Lawrence Car Accidents

In Lawrence, Massachusetts, there were a total of two fatalities in motor vehicle collisions in 2011. According to City Data, one pedestrian was involved in a fatal crash within this city. The same number of fatalities also occurred in 2010. There are two vehicles involved in the deadly 2010 collision, and the crash was caused by a drunken driver.

When a collision causes a fatality, surviving family members can make a wrongful death claim to obtain monetary damages for lost companionship, loss of the deceased’s wages, funeral expenses and medical bills incurred before death. If a victim survives a crash, a Lawrence, MA car accident lawyer can help pursue a personal injury claim. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today to schedule a consultation with an attorney who can help with cases arising from both injury and premature death.

Lawrence, MA Car Accident Risks

In Massachusetts in 2012, there were 349 people killed in motor vehicle collisions. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in Massachusetts reports 161 of the victims of deadly accidents were driving at the time of the collision, while another 48 victims were passengers in vehicles. A total of 72 pedestrians, 15 bicyclists and 51 motorcycle riders were also killed over the same time period. Another 4,384 people suffered serious injuries.

In 2009 in Massachusetts, 66 percent of people who were killed due to motor vehicle collisions were in a vehicle when the fatal accident happened. Another 15 percent of fatalities due to crashes involved motorcycle riders and 18 percent of those killed were pedestrians. According to Mass.gov, over the course of this year, motor vehicle collisions were the fourth leading cause of fatalities because of unintentional injuries.

Some of these deadly crashes occurred on roads in Lawrence. Lawrence is located in Essex County and is near Andover, Salem, and Methuen. The city lies along the busy Interstate 495, and there are three exits from this interstate within the city proper as well as two additional exits just outside of city limits. Route 28 and Route 110 also serve Lawrence. These busy roads are frequent sites of accidents that lead to both serious injury and death. Urban renewal efforts in the city that have occurred in the 1970s resulted in the construction of large parking garages and chain stores downtown, which has increased traffic in the city center. In recent years, however, urban renewal efforts have shifted to controlling sprawl and preserving the city’s character. The accident risks, however, remain a problem on Lawrence roads.

A Lawrence, MA Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

After a Lawrence traffic collision, victims can sue or negotiate an out-of-court settlement to have the driver responsible for the crash pay damages. Others may also be held responsible, including government agencies who are negligent in road maintenance and car manufacturers who release defective vehicles onto the market. An attorney can help you to determine who was to blame for your collision.

Schedule your free consultation with a Lawrence car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.

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