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Methuen Car Accident

Methuen is a Massachusetts city located within Essex County. The population was 47,255 as of the 2010 census. The city is bordered by Haverhill, North Andover, Lawrence, Andover, Dracut, Pelham, and Salem and Methuen is conveniently located near to both Boston and to Manchester, New Hampshire. The city is at the north end of Interstate 93 and there are three exits off of this interstate to Methuen. The Loop Connector (Route 23) providing access between Lawrence and Haverhill passes through the eastern part of Methuen. Routes 28, 110 and 113 also cross through the city, with Routes 110 and Route 113 meeting at a congested intersection on the I-93 corridor. Construction is underway to resolve problems at this crowded meeting point and is expected to be completed in 2017.

Unfortunately, accidents can happen at this congested intersection, as well as along these highways. Collisions are also a risk on local roads as well. In fact, a motor vehicle accident could occur any time a driver is negligent, a car is defective or a road is poorly designed. When an accident does occur, a Methuen car accident lawyer should be consulted for help. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.

Collision Risks on Methuen Roads

In Massachusetts, 13 percent of fatalities due to unintentional injuries in 2008 happened as a result of motor vehicle accidents, according to death statistics. Motor vehicle collisions remained a top cause of fatalities in 2009. According to Mass.gov data for 2009, collisions were the fourth leading cause of death due to unintentional injury. In total, 66 percent of premature deaths from collisions resulted in the driver or passengers in a vehicle dying. Fifteen percent of deaths were motorcyclists and 18 percent were pedestrians.

In Methuen, there were six fatalities from motor vehicle accidents over the course of 2011. One of the fatal accidents was caused by an impaired driver. One of the deadly crashes also involved a pedestrian, according to City Data.

In 2010, intoxicated drivers caused two of the three fatal collisions that occurred in Methuen. There were six vehicles involved in deadly crashes in the city and four people lost their lives.

Accidents frequently occur when drivers make bad choices or break rules of the road. These careless motorists can be held liable for losses.

Getting Help from a Methuen Car Accident Lawyer

Economic costs from deaths due to collisions reached $1,410,000 on average in 2012, while a person who suffered a disabling injury could expect to spend an average of $78,900, according to the National Safety Council.

Most people cannot afford to cover car accident losses on their own. Auto insurance provides coverage and Massachusetts’ fault laws allow victims to pursue legal action whenever someone else is to blame for causing a motor vehicle collision. An attorney can assist with the process of making a car accident claim.

Schedule your free consultation with a Methuen car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.

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