Chelsea Bike Accident Attorneys
The Chelsea Greenway is a multiuse asphalt trail that connects Belington Square station and Eastern Avenue station. If you want to get outdoors and enjoy some exercise, there are a lot of nice trails to choose from in the surrounding area, including Millennium Park Trail which features a great view of Boston, Fresh Pond Reservation Trail that loops around the Cambridge Water source, and Jamaica Way Bike Path, a nine-mile trail that stretches from Leverett Pond to Jamaica Pond.
Whether you ride a bicycle for fun or as part of your daily commute, it’s an exhilarating way to get around. But bicycle riders are vulnerable to serious injury, especially when automobile drivers fail to look out for you on the road.
Drivers who refuse to take sensible precautions threaten everybody’s safety and they can really harm bicycle riders. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s careless behavior, then you shouldn’t have to pay your own medical expenses.
The experienced trial attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. will file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries.
Call (978) 327-5140 to schedule a FREE case evaluation today.
Even when you ride safely and wear the right gear, accidents can happen. There are many threats to your safety, and other people don’t always do the right thing.
When drivers create a dangerous situation on the road, you may end up being the person who pays the price. Examples of negligent behavior that could harm you when you’re riding your bike include:
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe turns
- Careless lane changes
- Unsafe passing
- Drivers who don’t respect bike lanes
- People in vehicles opening driver-side doors without looking (“dooring”)
- Obscured signs and poorly marked directions
- Equipment malfunction
People have a duty of care. That means everyone is required to make a reasonable effort to avoid harming others. For example, a driver who ignores a stop sign is violating the duty of care because they’re acting in an irresponsible manner, and this could get other people hurt or even killed.
When someone’s reckless behavior hurts somebody else, the person who is harmed has the right to seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Damages are monetary awards that are paid to compensate the victim for a loss or injury.
If you were harmed in a bike accident by someone who violated the duty of care, then your Chelsea personal injury lawyer can file a claim with their insurance company to help you get the money you need to get better.
Insurance companies try to save money by paying out as little in claims as they can get away with. If you attempt to make a claim on your own, insurance companies have all sorts of tactics to prevent you from getting enough money to cover your medical bills and other expenses:
- Denying your claim altogether
- Making an insufficient lowball offer
- Blaming you for injuries cause by their client
- Blaming another party for injuries caused by their client
- Delaying payment until you accept a low offer
- Tricking you into making a statement that will damage your claim
To get the insurance company to accept responsibility for their client’s negligent actions, your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident. Your attorney will start by reading the police report and reviewing all your medical bills. They will also examine forensic evidence, witness interviews, surveillance video, and accident scene photos to get a clear picture of what happened.
Your attorney may also use accident scene recreations and consult with forensic and medical experts. When the investigation is complete, your attorney will present the insurance company with a claim that clearly demonstrates how their client harmed you.
Damages in a bicycle accident injury claim may include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical therapy
- In-home nursing care
A Chelsea bicycle accident may cause catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment. You could be facing a long period of recovery. And some types of injuries such as paralysis or brain injuries can make it impossible for the victim to resume their normal activities.
Bicycle accident injuries may include:
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
DiBella Law Offices, P.C. has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Our team will fight to help you get the money you need to put your life back together after an accident.
Call (978) 327-5140 to learn more today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.