Bellingham Car Accident Lawyer
The town of Bellingham, Massachusetts is located along Interstate 495 about 30 miles Southwest of Boston. It has a population of just over 16,000 people and occupies nearly 20 square miles of land. Many people who live in Bellingham commute to work in Boston or in nearby Providence, Rhode Island on a daily basis. With no public transportation system, Bellingham residents are heavily reliant on their vehicles, resulting in sometimes significant traffic and its unfortunate byproduct, car accidents.Car Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries and Long-Term Complications
More than 108,000 people were injured in Massachusetts car accidents in 2012, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. In many instances, car accident victims are able to simply walk away from an accident or may have minor bumps and bruises that require little or no medical treatment. In more serious accidents, victims can sustain injuries that require intensive medical care and can affect them for many years. Some of the more common kinds of serious injuries that people can sustain in Bellingham car accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries – Also known as TBIs, traumatic brain injuries occur when a blow or jolt to the head injures the brain in such a way as to cause a disruption with normal brain function. In some cases, severe TBIs can leave victims with significant medical complications that may keep them from working or even necessitate in-home and around-the-clock medical care.
- Spinal Cord Injuries – Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) occur when there is damage to the spinal column or spinal cord that interferes with the way the brain communicates with the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, potential complications can include loss of mobility and feeling below the site of the injury.
- Amputations – Car accidents often involve tremendous forces that have the potential to cause serious trauma to the human body. In some cases, a person’s limbs or other extremities may be damaged to the point that they simply need to be amputated. In others, the force of an accident itself can result in an accidental amputation of a body part.
- Burns – Many car accidents involve fires or explosions that have the potential to cause serious burn injuries to drivers, passengers, and even bystanders. Burns are among the most painful injuries that a person can sustain, and also often involve scarring that can significantly affect a person’s self-image and confidence.
Bellingham car wreck victims should retain an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. In many cases, people who are injured in car accidents are able to recover significant financial compensation for their injuries, and the representation of an attorney can often result in a greater settlement offer or award than an unrepresented person can obtain on his or her own. Attorney Daniel Cappetta and his experienced team of Bellingham car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping people injured by motor vehicle accidents recover for their losses. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (508) 969-9505 or email us through our online contact form available here.