Cambridge Car Accident
From 2002 to 2010, there was a 150 percent increase in the number of people bicycling in Cambridge, MA. According to Cambridge.gov, “Cambridge promotes bicycling as a healthy, environmentally friendly way of getting around as an important part of the City's efforts to improve mobility and protect our environment.” The city of Cambridge also aims to be pedestrian friendly and to encourage the use of public transportation, as the MBTA Red Line serves most neighborhoods in the area.
Despite efforts to increase alternative modes of transportation, major roads into and out of the city are still high-traffic thoroughfares. Many of the roads in Cambridge are also irregular because they date back to the colonial era. This creates a situation where motor vehicle collisions are likely to occur. When an accident happens, a Cambridge car accident lawyer should be consulted for help taking legal action to obtain compensation. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can provide the legal assistance that you need to make a case for monetary damages.Cambridge Car Accident Risks
In 2011, there were three fatal motor vehicle accidents in Cambridge, MA. These accidents involved four drivers as well as three pedestrians according to City Data. In addition to the fatalities, numerous other motorists were injured. In fact, there were 1,546 crashes on city streets in 2009 and 1,571 crashes on city streets in 2008. This does not include the many collisions that occurred on state roads including Alewife Brook Parkway, Memorial Drive and Fresh Pond Parkway.
Certain intersections were more dangerous than others including:
- Cambridge and Prospect Street, where there were 13 collisions in 2008.
- Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street, where 11 motor vehicle collisions occurred in 2009.
- Cambridgeside Place located near the CambridgeSide Galleria, where there were 13 collisions in 2008.
- Hampshire and Prospect Streets
Wicked Local reports that local law enforcement is focusing on patrolling areas where there is a higher risk of collisions occurring. However, ultimately it is the responsibility of each driver to obey the rules of the road to avoid motor vehicle crashes. If a driver behaves carelessly, a victim of a crash can pursue legal action against the unsafe motorist.A Cambridge Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Cambridge is home to two of the most prestigious colleges in the United States: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Cambridge is also near Boston, Arlington, Belmont, Somerville and Watertown. With a population of 105,162, Cambridge is the fifth most populous city in the state of Massachusetts after Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Lowell, MA. Its large population, convenient locations and attractive neighborhoods make Cambridge a popular place to live and visit.
Traffic in the city can be intense, and drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders all face significant risks. When a collision does occur, it is important for victims to get the legal assistance they need. Victims or surviving family members of people killed in a vehicle crash should consult with a Cambridge car accident lawyer for assistance pursuing a claim for medical costs; loss of income; pain and suffering; emotional distress or wrongful death compensation.
Schedule your free consultation with a Cambridge car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.