Brookline Personal Injury Lawyers
Brookline is a suburban town in Norfolk County located between Boston and Newton. It was considered part of Boston until 1705, when it was independently incorporated as the town of Brookline. Since then, its residents have refused to allow their town to be absorbed by Boston, despite the fact that Brookline runs right through the middle of the city. It separates the majority of Boston from its Brighton and Allston neighborhoods, and on a map, Boston appears to surround Brookline like a horseshoe. Brookline is made up of 6.8 square miles of land and has a population (as of 2010) of 58,732. Many of its residents work at one of the numerous colleges or universities in nearby Boston, or in the medical field. Brookline is also home to several high profile CEOs, actors, musicians, and professional athletes. In fact, Brookline’s reputation as one of the wealthiest suburbs in Boston dates back to the 1800’s, when it was sometimes referred to as “the richest town in America.” Today, Brookline has a combination of urban living (near Allston/Brighton) and suburban living (in Brookline Village). The community is recognized for its excellent public schools and features one of the oldest country clubs in the United States.
The Brookline personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. PC have handled a wide range of legal issues including personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, defective product liability, medical malpractice, car accidents, bike accidents, and pedestrian accidents. For over thirty years, we have helped members of the Brookline community and those in the surrounding cities and towns who are in need of legal advice or representation. Providing excellence in legal advice is a priority, and we will take time to fully explain the legal process in person. We are committed to providing personalized service and individual solutions for our clients and look forward to working with you.
Pedestrian accidents are common causes of lawsuits. A “pedestrian” is defined as any person walking, running, jogging, or sitting down who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. According to the Department of Transportation, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and approximately 70,000 were injured in 2010 accidents involving at least one motor vehicle in the United States. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 13% of all traffic fatalities, and pedestrian injuries accounted for 3% of all individuals who were injured in a motor vehicle accident. In Massachusetts, 314 traffic fatalities occurred in 2010, of which 58 were pedestrians. This amount created an average of 0.88 pedestrian fatalities for every 100,000 members of the total population, ranking Massachusetts as the 15th lowest average in the country. The national average was 1.38 fatalities per 100,000 people and Florida had the highest rate at 2.58.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, and more. Contact one of our Boston personal injury attorneys at 617-225-2100 for a free consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy.