Auto accidents are the top causes of fatalities among kids and teenagers, and among the leading causes of deaths for all ages. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates a total of 30,000 crash-related deaths each year, causing approximately $40 billion in medical and work loss costs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also recently reported that deaths caused by traffic accidents have been increasing during the first half of 2012. Around 16,290 people were killed in traffic accidents, compared to 14,950 fatalities recorded during the same period last year.
In Massachusetts, auto accidents resulted in approximately $395 million death costs. In 2009, one of its cities, Attleboro, has had 4 fatal accidents, causing 7 deaths. Seven vehicles were involved in these accidents, and 15 people were affected. Of these fatal accidents, drunk drivers caused 7. There was 1 fatal crash that involved a pedestrian. The City of Attleboro in Bristol County, once called the Jewelry Capital of the World, is located 10 miles west of Taunton, Massachusetts. It is considered to be part of the Providence metropolitan area. In 2010, the city had a population of 43,593, and an estimated $29,500 income per capita.
Many auto accidents can be fatal and can severely harm an individual’s livelihood and those around him/her. However, most people do not believe that they have a case when they are injured. You would have a case if the actions of another individual operating an automobile, truck, airplane, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle were careless or negligent. A person is negligent if he fails to do what a reasonable person would do, in which case, he would be liable for damages. Damages may include emotional pain and suffering, permanent injuries, disabilities, and even death, much of which would not be compensated by insurance. In cases of intentional or gross negligence, punitive damages may be recovered to ensure that the conduct will not be repeated in the future. Punitive damages may be extremely high and is in addition to the compensatory damages you would be getting due to the monetary and emotional damages from the injury. Punitive damages are harder to claim though, so you would require a highly experienced and successful MA personal injury attorney to determine that for you and argue for you in court.
d’Oliveira & Associates works with some of the leading auto accident lawyers in dealing with traffic accident claims and cases where individuals are suffering or have suffered any injury or have died from traffic accidents in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Our Attleboro auto accident lawyers make sure that your rights are protected and that your best interests are served. You may contact or stop by our law office located at 155 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA at (508) 223-1133 to schedule an appointment with our top-of-the-league auto accident lawyers and find out if you have a potential claim.Attleboro Personal Injury Lawyer | d’Oliveira & Associates
155 North Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703