Cambridge Bicycle Accidents
Bicycling Magazine has listed Cambridge, Massachusetts as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation. The city of Cambridge works hard to provide accessible bicycling routes for its residents and has an official bicycling committee within the city government. With many of Cambridge’s residents biking to work and class, there are more opportunities for bicycle accidents. These can be devastating both physically and financially to the victim, so those who suffer from one should contact a personal injury attorney from Cambridge’s own Altman & Altman LLP right away to see what we can do for them.
Cambridge is rich with national history. It is home Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and numerous other stellar educational entities. Today, it’s an intellectual hub right outside of Boston, housing some of the largest technology companies in the country. As many Cambridge residents have grown concerned with the effects of climate change, high gas costs and limited parking, they have switched to using bicycles as their main mode of transportation.
Although there has been a significant increase in bike lanes – not only on Massachusetts Avenue, but on many of the main roads in the city of Cambridge – we live and work here, and we know this does not prevent tragedies from occurring anyways. With our main office located on Massachusetts Avenue, our attorneys travel these roads every day. During the heavy commuting times, rush hour in the mornings and evenings, the roads become congested, and even though efforts are made to keep bike riders safe, the inevitable sometimes occurs and a Cambridge bike accident happens.Bicycle Accidents Are Unforgiving, So Fight for Compensation
Bicycle accidents have the potential to leave cyclists with serious injuries and can very easily result in death, as the safety equipment worn by cyclists is little protection against a moving car or truck. Brutal head injuries, broken bones, and severe road rash are just a few of the many potential injuries resulting from a bicycle accident. These injuries can be long-lasting and debilitating, resulting in years of physical therapy and lost cognitive ability after they have been sustained.
Not only can these injuries be life-threatening, they have the potential to cause financial ruin, especially if your workers’ compensation won’t cover the costs or your insurance is less than stellar. You can easily find yourself facing a hospital bill in six figures, which can force many people into bankruptcy or force them to sell off many or all of their assets to be able to pay.
In such cases, filing a personal injury claim against the party responsible for causing your accident may be a necessary means to avoid losing everything. This entity may be a drunk driver, a motorist who ignored a traffic signal or bike lane, or the manufacturer of your bike’s brake mechanism, which failed without good reason when you needed it the most.
As there are many cyclists in Boston, and the Greater Boston Area, the attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP have handled numerous bicycle accident cases over our 50 years of experience practicing personal injury law in the city. Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys will be able to answer all of your questions and put you back on the road to recovery, and will give you the best chance at emerging successful in court or in the hopes to receive a settlement from insurance companies.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact Altman & Altman, LLP and ensure that your legal rights are protected. The offices of Altman & Altman are located in the historic Cambridgeport Savings Bank at 689 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA. Our experienced attorneys are available to answer all of your questions at 617-492-3000 or toll free at 800-481-6199. There is no fee unless we are successful. If traveling is difficult for you, our attorneys also make house visits, and we will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.