Project KidSafe: Our Commitment to Bicycle Safety for Children in Massachusetts

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Breakstone White & Gluck has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business. Our profile

Breakstone, White & Gluck is committed to supporting bicycle safety in Massachusetts. Through our Project KidSafe campaign, our attorneys have proudly donated over 20,000 bicycle helmets to children since 2013. On this page, you will find information about our safety campaign, our community partners and safety resources for families.

Our campaign by year: 2018 |  20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

We Are Committed to Bicycling Safety in Massachusetts Bicycle ridership in Boston, Cambridge and other communities has risen dramatically in recent years. Cyclists are commuting to work and also riding for recreation. In response, cities have added paved markings, bike lanes and now even cycle tracks and protected bike lanes. But bicycle accidents do, of course, still happen. 

Please wear a bicycle helmet every time you ride, along with a safety vest and other clothing to help you stay visible to drivers. Then, always follow the rules of the road and pay attention in your local community. Local bicycle committees, police departments and planning departments are all good resources for safety information for cyclists.

We hope you are never injured, but if you are, do not hesitate to call us for a free legal consultation and to learn your rights. Our attorneys have over 100 years combined experience representing cyclists who have been injured in Massachusetts. Call 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form. 

Cycling Community Outreach and Support

Breakstone, White & Gluck has been an active supporter of bicycle clubs and other programs for over 20 years. Below is a list of cycling organizations which we proudly support through advertising, event sponsorship and donations of bicycle helmets to youth.

Cycling Community Outreach and Support

Photo: Attorney David White with children at the Morse School in Cambridge in 2013. Breakstone, White & Gluck donated 300 helmets to CYCLE Kids and the Cambridge public school system that year. Among the group shown: Carolyn Bailey, a member of the Board of Directors for CYCLE Kids and Chris Aufiero, athletic director of Cambridge public schools.

Our partners over the years:

Our police department partners:
We support these bicycling organizations and clubs:
Bike Safety Videos and Articles
Massachusetts Bicyclists' Rights and Responsibilities
In Massachusetts, bicycles may operate on all roads (except limited access highways or where otherwise posted) and must follow the same rules as motor vehicles, with some exceptions. Read our checklist of rights and responsibilities for bicyclists and motorists.

Facts About Massachusetts Bicycle Laws
This article is for cyclists just starting on the road. But it also makes a good reference for more experienced cyclists, offering quick answers to questions about cycling laws, safety gear, hand signals and where you are allowed to travel.

What Every Massachusetts Bicyclist Needs to Know About Car Insurance
As a cyclist, you can purchase extra coverage through your auto insurance to compensate you should you ever be injured on your bike. Many drivers are underinsured or uninsured. If one of these drivers hits you on your bike, you will need to draw from your own auto insurance policy to pay for your medical expenses and other costs.

Dooring Accidents
Many bicycle accidents happen after a car has parked, in the moment when a driver opens their door. When drivers neglect to look, they can hit an on-coming cyclist and cause very serious injuries. Dooring accidents are preventable if drivers take the right precautions. Cyclists should always speak to an attorney after a dooring accident, because these accidents require prompt investigation and an advocate who understands auto insurance laws to initially, help you obtain medical treatment and later, negotiate compensation for your injuries.

Bike Helmets
Cyclists who are 16 years of age or younger must wear helmets while riding bicycles, under M.G.L. c. 85, § 11B. The helmet must be secured to the cyclist's head with straps and meet standards established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

Other Bike Safety Resources
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