Lawrence, Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered personal injury in a car accident, pedestrian crash, construction accident or by medical malpractice in Lawrence, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment and consult a personal injury attorney.
Lawrence is located along the Merrimack River in Essex County, Massachusetts. Thirty miles north of Boston, Lawrence is located near Methuen, Andover and North Andover, near the New Hampshire border. The city was incorporated in 1852 and has a population of over 70,000.
The city takes its name from Abbott Lawrence, a wealthy industrialist involved in establishing the community's large mass of textile mills. Lawrence is governed by a mayor and a city council. Lawrence City Hall is located at 200 Common Street. The city is served by the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune newspaper. Also based there are the Lawrence District Court, the Lawrence session of Essex Superior Court and the Lawrence Registry of Motor Vehicles. Lawrence General Hospital is located at 1 General Street.
Lawrence is located along Interstate 495 and Route 28. Route 110 and Route 114 are among its busiest roads. In 2010, two city intersections along Route 114 were named to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s list of worst car accident sites.
Car Accident Studies
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission have closely studied the intersection of Route 114 and Andover Street in recent years. In a 2011 road safety audit, the planning commission noted the intersection continues to have one of the highest frequencies of crashes in the region.
The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission works on behalf of 15 towns, including Lawrence, Andover and Methuen on the West and Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury and Rowley on the East.
Drivers have a responsibility to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, follow speed limits and put down their cell phone. In Massachusetts, drivers are banned from texting while driving. They can legally use a handheld cell phone but cell phone use of any kind is highly distracting and can result in a car accident.
There are a large number of car accidents in Lawrence and pedestrians of all ages are vulnerable when drivers are not careful. Lawrence Police responded to more than 4,000 car crashes in 2017, according to a Lawrence Eagle Tribune article. The City of Lawrence was discussing lower speed limits in the summer of 2018.
When construction companies set up their equipment, they have a responsibility to protect workers. They must take appropriate steps, such as posting proper signs, training employees for their specific jobs and securing a site. This is what should happen. Too often, the reality is construction companies disregard safety protocols to save time and money. As a result, a number of dangerous situations can play out and workers can be gravely injured or even killed, just for doing their job. Those who survive will experience lasting emotional distress and will need help to cope.
Falls are one of the most common types of construction accidents in Massachusetts. Falls often happen because companies are not providing adequate supervision or setting up enough safe guards. Workers can also fall while operating unsecured equipment or while working on scaffolding. Chemical spills and gas explosions are another cause of construction accidents and if workers survive, always cause serious burns and long-term injuries.
Call a Lawrence Personal Injury Lawyer
Breakstone, White & Gluck is a Boston personal injury law firm serving all of Massachusetts, including in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill and surrounding communities. If you have been injured, it is important to seek medical attention, then consult an experienced personal injury lawyer.
A lawyer can help you determine if you can file a claim for damage. In Massachusetts, damages may be awarded for medical bills, lost earnings, for scarring and disability, for loss of enjoyment of life, for loss of consortium and for pain and suffering. Punitive damages may be awarded in some wrongful death cases.
The personal injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck have over 100 years combined experience handling injury claims and we offer a free legal consultation. We understand that when an accident happens, lives are forever changed. Daily routines are disrupted and economic losses can be devastating.
Our partners each have over 35 years of individual experience helping those who have been injured. We are committed to our work and results for clients. We work to negotiate a settlement in each case. But if you do not receive a fair offer of settlement, you can trust we will take your case to trial so you obtain a just result.
Our Law Firm's Experience:
Our lawyers are experienced in handling injury cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- Construction accidents
- Gas explosions
- Burn injuries
- Premises liability cases
- Swimming pool accidents
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For a free consultation, contact our Lawrence personal injury lawyers today at 800-379-1244 or fill out our contact form.