Worcester, Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers and Car Accident Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck brings over 100 years combined experience to our work as personal injury lawyers and car accident lawyers. Our firm represents clients in Worcester and across Central Massachusetts, including in Millbury, Grafton, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Auburn, Princeton, Leicester, Spencer, Sterling, Fitchburg and Leominster.
No one ever expects to be injured. And it is deeply upsetting when you learn you were injured by someone else's negligence. Had they taken safety precautions or used reasonable care, your injuries and now your work ahead in recovery could have been prevented.
If you have been injured due to a negligent act, it is important to learn your legal rights. We invite you to contact Breakstone, White & Gluck for a free legal consultation at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676.
Worcester Car Accidents
Our Worcester personal injury attorneys are known for our expertise in handling cases involving car accidents and pedestrian accidents, growing concerns in the city of Worcester. As the largest city in Central Massachusetts, Worcester has more than 185,000 residents, including more than 35,000 college students. Traffic congestion is heavy in the region, building near the major I-290 and I-190 intersection.
In 2019, the America's Best Drivers Report considered 200 transportation regions and ranked Worcester among the 10 worst regions in the United States. Worcester drivers averaged one accident every 5.1 years, compared to the national average of 10.57.
In July 2017, the Telegram & Gazette reported Worcester was the most dangerous city in Massachusetts for pedestrians. Two highly dangerous spots are along Main Street in downtown and outside UMass Memorial Medical Center. The state has also identified Kelley Square as a top motor vehicle crash cluster in Massachusetts.
Breakstone, White & Gluck represents plaintiffs in Massachusetts car accident and pedestrian accident cases. Our attorneys have the experience, expertise and resources to help clients with all types of auto claims, including those involving large trucks and rideshare vehicles. We start by carefully reviewing the facts of your case with you and explaining whether you may have the right to seek financial compensation.
In Massachusetts, drivers have a duty to use reasonable care when driving. This includes following traffic laws and operating at the speed limit or a reasonable speed for the traffic conditions. Drivers also have a responsibility not to engage in distracted driving or use a hand-held cell phone. In April 2020, the new Massachusetts hands-free driving law took full effect. Drivers now have clear guidance; picking up a cell phone to text or make a call is illegal and can result in a traffic citation and injuries to others.
When a driver fails to use reasonable care and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to pursue financial damages. You be able to pursue personal injury protection benefits (PIP) from the driver's auto insurance policy. You may also be entitled to seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
We invite you to read about our car accident case results, including our $7.1 million and $3.75 million awards for clients.
Worcester Pedestrian Accidents
Experience is critical when you hire an attorney after any motor vehicle accident. It is also critical when you hire a lawyer after a pedestrian car crash.
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our attorneys have represented clients who have been seriously in pedestrian accidents, including in crosswalk accidents and bus accidents leading to wrongful death. After parking lot accidents, we have investigated and held drivers liable and in some cases, property owners who failed to keep safe premises.
After a pedestrian accident, it may not be clear what happened. The victim may not survive; there may be no other witnesses. We understand that not knowing can prolong a family's pain. It is our commitment to advocate for our clients and pursue these answers, in addition to the financial compensation they need.
Worcester Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Cyclists are vulnerable in high-congestion areas such as Worcester. In addition to motor vehicle traffic, there is a high volume of trucks traveling to the downtown district, hospitals and colleges. The city also has more than 50 public schools. Drivers have responsibilities when operating near cyclists, including to stay out of bike lanes and to turn safely at intersections.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is crucial that you consult a Worcester bicycle accident lawyer to learn your legal rights. Our attorneys can advise you on whether you may have the right to file a claim against the driver's auto insurance policy or their employer's insurance policy. We can also help you evaluate your options when drivers are uninsured or underinsured.
Read about our results in bicycle accident cases.
Worcester Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
When a motorcyclist is injured, Breakstone, White & Gluck offers experience in Massachusetts auto insurance laws and accident reconstruction. Our Worcester motorcycle accident lawyers have negotiated major awards for our clients, including awards for $3.75 million and $3.5 million.
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If you have been injured, learn your rights. Call our Worcester personal injury lawyers for a free legal consultation. Call 800-379-1244 or use our contact form.
Worcester has over 185,000 residents and was incorporated as a town in 1722, then a city in 1848. It follows a City Council-City Manager form of government. For transportation, the city is served by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority and the Worcester Regional Airport.
The city is accessible by Interstate 190 and Interstate 290. The major routes are Route 122, Route 12 and Route 9. In 2019, construction began on Polar Park, the new home of the Worcester Red Sox, a triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The ballpark sits near Kelley Square in the city's Canal District.
The city has more than 50 public schools, including seven high schools, including Worcester Technical High School, Burncoat High School, Claremont Academy, Doherty Memorial High School, North High School, South High Community School and University Park Campus School.
Hospitals include UMass Memorial Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital. UMass Memorial Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center. This is the home base for Life Flight, the region’s medical helicopter service.
Cultural institutions include the Worcester Art Museum, the Hanover Theatre and the Higgins Armory Museum. The city's colleges contribute to this culture.
The Worcester area has 13 colleges and 35,000+ students. These include Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Atlantic Union College, Becker College and Clark University, College of the Holy Cross and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
Other institutions: Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Nichols College, Quinsigamond Community College, UMass Medical School, Worcester State College and Worcester Polytechnic Institution.
Apart from the educational institutions, major employers include the City of Worcester, Commerce Bank and the Hanover Insurance Group. Media outlets serving the city include the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the Worcester Business Journal.
Worcester has several courthouses, including Worcester District Court, Worcester Superior Court and a federal courthouse. The Worcester District Court is located at 225 Main Street. The court's jurisdiction is Auburn, Millbury and Worcester.
Free Legal Consultation - Worcester Personal Injury Lawyers
For a free legal consultation, contact Breakstone, White & Gluck at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.