Boston Bicycle Accident Attorneys
According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, there were 10 bicycle-related fatalities and 81 incapacitating injuries in Massachusetts in 2008. During that year, injuries caused by bicycle accidents were highest in June and August, with 14 reported each month. Surprisingly, 35 - 44 year old and 45 - 54 year old age groups, not children, experienced the highest number of incapacitating injuries, and nearly five times as many males as female bicyclists suffered incapacitating injuries.
A bike accident can be very frightening and the injuries involved may be extremely serious and painful. In Boston and other large cities, the heavy volume of messenger and delivery bicycle traffic puts bicyclists and pedestrians at risk. On other busy streets throughout Massachusetts, there are many ways to get injured on a bicycle. The most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Driver negligence, including failing to use turn signals and failing to allow space for bicyclists on the roadway
- Driver failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Failure to be alert for oncoming bicyclists when opening car doors or pulling into traffic
- Hazardous road conditions, including sand and gravel and potholes
We thoroughly investigate the cause of bicycle accidents
Bicyclists share most of the legal rights and responsibilities as drivers of cars and trucks. However, drivers do not always respect the rights of bicycle riders. When handling a bicycle accident injury, we thoroughly investigate all aspects of the accident to determine if the driver of the motor vehicle was negligent in any way. When a bicycle accident was caused by a driver's negligence, the bicyclist has the right to recover compensation for his or her injuries.
Pursuing Full and Fair Compensation
Bicyclists are relatively unprotected in the event of a crash. There is simply no competition between a bicycle and a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. When a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle, the rider can suffer severe and life-threatening injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractures. We work to hold negligent drivers responsible for the harm that they cause.
At Sankey Law Offices, we work with leading experts in medicine, economics, and other fields to help us determine the full hardships our clients will face following a bicycle accident. This allows us to pursue maximum compensation for those who have been injured in bicycle accidents and other car accidents.
Our Boston bike accident attorneys will work to negotiate an insurance settlement that covers medical expenses, lost wages, permanent disability, and other damages. If the insurance company will not settle for the full and fair amount of the harm you have sustained, we are not afraid to try your case before a jury.
Contact our Braintree Law Firm
We offer a free consultation and, if necessary, we can visit you at your home or hospital, including evenings or weekends by appointment.
Our Massachusetts bicycle accident attorneys assist clients who have suffered serious injuries in popular local biking venues, such as the areas surrounding Boston colleges, the Neponset River Greenway, the Lexington Bike Routes, and, our personal favorite, the Cape Cod Bike Trails.
No legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you
In bicycle accident cases, and in all personal injury cases, we are pleased to represent you on a contingent-fee basis. This means that you do not pay us for legal services unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.
For advice about your options after a bicycle accident, contact Sankey Law Offices at our Boston, Mansfield, or Braintree office. We will help you receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.
Providing three convenient locations, free initial consultations, and comprehensive legal services