Bicycle Accidents

The bicycle accident attorneys serving Quincy and Dorchester at Brabant & Huynh, LLP have been fighting for bicyclists for over a decade. They are attuned to the particularities and nuances that injured cyclists face under Massachusetts law and can help fight to get the compensation each person deserves. Call us at 617-934-0913 for a free consultation.

Bikes are a typical mode of transportation and means of exercise and recreation throughout, Quincy, Dorchester and the Greater Boston area. Minimal protection is afforded to the bicyclist from the inherent risks that he faces while traversing the roadways of Quincy and Dorchester and elsewhere. Certain risks can lead to devastating injuries to bicyclists when an accident happens.

In What Way Can an Attorney Help Me if I Was Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

One who is injured in a bicycle accident must deal with legal hurdles under the laws of Massachusetts which require particular experience and understanding relative to the rights of bicyclists. Our Quincy and Dorchester bicycle accident lawyers have years of experience representing victims of bike accidents and their families throughout Massachusetts. Our lawyers focus on a full range of bicycle accidents from smaller bicycle impacts up to catastrophic bicycle accidents that require extensive litigation.

Typical Bicycle Accident Lawsuits in Massachusetts

A large category of bicycle accidents involves a bicycle making contact with a motor vehicle which doesn’t yield at an intersection, or suddenly takes a turn and veers into the cyclist’s path, or an operator trying to overtake a cyclist, often by misgauging the distance required to pass safely. Too often, vehicles, including buses and trucks, cause bicycle accidents by not leaving adequate space around their vehicles and by hugging the shoulder of the street, pushing bicyclists off the road thereby causing a collision.

Bicyclists are required to obey the rules of the road and are also afforded the same rights as the operators of all other vehicles pursuant to Massachusetts Law. Yet, a bicyclist is still entitled to No-Fault PIP coverage under most circumstances through the policy of the vehicle who hit him as if he were a pedestrian.

PIP coverage consists of $8,000 dollars of “no-fault” coverage which can aid in paying for medical bills and lost wages. These benefits are available even if the cyclist was at fault for the collision. Further compensation for victims of bicycle accidents may include:

  • Lost earnings
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

If a bicyclist dies through the negligence of the driver, our lawyers can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family and punitive damages may be awarded.

Quincy and Dorchester Bicycle Accident Lawyers You Can Trust

The bicycle accident attorneys serving Quincy and Dorchester at Brabant & Huynh, LLP. fight for their clients’ full compensation through hard work and preparation for trial.

If you have been injured as a result of a bicycle accident in Massachusetts, call Brabant & Huynh LLP at 617-934-0913 for your evaluation. We are located in Quincy and Dorchester and serve the greater Boston area. We will be glad to help you evaluate your case and ease the burden of going through the process.

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