Results – When It Matters Most To You
Sustaining an injury while riding your bicycle on Cape Cod may affect your activities of daily living for years to come.When a car or truck driver hits you while riding your bike, you have the right to seek damages and should hire a lawyer to protect your legal interests.Schedule a consultation with an experienced and competent attorney today. If you are hospitalized or incapacitated, call the Snow Law Firm at (508) 477-7100
and Attorney Snow will arrange to meet with you.
Statistics and Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
A total of 932 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2020. This represents a 9 percent increase from the 856 bicyclist deaths that occurred in 2019.Although bicyclist deaths have decreased 7 percent since 1975, they have increased 50 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2010. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) – U.S. Department of Transportation.
Bicycle accidents on public roads can result from a variety of different factors, many of which are driver-related. Some of the most common causes include:
- unsafe lane changes
- turning without looking for cyclists
- driving too close to bike lanes and shoulders
- using cell phones behind the wheel
- failure to yield
- dangerous roadways
Help With Your Bicycle Accident Claim
When a motorist collides with someone riding a bike, Massachusetts law provides that there will be up to $8,000 in personal injury protection benefits (“no-fault” benefits) which can be used to pay for medical bills and lost wages. In addition, the driver’s liability insurance will afford bodily injury coverage to the injured cyclist. Lastly, if the cyclist owns a car, their auto insurance affords uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to them.If the cyclist is a minor, he or she may be entitled to medical payments coverage, and uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits, from his or her parent’s automobile insurance policy if this optional coverage applies in the case. Compensation can be sought for the following:
- medical expenses
- future anticipated medical expenses
- lost wages
- loss of earnings capacity
- permanent partial disability
- permanency of injury
- physical pain
- mental suffering
- loss of consortium
Attorney Snow has a well-deserved reputation for negotiating with insurance companies to secure meaningful settlements. Because he is willing to take your case to trial to maximize your award of compensatory damages, insurance companies take him seriously.The Snow Law Firm has extensive experience representing people who have suffered life-threatening injuries in bicycle accidents, including:
- head injuries
- traumatic brain injuries
- spinal injuries
- pelvic fractures
- radius fractures
- compound fractures
Injured cyclists often require extensive medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation. When a cyclist is killed by someone else’s negligence, Attorney Snow can help the heirs pursue a wrongful death claim. Punitive damages may be awarded for gross negligence or willful and reckless conduct.Attorney Snow focuses his efforts on securing the compensation you need to heal from your injuries and move forward with your life.
No Fee Unless We Successfully Resolve Your Case
Attorney Snow takes bicycle accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means he does not receive a fee unless he successfully secures a settlement, award, or jury verdict on your behalf. You will not have to pay any upfront costs and will not be charged for out-of-pocket expenses until your case is resolved.
Call Today For A Free Consultation
If you, your spouse, significant other, partner or child has been injured in a bicycle accident on Cape Cod, call the Snow Law Firm today at (508) 477-7100
. Or, if you prefer, complete our contact form
and we’ll be in touch to schedule a free consultation.From his office in Mashpee, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Falmouth
, Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties.