Massachusetts Bicycle & Scooter Accident Injury Attorneys
Bicycles and scooters are becoming more and more popular among adults in the last few years. They have evolved from a childhood staple to a legitimate mode of traveling, popular for both commuters and tourists alike. However, streets and roads in most metropolitan areas are not designed for these portable vehicles, making accidents quite common.
Motorists are often not used to sharing the roads with bicycles and scooters. Moreover, cyclists are not quick enough to react to the busy traffic even with motorized bicycles and electric scooters. Many streets and thoroughfares do not even have bike lanes which compromises traffic safety. That is why bicycle and scooter riders have to merge with the traffic, which increases the possibility of accidents. Intersections and crossroads are also dangerous for both cyclists and drivers where bicycle safety is mostly ignored. It is common for both bicycle or scooter riders and motor vehicle drivers to be unaware of each other, resulting in life-threatening incidents.
Most accidents happen between a bicycle or a scooter rider and much bigger vehicles, like cars, trucks, or even buses. Unfortunately, it is the bicycle or scooter rider who suffers the worse. Beyond physical injuries, medical bills can leave long-lasting problems to those involved in severe accidents. Being a victim shouldn’t have to extend beyond the accident itself.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, we get you the compensation you are rightfully owed, whether from a driver, insurance company, corporation, or even a government entity. We work hard to get the maximum payout for your bicycle or scooter injury claims.
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Serious Attorneys for Serious Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1,000 deaths and more than 400,000 injuries were caused by bicycle and scooter-related incidents in 2015. When bikes or scooters are involved in accidents, a rider often suffers severe injuries. Even with protective gear such as helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads, cyclists are exposed to greater dangers than car drivers because of their increased risk factors, such as their small size and rider’s lack of experience. That is why, during a collision, it is common for these riders to sustain multiple injuries during bicycle accidents.
Due to shock, many of those involved in accidents fail to identify critical injuries that they may sustain. Loss of consciousness is quite common even with the protection of helmets as riders bear the full impact during collisions. Potential bicycle injuries may include:
- Minor injuries like road rash or shallow wounds
- Hand and wrist injuries caused by dislocation or bone fracture
- Facial injuries from lacerations to fracture of facial bones
- Neck pain and injury including muscles and bones in the throat and vertebrae
- Bone fractures in the arms, legs, shoulders, chest, and other critical areas of the body
- Internal organ damages including liver and lungs (due to broken ribs)
- Head injuries including headaches, concussions, and skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries such as disk fractures to paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Emotional and mental issues including phobia, anxiety, and depression
In 2010, victims of fatal and non-fatal accidents resulted in $10 billion in damages. Beyond physical and emotional scars, we know that serious accidents will also impact your financial stability. You will not be able to go to work like you usually would. Loss of wages and earning capacity can prolong your suffering. We at Sweeney Merrigan Law are prepared to provide you with dedicated accident injury attorneys to prevent any long-term problems.
What To Do After a Bicycle or Scooter Accident
When you are suffering from an injury due to an accident in a bicycle or scooter caused by the negligence of an individual, agency, or corporation, you will need experienced legal support behind you to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Ensuring that your suffering will not extend beyond your period of recovery starts with having the best personal injury attorneys. We will diligently examine the details of your accident, what caused the incident, and who was involved when determining the responsible party as defined by local, state, and federal laws.
Common causes of bicycle and scooter accidents include:
- Turning without warning
- Accidents between bicyclists and pedestrians
- Ignoring and running a stop sign
- Driveway accidents due to negligence or poor visibility
- Accidents after dark
If any of these causes of injury is the root of the accident, you might qualify for compensation through the personal injury accident claim process, including:
- Medical bills and expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages and negative impact on future employment
- Permanent Scarring and/or disfigurement
- Spousal or familial loss of consortium for wrongful death or severe injury
- Emotional pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Punitive damages if malicious conduct was a factor
The personal accident attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law represent your interests against individuals, corporations, or other entities. We aggressively fight for fair and equitable compensation for your injury or loss. Let a qualified Massachusetts bike accident attorney relieve the stress of this complicated legal matter. We handle the hard stuff, while you focus on recovery, healing, and getting your life back to normal.
Injured While Riding A Rented Bike or Scooter?
Were you injured while riding a rented scooter or bicycle in Massachusetts?
Whether there was another vehicle that contributed to your injury, or if you were the only party involved, you may have a right to compensation from the rental agency, another motorist, or other liable party.
Make sure to document any details of the accident, including taking pictures of injuries, the scene, and the protective gear that you were wearing at the time of the crash.
Anytime you are in a motorized vehicle accident, you should go to a doctor for a thorough evaluation and assessment. Then, call Sweeney Merrigan Law at (617) 582-2454 to speak with a qualified bicycle accident attorney that is experienced and dedicated to serving you.
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At Sweeney Merrigan Law we are passionate about bicycle and scooter safety and are dedicated to protecting the interests of motor vehicle accident victims with effective, experienced legal support.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle or scooter accident in Massachusetts, Sweeney Merrigan Law is here to fight for you by holding the at-fault party accountable.
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