Choose an Experienced Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Lawyer
The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., have extensive experience handling personal injury claims and lawsuits on behalf of injured bicyclists. People on bikes have the right to use most roads in Massachusetts, and may ride their bicycles on sidewalks except within certain designated business districts. Bicyclists are expected to follow all of the Massachusetts motor vehicle laws, as well as certain additional statutes regarding bike operation (such as using reflectors and giving hand signals). Cities such as Boston may have additional regulations.
Accidents involving collisions with vehicles, attacks by dogs, and defective products all commonly occur. More often than not, a collision with a motor vehicle is caused by the negligence of the operator of the car or truck, who failed to keep a proper look-out, who misjudged the bike’s speed, who turned improperly, who failed to yield the right-of-way, or who failed to leave the proper amount of room for the cyclist. These accidents can be very serious, resulting in bone fractures, head injury, scarring and even wrongful death.
When a motorist collides with a bike, Massachusetts law provides that there will be up to $8,000 in personal injury protection benefits (“no-fault” benefits) which can help pay for medical bills and lost wages. These benefits are available even if the driver was not negligent. Motor vehicle liability insurance from the responsible operator, as well as the insurance on a car owned by the bicyclist or a family member, are all sources of insurance to help pay for personal injury claims, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the negligence of the responsible operator.
We understand that it is important to overcome juror bias towards bicyclists, as many jurors do not ride bicycles themselves—or haven’t for many years. Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., is also a proud supporter of cycling and cycling safety programs in Massachusetts, and supports the Northeast Bicycle Club, the Charles River Wheelmen, Bikes Not Bombs, and the New England Mountain Bike Association.
Because the statute of limitations applies to bicycle accident cases, victims have a limited time in which to file their cases. If you feel you have a bike accident case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. Please call the experienced Boston, Massachusetts bicycle accident attorneys at 617-723-7676 (or toll free at 1-800-379-1244), or use our contact form. We will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.
Our Case Reports page describes many of the cases we have successfully handled on behalf of our clients.
We have handled bicycle accident cases throughout Massachusetts, including in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Arlington, Lexington and communities in the Worcester and Springfield regions.
MassBike provides information about bicycling issues and advocacy in Massachusetts.
Insurance Coverage for Cyclists. Read how Massachusetts bicyclists can protect themselves in the event of a serious injury by having adequate uninsured/underinsured motorist protection in their car insurance policies.
Facts About Cycling in Massachusetts
Our attorneys answer some of the most common questions about the rights and responsibilities of Massachusetts cyclists under the law.
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