Somerville Personal Injury Lawyers
The city of Somerville is located just north of Boston and is a part of Middlesex County. It was settled in 1630 as part of Charlestown and was incorporated as its own town in 1842. As of 2010, Somerville had a population of 75,754, making it the 12th most populous city in Massachusetts despite the fact that it only covers 4.1 square miles of land. In fact, Somerville is the 17th most heavily populated municipality in the United States. The city is made up of a series of small squares and neighborhoods, some of which include Assembly Square, Davis Square, Prospect Hill, Tufts, and Union Square. Somerville also contains a significant portion of Tufts University (despite the fact that the university lists Medford as its official location). While Somerville once had the dubious reputation as the car theft capital of the United States and the stomping grounds for the Winter Hill Gang (whose members include Boston mobsters Howie Winter, James McLean, and “Whitey Bulger), its reputation has changed drastically since the early 1990’s. In fact, it was recently named the “Best Run City” in Massachusetts. Somerville hosts a flourishing arts community and has several vintage stores and coffee houses around Davis Square.
The Somerville personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have three decades of experience in assisting clients and their families in Somerville and its nearby communities who have been injured through negligent conduct of others. Many of our cases involve personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, defective product liability, medical malpractice, car accidents, bike accidents, or pedestrian accidents. Whether you are in need of legal representation, or simply legal advice, we are here to assist you. Our lawyers will work for a fair settlement from the moment we take your case. If this is not feasible, we are equipped to proceed all the way to trial if necessary. We are always prepared for courtroom litigation and will do what is necessary to prove we are serious about obtaining favorable results.
Some of the most common types of lawsuits that our lawyers handle result from injuries suffered in a car accident. Massachusetts is ranked thirteenth in the country with over 4.5 million licensed drivers on its roads, placing it 13th in the country for this category. Surprisingly, 2010 statistics indicate that Massachusetts actually had the lowest death rate in the country, at 0.6 fatalities per one million miles traveled (despite its reputation for aggressive drivers). In 2010, Massachusetts had 114 fatalities caused by drinking and driving, the 20th lowest total out of all the states. However, this number represents a slight increase from the previous year. Fourteen of these were caused by a drunk driver under the age of 21.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in any type of car accident, contact one of our Boston personal injury attorneys for a free consultation at 617-225-2100. We have three offices located in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy.