Cambridge Personal Injury Lawyers
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If you have been injured, contact a Cambridge personal injury attorney. We are here to answer your questions and explain your legal rights. For a free legal consultation, call 800-379-1244 or use our contact form.
Cambridge Personal Injury Lawyers
Car Accidents Which Injure Drivers, Cyclists, Pedestrians and MBTA Riders
Located in Middlesex County, Cambridge is home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The city has over 110,000 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 operate with care, pay attention to the roads and always watch out for cyclists and pedestrians. This includes ride-share drivers. Drivers have to access their cell phones to arrange their next ride, but they must do this while parked or in a safe way that doesn't violate the state's texting while driving law, so there is not an Uber accident.
Injuries can also happen on an MBTA subway, bus or in an MBTA station, for instance by a malfunctioning elevator or escalator. If you are injured on the MBTA, contact our attorneys for a free legal consultation. Our Cambridge personal injury lawyers have tried cases against the MBTA and won at trial and appeal. In one case, our client received a final settlement of $7.1 million for injuries she sustained when she was struck by an MBTA bus in a crosswalk. Learn more about our work representing those injured by MBTA accidents.
Cambridge Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck has extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases across Massachusetts. Our medical malpractice lawyers 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.
Free Legal Consultation: 800-379-1244
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 Cambridge personal injury attorneys offer a free legal consultation. Contact us at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.