Somerville Bicycle Accident
When the snow clears and spring hits New England, the number of bikers on the roads in Somerville and throughout Massachusetts dramatically increases. In recent years, Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding communities have become increasingly biker-friendly-creating specifically-designated bike lanes on the road and initiating bike-share programs to encourage the use of bike transportation. Moreover, biking is undoubtedly a prime form of transportation. Compared to driving a car, riding a bike is incredibly low cost, environmentally friendly, convenient, and has numerous health benefits. Yet it also comes with its risks, particularly in high-traffic areas or where visibility may be low. Or, come spring, drivers may be unaccustomed to sharing the road with bicyclists. Unfortunately, what results are occasional bike collisions with trees or concrete, other bikers, pedestrians, and-often most damaging-with other cars. The physical pain and medical bills that follow a bike accident, which can have incredible ripple effects on an entire family or household, can be overwhelming.
At Altman & Altman, LLP-conveniently located near Somerville in Boston and Cambridge-our attorneys are committed to reducing the financial burden of your injuries by aggressively seeking compensation via a personal injury lawsuit. We work hard to settle our cases through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, but are also prepared to take your case to trial to achieve the best possible result. If you are a Somerville resident and believe you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to another party's negligence, or if you were involved in a bicycle accident while passing through Somerville, the seasoned Massachusetts bicycle accident lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP, have over 40 years of experience to guide them in your case. Whether you have decided to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, or are unsure whether a lawsuit is the best option for you, our attorneys will answer your legal questions and inform you of your legal options.
The types and severity of bicycle accident injuries covers a wide range, from bruises to broken bones to spinal cord injuries. Injuries and the long-term health consequences are unpredictable and require many different types of care. Recovery for injuries may require hospitalization, medications, physical therapy, mental health counseling, and transportation assistance. Understandably, many people may have difficultly affording continuing, extensive treatment, and have concerns like the following: Do I have any insurance coverage for this type of accident? Who will pay my bills? How will I travel to work without my bike? Can I get it fixed or replaced?
Unfortunately, fatalities of bikers struck by cars are much more common than you might predict. If a loved one has been killed in a bicycle accident, you may also be eligible to file a wrongful death suit. Handling the aftermath of a serious bicycle accident-including the expensive medical bills, hospital visits, physical therapy, loss of wages-can be incredibly overwhelming, and our attorneys are dedicated to helping you seek just compensation. The Somerville, 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.