Worcester Car Accident Attorneys

If you or someone you know has sustained serious injuries in a Worcester car accident, our attorneys can help you take legal action against all negligent parties to recover maximum compensation.

We provide free legal consultations and take cases on a "no-win, no-pay" basis. That means you pay nothing until we win your case and recover money for you.

According to a recent report by Allstate, drivers in Worcester, Massachusetts, have the distinction of being some of the worst drivers in the country. Based on the insurer's data, Worcester drivers are 106% more likely to be involved in a car crash than the average American driver and tend to be involved in a collision once every five years.

If you are driving in Worcester, you run a real risk of getting in a car accident.

Driving in Worcester, MA

Worcester has been described as the "Heart of the Commonwealth" due to its convenient location. The city is bordered by Auburn, Holden, Leicester, Paxton, and West Bolyston, and sits 45 miles to the west of Boston. Worcester has a population of about 200,000 people and is home to eight colleges and universities.

Because of its central location, many visitors pass through the area. Several interstate highways run through Worcester, including I-290, which provides access to I-190, I-495, and Route 146.

According to data from the state, from 2019 to 2021, there were 13,578 car crashes in Worcester, including 24 fatal injury crashes and 282 serious injury crashes.. Older drivers and young, inexperienced drivers were linked to approximately 3,600 of the car crashes.

Additionally, 322 of the crashes involved pedestrians, 107 involved bicyclists, and 168 involved motorcyclists.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Worcester

As in other cities, many car accidents occur at intersections. Careless drivers who speed through intersections run the risk of blowing through red lights. In addition, many accidents happen when motorists execute turns when they do not have the right of way. These traffic law violations can be deadly when vulnerable pedestrians and bicyclists are involved.

Here are the most dangerous intersections in the Worcester area where car accidents are likely to occur:

  1. I-290 and Kelley Square
  2. Southbridge Street and Hammond Street
  3. Chandler Street and Mason Street
  4. Park Avenue and May Street
  5. Chandler Street and Piedmont Street
  6. East Central Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  7. Lincoln Street and Katharine Street
  8. Burncoat Street and Millbrook Street
  9. May Street and June Street
  10. Main Street and Mill Street

These intersections include four-way intersections, T-intersections, Y-intersections, and five-point intersections.

In addition to ignoring the rules of the road, Worcester drivers put other road users at risk when they engage in:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Improper or illegal passing

Compared to other Massachusetts cities, Worcester has its fair share of drunk driving, hit-and-run, and texting-while-driving accidents.

How to Request a Police Report in Worcester

If you find yourself involved in a car accident in Worcester, you should call the Worcester Police Department by dialing 911 or the department's non-emergency dispatch number at (508) 799-8606. Police officers will come to the scene, write a report detailing the collision, and issue any appropriate citations. In many cases, the accident report is crucial evidence in a motor vehicle accident claim.

After the accident, you can submit a request for the police report online via the department's Public Records Portal. Remember that you can only use the portal to request a copy of an existing police report and not to file one.

Additionally, individuals can drop off requests for police reports at the Worcester Police Department or submit requests through the U.S. Postal Service to this address:

Worcester Police Department
Attn: Records Bureau
9-11 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608

However, the fastest way to obtain a copy of your police report is through the online portal.

If you have questions about obtaining a police report in Worcester, you can contact the department by email at wpd@worcesterma.gov or call the non-emergency dispatch number at (508) 799-8606. The Worcester Police Department's headquarters are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents in Worcester

Here are some of the questions that our car accident attorneys are often asked about car crashes in Worcester:

Q: What is the most dangerous intersection in Worcester?

A:, According to a 2020 report compiled by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Highway Division, the most dangerous intersection in Worcester is at Chandler Street and Mason Street. From 2015 to 2017, the intersection at Chandler and Mason was the location of 63 crashes, including 18 fatal and injury crashes..

Q: Is Worcester the most dangerous city in Massachusetts for pedestrians?

A: Yes, Worcester is the most dangerous city in Massachusetts for pedestrians, based on statistics from one recent study. In 2022, pedestrian accidents in Worcester have taken place on Stafford Street, near the intersection of Pleasant Street and Oxford Street, and near Southwest Cutoff and have resulted in catastrophic injuries.

Q: What should I do after a car accident in Worcester?

A: After a car accident in Worcester, you should stay at the crash scene until the police arrive and write a police report. Even if the other driver insists that the two of you can handle things without getting the police involved, it is in your best interest to call 911 or the Worcester Police Department's dispatch number at (508) 799-8606 if the police have not yet arrived on the scene.

As with any accident, drivers should use their cell phones to take pictures or videos of the accident scene and damage to their vehicles. They should get medical attention for any injuries as soon as possible, even if they think they are okay. Do not refuse medical attention at the scene, as the other driver or the driver's insurer could use your refusal to argue that you were not seriously hurt.

Reach out to a car accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will have a better chance of collecting evidence to support your claim immediately after the accident.

The Rights of Drivers After a Car Accident in Worcester

If you have been hurt in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

In Massachusetts, negligent drivers can be held accountable for injuries suffered by accident victims. A personal injury attorney will fight to get you the maximum compensation available under the law.

The battle is against the at-fault driver's insurance company in most car accident cases. After determining the value of your case, your attorney can negotiate with the insurer on your behalf. Unfortunately, accident victims who go up against powerful insurance companies on their own often end up settling for less than they are owed, or they sign off on settlements before the full extent of their injuries is known. A signed settlement shuts the door on the possibility of additional recovery.

Wrongful death damages are also available to close family members of victims killed in motor vehicle collisions. These damages may include payment of funeral expenses, medical bills incurred by the deceased, and compensation for loss of companionship.

In addition to taking legal action against negligent drivers, victims injured in collisions may also pursue claims against manufacturers of defective vehicles or government agencies responsible for maintaining roadways. Cars and trucks with defective wheels, brakes, and other parts are a danger to everyone on the road. Roads riddled with potholes or with uneven surfaces are a hazard and a frequent cause of accidents.

In Worcester, motorists can report roadway hazards such as potholes, items or debris on a public way, loose utility hole covers, or missing traffic signs by calling the City of Worcester at (508) 929-1300 or emailing dpw@worcesterma.gov.

A car accident lawyer at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers LLC can help victims of collisions in Worcester and neighboring areas pursue a claim. Schedule a free consultation by calling (617) 777-7777 or filling out our online form.

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