Framingham Injury Lawyer
In the 30 largest communities in Massachusetts, 18,996 people met premature death in 2009. A total of 144 of the premature deaths occurred in Framingham, according to Mass.gov.
When injury causes premature death, it can be devastating for family members left behind. Even injuries that are not fatal can be life-changing for the victim and his family. When the injury results from negligence or a breach of legal duty, those responsible for causing the incident must compensate victims. A Framingham personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman should consult with an experienced attorney for help taking legal action to obtain monetary damages for losses.Framingham Residents Face Risks of Personal Injury
Framingham, Massachusetts was named as one of the best places in the U.S. to live by Money magazine in 2012. According to the 2010 Census, a total of 63,318 people lived in this Middlesex County City.
Framingham has many offices, retail complexes and stores, especially in the Golden Trial and surrounding areas. The Golden Triangle has been a prime retail space since the opening of Shoppers World in 1951. Framingham is also located close to major cities throughout Massachusetts, including Boston, Worcester, Natick, Wayland, Marlborough, Sudbury and Ashland.
Both residents and visitors to Framingham, however face the potential risk of injury due to accidents. In fact, according to Mass.gov 70 percent of deaths resulting from injury in the state of Massachusetts in 2009 occurred because of unintentional injuries. Falls were the second-leading cause of the fatalities resulting from unintentional injury. Motor vehicle collisions were the third leading cause of these injury-related deaths in 2008 and the fourth leading cause of injury-related deaths in 2009.
In Framingham alone, six fatal crashes involving 13 people and seven vehicles occurred over the course of 2011. These collisions led to six deaths, including three pedestrian fatalities, as reported by City Data.
Other top causes of potential harm within Framingham include medical malpractice; dog bites; defective products and nursing home abuse. Just this year, staff members at one Framingham nursing home were arrested for the abuse of elderly Alzheimer’s patients. The abuse was perpetrated by certified nursing assistants, according to local news reports.Getting Legal Help After a Framingham Personal Injury
Injuries may be permanent and very costly to treat. For example, the National Institutes of Health, reports that around 52 percent of people who survive a brain injury will remain at least moderately disabled a year after the incident. Since the cost of treating a brain injury may total $3 million or more as reported by Research America, it is important for those who have been hurt to get compensation for losses.
No matter what type of injury you suffered, you deserve to be “made whole” if someone else was to blame. This means receiving compensation for medical costs, loss of income, pain and suffering and other damages caused by the incident. A Framingham personal injury lawyer can assist with the process of making a claim for damages.
Schedule your free consultation with a Framingham personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.