Quincy Motor Vehicle Accidents
Quincy is a major hub in the Greater Boston area, and sits along major highways due to its proximity to the center of Boston. With a population approaching 100,000 citizens, Quincy is one of the most highly populated areas in Boston. In Quincy, Interstate 93 and U.S. Route 1 travel south to north spanning the entire town.Quincy is positioned alongside Route 3 as it joins with I-93 and U.S. 1; this intersection generates 250,000 to 275,000 vehicles each weekday, creating one of the busiest intersections in the Boston area. This amount of congestion leads to greater risk of negligently caused automobile accidents.In 2009 there were 3 fatal car accidents involving 8 different vehicles and 11 different people in Quincy. A pedestrian was also a victim in one of these fatal crashes, and a drunk driver was the cause of 1 of the fatal accidents. Every driver is owed a duty of care from others on the road and the highly populated and active highways in Quincy create a greater risk. When this duty is violated, steps should be taken to protect the rights of both yourself and others impacted by your accident.Here at Sheff Law we pride ourselves in obtaining the highest judgment possible as a result of these automobile accidents.If you are injured in a Quincy accident, you should take a few steps to protect yourself. First, if you are injured, seek immediate medical attention.While at the scene of the accident, attempt to gather as much information about other vehicles involved in the accident, start with the license plate number, driver’s name and contact information. Get pictures of the accident, even if you are using a cell phone camera.Contact the police and make them aware of any traffic violations the operator may have committed.It is also important to contact a Massachusetts car accident lawyer to learn about your legal rights. At Sheff Law we recognize that each accident and every client is unique. Our lawyers have over 130 years of combined experience, and utilizing a team approach we are proud of our ability to provide the individual attention that is necessary to obtain a maximum judgment and help alleviate the pain and suffering that can accompany a serious automobile accident.Nobody is immune to the risks of negligent drivers or negligent conditions on the road. Other travelers can be speeding, driving to slowly, acting reckless/aggressive on the road, be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, fail to adhere to traffic signals or signs, or fall asleep at the wheel. Equipment in your vehicle can be defective, or road conditions can create dangerous situations unforeseen to the driver and passengers.Many scenarios on the road can lead to serious automobile accidents and injuries, and you should explore your legal options. We have handled car accidents in Quincy, and all throughout Massachusetts. Examples of cases we have won are SUV rollovers, side impact car accidents, failure to yield, elderly related accidents, fatal car accidents, hit and run, teen car accidents, cell phone related accidents, and both rear and head on collisions.Call Sheff Law today at (888) 423-4477 for a free consultation and to learn about your legal rights.