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Watertown Car Accident Lawyer

Watertown is a vibrant community and is a desirable place to both live and visit in the Greater Boston area. With approximately 32,000 residents in Watertown, many of whom commute to the city for work, school, or other engagements, the streets are regularly bustling with cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. For this reason, it is no surprise that traffic-related accidents occur on a regular basis. Accidents always have the potential to cause serious injuries and property damage, which can cause substantial financial losses and other struggles for victims. Fortunately, if you have suffered injury in or around Watertown, an experienced car accident attorney can help you recover for your losses.

Common Car Accident Injuries

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 2.3 million people in the United States suffered injuries in traffic-related accidents in 2012 alone. The large majority of those injuries were sustained by occupants of a motor vehicle that was involved in a crash. Additionally, more than 33,000 accident victims suffered fatal injuries. These numbers demonstrate that a large number of people who travel the roads of Watertown are at risk for injuries, which may be severe or catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents include the following:

Many of these injuries can require long-term and costly medical treatment for a victim to recover, including hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitative therapy, and more. Furthermore, many victims are left permanently disabled or disfigured and may require home healthcare or other assistance for the rest of their lives. To make matters worse, many accident victims may not return to work for an extended period of time or perhaps even at all, which puts additional strain on their finances.

Negligence Can Lead to Car Accidents

If you sustain injuries in a car accident that occurred due to the negligent act of another party, you have the legal right to recover for your injury-related losses by filing a personal injury claim in court. Negligent parties may include other drivers, car manufacturers, the local government, and more. Examples of negligence that often leads to an accident include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Violating traffic laws or signals
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failing to properly maintain a vehicle
  • Defective brakes, tires, or other auto parts
  • Faulty traffic signals
  • Inadequate signage
  • Dangerous road hazards

If you can sufficiently show that another party's negligence caused your accident, that party should be held liable for all of your losses, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more.

Contact an Experienced Watertown Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation Today

After a car accident, the assistance of an experienced car accident attorney can be invaluable. An attorney can advise you on your chances of recovery and can guide you through the legal process so that you can receive the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered injury, please do not hesitate to contact experienced lawyer Daniel Cappetta to discuss your case. Mr. Cappetta and his team of experienced Watertown personal injury lawyers are committed to helping individuals in and around the Watertown area, so please call (508) 969-9505 for a free consultation today. If you would like to reach us via email, please fill out our online contact form available here.