Drunk Driving Accidents
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has called it the most frequently committed violent crime in America. Regardless of what you call it, drunk driving is responsible for one-third of all fatal accidents in the United States.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, each member of our team is dedicated to aggressively representing clients who have been injured or killed in Massachusetts drunk driving accidents.
Nationwide, 11,773 drivers were killed in accidents involving drunk drivers in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 40 percent of drivers involved in fatal Massachusetts car accidents had alcohol in their system at the time of the crash – 151 of 363.
The number of alcohol-related fatalities in Massachusetts peaked in 1982, when 659 motorists were killed in accidents with drivers who tested positive for alcohol consumption.
Despite the increased enforcement, nobody is immune – four Massachusetts state troopers were hit by drunk drivers in less than a month in 2010, prompting authorities to increase the efforts aimed at getting drunks off the road.
The Boston injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman understand the pain, anger and frustration that result from a serious or fatal drunk driving accident. We know about the lost work, astronomical medical bills, pain and suffering and rehabilitation. And we care about the well-being of each and every family we take the honor and responsibility of representing.
Our team will meet with you and your family at your earliest convenience – either at our office, at the hospital, or in your home. We will speak with you about your legal, medical and financial situation and will begin moving immediately to protect your rights. We urge you to avoid making any statements, accepting any payments or signing any documents – even documents from your own insurance company -- until speaking with an experienced Massachusetts injury lawyer. Insurance companies understand the serious injuries frequently caused by a drunk driver and are well aware of their liability. Frequently, they will move to limit their losses as quickly as possible.
Seeking qualified legal representation is vital to protecting the long-term financial well-being of you and your family. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.