Arlington Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Bicycles are a significant part of daily life in Arlington. The community is dedicated to creating safe spaces for cyclists, including the Minuteman Bikeway that runs from Arlington to Cambridge. Millions of riders use this path every year as part of their daily commute or just to get some exercise and fresh air.
Arlington, MA has several nearby colleges and universities, and you can find all sorts of people in Arlington who enjoy the physical and environmental benefits of cycling.
Riding a bicycle is a wonderful way to get around. It’s fun, economical, and great for your cardiovascular system. When you ride a bike, you won’t have to hassle with parking and you’re also helping reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.
Bicyclists are entitled to the same right of way as motorists, but people in cars and trucks don’t always give you the respect you deserve. And many serious accidents are caused by drivers who disobey traffic laws or fail to look out for cyclists.
If you were harmed by another person’s careless behavior, then you shouldn’t have to pay your own medical bills. The experienced trial attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. will investigate your accident. Then we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries.
Our team has recovered millions in settlements for our clients. Call (978) 327-5140 to get a FREE case evaluation today.
Bicycle crashes can be terrifying, especially when there’s a motor vehicle involved. You’re vulnerable to the careless actions of others and your injuries can be very serious, even if they don’t seem like it at first.
To protect yourself and get the best possible settlement, you’ll want to take the following steps after a bicycle accident:
- Move to the side of the roadway.
- Dial 911.
- Get medical care and follow all your doctor’s recommendations.
- Collect contact information from any witnesses and all drivers, pedestrians, or other cyclists who were involved in the crash.
- If you feel up to it, use your cell phone to snap pictures of your damaged bicycle, any vehicles involved in the accident, and the accident scene including any obscured road signs or poorly marked hazards.
- Don’t discuss details of the accident with friends and don’t share information about it on social media.
- Be wary of insurance agents. Don’t accept any offers, sign any statements, or reveal any details about the accident until you consult with an experienced Arlington personal injury attorney.
The insurance agent is not your friend. Their job is to save the company money by denying your claim or getting you to agree to a lowball offer. But our team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. won’t be intimidated by big insurance companies.
Instead of taking the first offer we get, our team will carefully investigate the accident, and then we’ll file a claim that covers the true cost of your injuries and other expenses caused by the accident. We’ll use the following types of information to find out what really happened:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Accident scene photos
- Surveillance camera video
- Forensic evidence
- Witness interviews
- Accident scene simulations
- Testimony from medical experts
Insurance companies try to blame everyone but their clients when something goes wrong. That’s why it’s essential to have someone on your side who knows how to hold people accountable for their actions. This may include careless drivers, other cyclists, pedestrians, or construction companies and government officials responsible for unsafe road conditions.
Insurance companies will take you a lot more seriously when you’re being represented by a personal injury law firm with a history of success in these cases. And if the other side is unwilling to make a reasonable offer, our team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. is always prepared to take them to court.
The types of expenses in a bicycle accident injury claim include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical therapy
- In-home nursing care
- Wrongful death
A bicycle crash can be traumatic and painful, but you don’t have to face it on your own. Our team will listen to your story and fight to get fair compensation from the people who harmed you.
DiBella Law Offices, P.C. has been recognized by Super Lawyers for the outstanding service we provide to our clients. We also have a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
Call (978) 327-5140 to learn more today.