Cambridge Massachusetts Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Breakstone, White & Gluck represents residents, families, students and workers who have been injured by negligence in Cambridge, in car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction and property-related accidents or medical malpractice.
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If you have been injured, let us answer your questions and explain your rights. For a free legal consultation, call 800-379-1244 or use our contact form.
Cambridge Personal Injury Lawyers
Located in Middlesex County, Cambridge is home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The city has over 105,000 residents, plus many college students, workers and visitors who travel in. The Cambridge Public Schools teach about 7,000 students. Cambridge Rindge & Latin School is the primary high school program.
Like any city, Cambridge sees its share of car accidents, which injure drivers, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians. Driving is a challenge in the city, with limited parking, and heavy traffic congestion. But even so, drivers have a responsibility to pay attention to the roads and always watch out for cyclists and pedestrians.
Cambridge is a city known by its squares. These include Harvard Square, Inman Square, Central Square and Kendall Square. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has reported Central Square has the 5th highest number of pedestrian crashes and injuries each year.
Cambridge is home to 8 out of the top 10 crash locations for cyclists in Massachusetts, according to the MassDOT 2014 Top Crash Report. Cambridge Police have identified the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar street and Harvard and Central squares as top spots for bike crashes.
In 2016, Cambridge lost two cyclists to bike crashes. A 27-year-old cyclist was killed in Inman Square in June 2016. The woman was injured in a dooring accident. She hit an open Jeep door, the impact throwing her in front of landscaping truck at the intersection of Hampshire and Cambridge streets, according to the Boston Globe. In October, a 60-year-old cyclist was hit by a tractor-trailer crash in Porter Square.
Accidents can also happen on the MBTA, with public taxis and ride services like Lyft or Uber. The MBTA offers bus and subway service in Cambridge, with Alewife Station anchoring down the Red Line and the Green Line traveling out to Lechmere Station. Harvard Square is one of the most popular stops for taxis and ride share services.
Cambridge Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck has extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases across Massachusetts. We have handled numerous cases in Cambridge, including one very serious case of surgical malpractice at Mount Auburn Hospital.
In July 2002, Dr. David Arndt stepped away from our client's surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital so he could cash a check at a bank in Harvard Square. Our client was having a spinal cord fusion and was under general anesthesia. Dr. Arndt was gone for 35 minutes. Upon his return, he completed the surgery.
The next day, our client experienced significant neurological symptoms in his right lower leg. Dr. Arndt was suspended by Mount Auburn Hospital. Mount Auburn Hospital only came forward and told our client the truth after the state had revoked Dr. Arndt's medical license.
Many were upset by what happened at Mount Auburn Hospital. In response to public outcry, the hospital adopted a new policy to notify patients if their doctors are suspended. Meanwhile, our client, who had to undergo subsequent operations, received a $1.25 million settlement. Read the case report.
You can also read our other medical malpractice case reports.
Construction Accidents and Premises Liability Accidents
Breakstone, White & Gluck also represents those who have been injured in premises liability and construction accidents. Premises liabilty accidents are those caused by the property owner’s failure to maintain their property. In shopping and business areas, escalators and elevators can cause traumatic injuries when not maintained. When landlords neglect to maintain apartments, it can lead to slip and falls, porch collapses and even house fires. The city has a high cost of living and 65 percent of the city's housing units are rentals, according to the Cambridge Community Development office.
Construction accident and worker deaths are on the rise in Massachusetts, according to Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH). Seventy workers died on the job and from work-related disease in 2016. These are the highest numbers in a decade and come as companies build at an aggressive pace in Cambridge, Boston, Somerville and Medford.
If companies do not take appropriate safety measures to protect workers and the public, someone can be seriously hurt or killed. They can be held liable and have to pay damages to the victim or their family. OSHA may also fine companies for violations.
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If you have been injured by someone else's negligence, learn your rights. You may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our attorneys offer a free legal consultation. Contact us at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.