Taunton Injury Lawyer
In Taunton, Massachusetts, a total of 197 people met premature deaths in 2009 according to Mass.gov. Premature mortality is classified as dying before age 75. Based on early death rates, an estimated 378.3 people out of every 100,000 experience an early death in Taunton, MA. Taunton had a total population of 55,874 as of the 2010 census.
When a victim is killed in Taunton, surviving family members may pursue a claim for wrongful death damages provided they can prove some person or company was to blame for the death. Victims involved in accidents who are injured but who live through the incident may also pursue a personal injury claim. A Taunton personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can assist with the process of making a damage claim.Taunton Injury Risks
Taunton is 18 miles east of Providence and 40 miles south of Boston. It is located in Bristol County, where it is the county seat. It is also near New Bedford, Plymouth and Fall River.
Morton Hospital is located at 88 Washington Street in Taunton, MA. According to hospital statistics, more than 55,000 patients are seen each year at the emergency department. Many of these patients have suffered injuries or need assistance after a fall, motor vehicle collision or other accident.
Injuries are very common and resulted in 2,820 Massachusetts residents losing their lives in 2008. Different age groups were most likely to be killed by different types of injury. For example, according to Mass.gov:
- Motor-vehicle collisions were the top cause of death, and the top cause of injury-related fatalities, for people between the ages of 15 and 24. People within this age group made up 26 percent of all motor-vehicle related accident deaths in the state of Massachusetts. Collisions were also responsible for 33 percent of injury-related deaths among people between the ages of 15 and 24. In Taunton, Massachusetts, there were three deaths due to motor vehicle collisions over the course of 2011 and six deaths due to crashes during 2010, as reported by City Data.
- Poisonings were the top cause of injury-related fatalities among people between the ages of 25 and 64. A total of 57 percent of all deaths due to injuries happened among people within this age group. Poisoning deaths can occur due to drug overdoses and medication mistakes, among other causes.
- Falls were the leading cause of fatalities among people aged 65 and up. Falls accounted for 31 percent of all injury deaths among seniors.
The Taunton Police Department responds to motor vehicle collisions as well as other incidents, such as dog bites. Police can prepare an incident or an accident report and these reports can be used as evidence in a personal injury claim. Simple accident or incident reports are available for a cost of $5. More comprehensive reports may also be prepared after serious motor vehicle collisions that cause major injuries or fatalities. These reports may take a month or longer to prepare and can include photographs for an additional cost. A report can be presented to show a defendant was to blame in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.Getting Help from a Taunton Injury Attorney
Victims must determine the appropriate court in which to file an injury lawsuit. The Taunton District Court is located at 40 Broadway in Taunton, MA and is the correct court for certain types of injury cases. Your attorney can help you with court filings and paperwork and can represent you in all other steps of litigating your injury claim or negotiating a settlement.
Schedule your free consultation with a Taunton personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.