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Fall River Bicycle Accident Lawyer

For many, cycling is more than just a mode of transportation; it is a way of life. Yet, amidst the joys and freedom of hitting the road across Fall River, there are risks of accidents. Bicycle accidents can be harrowing, leaving riders vulnerable to life-altering injuries. Whether you were involved in a collision with a car, truck, or pedestrian, you have legal rights to pursue compensation for the losses you suffered.

The Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers know how serious bicycle accidents can be, as bicyclists have little to no protection from the impact of a motor vehicle. With over 45 years of experience and extensive knowledge of these types of cases, our legal team has recovered millions for clients. We handle all aspects of your case, from initial consultation to resolution, fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve. Speak with one of our award-winning Fall River bicycle accident lawyers today for a free case assessment at (617) 391-9001 or fill out a contact form.

How the Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Your Bicycle Accident Claim

Suffering injuries in a bicycle collision due to someone else’s negligence has life-altering effects on your day-to-day life. Not only can you not enjoy cycling, but you may also not be able to return to work, care for yourself, or do the things you enjoyed most before your accident. On top of this, insurance companies may do everything in their power to prevent you from securing the full extent of the compensation you deserve for your injuries. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we know the unfair tactics insurance adjusters use and fight for the justice you deserve.

We will increase your chances of success by handling the following aspects of your bicycle accident claim:

  • Conduct a detailed investigation into your bicycle accident and gather evidence of negligence to determine one or more liable parties
  • Calculate the extent of the damages you suffered, including future losses, so you are empowered to seek the maximum compensation you deserve
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters and relevant parties
  • Fiercely advocate for your legal rights, protecting your interests every step of the way so you can concentrate on recovery
  • Work with field experts, such as accident reconstruction specialists, to corroborate and strengthen your claim
  • Guide you through the legal process and keep you informed
  • Build a strong bicycle accident case and prepare it for trial, if necessary

Don’t risk the compensation you deserve by handling your claim on your own. Our experienced Fall River bicycle accident attorneys are on your side. We connect you with the support and care you need while handling every detail of your claim while you focus on healing.

How to Prove Liability in a Fall River Bicycle Accident

Despite the bicycle-friendly streets in Fall River and surrounding areas, bicycle accidents are still common. When a motorist is driving negligently or a pedestrian is acting recklessly in a bike lane, cyclists may get hurt.

The following are common causes of bicycle accidents:

  • Distracted driving
  • Dooring
  • Blind spot accidents
  • Poorly designed intersection
  • Defective vehicle components
  • Manholes
  • Right-of-way accidents
  • Unsafe passing
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Road hazards

To prove one or more parties are liable for the bicycle accident, you must have proof of the following elements of negligence:

  • A motorist, pedestrian, or other relevant party owed you a duty of care
  • A motorist, pedestrian, or other relevant party breached a duty of care
  • There is a direct link between the bicycle accident and your injuries
  • You suffered economic and non-economic damages

The Fall River bicycle accident lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will help you gather evidence to prove negligence in a bicycle accident claim. Depending on your accident, this may include obtaining police reports, video footage, pictures of the accident scene, and other evidence that shows the liable party’s actions or inactions caused your injuries.

Recoverable Damages in a Bicycle Accident Claim

Expenses in a bicycle accident can add up quickly, as you may need emergency medical care to treat injuries. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we know how important it is to recover the full extent of the compensation you deserve. We leave no stone unturned in seeking justice so you can achieve a full recovery.

In a successful bicycle accident claim, you may recover the following economic and non-economic damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehab
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Damages for wrongful death

If you suffered bicycle accident injuries due to negligence, it is in your best interest to speak with a Fall River, MA bicycle accident attorney as soon as you can. The statute of limitations, or the timeframe you have to seek compensation, is only three years from the date of the incident. If you miss the deadline, you give up your rights to seek compensation.

Speak With the Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers About Your Bicycle Accident Today

Navigating the aftermath of a bicycle accident is a challenging journey, but you do not have to undertake it alone. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have the experience and resources to navigate the complexities of your case and advocate for your rights every step of the way. Co-managing partner and attorney J. Tucker Merrigan has been recognized by 2018-2022 Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015-2022 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, and 2020-2022 Top Attorney Award by for his devotion and commitment to clients. Attorney Erin E. McHugh specializes in bicycle accident cases, earning 2022 Rising Star, Super Lawyers, and 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.

For a no-cost consultation with our Fall River bicycle accident lawyers, call (617) 391-9001 or fill out a contact form today.

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