Plymouth Car Accident
Plymouth, Massachusetts is 40 miles from Boston and is bordered by Bourne, Carver, Kingston, and Duxbury. Plymouth is perhaps the most famous city in America because it is the place first colonized by Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. Tourists flock to the area to see Plymouth Rock and to visit “America’s hometown.”
Unfortunately, when there are large numbers of tourists, the roads may be less safe because those who are visiting often do not know where they are going. Plymouth is also located along Pilgrim’s Highway, which is the primary route between Cape Cod and Boston, so there are high traffic volumes on roads for much of the year. Both residents and locals alike are at risk of accidents on local roads as well as highways and should understand their rights if a crash occurs. A Plymouth car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can evaluate your case if you are hurt in a crash and can assist with obtaining compensation if someone else was to blame for your accident.Plymouth Roads Present Risks of Drivers
Data from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in Massachusetts reveals that 349 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions in the state of Massachusetts over the course of 2012. The victims of deadly accidents included:
- 15 bicycle riders
- 48 passengers
- 51 motorcycle riders
- 72 pedestrians
- 161 drivers
Over the course of this same year, another 4,384 people survived car crashes but suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision.
According to Mass.gov, occupants of vehicles generally make up 66 percent of the victims of accidental deaths due to motor vehicle collisions. Motorcycle riders account for 15 percent of accidental deaths in collisions, and pedestrians account for 18 percent of lives lost.
In total, motor vehicle accidents are the fourth leading cause of injury-related deaths in the state of Massachusetts. Death reports from 2008 reveal that an estimated 13 percent of all deaths due to accidental injury happened as a direct result of vehicle collisions.
In Plymouth, there were four fatalities as a result of motor vehicle collisions during 2011. City Data reports that deadly crashes within this city involved one pedestrian as well as six vehicles in four different crashes. In 2010, there were three fatalities in motor vehicle collisions, although eight people and five vehicles were involved in deadly crashes. Two of the fatal accidents during 2010 were caused by impaired drivers.
Collisions often occur because drivers do not follow safety laws. The Plymouth Police Department issued 6,375 citations in 2012. Plymouth police issue citations to drivers who have broken the rules of the road, including speeding or running a traffic signal.Getting Help from a Plymouth Car Accident Lawyer
Plymouth police respond to the scene of motor vehicle collisions and will conduct an investigation into the cause of a crash. The accident report that police repair can be invaluable in helping to prove the cause of a crash. The Plymouth Police Department makes it possible to purchase crash reports from the department’s online website. Reports are available for every accident that was reported and investigated in the city of Plymouth. Your attorney can help you to obtain a report, gather evidence and put together a case for compensation after your crash.
Schedule your free consultation with a Plymouth car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.