Brighton Bicycle Accident
Brighton, Massachusetts has over 42,000 residents today and is generally considered a joint neighborhood with the adjacent community of Allston—often referred to jointly as “Allston-Brighton.” Brighton was originally considered part of the Cambridge, but is now located in Suffolk County and is considered part of the City of Boston. Today, it is largely a community of single young people, with a high population of recent college graduates, graduate students, and young professionals. Located just outside of Boston, the city is highly accessible by public transportation—particularly by the “B line” on the MBTA’s Green Line, but also by the “C” and “D” branches of the Green Line and by a host of bus services. Along with its accessibility to Boston, Brighton offers a host of restaurants and bars and is located near the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and several universities, including Boston College and Boston University.
Allston-Brighton can be a difficult and dangerous neighborhood for bicyclists due to the high levels of traffic on Commonwealth Avenue and the above-ground MBTA lines that run through the city. Accidents may include collisions with other bicyclists, pedestrians, or (most dangerously) with cars, buses, trucks, or the subway. Although Boston is becoming more biker-friendly, with more designated bike paths along the streets and the budding bike share program, wearing a helmet when riding in Brighton and other areas of Boston is still incredibly important today. Massachusetts’s law requires individuals age 16 and younger to wear helmets, but all individuals are advised to take this precaution. Aside from the helmet, however, bikers have little direct protection from outside elements, including weather conditions, other cars, concrete, trees, and other obstacles. When this lack-of-protection is paired with busy streets, speeding cars, poor and poor visibility due to bad weather, the results can be catastrophic. Some bike accident accidents result in mere scrapes and bruises, while more serious injuries can include broken bones, head trauma, brain and spinal cord injuries, and even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Brighton MA, or any other part of the Greater Boston Area please call an attorney at Altman & Altman, LLP to protect your rights. You can contact us via phone, email, or you can come and visit us at our office conveniently located a 675 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA.
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