Brighton Personal Injury Lawyers
The neighborhood of Brighton is located in the northwest corner of Boston and covers 2.8 square miles of land. The Charles River separates Brighton from the neighboring cities of Cambridge and Watertown. It was originally settled as part of Watertown in 1630 before being reassigned to Cambridge four years later. It was then known as “Little Cambridge” until 1807 when it was renamed after the English city Brighton and Hove, and in 1873, Brighton’s citizens voted to be absorbed as a neighborhood of Boston. Today, Brighton has a population of 43,887 and is commonly combined with the neighborhood of Allston (because Allston was previously a part of Brighton) to be known as the neighborhood of Allston-Brighton. Parts of Boston College are contained within Brighton and many of its students and faculty reside in the neighborhood.
The Brighton personal injury attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have decades of experience in representing clients in civil litigation events or offering expert legal advice. Our practice reaches the many neighborhoods of Boston and its surrounding suburbs all throughout eastern Massachusetts. Our most common cases involve personal injury, wrongful death, defective product liability, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bike accidents, but we have significant practice working on a very broad range of topics. Our lawyers adopt an analytical approach and strive to address the specific needs of each individual client. We are committed to protecting the rights of the individual through sound legal advice and client involvement. At Bellotti Law Group, we understand the stress and anxiety that a civil action can place on an individual and his or her entire family. For this reason, we strive to never lose sight of the fact that our clients represent people with genuine difficulties, and are not just cases to be won or lost.
A large number of people in Brighton and other neighborhoods in Boston primarily get around the city by bicycle. Accidents with other motor vehicles on the road occasionally occur, and claims for damages against the driver of the motor vehicle follow. In this country, 618 bicyclists were killed in crashes with another motor vehicle in 2010, or roughly 1.9% of total fatalities due to traffic crashes. 28% of bicycle crashes that led to a fatality took place between 4:00pm and 7:59pm, and 25% occurred between 8:00pm and 11:59pm. Also in 2010, the average age of a bicyclist killed was 42, while the average age of a bicyclist who suffered a non-fatal injury was 31. In Massachusetts, six people were killed in an accident with another motor vehicle while riding a bicycle, ranking the state as the 10th lowest total in the country after adjusting for population differences between states.
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a bicycle accident, contact one of our Boston personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation at 617-225-2100. We have three offices in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy, and are here to help you receive compensation for another driver’s negligence.