Medford Car Accidents
Mass.gov attributes 13 percent of unintentional injuries in Massachusetts to motor vehicle collisions. Death reports from 2009 reveal motor vehicle crashes are the fourth-leading reason for intentional injury deaths in the state. The majority of victims-- 66 percent -- are in a vehicle in the deadly crash. Another 15 percent of those killed are on a motorcycle and 18 percent are pedestrians.
Medford is located in Middlesex County, MA just five miles from downtown Boston. Interstate 93 moves in a north to south direction through Medford and other state routes passing through the city include Route 16, Route 28, Route 38, and Route 60. Some of the deadly crashes that happened in Massachusetts occurred in Medford, and these routes, as well as other local roads, were also the site of numerous injury collisions. After an accident, victims or surviving family members need to determine who was to blame and should pursue a claim for damages if someone else was at fault. A Medford car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help with your injury claim.Medford Roads are a Risk for Drivers
Located along the Mystic River, Medford is an 8.6 square mile city with several upscale neighborhoods, including West Medford and Medford Hillside. Medford is home of Tufts University, which means there are plenty of college students in the area, some of whom are inexperienced drivers who put other motorists at risk of a collision and injury.
In 2010, one person was killed in a motor vehicle collision in Medford, Massachusetts. This means fewer people lost their lives than in 2009 when City Data reports that three people were killed in Medford.
Medford is a popular area for bicycle riders. In fact, the Medford Bicycle Advisory Committee determined that there were a total of 465 cyclists and 1,968 pedestrians at six popular intersections in the Medford area over the course of 32 hours of observation. These intersections included College Avenue at Tufts, High Street and Mystic Valley Parkway, Salem Street and Fellsway West, Wellington Circle, Playstead Road, and High Street, and Fellsway West and Elm Street.
Wellington Circle is considered by most local bicycle riders and pedestrians to be a dangerous place to walk and ride. This is, in large part, because it is a busy intersection that requires the use of multiple crosswalks, some of which are not functional.
The city needs to make the area safer for bicycle riders whenever possible, while drivers also need to be aware of the risks and work to protect others sharing the road.A Medford Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
The average cost of a disabling injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident totaled $78,900 in 2012, as reported by the National Safety Council. For those who experienced the death of a loved one due to a collision, the average cost of a fatality exceeded $1.4 million.
Those responsible for a crash should cover costs. Your attorney can help you to obtain evidence, deal with the insurance company, file a lawsuit or pursue a damage claim in court.
Schedule your free consultation with a Medford car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.