Chelsea Car Accident Lawyer
In Chelsea, Massachusetts, there were a total of three fatal vehicle accidents in 2011 and the same number of deadly crashes in 2010. According to City Data, three pedestrians and three people were involved in fatal accidents in 2010. These accidents caused three deaths. None of the collisions involved intoxicated drivers. In 2011, on the other hand, there were four vehicles and five people involved in deadly crashes. One of the individuals involved in the collisions was a pedestrian. A total of three fatalities occurred.
After a collision, victims should speak with a Chelsea car accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can provide representation to those hurt in car crashes and to loved ones of those who were killed in accidents. Victims may be entitled to receive coverage for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering and emotional distress, among other damages. Our attorneys can help you to make a strong case or negotiate with an insurer to get the car accident compensation you deserve.Chelsea Residents Risk Motor Vehicle Collisions
Since 2002, there has been a 5.9 percent annual decline in the number of injury-related deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents. Although road conditions are improving, Mass.gov lists motor vehicle collisions as the fourth leading cause of fatalities resulting from unintentional injuries.
Unfortunately, Chelsea is a densely populated area where collisions can occur on crowded roads. Chelsea is located near Boston, and is on a peninsula in Boston Harbor so it is surrounded by water on three sides. The population of Chelsea, 36,828, lives within the 2.4 square miles of the city. The low cost of living has attracted many young families who want to be close to Boston but take advantage of the lower cost of living that Chelsea provides.
Unfortunately, with many young people, comes an increased risk of accidents. Young adults who are inexperienced drivers have higher rates of collision and higher rates of fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents. Massachusetts has tried to address this issue with limited success.
As of March 2007, strict penalties are in place to punish 16 and 17-year old drivers who commit safety violations in Massachusetts. Under the new laws, a first-time speeding teen would lose his license for 90-days and would be required to attend a four-hour training course before getting his or her license back. The teen will also need to pay a $500 reinstatement fee and will have to retake the driver’s license exam. Following the passage of the laws, the number of speeding tickets to teens fell by as much as 60 percent according to Boston.com.Getting Help After a Chelsea Motor Vehicle Crash
When a collision occurs in the Chelsea area, victims should speak with an attorney about taking legal action. It is up to the injured victim to file a personal injury claim and to convince the insurer or the jury of the other driver’s responsibility as well as the severity of the injuries that occurred in the crash. An experienced attorney can help.
Schedule your free consultation with a Chelsea car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.