Weymouth Injury Lawyer
In Weymouth, MA, there were a total of 215 premature deaths reported in 2009. Based on data from Mass.gov, this means the premature mortality rate for Weymouth was 373.7 fatalities out of 100,000 people. A premature death is defined as dying before the age of 75.
When premature deaths result from the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or company, surviving family members of the victim should consult with a Weymouth personal injury lawyer for help making a claim for damages. In cases where negligence leads to an injury that is not fatal, the victim can make a personal injury claim to recover compensation for losses. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help those who have been harmed to pursue a claim for monetary compensation.Personal Injury Risks in Weymouth
In 2008, there were a total of 2,820 fatalities due to injury in Massachusetts. Injuries were the leading cause of fatalities among people between the ages of one and 44. Among this age group, 31 percent of fatalities occurred due to injury, according to Mass.gov. Of the injury-related deaths that occurred, 72 percent happened because of accidental or unintentional injuries in 2008. Top causes of these unintentional injuries including poisonings, falls, strangulation and motor-vehicle related deaths. Falls caused 18 percent of fatalities due to injury and motor-vehicle collisions caused 13 percent of fatalities due to injury.
Many of those injured lived in the Weymouth area. Over the course of the year, South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth provided treatment to 84,316 people who sought care at the emergency room. A total of 22,269 patients were admitted during the year to this 329-bed facility, according to US News. Many patients who went to the ER or who were admitted to the hospital sought treatment after involvement in some type of accident.
Some of the Weymouth injuries resulted from traffic accidents. According to City Data, seven people were killed in motor vehicle collisions in Weymouth in 2011 and another five people lost their lives in deadly Weymouth crashes in 2009.
In other cases, the injuries were the result of nursing home abuse or neglect. Caring.com lists 16 nursing homes in Weymouth, with an average rating of 4.1 stars out of five. Despite generally favorable reviews, complaints included a failure to respond to patient calls as well as substandard care leading to injuries such as bedsores.
Dog bites, defective products, dangerous drugs and unsafe premises were also top causes of Weymouth injury.A Weymouth Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Weymouth is a Massachusetts City located in Norfolk County. It is bordered by the Hingham Bay, as well as by other cities, including Quincy, Holbrook, Hingham and Braintree. Both residents and visitors from nearby areas may be at risk of injury in Weymouth. Those who come to visit Weymouth Back River and Weymouth Fore River may also be injured. Whether you are a resident or a local, you need an attorney familiar with the Weymouth court system to help you take action after you have been harmed.
Schedule your free consultation with a Weymouth personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.