Malden Injury Lawyer
A premature death is defined as a fatality that occurs before a person reaches the age of 75. According to Mass.gov, there were a total of 165 premature deaths in Malden, Massachusetts in 2009. This was a statistically significant improvement from the 220 premature fatalities that occurred in 2000. In total, the premature death rate was 300.7 premature fatalities for every 100,000 people in Malden.
If a premature death occurs because of an accidental injury or due to negligence, a Malden personal injury lawyer can represent surviving family members in a wrongful death claim. Victims who are hurt but who survive the incident may also sue in a personal injury claim. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman has extensive experience representing victims of injuries in the Malden area. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more.Malden Residents Face Injury Risks
Deaths from accidental injuries account for 72 percent of injury-related fatalities in Massachusetts. According to Mass.gov, falls are the second most common cause of death resulting from accidental injuries. Motor vehicle collisions, which account for 13 percent of injury deaths, were the fourth most common cause of injuries that lead to fatalities in 2009. As many as 31 percent of deaths among residents under age 44 happen as a result of injuries -- and injuries are the most common cause of fatalities of people within this age group.
Although Malden was named as the best place to raise kids by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2009, residents of this city in Middlesex County still face the potential risk of getting injured. There are many potential causes of injury including collisions, defective products and dangerous drugs. In Malden, four people died from motor vehicle collisions in 2010 and three people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2009, according to City Data. Malden is bordered by Melrose, Stoneham, Medford, Everett and Saugus and both Malden residents and visitors from these and other neighboring areas are potentially in danger of traffic accidents on the roads.
Another potential cause of Malden injuries or fatalities is dog attacks. In 2012, the Malden City Council approved a measure requiring pit-bulls and similar dogs to wear a muzzle while in public.
Drowning is also a top cause of injury. Malden officials as well as the Malden YMCA have launched initiatives, including the “Splash into a Safe Swim Season” campaign, in order to try to prevent accidental drownings. As Wicked Local reports, a child can drown in just 20 seconds and as many as 3,500 fatal unintentional drownings occur each year in the United States. Another 5,000 people are hospitalized each year because of drowning incidents. Fifteen percent of hospitalized victims die and 20 percent are left with permanent brain damage.A Malden personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
A civil lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful deaths is one way to obtain monetary damages. The Malden, MA District Court is located at 89 Summer Street in Malden, MA. Your attorney can help you to file a suit in this court or in another appropriate venue for your case. Your lawyer will also assist in negotiating an out-of-court settlement when appropriate.
Schedule your free consultation with a Malden personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.