Waltham Car Accident Lawyer
In Waltham, Massachusetts, the intersection of Main Street and Lyman Street has been called the third most dangerous intersection in the entire state. This intersection has also been classified as the 17th most dangerous intersection in New England. The intersection earned this designation based on the total number of accidents, as well as the number of injuries and fatalities that happened at intersections statewide.
Although this intersection is a high-risk location where many accidents occur, any street in Waltham could be the site of a motor vehicle collision. When a crash happens, victims need to pursue a damage claim for injuries and resulting losses. An experienced Waltham car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can represent victims and help them seek compensation after a crash.Waltham Residents Face Motor Vehicle Accident Risks
Waltham is located in Middlesex County and is home to Bentley and Brandeis universities. Waltham was one of the first locations in the country to use industrial planning techniques, and today it is considered a center for research and academics. The city is located near Belmont, Weston, Newton and Lexington and is close to the Massachusetts Turnpike, which is located just to the south. Interstate 95, also known as Route 128, runs through Waltham.
Unfortunately, accidents can occur on these highways as well as local roads. The fourth-leading cause of death due to unintentional injury in Massachusetts is motor vehicle accidents. Mass.gov reports that among the fatalities resulting from collisions:
- 15 percent were motorcycle riders.
- 18 percent were pedestrians.
- 66 percent were drivers or passengers inside of motor vehicles.
In the city of Waltham, there was one fatal motor vehicle collision in 2011 that involved three people and three vehicles. One person was killed in the deadly crash. This was significantly fewer people than lost their lives in 2010, when a total of seven vehicles and nine people were involved in deadly collisions. As City Data reports, five victims were killed on Waltham roads in 2010, and one of those crashes was caused by an impaired driver.Getting Help from a Waltham, MA Car Accident Lawyer
Losses from motor vehicle accident deaths in Massachusetts add up to as much as $394 million every year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These tremendous costs include $6 million for medical treatment expenses as well as $388 million in lost work costs.
Victims need to obtain compensation for damages. The more severe your injury, the more compensation you should receive. For example, motor vehicle collisions cause 40 percent of new cases of spinal cord injuries each year, according to the Mayo Clinic. A victim who has suffered a severe injury to the spinal cord can expect to spend an average of $1,023,924 during the first year of the injury and $171,808 every year thereafter, according to the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help victims to pursue compensation and can help family members make a claim after the death of a loved one.
Schedule your free consultation with a Waltham car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.