A Bike Is No Match For A Car In An Accident
Biking in Boston is often dangerous. While the city has been working to incorporate bike lanes into its infrastructure, inattentive and aggressive drivers, potholes and drivers who carelessly open their doors in traffic lanes all make bike and car collisions far too common.
Because they have little protection from passing vehicles, bicycle commuters and bike messengers frequently suffer serious injuries, including broken bones, head and back injuries, and spinal cord damage in bike accidents. At Colucci Colucci Marcus & Flavin, PC, in Boston, our aggressive personal injury attorneys focus on holding negligent parties accountable.
Our experienced attorneys utilize the latest in technology to determine who is responsible for a bicycle and car accident. To learn more about our approach and how we get results, contact our firm or call (617) 698-6000.
Biking Is Increasingly Popular But No Less Dangerous
Bicyclists in Boston are most likely to be injured by accidents with motor vehicles. This frequently involves being hit by another vehicle, swerving to avoid being hit or being doored by someone attempting to exit a parked car. Because they are biking on roadways more often, people commuting to work by bicycle and bike messengers are most likely to be hurt in an accident with a motor vehicle.
Commuting by bicycle is becoming increasing popular in Boston. People commute for various reasons. Many like it because it is healthier, more scenic and saves them money. Another incentive for some is that it can be faster. Unfortunately, just because there are more bike commuters out there, it doesn’t mean that biking in Boston has gotten safer.
Bike messengers face unique challenges. In Boston, bike messengers make thousands of deliveries each day. Many bike messengers work as contractors and don’t have company benefits to sustain them in the event of an injury. The most frequent injuries they suffer are fractures, dislocations and sprains, which frequently require them to miss additional work.
Insurance companies tend to blame bicyclists for accidents in hopes of avoiding liability. Bike commuters and messengers need a strong advocate on their side who knows how to investigate bike accidents and identify the responsible parties.
Our Bike Accident Lawyers Are Not Afraid To Go To Battle For You
At Colucci Colucci Marcus & Flavin, PC, our lawyers do not cherry pick cases because they are easy to prove. We are not afraid of a challenge. We represent injured bicyclists because they need help, and we have the experience and resources necessary to pursue the maximum possible damages for their injuries.
If you would like to meet with one of our bike injury lawyers to discuss your case, call us at (617) 698-6000. You can also reach us online. Your initial consultation is free. We offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs.