Lowell Traffic Accidents
Lowell, MA is a city located in Middlesex County. It is the fourth-largest city in the state of Massachusetts and has a population of 108,861 people. The city has been incorporated since 1826 and was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. The city is conveniently located near Andover, Tewksbury, Billerica, Lexington, and Cambridge and it is reachable via U.S. Route 3, Interstate 495, Interstate 93 and Routes 3A and 38; as well as Routes 110, 113, and 133.
Unfortunately, Lowell is a dangerous place to drive. Although there was only one fatal collision in Lowell in 2011 according to City Data, three of the most dangerous intersections in Massachusetts are located in the city. When a collision occurs in Lowell or surrounding areas, a Lowell car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can represent victims in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.Lowell Roads a Risk for Drivers
In 2010, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation released a report based on RMV crash data collected between 2006 and 2008. Pedestrian accident and bicycle accident data were also collected between 2002 and 2008. Based on the information, three intersections in Lowell were identified as among the most dangerous in the state.
- Varnum Avenue & Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway, where 127 total collisions occurred.
- Middlesex Street and Wood Street, where 132 total collisions occurred.
- Bridge Street and Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway, where 111 total collisions occurred.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified crash-factors in intersection accidents including:
- Inadequate driver surveillance, which caused 44.1 percent of intersection collisions.
- False assumptions about the actions of other drivers (8.4 percent of accidents).
- Turning with an obstructed view (7.8 percent of collisions).
- A driver making an illegal maneuver (6.8 percent of crashes).
- Internal driver distraction (5.7 percent of collisions).
- Misjudgment of the gap or the other motorist’s speed (5.5 percent of crashes).
By contrast, the top causes of non-intersection related accidents included speeding; aggressive driving; driver performance errors; and internal or external distractions.
Many of the top crash causes involve drivers failing to obey the rules of the road or making dangerous choices. When a driver is unreasonably careless or does not follow the law, victims may pursue a claim for compensation from the motorist who caused the crash.Getting Help from a Lowell Car Accident Lawyer
When a motor vehicle collision occurs, it can cause serious injuries including brain damage or spinal cord damage. The cost of treating motor vehicle collision injuries can be very expensive. For example, Research America reports that more than 5.3 million Americans have lifelong disabilities as a result of brain injury and that brain injury treatment costs can exceed $3 million over the course of a person’s life.
It is imperative to get legal help after a collision so the person or company responsible can be held accountable and made to pay damages. A motor vehicle accident lawyer can help to pursue a damage claim.
Schedule your free consultation with a Lowell car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.