Other Vehicular Accidents
Although auto accidents in Boston are an everyday occurrence, those involved often find themselves traumatized. In a blink, their lives have changed, and they now grapple with devastating losses and injuries. Far too often, motor-vehicle accidents occur because of negligence or recklessness of another person or company.
Experienced auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman know most at-fault persons or companies unfortunately refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. Insurance companies also make it very difficult to collect rightful compensation.
Victims must often fight amid mounting losses, which include missed work, hospital bills and medical expenses. Our focused, driven and experienced legal team is dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
We represent victims of all types of Massachusetts traffic collisions, including:
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- School Bus Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Subway Accidents
We recognize while the word “accident” is used heavily in these circumstances, very rarely are there situations where no one is to blame. In fact, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one-third of all motor vehicle crashes and fatalities are attributed to drivers who were drunk. Another third can be traced to a driver who was excessively speeding or traveling at a pace that was unsafe for conditions. Additionally, 20 percent of all crashes involve some type of distraction; Among teens, it’s even worse – about 60 percent of all crashes involve distraction, according to a recent AAA study.We are committed to holding accountable responsible parties and working to ensure our clients recover damages as they fight to reclaim their lives.Massachusetts Traffic Statistics
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reports that between 2010 and 2012, there were nearly 333,000 traffic crashes reported. Of those, 14,100 resulted in serious injury and nearly 1,100 resulted in a fatality. That breaks down to about 360 traffic deaths every year in the Commonwealth.
The NHTSA reports there were 0.62 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven in Massachusetts.
Of the 349 traffic deaths reported in 2012, a total of 123 were attributed to drunk driving incidents. Another 106 were blamed on excessive speed. Motorcyclists accounted for 51 of those killed (a highly disproportionate number) and pedestrians accounted for 72 of the total. There were also 15 bicyclists killed that year.
Trucks, from pickups to light truck to tractor-trailers, accounted for 16 percent of those vehicles involved in deadly crashes. Accidents involving these vehicles tend to be more severe simply because of their size. Those using other modes of transportation are not as well protected, and force of impact can often have devastating consequences.
About 70 percent of all crashes in Massachusetts are single-vehicle accidents. This does not mean compensation is not an option. Passengers in particular may have options for recovery in single-vehicle accidents, where they may seek coverage not only from the driver’s insurance, but also from their own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.Seeking Legal Advice
If you have been involved in a motor-vehicle accident in Massachusetts, we encourage you to contact our Boston injury lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your rights. The earlier in the process we accept a case, the more readily we will be able to seek appropriate compensation on your behalf.
Some of the actions we take can include:
- Ensuring you are receiving the proper medical treatment for your injuries
- Investigate the accident
- Conduct a thorough investigation of your short-term and long-term injuries
- Obtain evidence, including witness statements, photographs and expert opinions
- Obtain and evaluate police reports
- Analyze your long-term financial needs
- Seek reimbursement for medical bills
- Pursue compensation for lost wages
- Communicate with insurance companies directly
- Negotiate claims and settlement agreements
While many cases do result in an out-of-court settlement agreement, we will not settle if we believe you would be better served by taking the case to trial. Whether it’s a single-vehicle crash, a bicycle accident or an accident involving an industrial tractor-trailer, we have the resources and the skills necessary to see your claim through to the best possible outcome.
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today for a free and confidential consultation.
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