Fall River Auto Accidents
According to City Data, there were four fatal motor vehicle collisions in Fall River in 2011, involving six vehicles and seven people. A total of five victims died in these crashes, including one pedestrian. One collision was caused by an intoxicated driver. This is an increase in the number of collisions from 2010 when three deadly crashes took place in Fall River involving three people and four vehicles. In total, three people died in 2010 on Fall River Roads, and two of the crashes involved impaired drivers.
When someone is killed in a motor vehicle collision, surviving family members may make a wrongful death claim. Victims who survive crashes are also entitled to personal injury compensation if another driver was at fault for the crash. The Fall River car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can represent families whose loved ones are killed and victims of collisions. Call today to learn more.Fall River Drivers Face Risks
With a population of 88,857 as of the 2010 census, Fall River, Massachusetts ranked as the 10th largest city in the state, Fall River is located on Mount Hope Bay and the Taunton River and is convenient to nearby cities including Somerset, Westport, Smith Mills, Taunton, and Middleboro.
Fall River has long been considered a major transportation hub and the 1875 Slade’s Ferry Bridge connected Fall River and Somerset to make traveling between the communities easier. The bridge was closed and demolished in 1970, and today the main entry point into Fall River is Interstate 195. Fall River is also served by four other major routes, including Route 6, Route 24 and Route 138.
Unfortunately, Fall River, Massachusetts has the dubious honor of having the most dangerous intersection in all of Southeastern Massachusetts. According to the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), the highest-risk intersection in the Southeast area is at Plymouth Avenue and Rodman Street in Fall River. Between 2006 and 2008, a total of 126 collisions happened at this intersection.
In addition to this extremely dangerous spot, Fall River also had 19 other intersections on the list of the top 200 most dangerous, including the intersection of Pleasant and Quequechan Street as well as the intersection of President Avenue and Elsbree Street.
Drivers in these intersections have a significantly increased risk of getting hurt, but the reality is that an accident can happen anywhere where there are careless motorists. In fact, Motor vehicle collisions are the fourth-leading cause of death due to unintentional injury in the state of Massachusetts. According to Mass.gov, among the deaths due to collisions:
- 18 percent were pedestrians.
- 15 percent were motorcyclists.
- 66 percent were occupants of motor vehicles
After a crash, it is important to determine how the accident happened, who was to blame and who is at fault.Fall River Drivers Have Rights
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help motorists in crashes, or loved ones of those killed in collisions, to investigate the cause of the accident and pursue a damage claim. Victims should be entitled to payment of medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Surviving family members of collisions are entitled to wrongful death compensation.
Schedule your free consultation with a Fall River car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.