Haverhill Car Accident
In Haverhill, Massachusetts, the intersection of Broadway and North Broadway has been classified as a dangerous intersection. As cars come from nearby Interstate 495, they flood the area during morning and evening rush hours. Students and faculty members leaving the area leave through North Broadway, adding to the traffic congestion. The city has taken steps to address the risk to motorists, but safety concerns remain.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are a significant risk in Haverhill, both at this intersection and elsewhere in the city. When a collision occurs, the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help accident victims or families of those who have been killed. Our attorneys can investigate the accident cause and help you make a damage claim. Call today to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer to learn more.Haverhill Residents Face Collision Risks
Haverhill, MA is located in Essex County and spans 35.6 square miles. Bordered by the Merrimack River, Haverhill is also close to Atkinson, Salem, Boxford, West Newbury and Groveland. There are several colleges in the area, including the Northern Essex Community College and Northpoint Bible College. Haverhill will also soon be home of a satellite campus of the University of Massachusetts.
Interstate 495 has five exits in Haverhill, and there are also five state routes going through the city including Routes 79, 108, 110, 113 and 125. Young college students as well as older residents and truckers must share these roads. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers fail to behave safely and accidents or injuries result.
Injuries are the top cause of fatalities among people under the age of 44 in Massachusetts, and Mass.gov reports that motor vehicle collisions are the fourth top cause of unintentional injury deaths. There were a total of four motor vehicle accident fatalities in Haverhill in 2011 according to City Data. The deaths occurred in four collisions involving six vehicles and six people. This was an increase in the number of fatalities from 2010, when three people were killed in three crashes involving seven vehicles.
Motor vehicle collisions can affect not just drivers and occupants of passenger cars, but also others on the road. In fact, just 66 percent of unintentional deaths due to car accidents in Massachusetts involved occupants of a vehicle. A total of 15 percent of the deaths were motorcyclist and 18 percent were pedestrians.Getting Help from a Haverhill Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Losses from motor vehicle accident fatalities in the state of Massachusetts result in $394 million in crash-related costs annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include $6 million in expenditures for medical treatments as well as $388 million in work-loss costs.
When a person suffers an injury or is killed in a collision, whoever was responsible for causing the accident should cover costs for the victim or his surviving family. Car accident damages may include compensation for medical costs, wage losses, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death. A car accident lawyer can provide assistance in recovering monetary compensation after an accident.
Schedule your free consultation with a Haverhill car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.