Breakstone, White & Gluck represents those who have been injured by the negligence and recklessness of others in Barnstable and across Cape Cod. Our Barnstable personal injury lawyers
provide aggressive and experienced representation in cases involving car accidents, bicycle crashes, pedestrian injuries and medical malpractice.
Barnstable Car Accident Lawyers
Barnstable is the largest community on Cape Cod. Each year, more than 4 million visitors pass through, heading to the Cape Cod National Seashore. On summer weekends, Hyannis village, Route 6 and Route 28 frequently see traffic jams. Main Street in Hyannis is one of the busiest streets. Congested roads can lead to driver fatigue, mistakes and crashes. These accidents are made worse when they involve freight trucks and work trucks carrying heavy equipment.
Alcohol can also play a role in car accidents
. When it does, a drunk driver who causes injury and any establishment which served them can be held liable. A private homeowner can also be held liable if they served the driver.
In addition to ferry service and an airport, Barnstable is served by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), which provides bus service. Bus accidents can happen in thick traffic, when bus operators make errors or do not have adequate experience. Companies which provide bus service are known as common carriers and have a heightened duty of care to passengers.
The CCRTA is not the only bus operator on Cape Cod. Tourist buses regularly pass through Barnstable, along with commercial bus services which provide transportation to Logan Airport and South Station in Boston.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Barnstable, our personal injury lawyers can advise you of your rights. You may be able to seek compensation from the auto insurance policy of the driver at fault. There may also be other parties at fault.
Top Car Crash Locations in Barnstable
- Yarmouth Road and Iyannough Road (Route 28)
- Pitchers Way and Falmouth Road (Route 28)
- Bearses Way and Falmouth Road (Route 28)
There were 28 car crashes reported at Pitchers Way and Falmouth Road over the three-year reporting period, including one fatal crash.
Barnstable Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck has represented cyclists who have been injured across Massachusetts, including in Barnstable, Sandwich, Mashpee and Yarmouth.
Many Cape Cod residents travel by bike. As the number of cyclists rises, so has traffic congestion and bicycle accidents. From 2010 to 2012, MassDOT received over 300 reports of bike crashes on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Most of the Cape Cod bike crashes
occurred during June, July, August and September.
Two cyclists were killed in bicycle crashes, including a seasonal restaurant worker riding home from work. She was hit by two cars at the intersection of Falmouth Road (Route 28) and Pitcher's Way.
The good news is local communities, business organizations and the state are working to make Cape Cod safer for cyclists. In July 2017, Gov. Charlie Baker and Cape Cod lawmakers celebrated the Cape Cod Rail Trail extension in Dennis. Pedestrians will benefit from this project too; it includes a new pedestrian bridge over the Bass River on Route 134.
Cape Cod Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck is known for our hard work and results for medical malpractice victims in Massachusetts. We have negotiated settlements for clients who have been injured by ambulance negligence, surgical mistakes and for failure to diagnose medical conditions such as cancer. If you need to speak to a Cape Cod medical malpractice lawyer, read about our medical malpractice case results
Many Cape Cod residents travel to Boston for medical care. Closer to home, Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital provides treatment.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital also offers services in Sandwich. Jordan Hospital in Plymouth is also nearby. The hospital is now part of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. There are no state-approved trauma centers on Cape Cod. In many cases, patients have serious injuries and need to be flown to Boston by medical helicopter. The closest trauma center is Steward Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton.
Free Legal Consultation
Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston serves those who have been injured or killed by negligence or wrongdoing in Barnstable County and on Cape Cod. We provide experienced representation in all types of personal injury claims, from car accidents
to bicycle accidents
and pedestrian accidents
, to medical malpractice and construction accidents, premises liability cases and dog bites and attacks
After an accident, we know you have many questions. For a free legal consultation, call our Barnstable personal injury attorneys today at 617-723-7676 or 800-379-1244 or use our contact form