Watertown Car Accident Lawyers
Car crashes and pedestrian accidents are a concern in Watertown. The community offers an ideal location for commuters, with neighboring Cambridge and Boston just a few miles away. However, public transportation is limited to MBTA bus service. With no commuter rail or subway, many residents are out, walking, biking or waiting for buses. Every motor vehicle driver and bus operator has a duty to operate with reasonable care on Watertown streets. When they fail to do so and you are injured, they may be held liable.
If you have been injured, contact an experienced Watertown car accident lawyer to learn your legal rights. Accidents involving cars and large vehicles must be investigated promptly to prevent evidence from being destroyed or compromised. Breakstone, White & Gluck is here to help. For a free legal consultation, contact our attorneys today at 800-379-1244 or use our contact form.
Watertown Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents have risen across the country over the past few years. With 35,000 residents, Watertown is always bustling with pedestrians. There are many destinations, from the beautiful paths along the Charles River to Watertown Square and Arsenal Yards, a mixed-use development at the old Arsenal Mall. Nearby are Cambridge, Waltham and Newton.
In Massachusetts, drivers must stop for pedestrians at crosswalks when there is a “Walk” signal or green light. M.G.L. c.89 § 11. When traffic signals are not in place or not in operation, drivers must slow down or stop if need be so to yield when approaching pedestrians.
Watertown has regular MBTA buses as well as trolley buses. You may see these rolling through Watertown Square, heading to Harvard Square in Cambridge. When bus drivers fail to stop in time, injuries can be serious and fatal, especially when pedestrians are involved. Breakstone, White & Gluck is experienced in representing pedestrians who have been injured in MBTA bus accidents. Our attorneys have successfully won awards for our clients at trial and defended appeals before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court.
Learn Your Legal Rights After a Watertown Car Crash
Medical bills can quickly add up after a car accident, making it important to speak to an experienced Massachusetts car accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our Watertown car accident lawyers are here to advise you of your legal rights. We understand car accidents are traumatic. When we represent a client, we are committed to your emotional and physical recovery, and representing your best interests, in managing your medical bills, investigating the accident and negotiating with the insurance companies.
If you have been hurt by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, bodily injury and pain and suffering, among other damages.
In addition to contacting an attorney to learn your rights, if you were driving, you have a responsibility to report the car accident to your auto insurance company promptly. Pedestrians and cyclists should also report their injuries to their auto insurance companies, even though they were not injured in their own vehicle. Our attorneys can assist you with this and guide you through every step of the process.
About Breakstone, White & Gluck in Boston
With more than 100 years combined experience, Breakstone, White & Gluck is known for our successful awards and verdicts for those who have been injured by negligent drivers. Our attorneys have represented those injured in car crashes, large truck accidents and bus accidents across Massachusetts. For a free legal consultation, contact our office today at 800-379-1244 or use our contact form.