Malden Car Accidents
Malden, Massachusetts is located adjacent to Melrose, Stoneham, Medford, Everett, Revere and Saugus. The city of Malden is a total of 5.1 square miles and there was a population of 59,450 people as of the 2010 census. Malden is within the heart of Middlesex County and the city is served by Routes 28, 60 and 99 as well as by U.S. 1.
Unfortunately, on both highways and local roads, there is a risk of collisions that could cause residents and visitors their lives. The Traffic Unit of the Malden, Massachusetts police department has the primary goal of promoting the “safe flow of vehicular traffic” in order to “reduce the number of severity of collisions.” The Traffic Unit will conduct follow-up investigations after collisions and write reports when crashes occur and police are called to the scene. Those who are responsible for causing a collision can be held accountable and a Malden car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help to pursue legal action after a collision.Malden Residents Face Risks on the Roads
Mass.gov lists motor vehicle accidents as the fourth-leading reason for premature deaths resulting from injury. Sixty-six percent of victims of collisions who suffer fatal injuries are in a vehicle at the time of the accident, while 15 percent are motorcyclists and 18 percent are pedestrians.
In Malden, there were a total of four deaths in motor vehicle collisions over the course of 2010. The deaths occurred in four different fatal accidents, which involved a total of seven people and five vehicles. Three of the deadly crashes involved drunken drivers, according to City Data, and two of the collisions involved pedestrians.
In 2009, there were fewer fatalities but three people were killed in traffic collisions. These deaths occurred in a total of three accidents involving four vehicles and four people, including one pedestrian.A Malden Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
When a motor vehicle collision results in death, the average cost of the fatality totaled as much as $1,410,000 in 2012, according to the National Safety Council. Those who survive crashes but who are severely injured and left in some way disabled can expect to experience economic losses of $78,900 on average.
Costs should be covered by those who cause the collision. But insurance companies representing negligent drivers will sometimes use dishonest tactics to avoid paying damages. An attorney can provide representation to help protect your rights. A 2014 study from the Insurance Research Council found 36 percent of vehicle accident victims making a personal injury protection claim had a lawyer in 2012, up from only 17 percent in 1977. In addition, 50 percent of victims making a bodily injury claim over the course of 2012 were represented by an attorney. Your lawyer will be there for you every step of the way to help make your damage claim so you can be compensated for medical costs; income loss; pain and suffering; emotional distress or the loss of your loved one in a motor vehicle accident.
Schedule your free consultation with a Malden car accident injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.