Quincy, MA Bicycle Accident Lawyer
When the snow ceases and the sun comes out, residents of Quincy-known as the "City of Presidents"-can be seen biking around this historically rich, waterfront city. Quincy is a beautiful city, boasting brick sidewalks, Victorian-era homes, museums, golf courses, and al fresco dining. In and around the city, bikers can be found on both bicycle trails and riding alongside cars on Quincy's busy streets. The DCR's Blue Hills Reservation, with points in Quincy, Dedham, Randolph, and Milton provides a fantastic mountain biking trail for the over 92,000 Quincy residents and adventurous vacationers. Despite being relatively bike-friendly, however, busy traffic in parts of Quincy increases the risk of bicycle accidents. Thus, the majority of bicycle accidents involve collisions with motor vehicles when bikes are sharing the roads cars, trucks, and SUVs.
Massachusetts bikes laws provide that bikers must:
- obey all traffic laws, like drivers
- give pedestrians the right of way
- use hand signals (either hand) to indicate stopping and turning
- wear a helmet, if 16 years of age or younger
Although bicycles are a convenient, cheap form of transportation, as well as a great form of exercise, bicyclists must use utmost safety when traveling on main roads. The only type of a protection a bicyclist usually has is a helmet, leaving the rest of his body with no protection from injury should he collide with cars, trees, concrete, hard pavement, and other cyclists. Depending upon the type of accident, bicycle injuries can result in injuries that can be very minor (a scrape or bruise), more serious (like broken bones), life-changing (head and brain injuries), and even fatal. Unfortunately, fatalities of bikers struck by cars are much more common than you might predict.
Every spring, the number of bikers throughout Quincy and Boston significantly increases. Many drivers may be unaccustomed to sharing the road with bicyclists after a long, snowy winter and increasing the chances of bicycle accidents. At the law offices of Altman and Altman LLP, our Quincy bike accident lawyers will determine if you have a viable personal injury claim, ensure your bicycle is fixed in a timely manner, assist you in attaining a property damage settlement if the bicycle is totaled, and advocate for the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.
Victims of a Massachusetts bicycle accident are often left with many questions. Who will pay for my medical bills? Do I have insurance coverage for this? What will happen if I can't work because of my injuries? Who will fix my bike? Every bicycle accident is different, and even the most minor bike accident can create complicated insurance coverage issues.
Dealing with the consequences of a serious bicycle accident-which may include extensive medical bills, numerous doctors' appointments, complicated insurance issues, and transportation difficulties-can be overwhelming, and our accident attorneys are dedicated to reducing the financial stress of an accident as greatly as possible. The Quincy, MA bicycle accident lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP are available for a free, confidential bicycle accident case consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free). If you prefer to send an email inquiry, please know that all inquiries are responded to immediately. Note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.