Know Your Rights to Get the Best Recovery Possible
Bicycle accidents often come as a surprise. They can happen when you are riding in traffic, crossing an intersection, making a turn, or crossing a parking lot or side street. As a regular bike commuter in Boston, attorney Samuel A. Segal understands and appreciates all of the unique issues involved in bicycle-related claims.
Know your rights. Many Massachusetts laws govern the rights of bicycles, including:
G.L. c. 85, s. 11B: bicycle general rights and responsibilities.
G.L. c. 89, s. 2: cars may not pass bicycles when unsafe to do so.
G.L. c. 89, s. 4D: forbidding cars from parking in bike lanes.
G.L. c. 90, s. 14: forbidding cars from opening a door into the path of travel of bikes.
If you have been injured as a bicyclist being struck by a car, there are several important steps you can take to improve your chances of getting the best recovery possible:
Get the medical treatment you need for your injuries. Your health cannot be replaced. Do not delay. Go to the hospital or your doctor immediately if you are experiencing any injuries from a bicycle accident.
Preserve all evidence of the collision, including getting witness names and contact information and photographs of your injuries, the damage to the vehicles involved, and from the scene of the collision.
Call a lawyer! There are many layers of insurance companies, policies, and adjusters that may apply to your bike accident. Insurance companies are stacked with professionals whose goal is to minimize the payments they need to make to you. Speak to a professional today to make sure you also have an expert on your side. Hiring a lawyer to fight for you at no out-of-pocket cost is the smartest move you can make.
With over a decade of experience representing clients injured in car accidents, the professionals at the Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal know what it takes to get you the best recovery possible.
The time to file your claim is limited, so reach out to us today for your Free Consultation.
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