If you, a friend, or a loved one has been victimized by a deadly motor vehicle accident (MVA) in the state of Massachusetts, recovering from such a catastrophic incident can be an extremely difficult process. As the victim of a violent accident, you or someone close to you may have suffered severe or life-threatening injuries and may have sustained extensive physical trauma and emotional strain as a result. Furthermore, you may be burdened with excessive medical bills and vehicle insurance and, as a final resort, require the intervention of a professional accident lawyer. You or your loved one may have been victimized by criminal activity, DUI, or negligence. Despite the complexity of these unfortunate issues, you can discover a vast array of resources that can guide you through each stage of recovery.
If You Cannot Work as the Result of a Catastrophic Accident
In the event that your work ability has been impaired by an accident, you can turn to multiple resources that will help you receive financial aid and support:
- Massachusetts Social Security Disability – Local and nationwide resources for Massachusetts residents suffering from a severe impairment or potentially life-threatening personal injuries
- Massachusetts Supplemental Security Income – Local resources for adult and juvenile victims who do not possess adequate resources for financial aid in the State of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Bar Association – For residents of Massachusetts seeking the representation and assistance of a professional lawyer specializing in car accidents, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, and more
Need help with requesting an official copy of the incident police report?
Injured victims often seek help from personal injury lawyers to file claims against negligent parties after being involved in crashes. However, personal injury lawyers often need a copy of the police report in order to assess the facts of the crash. Victims can request a copy of the police report via the Registry of Motor Vehicles or they can contact one of our local personal injury lawyers who will obtain your accident report at no cost to you. All reports should be available at least four weeks after the date of loss.
Contact us today if you or a loved one was hurt in an accident in Maryland and has not gotten a copy of the incident report. Our attorney will provide it to you free of charge.
If You Require Emotional or Psychological Counseling or Additional Therapy
Accidents not only inflict terrible injuries on the body but can also leave a lasting impact on a victim’s mind. If you require emotional support or counseling to cope with your experience in a catastrophic vehicular accident, be sure to visit the links below:
- Massachusetts Psychological Association – Search statewide for psychologists who can help you recover from your traumatic experience with a motor vehicle accident
- Massachusetts Counselors and Therapists – A directory that allows you to cross references therapists and counselors based on specialty, availability, field of study, and experience
- Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts – Directory of associations in Massachusetts that provide emotional support and educational resources for victims of traumatic brain injuries and their friends/family
If You Require Financial Aid for Incidences Resulting from Criminal Activity
You may require additional help for fees related to legal assistance and/or medical bills. If this is the case, be sure to consider the following resources:
- Massachusetts Victims of Violent Crime Compensation - Sponsored by the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, this program seeks to provide a lifeline to victims of catastrophic accidents, including those potentially caused by criminal activity.
- Victims of Violent Crime – List of resources provided by the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General for victims of crimes
If You Require Aid for Car Insurance and Vehicle Damage
The Massachusetts DMV has required that drivers have four separate insurance policies that must meet these minimum standards:
- $20,000 per single injured victim
- $40,000 per single accident
2.Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
- $8,000 per single injured victim
3.Injury Caused by An Uninsured Vehicle
- $20,000 per single injured victim
- $40,000 per single accident
- $5,000 per single accident
Vehicular accidents are an unfortunate and tragic part of our lives and can impact victims and their families in terrible, tragic ways. However, you do not have to face these problems alone. Be sure to visit Local Accident Reports for statements related to your accident.
If You or a Loved One Were the Victims of an Accident Caused by DUI
Drunk driving is a terrible offense that can result in severe damages to innocent victims, their families, and friends. As reinforced by state law, the Massachusetts DMV has set the limits of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.08% for adults (21 years and older) and 0.02% for young adults and juveniles (younger than 21 years). BAC has been set at 0.04% for commercial drivers.
Currently, Massachusetts ranks at 49th among the states with severe problems related to drunk driving incidents. If you, a loved one, or a friend have been victimized by a DUI incident and require more in-depth support, visit the following links:
- Massachusetts MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks to provide endless support for victims of drunk driving incidents in the State of Connecticut. To speak with a representative at the national headquarters, call (877) ASK. MADD or (877) 275.6233. To contact Massachusetts MADD contact the Danvers office at (781)328.0002 or use the directory to find your local department.
Accident Prevention Services in Massachusetts
In recent years, the State of Massachusetts has established tactics for preventing unfortunate motor vehicle accidents and resulting fatalities.
- Massachusetts Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety – The State Government of Massachusetts developed this program to support local police departments and improve roadway conditions to ensure safety for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Resources include Traffic Safety Initiatives, WalkBoston (a safety program for pedestrians), links to school safety routes, and more.
- Traffic Safety Initiatives – Sponsored by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, this resource provides an overview of statewide traffic enforcement and educational programs to ensure safety for drivers and pedestrians alike.
Traffic in Massachusetts
In this section, you can investigate the statistics regarding traffic congestion and the percentage of fatal accidents. As of the year 2016, Massachusetts has a total population of 6,811,779 residents and has a median percentage of accident-related fatalities. For more information, check out the data sheets provided by the HLDI (Highway Loss Data Institute). While these numbers have updated since this time, this sheet will provide you with a basic layout of Massachusetts’s traffic statistics and help you develop a safer travel plan while visiting the East Coast.
Vehicle Miles Traveled in Massachusetts
- Massachusetts has a total of 59,004 million vehicle miles traveled
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in Massachusetts
- 359 fatal crashes causing 389 deaths overall
- 5.7 deaths per 100 million of the total population of Massachusetts
- 0.66 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
Deaths Related to Motor Vehicle Accidents in Massachusetts
- Car occupants = 168 (43%)
- Pickup/SUV occupants = 67 (17%)
- Large truck occupants = 2 (1%)
- Motorcyclists = 40 (10%)
- Bicyclists = 10 (3%)
- Pedestrians = 80 (21%)
- Total traffic accident fatalities = 389
Single Vehicle vs. Multi-Vehicle Crashes: Massachusetts
- Single-vehicle accidents = 246 (63%)
- Multi-vehicle accidents = 143 (37%)
- Total = 389
Fatalities from DUI Accidents: Massachusetts
- Total deaths = 187
- Drivers with registered BAC results = 150 (80%)
- Drivers with BAC results equal to or greater than 0.08 = 47 (25%)
Use of Restraint: Massachusetts
- Observation of safety belt usage in the State of Massachusetts = 78
- Fatally injured victims-unrestrained = 106 (44%)
- Fatally injured victims-restrained = 73 (30%)
- Fatally injured victims-undisclosed use of restraint = 63 (26%)
- Total of fatal injuries = 242
Rural Accidents vs. Urban Accidents: Massachusetts
- Urban accidents = 372 (96%)
- Rural accidents = 17 (4%)
- Unspecified area = 0 (0%)
- Total = 389