With populations steadily climbing in metropolitan areas, the number of drivers on the road continues to increase. Overcrowded roads, frustrated drivers, alcohol, and distractions like cell phones and loud music all lead to increased dangers for motorists. It is no surprise that motor vehicle accidents occur daily. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2014 there were over 32,000 fatal roadway accidents in the United States, and over 2.3 million people were injured in roadway accidents. In Massachusetts, there were 328 fatalities from roadway accidents. The early projections for 2015 based on the first nine months of 2015 show that roadway fatalities and injuries are on the rise.
What Is My Auto Accident Worth
Each year, many victims are involved in car accidents in Massachusetts that can cause long-term damage. Despite the common misconception that only multiple vehicle accidents can cause damage, every motor vehicle accident presents its own risks. Often, insurance companies will try to convince victims to accept a settlement that is far less than what is needed to cover auto repairs and medical bills. That is why victims who feel they have been injured by another’s negligence should contact a motor vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible. No matter how many cars were involved in a car accident, Attorney Frederic Halström knows that the financial and physical effects on the victims can be long-term and damaging.