Bike riding is a popular mode of transportation in Boston and Cambridge; however, it can be extremely dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half a million people or cyclists in the United States are treated at emergency rooms for bike-related injuries each year. More than 700 people die each year as a result of injuries sustained in bike accidents. Children are especially at risk for bicycle-related injuries and account for a significant portion of the bike-related injuries treated at United States emergency rooms.
- Will my automobile insurance cover my bicycle injury claim?
- Who will pay for my bicycle to get fixed?
- Who will pay my medical bills?
- Can I bring a personal injury claim?
Bicycle accidents happen every day, and the injuries suffered may be very serious, especially if the victim is not wearing a helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that bicycle helmets are 85 to 88 percent effective at mitigating head and brain injuries, but fewer than a quarter of all bicyclists actually wear a helmet. In addition to head and brain injuries, bike accidents can also cause series injuries such as concussions, spinal cord injuries, fractured bones, and paralysis. In some cases, bicycle accidents can be fatal.
The aftermath of a bike accident is often serious, because bicyclists have very little protection against outside elements like cars, trees, guardrails, fences, and large vehicles like trucks or buses. Unlike riding in a car, where the driver and passengers might have seat belts, airbags, and other protection, bicyclists are completely exposed and at the mercy of those around them.
Medical bills for a bike accident victim can be overwhelming, especially if the victim needs ongoing care for injuries sustained in a cycling accident. The victim might also suffer lost wages as a result of their injuries, further complicating the recovery process as the victim and the family worries about medical costs and lost income. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Massachusetts, it is often in your best interest to contact a Boston bicycle accident lawyer.
Why should Altman & Altman handle my bike accident case?
At Altman & Altman, LLP, our experienced Massachusetts bicycle accident attorneys are prepared to protect a bicycle accident victim's rights. Our bicycle collision attorneys have decades of experience at dealing with insurance companies, successfully handling bike accident cases, recovering damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the cost to repair or replace the bicycle. We also represent families of cyclists who have been killed in accidents.
We understand that a cycling accident can greatly affect your life and that of your family. Our attorneys have the tools and experience to help you put your life back together after a serious bike injury. Our attorneys are sensitive to your needs but we are ready to aggressively advocate for your rights. In addition to having a strong record of results, we pride ourselves on being easily accessible to clients. Our phones are answered around the clock, and all emails get a response within four hours, often within one hour.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident, or a motor scooter accident, contact a Boston bike accident lawyer at Altman & Altman, LLP, for a free confidential consultation.
The moped accident lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP, also have experience dealing with accidents involving mopeds, Vespas, and scooters. Our firm handles personal injury cases involving severe scooter and moped injuries. If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a motor scooter accident and need help, our attorneys are available 24 hours a day for a free confidential consultation. Call us today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll-free) or contact us online.
Whether you are located in Quincy, Cambridge or New Bedford, or any other city in Massachusetts, our experienced team of Bike Accident Lawyers is available to speak with you now. Even if you are not sure who is at fault or you already have insurance coverage available to you, please take 5 minutes to give our Bike Accident Law Firm a call or send us an email.