you need to be aware of what is being downloaded to your computer or network. I need a top level connection for broadcasting work I’m involved in and only my ISP can provide it, so if we had been found guilty of filesharing it would have been disastrous for my work. This can easily happen due to somebody downloading files without your knowledge, or due to hackers using your network in order to hide their own identity.