Watertown Injury Lawyer
Watertown, MA is a city in Middlesex County. With a population of 31,915 as of the 2010 census, Watertown provides close proximity to the Boston area as well as many job opportunities in start-up companies. The city is considered part of greater Boston and has six primary neighborhoods, including Watertown Square, Coolidge Square, Bemis, East Watertown, Brigham and the West End. The city is also bordered by the Charles River, as well as by Newton and Brighton.
Watertown provides opportunities for guests to visit the American Library and Museum of America, as well as other attractions. Visitors to the area as well as residents, however, face the risk of injuries in Watertown. When an accident occurs and injury or death results, a Watertown personal injury lawyer should be consulted to prove help taking legal action to recover damages for losses.Watertown Residents Face Injury Risks
In 2008, there were 2,820 deaths in Massachusetts resulting from injuries. The likelihood of a male suffering a fatal injury was 2.6 times greater than the likelihood of a female being seriously hurt and dying as a result.
Motor vehicle collisions were the third-leading cause of injury-related fatalities in 2008, as reported by Mass.gov. Collisions caused 13 percent of deaths due to unintentional injury statewide. City Data reports that one person was killed in a Watertown motor vehicle collision in 2008 and another victim was killed in a crash in 2009.
Falls caused more fatalities than motor vehicle accidents and, at 18 percent of deaths due to injury, were the second-leading cause of injury-related fatalities. In total, a full 72 percent of all fatalities caused by injuries happened accidentally.
In addition to falls and collisions, other causes of injury in Watertown could include dangerous dogs; property that is not maintained and that has hazardous conditions; or defective products ranging from cars to dangerous medical devices to drugs with side effects you were unaware of.A Watertown Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
The Watertown Police Department responds to emergency situations, including motor vehicle collisions and other situations where someone is hurt. It is always a good idea to contact the police after an accident so you will have a record of what occurred and police can report facts from the scene. Even if police do not come to the location where a motor vehicle crash happens, those involved in crashes must file an accident report any time someone is killed or injured, or if there is damage in excess of $1,000 to any property or vehicle.
Police reports and other expert testimony can help you to prove who was to blame for your injury so you can get your losses compensated. Treating injuries can be very expensive. For example,
- • According to the National Institutes of Health, 52 percent of people who survive a brain injury will still be at least partly disabled a year later, while those who are unlucky may never recover. For the more than 5.3 million Americans left permanent disabled because of brain injury, the cost of treatment may exceed $3 million, as reported by Research America.
- • The Mayo Clinic reports that falls are the cause of more than a quarter of new cases of spinal cord injury each year and car crashes are the reason for 40 percent of new spinal cord injuries. Living with a spinal cord injury will cost $1,023,924 on average over the course of the first year after the injury. In each subsequent year, the Christopher Reeve Foundation reports the average annual cost as high as $171,808. Necessary care after a spinal cord injury generally includes 12 days of initial hospitalization and 37 days in a rehabilitation unit.
Your personal injury lawyer will work to try to make those responsible for your injuries cover these costs while fighting to insure the future financial wellbeing of you and your family.
Schedule your free consultation with a Watertown personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.