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Among residents of Waltham, Massachusetts, there were a total of 266.2 premature deaths per 100,000 people. In total, in 2009, 150 people experienced premature mortality, which means dying before the age of 75 according to Mass.gov.

Premature mortality frequently occurs as a result of injuries. While some of these injuries result in death, others leave victims coping with huge medical expenses, significant pain and sometimes permanent lifestyle changes. When an accident or injury occurs, victims need to understand their rights. A Waltham personal injury lawyer should be consulted for help taking legal action. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today for a free case evaluation.

Types of Personal Injuries in Waltham, MA

According to Mass.gov, state residents between the ages of 1 and 44 are more likely to lose their lives as a result of injury as compared with any other cause of death. Accidental injuries lead to 31 percent of fatalities among people in this age group. About 13 percent of deaths due to accidental injuries are caused by motor vehicle collisions.

Today, motor vehicle collisions are now the number four cause of death due to unintentional injuries in Massachusetts. Waltham residents, like others in the state, are at risk due to crashes. In 2011, one person was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Waltham. According to City Data, another five people lost their lives in collisions in the city over the course of 2010.

Falls have also become a common cause of death in Massachusetts, with the rate of fall injuries increasing an average of 18 percent annually since 2004. Fall-related deaths are most likely to occur among the elderly aged 65 and older. Overall, however, falls are the second leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries in the state of Massachusetts.

In Waltham, falls can occur anywhere but may be the result of nursing home abuse or neglect. The 23 nursing homes in Waltham earned a rating of four out of five stars from Caring.com, but reviews still indicate that some homes are understaffed or that patients were not receiving the quality of care they needed to maintain optimal health.

Other top causes of injury in Waltham could include dog bites, defective products and dangerous drugs.

A Waltham Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

Waltham, MA in Middlesex County is bordered by Belmont, Lexington, Weston and Newton and was one of the first cities in the U.S. to embrace industrial planning. The city of Waltham is sometimes called Watch City because the first company to make watches on an assembly line opened its doors in the area in 1876. Today, Waltham is a center for academic research and higher education. Its universities, including Bentley and Brandeis, draw many young people to the area. These young college students, like others in Waltham, could have their lives changed by an injury.

Whenever a victim of any age is hurt or killed, surviving family members should pursue a claim for compensation. Victims may file a lawsuit and the Waltham District Court is located at 38 Linden Street in Waltham, MA. Many cases also settle outside of court, but a personal injury lawyer should be consulted before agreeing to settle a case.

Schedule your free consultation with a Waltham personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.

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