Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers For Car-Bicycle Accidents
Every year, approximately 40,000 bicyclists are injured in car-bicycle accidents, along with hundreds of fatalities. On average, 8 percent of all nonmotorists killed in traffic accidents are bicycle riders.
Causes Of Car/Bicycle Accidents
An unprotected bicyclist is at high risk for severe injuries or death when hit by a large, fast-moving vehicle that weighs several thousand pounds. Cars and bicycles must share the road, and to do so safely, both must use extra care and caution. Often, motorists do not pay close enough attention to bicyclists and drive dangerously, including:
- Passing too close to a bicyclist
- Turning in front of a bicyclist
- Disregarding a bicyclist’s path
- Opening a car door without looking for approaching cyclists
- Stopping abruptly in front of a bicyclist
The Massachusetts injury attorneys at Ellis Law Offices have more than 120 years of combined experience helping injured bicyclists and accident victims in Suffolk, Essex and Worcester counties and throughout Massachusetts. We thoroughly investigate all aspects of every case to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you have been injured in a car-bicycle accident, contact us as soon as possible so we can help you.