Lawrence Injury Lawyer
Over the course of last year, 73,107 people sought treatment at the emergency room at Lawrence General Hospital. According to U.S. News Health, a total of 10,861 patients were admitted to the 189-bed facility. Unfortunately, many of the people who went to the ER, or who were admitted for medical care, were at the hospital as a direct result of unintentional injuries.
After an unintentional injury, victims may pursue a damage claim if someone else was shares blame. When the injury results in death, those who are left behind may also make a wrongful death claim. Injuries can result in a significant financial loss as well as decreased quality of life or grief over a lost loved one. A Lawrence personal injury lawyer can help to pursue compensation for all damages and losses. Call today to schedule a consultation with the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman to learn more.Types of Personal Injury in Lawrence, MA
In Massachusetts, there were 2,820 fatalities in 2008 as a result of injuries. For state residents 44 and under, injuries are the top cause of premature death. Unintentional injuries caused 31 percent of fatalities among people in this age group. As many as 72 percent of the deaths caused by injury happened due to accidents or unintentional injury, with poisonings the top reason for these fatalities.
Unfortunately, some of these fatalities occurred in Lawrence. Lawrence is located in Essex County and is bordered by cities in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including North Andover, Methuen, Andover, and Salem. Lawrence is also situated along the Merrimack River.
The population in Lawrence was 76,377 as of the census in 2010. Unfortunately, there were a total of 216 premature deaths in Lawrence in 2009, as reported by Mass.gov. This was a decrease of 210 premature deaths compared with the year 2000; however, this decrease was not considered a statistically significant decline in the early death rate.
There are many causes of these injuries. For example, fall related injuries are the second leading cause of death due to unintentional injury in the state of Massachusetts and are most likely to occur among elderly residents who are 65 or older. Fall-related injuries that turn out to be fatal have increased as much as 18 percent annually since 2004.
Motor vehicle related fatal injuries, by contrast, have been on the decline and as of 2009 were the fourth leading cause of death due to injury. Motor vehicle collisions account for 13 percent of injury-related fatalities in Massachusetts, according to Mass.gov. In Lawrence, two people died in motor vehicle accidents in both 2010 and 2011. The 2010 crash involved an intoxicated driver and the 2011 collision involving a pedestrian, according to City Data.
Besides falls and car crashes, other causes of injury may include dangerous products and drugs, nursing home abuse, animal attacks, and unsafe property conditions.A Lawrence, MA Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Injured victims who can prove someone else was to blame can pursue a claim for compensation for losses. The Lawrence Police Department investigates motor vehicle collisions, dog bite incidents and reports of accidental drownings, among other things. Accident reports from the police can be invaluable in helping to recover compensation for injuries. Your attorney can help you to obtain these reports as well as other evidence necessary to make a damage claim.
Schedule your free consultation with a Lawrence injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.