Bicycle Accidents

Over 100 Years Combined Experience Representing Injured Bicyclists

Paramedics responding to an injured bicyclist

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you need answers about who will be paying your medical bills, who will help you recover from the injuries you have sustained, and who will pay for damage to your bicycle. We are experts at handling bicycle accident cases, and can help you with every aspect of the difficulties you face after a serious bicycle accident. 

The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., have extensive experience handling personal injury claims and lawsuits on behalf of injured bicyclists. We are also committed to the bicycling community. We don't just help injured cyclists; we are devoted to the promotion of bicycle safety for children and bicycling advocacy for adults.

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.

bicycle destroyed in a car accident

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 BombsNew England Mountain Bike Association and MassBike. Since 2013, we have donated 10,000 children's bike helmets to Boston Bikes, Roll It Forward, CYCLE Kids of Cambridge, Dedham Bike Rodeo, Somerville Kiwanis Club and Boston Cyclists Union.

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 Results for Cyclists
Read our Bicycle Accident Case Reports to learn about our work for cyclists.

We have handled bicycle accident cases throughout Massachusetts, including in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Arlington, Lexington and communities in the Worcester and Springfield regions.

Other Resources

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.

MassBike provides information about bicycling issues and advocacy in Massachusetts.

Bike Clubs and Organizations We Support
New England Mountain Bike AssociationNEMBA
Charles River Wheelmen
Charles River Wheelmen
Northeast Bicycle ClubNEBC
Bikes Not BombsBikes Not Bombs


Client Reviews
  • "David really cared about me as an individual…and he really cared about seeking the justice that needed to be sought in the case."
  • "Ron got the insurance company to settle for the maximum on the policy. And so as a result of that, my son went back to school."
  • "Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything."
  • "I would recommend David…The outcome of my case, I was very pleased with it. I hope I don't have another accident, but if I do we'll be back to see David."
  • "Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question."
  • "Marc was extremely professional. I felt very confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is his area of practice and I had total confidence in him and I actually have recommended him to other people who have been in accidents."