The lawyers of Breakstone, White & Gluck represent cyclists who have been seriously injured or killed by the negligence of drivers. We have represented cyclists after accidents in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and across Massachusetts since 1992. Read about some of our results:
Cyclist Hit By Driver Who Ignored Stop Sign, Suffered Serious Hip and Pelvis Injuries - $350,000 SettlementOur attorney represented a cyclist who was hit by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign in Concord, Mass. The cyclist had met up with members of his cycling club at a local school and was planning to take a 28-mile ride. But the driver failed to stop and proceeded into the intersection before it was safe to do so, seriously injuring our client.
Our client was treated at a local hospital, then transported to a Boston hospital, where he stayed for five days. He underwent major surgery to treat injuries to his shattered pelvis and hip area, then nearly two weeks of rehabilitation. Two weeks before the scheduled trial date, the case settled, with the insurance company more than doubling its earlier offer. Read more
Massachusetts Bicycle Accident with Severe Orthopedic Injuries - $250,000 SettlementOur attorney negotiated a $250,000 settlement for our client, an experienced cyclist and Pan Mass Challenge rider. He was struck by a motorist who failed to stop for a stop sign and yield at a three-way intersection in Framingham, Mass. Our client suffered a fracture in his low back and a serious shoulder injury. As a result, he had to wear a body brace for a few months and missed six weeks of work. He returned to work gradually after that and later recovered enough to resume riding in the Pan Mass Challenge.
Our attorney obtained $100,000 (the policy limits) from the liability carrier for the negligent motorist. He also filed a claim with the carrier of the underinsured policy of the cyclist. After arbitration, he obtained the full $150,000 in benefits. Read more
Car Stops Short Causing Bicycle Crash - $250,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)
Our attorney obtained $250,000 (policy limits) and $55,000 in medical bills and other damages for a cyclist who was hit by a car while training with another cyclist.
The driver had pulled up and started screaming at the cyclists, then forced the other cyclist off the road. Our client chased the driver's vehicle to get the license plate. When the driver stopped short, our client was unable to stop in time. He went through the back windshield, suffering serious injuries.
The driver in this case was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and negligent operation of a vehicle. The driver rejected plea offers from the District Attorney's office and the case went to trial in criminal court, where the driver was found guilty on both counts. Read more.
Cyclist Suffers Major Dental Fractures in Dooring Accident - $115,000 Settlement
Our attorney negotiated a $115,000 settlement for a cyclist who was riding in the bike lane on Beacon Street in Brookline in 2011. She was seriously injured when the driver of a parked car opened her door directly into her path of travel.
Read more about our results for cyclists and others who have been injured by negligence on our Case Results page