Brockton Injury Lawyer
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital in Brockton, MA saw 62,629 emergency room visits last year, according to US News Health. This 245-bed hospital also had 12,746 admissions over the course of the year. Many of the individuals admitted to the hospital or visiting the emergency room were seeking critical care after they were injured in an accident.
In Massachusetts, injuries were the third leading cause of death among all age groups and were the leading cause of death among state residents between the ages of one and 44. The number of fatalities due to injuries has been increasing at a rate of 1.6 percent annually since 2000, according to Mass.gov. In 2009, as many as 70 percent of deaths that happened because of injuries were accidental or happened unintentionally. When these accidents were the result of negligence or wrongdoing, a Brockton personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can represent family members of the victims in a wrongful death claim. Those who suffer an injury but who survive the incident can also get help making a personal injury claim for damages.Injuries a Risk for Brockton Residents
Brockton is a 21.6 square mile city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The city is 25 miles to the south of Boston and is bordered by Stoughton, Holbrook and Avon. Brockton lies along the Salisbury Plain River and is considered to be a mostly urban area. The population density is 4,398.4 people per square mile and the city is protected by the Brockton Police Department, with 181 sworn members and 31 non-sworn employees.
Brockton, along with Fall River, New Bedford, Springfield, Lowell and Worcester, had the highest premature mortality rates in Massachusetts according to Mass.gov. Some of the top causes of deaths due to unintentional injuries included:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
In many cases, these unintentional injuries happen as a result of negligence. The injuries may occur due to negligent supervision; negligent security; dangerous drivers; nursing home abuse or negligence; failure to maintain property; dangerous drugs; defective products or defective medical devices.Getting Help After an Injury Occurs
Injuries can cause a victim to incur significant financial expense. For example, even a simple broken arm could cost well over $10,000 without health insurance according to Aflac. For some injuries, such as brain injuries or spinal cord damage, the cost of treatment could be in the millions.
Costs should be paid by whoever was responsible for causing an injury. Both individuals and companies can be sued if their negligence results in harm. The goal of a lawsuit is to make a plaintiff whole to the greatest extent possible.
According to an article in the International Journal of the Legal Profession, as many as 12 percent of personal injury verdicts exceed $1 million, so a significant amount of money may be at stake. You should have an attorney helping you to understand your rights and pursue your claim for damages.
Schedule your free consultation with a Brockton personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.