Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers for Residents of Boston
Bicyclists involved in collisions with trucks or motor vehicles often suffer devastating and lasting injuries. At Lowney Law, LLC, our motor vehicle collision attorneys have substantial experience helping crash victims in Boston negotiate and litigate their claims. We are prepared to vigorously assert your rights, whether through a settlement or at trial.
Assert Your Right to Compensation after a Bicycle Accident
Bicycles are a popular method of transportation throughout the Boston area. Unfortunately, this enjoyable and healthy activity can also be extremely dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that at least 500,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained while riding a bike. The harm can often be severe, especially when it is the result of a collision involving a motor vehicle. Like motorcycle riders, bicyclists lack the structural buffers of a car or truck and have little protection from objects like fences, guardrails, and bridges. It is not uncommon for them to suffer severe and catastrophic harm, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, and permanent disfigurement and scarring.
To recover compensation from a negligent driver, an injured bicyclist must prove that the defendant was operating his or her vehicle negligently. To be found negligent, the defendant must have breached his or her duty of care, which requires each of us to act with the ordinary care that a reasonable person would use behind the wheel in a similar situation. When it comes to bicyclists, the duty of care requires motorists to pass bicyclists with caution, yield the right of way when appropriate, and to operate a vehicle near bicyclists at an appropriately safe speed.
Since bicyclists may suffer serious injuries, the medical expenses can be overwhelming. An accident can also have a dramatic impact on the bicyclist’s loved ones, particularly when the victim is the family’s sole provider. If the defendant is found negligent, compensation usually can be available for any lost wages, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, future care, and the pain and suffering arising from the accident.
If your loved one was killed while riding a bike, you may be able to seek compensation for your loss by filing a wrongful death claim. Potential types of damages that you may be able to recover include medical expenses, burial costs, and loss of consortium. Although nothing will ever truly compensate you for the loss of your loved one, seeking justice from a negligent driver can help you and your family get back on your feet.
Consult a Boston Attorney for Your Negligence Claim
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Lowney Law, LLC are prepared to aggressively assert the rights of Boston residents and fight for the compensation that they deserve. We have helped numerous bike accident victims seek the money they need to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In addition to negotiating for the outcome that you deserve, we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. We do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. Call us now at 617-364-8000, or contact us online to discuss your situation. Many of our clients have come from Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, West Roxbury, and Roslindale, as well as communities throughout Suffolk County.