Car accidents are the fifth leading cause of death among Americans and the number one cause of death among young people in America. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents have increased in the first half of 2012 compared to 2011. In 2012, 16,290 people have been killed in traffic accidents. In 2011, only 14,950 people were killed in traffic accidents during the same period. National car accident statistics may seem large and impersonal, but these statistics represent communities whose residents have been injured and killed by car accidents each year.
d’Oliveira & Associates Handles Car Accident Claims From New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts has over 95,000 residents located within its 24 square miles. It is the sixth largest city in Massachusetts. The city’s whaling museum, art museum, and numerous parks make it an entertainment destination. New Bedford’s size and location also make it a major traffic hub for Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents commuting to Boston or Providence. Interstate 195 passes through the city along with Route 6, Route 18 and Route 140. The number of commuters and major roads make motor vehicle accidents in New Bedford common. d’Oliveira & Associates has years of experience handling automobile accident lawsuits in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Additionally, d’Oliveira & Associates has lawyers admitted to practice law in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
New Bedford Car Accident Statistics
In 2009, car crashes caused 9 deaths in New Bedford, one of which was caused by a drunk driver. These motor vehicle accidents damaged 14 vehicles. In 2008, car crashes caused 8 deaths in New Bedford, five of which were caused by a drunk driver. These automobile accidents damaged 13 automobiles. Since 1975, New Bedford automobile accidents have caused at least 4 deaths per year. Injury or death caused by a car accident is a traumatic event that may require the advice of a car accident lawyer. d’Oliveira & Associates has years of experience helping victims of car accidents manage the legal problems that arise from a car accident.
Are You a New Bedford Resident With a Car Accident Claim?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates want you to know that you may be entitled to compensation. d’Oliveira & Associates has years of experience when it comes to New Bedford car accident lawsuits, and can help ensure that you receive the legal representation you deserve for your car accident claim. Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6867 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.