If you have been seriously injured in a Quincy car accident, you need an attorney who is experienced in successful negotiation with insurance companies.
For more than 30 years, the lawyers at McGowan & Associates have aggressively represented clients injured in motor vehicle crashes. Our firm is based in Norwell and our attorneys know the roads of Quincy and the South Shore well. If you have been injured, don’t delay. Contact our firm for a free initial legal consultation at 781-261-9977.
McGowan & Associates is committed to vigorously representing our clients. Read about our results in car accident cases:
$1.85 Million – Car Accident and Defective Airbag
$1.45 Million – Car Accident in Victim’s Driveway
Quincy, the largest city in Norfolk County, contains roughly 27 square miles along the Neponset River, Fore River and Boston Harbor. The city shares borders with Boston, Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Weymouth and Hull.
Many work in Quincy or commute to Quincy College. Others visit for the historical attractions and natural beauty. Known as the City of Presidents, Quincy is the final resting place for U.S. presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. The Adams National Historical Park draws thousands of visitors to the family’s homestead on Adams Street.
For recreation, many travel out to Wollaston Beach or Squantum Point Park. Quincy Shore Drive is the scenic route along the waterfront. Marina Bay offers both waterfront views and restaurants and nightlife. When it comes to work, many commute to Boston via I-93 or the MBTA Red Line.
How Drivers May Operate Negligently
In Quincy, drivers have a duty to use reasonable care and operate safely, whether they are traveling along Interstate 93 or Hancock Street (Route 3A) or residential neighborhoods.
Drivers are operating negligently when they violate traffic laws or make poor decisions resulting in personal injury. Here are a few examples:
- Traffic light violations
- Failure to yield
- Texting while driving
- Cell phone use while driving
- Tailgating and rear-end collisions
- Failure to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks
- Unsafe passing
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents in Quincy
There are many stories of pedestrians and cyclists suffering severe injuries in Quincy traffic. Large trucks raise the risk level and drivers have a responsibility to check for both pedestrians and cyclists before turning. Drivers also have a responsibility to stop at crosswalks and not to travel or park in the bike lane. Doing so can force a cyclist into the traffic lane and potentially harm’s way.
As with all car accidents, victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents should visit a hospital ER immediately for a medical evaluation. Once you have received medical care, you should report your accident to police.
In Massachusetts, a motor vehicle crash report must be submitted after any crash resulting in injury, death or more than $1,000 in damage to a vehicle within five days. But the bar is lower for bicycle accidents; any crash resulting in $100 in property damage or injury must be reported. It is in your best interest to file a report in case you have to file a claim seeking damages from the driver’s insurance company for your recovery.
Car Accidents on Hancock Street in Quincy
The state of Massachusetts, along with the City of Quincy, has worked to improve infrastructure along Hancock Street to reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians in car accidents.
There has been good news and bad news. In 2020, the City of Quincy reported a decline in fatal motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians since 2016. But the city also reported pedestrians were suffering more severe injuries overall than in the past. According to the Patriot Ledger newspaper, there were an average of 83 crashes involving pedestrians between 2016 and 2020 compared to 75 each year from 2002 through 2014.
Where Pedestrian Accidents Often Happen in Quincy:
- Quincy Center, along Water Street
- Quincy Avenue between Scammell Street and East Howard Street
- Hancock Street between Elm Avenue and Squantum Street
- Southern Artery, near Broad Street
(Source: The Patriot Ledger, February 14, 2020)
Should I Hire A Quincy Auto Accident Lawyer?
Massachusetts has a no-fault insurance system and some car accident victims may have enough coverage through PIP benefits, which pay up to $8,000 in your medical expenses and lost wages. But after a serious crash, many people need more coverage to pay ongoing medical bills and lost wages.
Consult a Quincy car accident lawyer who can advise you of your rights to seek additional compensation. Nothing can take away the pain of suffering an injury, but consulting a lawyer soon after can provide answers. Hiring a lawyer you contact your insurance agency and local police about starting an investigation.
Free Legal Consultation – No Fee Unless We Win You Compensation
If you have been injured by another driver, McGowan & Associates offers a free legal consultation.
Our attorneys represent individuals who have been injured by unsafe driving across the Boston area and the South Shore, including Quincy, Winthrop, Braintree, Randolph and Milton. We handle many personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning there is no fee unless we win you compensation. Call for a free legal consultation: 781-261-9977.