Every day bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses and pedestrians share the roadways which can make going for a simple bike ride a challenge. This is especially true on Cape Cod with its narrow, winding roads, railroad tracks and lack of sidewalks. With every modern amenity – such as computer screens and cell phones – available to drivers today, they can get distracted or fail to pay attention. This places the numerous bicyclists in an extremely vulnerable position. When an accident between a vehicle and a bicycle rider occurs, the bicyclist is often seriously injured. Just this season alone there have been hundreds of bike accidents on the Cape and two required med-flights to Boston.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, the Law Offices of Steven T. Snow can help you seek compensation for your injuries and, if needed, assist in finding those responsible. Attorney Steven Snow has more than 25 years of experience in representing victims and their families in bodily and personal injury claims, and wrongful death lawsuits, throughout Cape Cod and Massachusetts. While you focus on your health, he works to provide you with the best possible results in your case.
Our firm has extensive experience representing people who have suffered life-threatening injuries in bicycle accidents, including:
Injured bicyclists often require extensive medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation. Attorney Steven Snow focuses his efforts on securing the compensation you need to heal from your injuries and move forward with your life.
In order to bring a claim for personal injury as a bicycling pedestrian in Massachusetts, you must incur at least $2,000 in reasonable and necessary medical expenses or otherwise meet the “tort threshold.” You may also receive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits from the driver’s insurance company, which provide coverage for medical bills and lost wages up to $8,000.
In addition, you may receive medical payments benefits following a pedestrian accident from your own automobile insurance company if your policy carries this optional coverage. If the pedestrian 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.
Regardless of what benefits apply in your case, going to trial is usually your best option for securing maximum compensation. As an accomplished bicycle accident attorney and trial lawyer, Attorney Steven Snow provides our clients with aggressive representation in court. He has an extensive record of success in personal injury and wrongful death claims, and an unmatched level of knowledge in understanding medical records and maximizing compensation received from at-fault drivers and their insurance companies.
Please call the Law Offices of Steven T. Snow today at 508.477.7100 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation. From his office in Mashpee, Attorney Steven Snow represents pedestrian accident clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties.