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Brookline Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Thousands of individuals across Massachusetts’s roadways enjoy cycling for exercise, commuting, or socializing each year. Despite the cost-effectiveness and health benefits of riding a bicycle, accidents still occur all too often, resulting in long-term consequences for victims. When you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is critical to remember you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. A skilled bicycle accident attorney can provide unparalleled legal guidance and support by helping you easily navigate the complex claims process.

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the hardships you face following a bicycle accident. We aim to take the stress off your shoulders and handle all aspects of your case, from investigation to negotiations with insurance adjusters to preparing your case for trial if necessary. We have 45 years of award-winning service, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and are ready to fight for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

How a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Handle Your Claim

After a bicycle accident, you may be unsure of your next steps. The experienced attorneys Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are here to handle the legal challenges of a bicycle accident claim for you. Typically, insurance companies prioritize their own profits and may attempt to diminish the value of your claim. By working with a knowledgeable Brookline bicycle accident lawyer, you can ensure your legal rights are protected every step of the way. We can aid the success of your claim in the following ways:

  • Investigating the accident: Our attorneys can collect evidence, such as eyewitness statements, police reports, and video footage, to determine who may bear fault for your accident.
  • Negotiating on your behalf: Dealing with insurance adjusters can be frustrating, especially when healing after your accident. We handle these discussions on your behalf to help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries.
  • Advocating for your rights and interests: We will fight aggressively for your rights through every stage of the legal process to protect your interests and the total value of your claim.
  • Preparing your case for trial: While most cases settle before trial, we are ready to take your case to court to recover the maximum compensation available on your behalf.

We tailor our approach to every case and will consider your unique needs as we fight for you.

Examples of Negligence in Massachusetts Bicycle Accidents

There are many reasons why a bicycle accident can occur, but many are caused by similar instances of driver negligence. Some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Distracted driving: Drivers on their phones, texting, eating, or adjusting the radio can fail to see bicyclists on the road. Failure to yield: Failing to yield at intersections, crosswalks, and other locations can cause accidents and severe injuries for cyclists.
  • Dooring: When a driver or passenger opens a vehicle door into the path of a bicyclist, they may cause a dooring accident. Cyclists lack the same protections as motorists and can flip their bicycles, causing injuries.
  • Poor road conditions: Potholes, uneven pavement, and debris on the road can disrupt a cyclist’s path and cause an accident. Government entities can be held liable for accident-related injuries caused by inadequate road maintenance.
  • Unsafe lane changes: When drivers change lanes without checking their blind spots for cyclists, they may cause a collision and subsequent injuries.
  • Speeding: Speeding reduces driver reaction time to stop for yield for cyclists on the road.

Liability in a bicycle accident can be complex to determine on your own. A Brookline bicycle accident attorney can help you prove negligence by analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and building a solid claim on your behalf.

Recoverable Compensation in a Bicycle Accident Claim

Bicycle accidents can result in extensive injuries and financial damages. If you have suffered losses in a cycling accident, you may be able to recover economic compensation with representation from a Brookline bicycle accident lawyer. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we can assess the full extent of your losses to determine the value of your damages. In a successful bicycle accident claim, you may be awarded the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and expected lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Current and anticipated medical expenses
  • Property damages
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Punitive damages

We can calculate your damages and work to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for injuries and other losses.

Contact a Top-Notch Bicycle Accident Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are ready to assist you with every detail of your claim. We have over 45 years of experience achieving favorable outcomes for our clients and are here to protect your rights and interests. Our skilled legal team includes attorneys Jessica M. Gray and Erin E. McHugh, who have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for their clients across Massachusetts.

To learn more about our legal services, schedule a free consultation with our Brookline bicycle accident attorneys today by calling (617) 391-9001 or completing our contact form.

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