Harverhill Injury Lawyer
In 2009, a total of 197 people living in Haverhill Massachusetts died prematurely. According to Mass.gov, the premature death rate in Haverhill was 366.9 deaths before age 75 for every 100,000 people in the city.
Premature deaths frequently occur as a result of accidental injuries. When negligence or failure to fulfill a legal obligation results in a death, surviving family members of victims may make a damage claim. Victims who survive an injury can also file a lawsuit to obtain compensation. A Haverhill personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help victims seek monetary damages after an injury.Types of Personal Injury in Haverhill, MA
Haverhill is a 35.6 square mile city located along the Merrimack River. This Essex County city had a population of 60,879 as of the 2010 census. It is bordered by Merrimac, West Newbury, Groveland, Boxford, Salem, North Andover, Atkinson and Plainstow in New Hampshire. It is also the home of the main campus of the Northern Essex Community College, as well as the Northpoint Bible College. Soon, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell will be locating a satellite campus there as well.
With so many colleges in the city, Haverhill is home to a young population. Both residents and visitors alike enjoy the Merrimack River as well as Ayers Hill, which is the highest point in the city.
Unfortunately, residents and visitors also face health risks in the Haverhill area. According to Mass.gov, 2,820 people lost their lives because of injuries in Massachusetts over the course of 2008. Injuries have become the leading cause of death among people aged one to 44 in the state. Unintentional injuries were the cause of the majority of the fatalities due to injury. In fact, 72 percent of injury-related deaths happened because of accidents.
Poisonings were the top reason for death to injury, in large part because of a high number of drug overdoses. Fall-related fatal injuries, which have increased an average of 18 percent annually since 2004, are now the second leading cause of injury-related deaths. Those who die from falls are most likely to be 65 and older. Finally, motor vehicle collisions are the cause of 13 percent of deaths from injuries. The number of car accident deaths has been declining each year.
Despite the overall decline in traffic fatalities, four people died in motor vehicle accidents in Haverhill in 2011. According to City Data, another three people were killed in Haverhill crashes over the course of 2010.
In addition to motor vehicle collisions, other causes of injury may also occur including dog bites, defective products and nursing home abuse. There are also seven nursing home facilities or home healthcare services in Haverhill, all of which have an obligation to their patients to ensure they provide a safe living environment that meets the senior’s needs.A Haverhill Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Victims of injuries or surviving family members of victims may file a civil lawsuit to obtain compensation for losses. The Haverhill district court is located at 45 Ginty Boulevard and has hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An attorney can help you to choose the right court to sue in and can assist in proving your case. Your lawyer can also help you to negotiate an out-of-court settlement after an injury.
Schedule your free consultation with a Haverhill personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.