Weymouth Car Accident Lawyer
In Massachusetts, 72 percent of injury-related deaths were caused by unintentional injuries resulting from vehicle accidents; falls; drownings; poisoning and fires. Of these injury-related deaths, 13 percent occurred in motor vehicle collisions, according to Mass.gov.
Some of these fatalities occurred in Weymouth, which is located in Norfolk County. Weymouth is bordered by Holbrook, Quincy, Hingham and Braintree. Routes 3, 3A, 18, 53, 58 and 59 pass through Weymouth and visitors may travel these roads to access attractions, including Webb Memorial State Park. Both visitors and people who live in the area are at risk of becoming involved in a collision if drivers are not careful on the roads. When an accident happens, victims should consult with a Weymouth car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for help pursuing an injury claim.Weymouth Roads Present Risks
A report from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation revealed that Weymouth “has most of the crash-prone road intersections on the South Shore.” The report was based on crash data from 2008 through 2010. Dangerous intersections include:
- Route 18 and Middle Street, which was 10th worst in the state.
- Route 18 and Washington Street.
- Route 18 and Pond Street.
- Route 18 and Park Avenue.
- Route 18 and Winter Street.
While these intersections present an especially high risk to motorists, accidents can happen anywhere. In fact, in Weymouth, there were a total of seven people killed in motor vehicle collisions over the course of 2011. In total, two of the crashes involved pedestrians. There were 11 vehicles and 13 people in the deadly accidents.
City Data also reports that there were another five people killed in Weymouth in 2009. Over the course of the year, six people and five vehicles were involved in collisions. Three of the people involved in deadly crashes were pedestrians.
The alarming rate of pedestrian accidents in Weymouth has prompted the city to take action, including increasing the enforcement of speed limit and crosswalk laws as well as providing educational materials to the public.A Weymouth Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
According to Mass.gov, among the deaths due to collisions in the state of Massachusetts in 2009:
- 18 percent were pedestrians.
- 15 percent were motorcyclists.
- 66 percent were occupants of motor vehicles.
A Weymouth car accident lawyer can help drivers, passengers, bicycle riders, motorcyclists and pedestrians to pursue a damage claim. Victims have the burden of proving the defendant was responsible for causing injury in order to recover monetary damages. Your attorney can help launch an investigation and put together a compelling case to present to a jury. In many cases, your claim will also be settled outside court so you can avoid going to trial.
The goal of litigation or settlement negotiations is to get full compensation for medical costs; wage losses; pain and suffering; emotional distress or the wrongful death of a victim killed in a crash. Your lawyer will help every step of the way in working towards achieving these goals.
Schedule your free consultation with a Weymouth car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.