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Somerville Personal Injury Lawyer

Somerville, Massachusetts is the most densely populated municipality in New England with 75,754 people, 33,720 households, and 14,673 families living in the city as of the 2010 census. Interstate 93 and Route 28 are the two highways that pass through Somerville. Interstate 93 is elevated throughout most of its length throughout the city. Although the city of Somerville strives to ensure pedestrian and automobile safety, the city traffic has outgrown Somerville’s original infrastructure. Somerville’s narrow streets and lack of parking often makes motor vehicle traffic congested. The combination of these factors has resulted in numerous injuries and, in turn, personal injury cases in Somerville.

Between 2008 and 2010, Somerville was home to two of the top 200 car accident sites in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, many of which resulting in injuries. The following intersections are statistically of most dangerous automobile intersections in Somerville:

• Mystic Avenue and McGrath Highway is statistically the most dangerous intersection in Somerville with 63 automobile crashes, including 1 fatality and 24 injuries between the years of 2008 and 2010;

• The intersection between Somerville Avenue and Bow Street in Union Square had 42 automobile crashes and 15 injuries between the years of 2008 and 2010;

• The intersection of Broadway and Alewife Brook Parkway also had above average frequency of accidents and injuries.

It is typically easy to walk the city of Somerville and residents frequently ride bicycles throughout the city. The busiest pedestrian and bicyclist intersection in Somerville is the Beacon Street and Somerville Avenue intersection. On average, about 800 people walk or bike across the Beacon Street and Somerville intersection each day. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents often have the most severe injuries due to the minimal comparative protection offered by the generally used safety equiptment.

Despite the numerous cyclists that populate the streets of Somerville, it is known as a comparatively dangerous place to ride bikes. Massachusetts Avenue and Somerville Avenue, near the Porter Square Shopping Center, is considered one of the most dangerous areas for cyclists in Somerville. The Porter Square Shopping Center has numerous bus stops and cars traveling in multiple directions with only one traffic light controlling this traffic at the writing of this article, thus creating a hazardous intersection for cyclists and pedestrians.

Inman Square, which borders Somerville, has been classified as the worst site for bicycle crashes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Inman Square area that borders Beacon Street and part of Washington Street was the setting for 154 bike crashes between 2002 and 2010. Although no one died as a result of these accidents, 99 out of the 154 people were injured in these bicycle crashes.

Between 2002 and 2010, 52 pedestrians were injured where 1 pedestrian was killed and 43 were injured. Throughout the entire state, Somerville has been ranked as the fifth worst area for pedestrian crashes in Massachusetts during that time period.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile, cycling, or pedestrian accident in Somerville, call us at Mass Injury Firm, P.C. to speak with an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney. Our Boston Personal Injury Firm represents clients in Somerville and across Massachusetts with their personal injury cases. Call us and discuss your injury and case with an experienced personal injury lawyer today. We will put the personal injury process in plane English so that you understand the basics of how the claims and litigation processes work from start to finish. We'll also talk with you about how your accident has affected your quality of life and what we can do to help you get back to your pre-accident condition. We will advocate for your bests interests when filing an injury claim on your behalf. Call Mass Injury Firm, P.C. today at (866) 995-6663.

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