Revere Personal Injury Lawyers
Revere is located 5 miles northeast of downtown Boston and is a part of Suffolk County. Its first inhabitants were Native Americans from the Pawtucket Tribe known as the Rumney Marsh Indians. The land became part of Chelsea and was prominently known as the site of the first naval battle in the American Revolutionary War in 1775. The area of North Chelsea was renamed in 1871 after Paul Revere. As of 2010, Revere is the 26th most populous city with 51,755 residents. Today, Revere is made up of 5.9 square miles of land and 4.1 square miles of water. Revere is perhaps most famously known as the home of the oldest public beach in the United States. In the first half of the twentieth century, Revere Beach was a popular destination because of its amusement park rides, as well as bowling alleys, food stands, and ballrooms. However, the area began to depreciate in the early 1950’s and officially closed after the 1978 Blizzard caused significant damage. The Beach reopened in 1992 with a renovated boulevard and pavilion, but without the amusement park rides. Revere was also the home of Wonderland Greyhound Park from 1935 until 2009, closing after the people of Massachusetts voted in favor of a state-wide ban on greyhound racing.
The Boston personal injury attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have assisted individuals in Boston and the surrounding areas for over thirty years. Our Revere personal injury lawyers handle a wide number of cases including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, car accidents, defective product liability, pedestrian accidents, and bike accidents. When it comes to representing clients, our main priority is to ensure that you receive the compensation you require to live a full life after suffering through hardship brought about by another’s reckless behavior. We understand that your claim is of vital importance to you and your family, and we take an aggressive approach when handling insurance companies. The attorney who works on your case will be well-qualified and prepared to take your claim to court if a settlement cannot be reached in a fair and timely manner.
Lawsuits often arise after a pedestrian is struck and injured by a motor vehicle. A pedestrian is any non-occupant of a vehicle who is walking, running, hiking, etc. at the time of the crash. In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and over 70,000 were injured resulting from traffic accidents in the United States. This number represents a 4% increase from 2009, but a 13% decrease since 2001. Not surprisingly, the majority (73%) of pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban areas. However, weather was usually not a factor in the crash, since 88% of accidents occurred when conditions were listed as clear or cloudy (compared to rain, snow, or fog). Alcohol played a prominent factor in almost half of all pedestrian-related deaths. 33% of pedestrians who were killed had a blood alcohol concentration above 0.08, while 14% of drivers who caused a pedestrian’s death registered a blood alcohol concentration above this level. In Massachusetts, 58 pedestrians were killed in crashes in 2010. This amount created an average of 0.88 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 members of the total population, making Massachusetts the 15th lowest average in the country.
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, contact one of our Boston personal injury lawyers 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.