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Bicycle rides are great for exercising, enjoying the fresh air and nature all around you. Unfortunately, even if you adhere to all required and suggested safety measures, there’s a chance you could be seriously injured on a bike ride. With anything from being hit by an inattentive or impaired driver to falling victim to hazards in the road, bicycle injuries are an unwelcome but common part of riding.
Bicycle accidents, much like motorcycle accidents, can be highly dangerous for riders, as they are more exposed to the open road than people in cars. This means they typically sustain more serious injuries, and, in turn, have longer and more extensive recoveries.
Injuries from bicycle accidents can range from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones, brain injuries, and spine trauma. All of these injuries are serious, and you’ll need a powerful team of attorneys behind you to obtain the compensation you and your family need to care for the injured. Kiley Law Group has 40 years of experience in protecting Massachusetts families following personal injury matters.
Our team is dependable and knowledgeable and committed to getting your best results. Call us now for your free consultation, at 888-514-1543.
Even with declining numbers in recent years, there are more than 50,000 people injured in bicycle accidents each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 938 bicyclists were killed in the United States in just 1 year.
Reasons that the number of fatal bike accidents has risen include:
If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, we are very sorry for the pain that you are going through. While we understand that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of your loved one, a financial settlement can take some of the burdens off of your shoulders during this difficult time.
Our bicycle accident lawyers may be able to help you file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. You could receive damages for funeral and burial costs, as well as compensation for the loss of your family member’s companionship and financial support.
In addition to death, injuries from bicycle accidents can range from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones, brain injuries and spine trauma. All of these injuries are serious, and you’ll need a powerful team of attorneys behind you to obtain the compensation you and your family needs to care for the injured. Kiley Law Group has 40 years of experiencing protecting Massachusetts families following personal injury matters. The team is dependable and knowledgeable, and committed to getting your best results. Call now for your free consultation, 888-435-1321.
Bike accidents can yield devastating results, and those injuries may require extensive, long-term care. In order to provide the best care for the victim, or to compensate for the loss of a loved one, consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
Massachusetts and New Hampshire families can rest assured that Tom Kiley, the Million Dollar Man, alongside all of the attorneys at Kiley Law Group are prepared to fight for exactly what they need.
We take all bicycle accident cases on contingency. This means you pay no fee until we win. Contact our offices today to discuss your case.
With the rising cost of gasoline, many people are choosing bicycles as their main means of transportation to work, to school, or for running errands. The more bikes on the road, the greater chance there is of a cyclist being involved in an accident.
While motorists should take extra care when driving near a bicyclist, many fail to do so. Without the protection of a steel frame, when a vehicle collides with a bike, it is usually the cyclist who is more severely harmed.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
If you were hit by a vehicle while riding your bicycle, the moments following the collision can be overwhelming and stressful. Your first priority should be assessing yourself for injuries and getting the medical attention that you need.
The actions you take following the incident can make a difference in your financial recovery. It is in your best interests to take the proper steps after an accident to make sure that your rights are protected.
If possible, take the following steps:
Under Massachusetts state law, anyone who contributed to your bike accident can be held liable for damages. A personal injury lawyer can help you identify all parties who may have caused your accident and file a claim against them. In situations where various factors contributed to your crash, you can potentially seek compensation from multiple parties.
Liable parties may include:
After being injured in a bicycle accident, your main focus should be your health. It may take weeks or months to get back on your feet. You don’t want to jeopardize your recovery by taking on the stress of navigating a complicated legal claim on your own.
Dealing with a personal injury claim can be challenging. Even if it seems clear that the other party was at fault for the accident, the insurance company may not want to give you the money you deserve. You can level the playing field by having an experienced bicycle accident lawyer defending your rights.
The following are some of the steps Kiley Law Group takes on behalf of our clients.
Collecting and preserving evidence can be key to protecting your right to compensation. Evidence can be lost or destroyed over time, so it is essential to gather all you can as soon as possible after the collision.
When collecting evidence, our legal team may:
When you hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are not going to be taken advantage of financially by the other party or the insurance company.
It is important to have an attorney on your side after a bicycle accident because:
A bicycle accident lawyer will know how to accurately calculate your damages. These may involve intangible losses such as pain and suffering. Your lawyer will then file a claim against all responsible parties and begin negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf.
At Kiley Law Group, we are not afraid to go up against powerful insurance companies and will not back down until our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
Damages awarded in bike accident cases include compensation for:
The majority of bicycle accident cases are settled through negotiations through the insurance companies of the parties involved. However, if a fair settlement amount cannot be reached, the lawyers at Kiley Law Group are prepared to take your case to court. We will do everything needed to obtain just compensation for you and your family.
One of the first questions our clients normally ask is “How much is my personal injury claim worth?” Each accident case is unique and there are a number of different factors that can impact the value of each claim.
The following factors may affect how much your bicycle accident claim is worth:
Most bicycle accident cases are based on negligence. This means that, to receive financial compensation, you need to prove that someone else’s carelessness caused your injuries.
Massachusetts and New Hampshire are both comparative negligence states. In Massachusetts, plaintiffs can only recover compensation if their share of the blame is less than 51 percent. Additionally, a plaintiff's damages are reduced by his or her share of the fault. For instance, if you were awarded $10,000 for your case but found 20 percent liable, you would only net damages of $8,000.
Insurance companies commonly use the following reasons to blame bicyclists for an accident:
When you have our law firm on your side, we will take steps to refute these claims and minimize any blame the other party is throwing at you.
Even a minor bicycle accident can leave you with conditions that have immediate and long-lasting effects on your life. Bicycle accident injuries may leave victims unable to work and with medical bills piling up. The cost of medical care is expensive even if a rider has health insurance.
The experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers at Kiley Law Group will fight to get you compensation for all of your bike accident injuries, including the following:
Some bicycle accidents and injuries are not a result of driver negligence but are caused by poor road conditions. In these situations, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the government entity that was responsible for maintaining the road.
The following are some road conditions that could result in a bike crash.
Potholes can occur due to a couple of reasons:
Sewer grates can present a serious danger to cyclists. If sewer grate bars go in the same direction as traffic, bike tires can easily become stuck between them.
Manhole covers can become significantly lower than the grade of the road, causing cyclists to quickly deviate away and sometimes wind up too close to traffic.
Seldom-used or even abandoned railroad tracks often present hidden dangers to cyclists. They are hazardous when the tracks run on the roadway specifically in the direction of traffic and even all the more so when tracks cross the road at a curve. A bicycle wheel can easily be caught in the space between the rail and the road, causing the cyclist to crash or be thrown in the direction of a motor vehicle.