Lowell Injury Lawyer
In Lowell, Massachusetts, there were a total of 419 premature deaths in 2009. According to Mass.gov data, this was up from 412 premature deaths in Lowell in 2000. Premature mortality has many causes, including diseases such as cancer and stroke. However, injuries were the third leading cause of deaths within the state of Massachusetts over the course of 2009.
Injuries can happen for many different reasons, but as many as 70 percent of injury-related deaths in 2009 were classified as “accidental” or unintentional. When these accidental injuries are caused by negligence or a failure of a person or company to fulfill a legal obligation, family members of the victim may take legal action. In cases where an injury occurs but is not fatal, the victim may also pursue a personal injury claim for compensation. A Lowell personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help victims and their families to negotiate a settlement or sue for damages after an injury.Risks of Lowell Personal Injuries
There are multiple causes of personal injuries in Lowell, Massachusetts. Top causes of injury included:
- Falls, which were the second leading cause of injury-deaths statewide and which have increased at an average rate of 11 percent annually since 2000.
- Motor vehicle collisions, which were the fourth leading cause of injury-deaths.
Victims may also be injured or killed as a result of:
- Dangerous properties
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Dangerous or defective products
- Negligent supervision or negligent security
Lowell is reachable via Interstate 495, U.S. Route 3, and the Lowell Connector among other major roadways. It is a short drive from Medford, Lexington and Cambridge and is very close to a number of other cities, including Andover, Billerica and Tewksbury. The National Park Service has designated many areas in the city as preserved spaces, and Lowell is home to the largest free annual folk festival in the United States. Many people visit or live in the area and could experience unsafe conditions that result in injury or fatalities.
Sts. Memorial Medical Center is one of two major hospitals in the Lowell area, along with Lowell General Hospital. US News reports that the 102-bed Sts. Memorial Medical Center admits 6,531 patients annually. Many of these patients are admitted after suffering serious injuries.Getting Help After Lowell Personal Injuries
Suffering an injury can be very expensive. A victim who suffers spinal cord damage, for example, could expect to spend as much as $1,023,924 in the first year after his injury and $171,808 in each subsequent year according to the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
A person or company who fails to live up to a legal obligation or who causes an injury or death through unreasonable carelessness should be held legally liable and required to compensate the victim or surviving family members. A Lowell personal injury lawyer can represent clients seeking compensation. The Lowell District Court hears many types of personal injury claims and is located on Hurd Street. Understanding court rules can be complicated, and it is helpful to have an attorney both when negotiating a settlement as well as when taking an injury or wrongful death case to court.
Schedule your free consultation with a Lowell personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.