Peabody Car Accidents
In Peabody, Massachusetts, there were five vehicles involved in fatal collisions over the course of 2011. A total of three fatalities occurred in these collisions, including one pedestrian death. In 2010, there was just one vehicle in a fatal crash, resulting in the loss of one life according to City Data.
When a motor vehicle accident happens, victims need to understand their legal options. A Peabody car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can represent families of those who have lost their lives in collisions. Victims who survive car crashes may also take legal action if another person, company or government agency was negligent in a way that caused the crash. Call today to speak with a Peabody car accident lawyer and learn more about how Massachusetts law protects you.Peabody Residents Face Motor Vehicle Accident Risks
In the state of Massachusetts in 2009, a full 70 percent of injury-related deaths happened due to accidents or occurred unintentionally. Of the fatalities caused by injury, motor vehicle collisions were the fourth leading cause of death. Sixty-six percent of those who were killed were in vehicles at the time, while 15 percent were on a motorcycle and 18 percent were pedestrians, according to Mass.gov.
The death toll due to car accidents is significant. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in Massachusetts reports that there were 349 motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2012 in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, there were 4,384 serious injuries that happened within the state during this same time period. Of these deaths:
- 72 were pedestrians
- 15 were bicycle riders
- 161 were drivers
- 48 were passengers
- 51 were motorcycle riders
Peabody is an area of Massachusetts where many pedestrians are involved in collisions. Peabody Square is a dangerous intersection for pedestrians, as only three of the intersection’s sides have uninterrupted crosswalks. On the side of the intersection that leads towards Central Street, pedestrians are forced to cross three times just to get to and from Main Street. City planners have reportedly sought input from the public to resolve the problem with this dangerous intersection.
The reality, however, is that accidents can happen anywhere in the Peabody area. When they occur, the impact on a victim’s life can be devastating.Getting Help From a Peabody Car Accident Lawyer
Peabody is two miles from the center of Salem, 15 miles northeast of Boston, and 18 miles away from both Gloucester and Lawrence. Peabody is the area in Essex County where Interstate 95, Massachusetts Route 128 and U.S. Route 1 come together. Roads are busy in many parts of Peabody, and both residents and locals need to understand their legal rights and options if an accident happens.
A Peabody car accident lawyer can help victims to recover monetary damages for medical costs; income loss; pain and suffering; emotional distress; or the wrongful death of a loved one. In the state of Massachusetts, deaths caused by motor vehicle collisions result in $394 million in annual crash-related death costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes $6 million in actual medical costs and $399 million in work-loss costs. Young adults injured or killed in collisions account for 48 percent of the total costs of accident losses in the state of Massachusetts. The costs of collisions are significant and victims must pursue a claim for damages to ensure they don’t face a financial struggle.
Schedule your free consultation with a Peabody car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.