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Boston Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Knowledgeable Advocacy from Mitcheson & Lee LLP

In 2016, Harvard University found that the number of cycling commuters in Boston tripled from 2005 to 2014. Over that time, there have been significant changes to our roads, our services, and public spaces as Boston has committed itself to become a premier cycling city. While these changes have been good for cycling safety, it has not eliminated the significant number of cyclists that are hurt every year in collisions with motor vehicles.

At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, we have seen the landscape of our city change over the last few years and how bicycling has made Boston a cleaner, more accessible, and more vibrant place. Our legal team is also dedicated to assisting bicyclists who have been injured in accidents with motorists. These victims are exposed to significant impacts and often require long-term care to make the fullest recovery possible.

If you or a loved one have been hurt, the time to take action is now. Call our award-winning Boston bicycle accident attorneys at (617) 934-3207 today.

Bicycling, Accidents & Seeking Relief

As far as Boston has come in incorporating cycling traffic with motor vehicle traffic, driver error continues to be a serious concern in our city. Many drivers still are not accustomed to driving alongside cycling commuters and either by accident or via their disregard for a cyclist, they frequently become responsible for accidents and injuries.

Our firm is well-versed in the following:

  • Frequent accident locations
  • Types of injuries
  • Hit and run accidents

Common Injuries Resulting from Bicycle Accidents

When a collision between two cars occurs, all drivers and passengers involved have the benefit of in-cabin safety features. In collisions between a motor vehicle and a bicycle, the bicyclist is not afforded the same protections. Even while wearing helmets and other safety gear, these commuters can sustain serious, even life-threatening injuries.

Bicycle accident victims often find themselves with not one, but multiple injuries from their collision. At our firm, our clients can rest assured that we take a comprehensive approach to assessing their medical needs and that we will consult with doctors to ensure their claim thorough and considered.

Common bicycle accident injuries include:

    Unfortunately, bicycle accidents frequently result in what are known as catastrophic injuries. These are injuries that will permanently affect the quality of life of the victim. Spinal cord injuries and traumatic head injuries are all-too-common examples of these types of injuries and often require long recoveries and ongoing medical care.

    Where Boston Bicyclists Get Hurt

    Better traffic laws and safer roads have helped Boston become a leading bicycling city over the last few years. However, bicycling advocacy groups and researchers have found that, between 2009 and 2012, there still areas in the city that tend to produce bicycle accidents.

    These bicycle accident hot spots include:

    • Commonwealth Avenue (in the Boston University area)
    • Massachusetts Avenue
    • Columbus Avenue/Tremont Street (South End)
    • Packard's Corner (Brighton Avenue and Harvard Street in Allston)
    • Cambridge Street (West End)

    Dangerous Road Conditions

    Not all bicycle accidents are the fault of a motorist, but of the city itself. It is the responsibility of the municipality to provide reasonably safe road conditions and to remedy any hazards in a timely fashion and, if you have been hurt due to dangerous road conditions, you may have a viable injury claim.

    Understanding Hit & Run Accidents

    In Massachusetts, it is a crime to leave the scene of an accident that you are involved in. This includes bicycle accidents in which motor vehicles collide with bicycling commuters. Despite this law, however, we regularly see headlines where motorists flee the scene of an accident, often leaving injury victims in their wake.

    If you were hurt in a hit and run accident, your personal injury claim strategy should vary depending on the specifics of your case. The most important factor in these circumstances is whether or not the driver at fault is found by the authorities.

    In a hit and run accident, victims can pursue compensation from:

    • Insurance providers: If you have injury insurance, you should file a claim immediately. If the driver is found and they have liability coverage, their insurance provider should also be paying coverage for your injuries.
    • The Driver at Fault: If the negligent driver is found in your case, they can be sued for damages regardless of whether or not they are charged with a crime (or whether or not they are found guilty).

    Every case is unique and requires experienced legal insight to properly navigate. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a hit and run, Mitcheson & Lee LLP is ready to help you assess your legal options.

    Zero Fees Until We Win

    Unlike many other firms, Mitcheson & Lee LLP recognizes the decision to seek relief after an accident is often motivated by significant financial straits. Most clients are not just looking to cover their medical bills, but are grappling with a diminished income and even quality of life concerns.

    That is why we work with our injury clients on a contingency fee basis: Until our legal team recovers compensation for our clients, there are zero legal fees. That way, clients can approach this process with the confidence of knowing that not only is there no initial cost to them, but that their legal counsel has their interests and well-being in mind.

    Our Boston bicycle accident lawyers are ready to assist you and your loved ones at this critical time. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.

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