Salem Injury Lawyer
According to US News Health, 90,933 people visited the emergency room at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA over the course of the year. In total, there were 18,695 people admitted to this healthcare facility. Many of the people who go to the ER have suffered injuries due to accidents, and many of those admitted require extensive medical care as a result of those injuries.
When injury happens, determining cause is essential. Often, another person, a company or even a government entity may have failed to fulfill a legal obligation. If you can prove negligence or a breach of legal duty was the direct cause of your injury (or of a loved one’s death), you can pursue a damage claim for monetary compensation. A Salem personal injury lawyer can help so call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today to schedule your free consultation.Salem Injury Risks
Salem was once a dangerous place due to the risk of being marked as a witch. This Massachusetts city on the Naumkeag River was the location where many witches were burned during the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller’s novel, the Crucible, tells the story of these tragic events.
Today, Salem is a much friendlier community, with a bike-sharing program called Salem Spins and a downtown waterfront area undergoing revitalization. Unfortunately, people on bikes and out driving to enjoy new attractions face the potential risk of injury.
A total of 2,820 people in Massachusetts died due to injuries in 2008, according to Mass.gov. Men were 2.6 times more likely to die due to injuries as compared with women. Motor vehicle collisions caused 13 percent of injury-related deaths in 2008 and falls caused 18 percent of injury-related fatalities over the course of the year. The number of fatalities from falls has been increasing while the number of deaths due to motor vehicle crashes has been steadily declining. In fact, by 2009, motor vehicles dropped from the third-leading cause of accidental injury deaths to the fourth-leading cause of fatalities due to injury.
Unfortunately, people are still losing their lives. According to City Data, there were three motor vehicle accident fatalities in Salem, MA in 2011 and one death in a motor vehicle collision in Salem over the course of 2010.
In Salem, motor vehicle accidents weren’t the only reason for deaths due to injuries. Some products turn out to be dangerous or defective; while some stores or individuals may invite you onto property that has not been maintained. The poor premises conditions or product defects can give rise to injury or wrongful death claims provided you can prove that the defendant was negligent in a way that led to the death.
Nursing home abuse is also a very real risk of both injury and fatalities. Caring.com indicates that there are 18 nursing homes in or near the Salem area. These nursing homes have an average rating of four out of five stars. However, inadequate staffing and slow response time to patient needs were still problems cited at Salem nursing homes.Getting Help from Salem Personal Injury Lawyers
The Salem Police Department responds to dog bite incidents, motor vehicle collisions, drownings, and many other situations where people are injured or killed. Call the police after your accident to report it and get an accident report. Your lawyer will help you to use this and other evidence to pursue your claim for compensation.
Schedule your free consultation with a Salem personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.