Unfortunately, drivers have continued to refuse to share the roads with bicyclists. As a result, bicycle accidents have become much more common in recent years. Drivers’ negligence and their failure to use adequate caution when sharing the road with a bicyclist has led to deadly and seriously harmful bicycle accidents. There are other factors such as inadequate roads and bicycle paths and mechanical defects which can contribute to causing a bicycle accident. However, it still remains true that many bicycle accidents are avoidable.
Mitcheson & Lee LLP is a personal injury firm which handles claims and presents cases on behalf of our clients who have been injured in bicycle accidents. Our attorneys have handled many bicycle accident cases and are confident in their ability to advocate for the best interest of our clients.
Under Massachusetts law, a victim of a bicycle accident is allowed to recover up to $8,000 in personal injury protection benefits to help compensate the victim for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The law also allows for victims to recover even if the driver was not at fault during the accident. Alternatively, a victim of a bicycle accident may also recover damages through the driver’s motor vehicle liability insurance.
When deciding if to pursue a bicycle accident case, it is important to understand that a statute of limitations applies so victims of bicycle accidents only have a limited time to file their cases. Thus, it is very important to contact an attorney soon if you believe you have a bicycle accident case. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Mitcheson & Lee LLP at 617-933-3880.