Worcester Personal Injury Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck offers more than 125 years combined experience as Massachusetts personal injury lawyers. Our firm represents clients from Worcester and across Central Massachusetts, including Millbury, Grafton, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Auburn, Princeton, Leicester, Spencer and Sterling.
No one ever expects to be injured. And it is deeply upsetting when you learn you were injured by someone else's negligence. Had the person used more care, they could have prevented your injury and the hardship of recovery.
Learn your legal rights if you have been injured by negligence. 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 representing clients injured in car accidents and pedestrian accidents, growing concerns in the city of Worcester. In 2019, the America's Best Drivers Report ranked Worcester drivers among the 10 worst of 200 regions in the U.S.
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, especially near the major I-290 and I-190 intersection.
The state had long identified Kelley Square as one of the top spots for motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts, before starting the Kelley Square Improvement Project in October 2019.
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.
Our Law Firm's Experience and Results For Clients After Car Accidents
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, 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 reviewing the facts of your case with you. We are here to answer your questions and advise you on 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 who pick up a cell phone to call or text are violating the law and can be cited.
When a driver fails to use reasonable care and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to pursue financial damages. You may 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 Accident Lawyers
Experience is critical when you hire a lawyer after a serious pedestrian car crash. Many pedestrian accidents result in wrongful death and it may be a loved one, not the victim, who reaches out for legal representation.
After a pedestrian accident, it may be unclear what happened. The victim may not survive; other witnesses may come forward. We understand that not knowing can prolong a family's pain and make it difficult to find closure.
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our attorneys have represented victims and families after serious injuries at intersections, crosswalk accidents and bus crashes. We have also represented pedestrians who have been hit in parking lot crashes and held both drivers and commercial property owners liable for failing to keep safe premises.
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.
Learn Your Legal Rights: 800-379-1244
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 was incorporated as a town in 1722, then later as 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 include Route 122, Route 12 and Route 9. In 2019, construction began on Polar Park. This is now the home of the WooSox, 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.