New Bedford Injury Lawyer
New Bedford, MA is part of the Southeast region on Massachusetts, which Southcoast Health reports has higher rates of injury than other areas of the Commonwealth. In the Southeast Region, there are a higher number of motor-vehicle related injuries and deaths; a higher number of ER visits for injuries; a higher number of fall-related injuries; and higher rates of traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, New Bedford has the “highest premature mortality rate,” within this dangerous region.
When accidents or injuries occur in New Bedford, is it important to determine how the incident happened and whether anyone is to blame. If a person or a company failed to live up to a legal obligation and an injury or death happened as a result, the victim should consult with a New Bedford personal injury lawyer. Compensation may be available for losses including medical bills, loss of income, emotional distress, pain and suffering, or wrongful death. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman is here to help.Injury Risks for New Bedford Residents
New Bedford is part of the Providence Metropolitan area and is located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The population of New Bedford was 95,072 as of the 2010 census and New Bedford was the sixth largest city within Massachusetts. New Bedford was an important whaling city and today the Port of New Bedford is a break-bulk handler of many perishable items. More than 30 cruise ship calls are made to the Port of New Bedford annually, and both public and private marinas are available in New Bedford for recreational boats.
Boating accidents are just one of many potential risks faced in the New Bedford area. Residents and visitors may also be hurt by:
- Motor vehicle collisions.
- Dog bites.
- Dangerous properties or negligent security.
- Nursing home accidents and injuries.
- Dangerous products including defective medical equipment and medications.
New Bedford is near Fall River, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Somerset and Lakeville, MA. It is served by Bristol County Superior Court located on County Street; as well as New Bedford District Court located on North Sixth Street.
Victims who are injured or who lose loved ones may use the New Bedford court system to seek legal compensation for losses. A personal injury or a wrongful death claim may be filed with the help of an attorney.New Bedford Residents Have Legal Rights
The New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital provides rehabilitation care as well as long-term complex medical care. It is one of many facilities where victims of injury may recover or may receive ongoing medical assistance after an injury.
Unfortunately, suffering an injury can be very costly. A recent study published by the National Institutes of Health revealed that 52 percent of survivors of brain injury victims remain modernly to severely disabled even a year after the injury. Many patients are not ever able to fully recover.
Receiving full compensation for medical costs and other losses, including loss of quality of life, is very important after an injury. An experienced attorney should be consulted to make a claim for damages so victims can get the financial help they need after an accident.
Schedule your free consultation with a New Bedford personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.