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Twenty miles south of Boston, Abington is home to more than 17,000 residents. The community is one of the smallest towns land-wise in Plymouth County, but has played a key role in the South Shore’s past and present.
According to the Town of Abington’s website, the Native Americans once called the Abington area Manamooskeagin, which means “great green place of shaking grass.” Part of the Bridgewater Purchase in 1650, Abington was incorporated as a town in 1712.
Abington grew with the shoe manufacturing industry during the 1800s. One significant development came in 1858, when Lyman R. Blake patented a machine for sewing the soles to the upper part of shoes. Blake sold his machine to McKay Shoe Machinery Co., which continued development. During the Civil War, Abington’s factories had the equipment to provide nearly half of the footwear for the Union Army during the Civil War, according to the Dyer Library.
Driving Conditions in Abington
Today, Abington shares borders with the communities of Holbrook, Weymouth, Rockland, Whitman and Brockton. Abington has a mix of industrial companies and retail businesses, including Lowe’s Home Improvement and Walmart. Town Hall is located on Gliniewicz Way.
Commuters can take the MBTA commuter rail into Boston, boarding the Plymouth/Kingston line at the platform off Center Avenue. There is no direct access to major routes and many drivers pass through Abington to access Route 3 and Route 24 in neighboring towns.
Car accidents can happen in Abington, just as in other Massachusetts towns. If you or a family member have been injured by another driver’s negligence, it is in your best interest to report the crash to local police and seek medical attention.
The next step is to contact an experienced Abington car accident lawyer who is experienced in investigating car crashes, negotiating with insurance companies and working with local police departments on the South Shore.
Here are a few ways drivers may be negligent and cause injury to others:
- Distracted Driving
- Cell Phone Use
- Driving Errors at Intersections
- Failure to Stop at Crosswalks
- Other Pedestrian Crashes
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Traffic Violations
Drivers Often Speed on the South Shore
Drivers frequently speed on the South Shore. When you are injured in a car accident, it is important to determine the driver’s speed quickly and this is one reason to contact an experienced car accident lawyer.
Massachusetts law states, “No person operating a motor vehicle on any way shall run it at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to traffic and the use of the way and the safety of the public.”
In Massachusetts, drivers must obey the speed limit at all times, even when this is not posted. Under Massachusetts law, drivers must travel 30 mph or less in thickly settled or business districts, unless the local community has voted to lower the default speed to 25 mph. The speed limit is 20 mph in school zones and work zones.
When necessary for safety, drivers should travel below the speed limit.
Experts at Auto Insurance
Car accident victims usually need to file a claim against another driver’s auto insurance, seeking financial compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages. They may also be entitled to see other types of damages, including pain and suffering.
McGowan & Associates stands out from other lawyers for our experience with auto insurance. You can trust our auto accident lawyers to closely review all your insurance coverage options after a crash and vigorously pursue your best case with the insurance companies.
No Fee Unless We Win – Free Legal Consultation – Abington Car Accident Lawyers
With more than 30 years of experience, McGowan & Associates of Norwell provides experienced and aggressive representation for victims of car accidents. We are committed to helping our clients recover the maximum compensation in every case. We represent those injured across the South Shore, Plymouth and Brockton.