Watertown Car Accidents
In 2009, two vehicles were involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision within the city of Watertown, Massachusetts. One person died in the deadly crash. One person was also killed in a Watertown car accident in the prior year, according to City Data.
Not all Watertown crash victims lose their lives in accidents. Those who survive may be left with permanent and serious injuries. It is important for victims to understand their rights when it comes to recovering compensation for injuries. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman represents victims of car accidents as well as family members who have lost loved ones in collisions. Call today to schedule a free consultation with a Watertown car accident lawyer for help making your claim.Accident Risks on Watertown Roads
Mass.gov reports that 13 percent of all injury-related deaths in Massachusetts during 2008 happened as a direct result of motor vehicle collisions. Unintentional injuries are the top cause of fatalities among state residents aged 44 and under, and motor vehicle crashes are the fourth leading cause of fatalities related to injuries.
Some of these collisions occur in the city of Watertown, which is located near Boston in Middlesex County. Watertown is accessible via the Massachusetts turnpike as well as Soldiers Field Road. Both of these roads lead into downtown Boston and can be very backed up with heavy traffic. This can lead to impatient drivers, tailgating drivers and motorists who may break the rules of the road and cause motor vehicle collisions.
After a motor vehicle collision in Watertown, an accident report form must be submitted to the Watertown police provided damage of $1,000 or more occurred to any property or vehicles. An accident report must also be filed if anyone was hurt or injured in the collision.
Those involved in a motor vehicle crash have five days to report the accident starting the next business day after the incident occurred. However, it is always advisable to report the incident as soon as possible, ideally so police can come to the scene of the crash. An officer responding to the scene can assess the likely cause of the collision, write an accident report, and potentially cite a driver who broke the rules of the road. The information an officer collects at the scene can be used when making a personal injury claim.A Watertown Car Accident Lawyer Can Represent You
The average economic cost of a death in a motor vehicle accident was over $1.4 million in 2012, according to the National Safety Council. For victims of collisions suffering a non-fatal injury, the average economic cost totaled $78,900.
Getting compensation for these tremendous losses is essential if someone else was to blame for your crash. Unfortunately, insurance companies make it difficult for people who are suffering after a crash to get the money they deserve and move on with their lives. Hiring a lawyer can help with the process. In 2012, half of all collision victims making a personal injury claim had a car accident lawyer representing them, according to the Insurance Research Council.
Schedule your free consultation with a Watertown car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.