Pushing Harder to Get Compensation for Bicyclists in Boston and throughout Massachusetts
Let us help you if you’re injured by a careless driver
Bicyclists in Boston know better than anyone the unfortunate consequences of sharing the road with careless drivers. All too often, we at Feinberg & Alban, P.C., have seen serious bicycle accidents occur when drivers of passenger vehicles or large trucks fail to follow safety guidelines. If you have suffered a bicycle injury, seek legal recourse against a careless driver. We can help you recover financial compensation to manage your bike injury and all the damage it has caused in your life.
Where do bicycle accidents occur?
In Massachusetts, bicycle accidents most often occur at intersections or other areas of traffic congestion and merging. These tragic events are influenced by a variety of factors:
- Visibility — many drivers are not trained to look for bicyclists
- Drivers unfamiliar with safety protocol — lane-sharing, yielding, right-turns
- Distracted drivers — smartphones, other passengers, sunshine
The biggest danger facing everyone on the road is the driver who is more focused on texting and talking on his or her smartphone rather than driving. With minimum coverage from the outside world and maximum body exposure to all the dangers of the road, most bicyclists endure severe and debilitating injuries during a bike accident that involves a collision with a larger vehicle.
Bicycle injuries can be devastating
Sometimes in the course of a personal injury claim for bicyclist’s injuries, it is necessary to take the claim to court to receive a settlement on par with your damages. Insurance companies do not always want to pay the full amount that is necessary to help you recover and manage your injury.
When that time comes, Feinberg & Alban, P.C. helps you argue your claim and make sure the court understands how your Boston bicycle injury affects your life:
- Exorbitant medical costs—emergency care & rehabilitation treatment
- Lost wages—present and future
- Lost ability to perform work
- Lost quality of life—failing intimate relationships, depression & chronic pain
Severe bodily injuries do not simply occur to isolated body parts and systems. They affect your whole body, your quality of life, and ultimately the relationships you have with other people. When we litigate a bike accident injury claim in Boston or throughout Massachusetts, we make sure the totality of our clients’ suffering is addressed in the desired settlement value.
Common Injuries That Occur With Bicycle Accidents
Head trauma: Head trauma is the number one injury sustained by bicyclists—even when people wear their safety helmets! These traumatic head injuries take on a variety of forms:
- Open head injuries—visible external damage, punctures, etc.
- Closed head injuries—internal damage such as hemorrhaging & fractures
Even though head injuries still occur when safety helmets are worn, the protection they provide substantially decreases the impact of the injury. In some accidents, helmet protection is truly a matter of life and death. Protect yourself by always wearing your safety helmet!
Other serious injuries: Bicyclists that have been injured can tell you how affecting an accident collision can be to virtually every part of the body. Depending on the size of the car and the circumstances of the crash, cyclists can sustain a host of personal injuries ranging from superficial to severe:
- Broken bones
- Pavement burns
- Cuts and abrasions
- Severe bruising
- Damage to internal organs
Always accept emergency medical care at the scene of an accident. It is common for cyclists suffering from severe injuries to feel “fine” because of increased levels of adrenaline in the body due to shock. If serious injuries are left untreated, like internal bleeding, the accident victim can face serious, irreversible consequences and even death.
Protecting the rights and recovering just compensation for bicyclists throughout the Commonwealth
If you have been the victim of a bike accident injury in the Boston area or anywhere in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Feinberg & Alban, P.C. team may be able to help you recover from the negligent car drivers who hit you. At Feinberg & Alban, P.C. protecting the health and safety of our injured clients is our top priority. Contact our firm online or call us at (617) 232-5950 to find out how we can help you cope with your injury.