Lowell Bicycle Accident
Bicycling is among the most popular modes of transportation in all of Massachusetts – and the urban hub of Lowell is no exception. While it may not have as many bike paths as a more bike-centric city such as Cambridge, many people rely on bicycles to get around Lowell every day. When those cyclists are injured in incidents – whether involving motorists, other cyclists or “dooring” incidents – they should lean on the personal injury experts at Altman & Altman LLP to help them navigate the claims process.
Lowell is home to many distinct neighborhoods and two universities: The University of Massachusetts Lowell and Middlesex Community College. Every spring the number of bicycle riders increases throughout Lowell. With over 111,000 residents, there are many places for students and residents to ride their bikes. Located on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, the Vandenberg Esplanade provides great biking trails along the river. There is also the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, which offers six miles of biking trails for Lowell students and residents alike.
As the number of bicycle riders in Lowell increases the number of bicycle accidents increases as well. Whether you are a student on the way to class or a resident biking to work, if you get into a bicycle accident you will need a Lowell bike accident attorney – and there is none more experienced or well versed in helping Massachusetts cyclists than Altman & Altman LLP.What Should You Do After a Bicycle Accident?
Bicycle accidents are terrifying and the victim is left with many unanswered questions. Who will fix my bike? How will I pay for my medical bills? Will my insurance cover a bicycle accident? What will I do if I can’t work due to my injury? The attorneys at the law offices of Altman & Altman understand what a traumatic time this is for you. We will answer all of your questions and guide you step by step through your personal injury claim.
Bicycle accidents can cause significant injuries, and what you may not know is that bicyclists have the same rights to the roadway as vehicles. However, cyclists are at a much higher risk level than motorists since even the slightest tap can cause a catastrophic injury. Besides a helmet, there is very little protection for a bicyclist. The trauma of being thrown off your bicycle can be enormous, and can result in serious road rash, broken bones and permanent disfigurement.
We understand there is not only physical damage, but sometimes psychological damage as well. In addition, for many their bicycle is their only means of transportation. When a bike is damaged and the rider is injured the once simple task of getting to work is now a major ordeal. Our experienced team of Massachusetts bicycle accident lawyers will help you every step of the way. We will make sure you have necessary transportation, we will coordinate with the proper medical carriers that your medical bills are paid, and we will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that your bicycle is repaired or an equitable settlement is reached.
At Altman & Altman, we have over 50 years of experience advocating on behalf of cyclists and all other types of people who have been injured through no fault of their own, and we have handled hundreds of Massachusetts bicycle accident cases. Whether you are in Lowell, Boston, Cambridge, or any other city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, our bike accident attorneys will meet with you at one of our three office locations, at your home, hospital, or any other place that is convenient for you.
Our attorneys will ensure that you receive compensation for your medical bills and recovery treatment, for your pain and suffering, and for any property damage. Attorneys at Altman & Altman can be reached for a free consultation at 617-492-3000 or toll free at 800-481-6199. There is no fee for you and we don’t get paid unless you get paid.