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Brookline Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Cyclist riding on bike lane in Brookline, Massachusetts
For three decades, Breakstone, White & Gluck has successfully represented cyclists injured by bike accidents and dooring collisions in Brookline and Boston. Our attorneys understand that a bicycle accident is a devastating experience which brings pain and interrupts every aspect of your life, including your ability to work. We are committed to supporting our clients and reaching the maximum financial compensation for them.

Brookline is an optimal location for commuting, bordering Newton to the west and six Boston neighborhoods, including Allston and Brighton to the north. But cyclists face unique challenges over other commuters. 

Within the community, Beacon, Washington and Harvard streets are major bike routes, along with Longwood Avenue. Beacon Street travels through Newton, Brookline and then into Boston. From Coolidge Corner in Brookline, cyclists can travel along Beacon Street to the Fenway Park area, downtown Boston and the Massachusetts State House. While this is a popular route, the heavy traffic and high volume of commercial trucks make it one of the most dangerous bike commutes in the Boston area. Cyclists have been seriously injured and killed by negligent driving.

At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our lawyers are experienced in investigating bike crashes in Brookline and Boston. We know it is critical to launch an immediate investigation to gather relevant facts, interview witnesses and canvas for surveillance video. Our attorneys are highly experienced in these areas and in working with police and traffic analysis experts on accident reconstruction.

Free Legal Consultation - Brookline Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured, learn your legal rights. For a free legal consultation, call Breakstone, White & Gluck at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676. You can also use our contact form.

Cycling in Brookline, Massachusetts

Brookline is a community of 58,000 residents. Many households own a bicycle or rent from the BlueBikes bikeshare. The Town of Brookline reports more than 1,000 bicyclists pass through designated checkpoints at times. And more than 100 cyclists travel into Brookline High School on a daily basis.

The Town of Brookline has been proactive in creating bike lanes and shared lane markings on Longwood Avenue and Washington Street. There are also contraflow lanes and cycle tracks on Netherlands and Parkway roads.

In Brookline, bicycle crashes should be reported to the Brookline Police Department. The driver who caused the bike crash has a responsibility to stay on the scene, cooperate with police and provide their insurance information.

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents in Brookline and Boston

Bike Accidents at Intersections
Bike accidents can happen at busy intersections such as Coolidge Corner and Washington Square. Cyclists often have little warning about a driver's intention at an intersection and they are highly vulnerable to falls and crashes when drivers speed or attempt to pass. This makes it important for drivers to provide cyclists with adequate room at all times.

Bike Lane Crashes and Dooring
Cyclists now have more access to bike lanes in many areas of Brookline. But bike lanes alone cannot protect cyclists from drivers who operate negligently and travel in bike lanes or illegally park there. Drivers who park in legitimate parking spaces, then open doors into bike lanes also cause many accidents. Read about our results for one cyclist who was injured by dooring on Beacon Street in Brookline.

Truck Crashes Injuring Cyclists - Wrongful Death of Bicyclists
Cyclists have been hit and killed by trucks in numerous locations along Beacon Street and other roads into Boston. Breakstone, White & Gluck represented one cyclist who was hit and killed by a flatbed trailer truck near the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue in August 2015. The accident happened about 7 a.m. and the truck kept going, not stopping until hours later. Breakstone, White & Gluck investigated and filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver and the truck company on behalf of the cyclists' estate. We reached a confidential settlement.

There have many many other accidents. In February 2019, a Cambridge woman was killed by a cement truck at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive, a massive intersection between Fenway Park and the Longwood Medical Area. 

It is important to consult an experienced lawyer after a bike crash. When a cyclist is injured by negligent driving, they may be entitled to seek medical expenses, lost wages and other damages from the at-fault driver's auto insurance policy. After a fatal bike crash, family members may be able to recover punitive damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Contact Our Brookline Bicycle Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured in a bike crash, our attorneys can help you determine your legal rights. For a free legal consultation, contact Breakstone, White & Gluck at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676
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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. Peter
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. Jeff
Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything. Jesenia
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. Paul
Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question. John
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. Josh