Somerville Car Accident Lawyers
In Somerville, car crashes are most likely to occur on Mystic Avenue and Fellsway, according to state figures. But when drivers are not paying attention or are aggressive, they can happen anywhere in the city and injure other drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. According to the city, 12.5 percent of Somerville residents commute by bike and more than 16,000 commute on foot.
If you have been injured in a Somerville car crash, we understand you have been through a traumatic and overwhelming ordeal and have many questions. If you need medical treatment or have to take time off from work, it is critical to contact an experienced Somerville car accident lawyer.
Contact Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston for a free legal consultation and learn your rights. With over 100 years combined experience, our car accident lawyers have been recognized as among the top personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and aggressively pursue the best result for you. For a free legal consultation, contact Breakstone, White & Gluck at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.
Car Accidents on Somerville Roads
Nearby in Medford, the Revere Beach Parkway and Fellsway was #83 on the list, with 123 EPDO incidents, 63 car accidents and 15 crashes involving injury. Interstate 93 has exits in both Somerville and Medford and car accidents there are frequent, as drivers fail to properly merge or engage with cell phones or other distractions at high speeds.
Speeding in Somerville. The City of Somerville is working to improve safety on the roads. In 2016, the city lowered speed limits from 30 to 25 mph on all local roads in thickly settled or business districts. In addition, the city created 65 different 20 mph safety zones in areas where pedestrians are vulnerable, including around schools and senior centers. Drivers who do not observe the speed limit and cause someone injury are operating with negligence and may be held liable.Next Step: Contact An Experienced Somerville Car Accident Attorney
After a car crash, make sure you are treated for your injuries at a hospital or medical center. Under Massachusetts law, you are required to report car accidents which involve personal injury or property damage over $1,000 to the Somerville Police Department or Massachusetts State Police (depending on the road you were on) and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
You must also report the crash promptly to your auto insurance company. Before you do this or file a police report, you have the right to consult an attorney. But understand you have a responsibility to contact your insurance company in a timely manner. You have more time to file a motor vehicle crash report with police and the registry. Massachusetts provides you with 5 days, unless you are unable to do so because of your injuries.
Call for a Free Legal Consultation: 800-379-1244
If you need to speak to a Somerville car accident attorney, contact Breakstone, White & Gluck. Our attorneys have obtained top compensation for clients for more than 25 years. Our firm represents those who have been injured in car accidents across the Boston area, including in Somerville, Medford, Cambridge, Arlington and Everett.
For a free legal consultation, contact Breakstone, White & Gluck at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.