East Boston Car Accidents
Boston, Massachusetts is listed number 199 out of the 200 safest cities on the Allstate Insurance list of safe drivers for 2014. According to America’s Best Drivers Report, drivers in Boston can expect to have a collision an average of once every 4.4 years. This means drivers in Massachusetts have 129.9 percent the chances of becoming involved in a crash compared with the national average.
When a collision occurs, victims should understand their legal options. It may be possible to pursue a claim for monetary damages. An East Boston car accident lawyer can help to take legal action, so call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today to speak with an attorney who can evaluate your case.East Boston Residents Face Car Accident Risks
East Boston is an attractive neighborhood with waterfront and city views. East Boston was once a shipbuilding capital of the country and today is the home of Logan Airport. It is also the site of the first branch library in the United States, which was built back in 1870. Today, many people live or visit East Boston, making many roads in the area high traffic zones where there is a significant risk of a car crash occurring.
Motor vehicle collisions caused 13-percent of injury-related fatalities in the state of Massachusetts according to Mass.gov death reports from 2008. Data from the 2009 death report also identified motor vehicle accidents as the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury deaths. A total of 66 percent of the unintentional injury deaths in motor vehicle collisions were occupants of vehicles, while 18 percent were pedestrians and 15 percent were motorcycle riders.
Throughout the whole city of Boston, there were 13 deadly accidents in 2011 involving 22 people and 16 vehicles. Four of the crashes were caused by intoxicated drivers. In total, these collisions resulted in 13 fatalities including three pedestrians, according to City Data.
In 2010, there were a higher number of fatal collisions in the city of Boston. A total of 18 deadly accidents happened involving 23 vehicles and 40 people. There were 23 people killed in the deadly accidents, including 12 pedestrians. Two of the deadly crashes were caused by impaired motorists.East Boston Residents Have Rights After a Collision
In Massachusetts, crash-related fatalities result in $6 million in medical expenditures incurred prior to the death. In addition, another $388 million in losses occurred each year when car accident deaths result in loss of ability to work and earn a living. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, a full 48 percent of these losses occur among young adults between the ages of 20 and 34.
Those who cause crashes should be held accountable for the damage that results from the accident. Victims can obtain compensation by negotiating an out-of-court settlement or can pursue a case in court. An attorney can help to deal with insurance companies and to present a case in trial.
Schedule your free consultation with an East Boston car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.