Bicycle riders have the right of way in most communities. However, there are still many accidents caused by drivers of larger vehicles, dog owners and other negligent parties. In addition, accidents can be the result of defective parts and components of the bicycle itself. Persons injured in bicycle accidents caused by circumstances such as these should speak with a personal injury attorney to learn about obtaining damages after the accident.
At Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, we assist clients after they sustained injuries in a bicycle accident caused by another party's negligence. We work closely with our clients, spending the time needed to learn the full story of the accident and develop a legal strategy based on an individual's needs and goals. Whenever appropriate, we investigate bike accidents, sending investigators to photograph the scene and interview witnesses as soon as possible to preserve evidence. We also investigate the record of the manufacturer of the bicycle itself to determine whether the particular model has a history of defects. Similarly, we evaluate the record of other gear that may have been involved in the accident, such as helmets, clothing and shoes to determine what extent, if any, they may have contributed to the client's injuries.Causes of Bicycle Accidents
We undertake legal action for clients who suffered bicycle injuries because of:
- Drivers who failed to see a bicycle because of blind spots
- Drivers who incorrectly estimated the speed at which bicycles were traveling
- Drivers who failed to stop at red lights or stop signs
- Drivers who did not yield the right of way
- Drivers who opened the doors of parked cars into the paths of bicycles
- Drivers who sideswiped bicycle riders, throwing them off their bikes or forcing them off the road
In addition to investigating the accidents themselves, our trial lawyers evaluate the insurance coverage available from riders' automobile, health and liability policies as well as those of at-fault drivers. We urge injured bicycle riders to call us as soon as possible so we can evaluate the case, investigate the accident and provide advice about your rights and options.
Contact Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry to schedule a free initial consultation with our Cambridge bicycle accident attorneys. Call 617-494-1920. We take injury cases on a contingency basis, charging no fee until we recover damages on your behalf.