With gas prices increasing once again, a growing number of people are relying on bicycles to get from point A to point B. For this reason, bicycle related accidents are on the rise.
Despite the fact that those operating a motor vehicle should share the road with bicyclists, mistakes happen. A car suddenly swerves, somebody pulls out in front of you, or a door swings into your path. Regardless of the cause, a bicycle accident can result in serious injury or even death.
Over the years, we have represented hundreds of people who have been the victim of a bicycle accident.
If you are ever involved in this sort of accident, be sure to immediately receive medical treatment for any injuries. Your health is the most important thing at this point.
From there, do your best to gather all necessary information pertaining to the accident. Obviously, if you have been injured this is not something you should worry about. Instead, you may have to gather these details at a later date.
Don’t know what to do? Not sure of who can help? No matter if you have a lot of information regarding your accident or are just beginning to compile related details, you should contact a personal injury attorney with experience in bicycle accidents. From there, you can explain your case and consider whether or not you have the right to file a lawsuit.
Note: the Massachusetts Statute of Limitations applies to bicycle accidents, so you have a limited timeframe to file your claim.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, contact us online or via phone to schedule a free consultation.