Most bicycle accidents that result in serious injury are because of a collision with a motor vehicle. No matter what type of bicycle injury you experience, you may be wondering what to do next. You may also wonder if you should file a Massachusetts personal injury claim. An experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyer that specializes in bicycle accident claims can help you determine if you should file a personal injury lawsuit.
Bike accidents can be very serious and life-threatening because of the vulnerability of the rider. Even with a helmet and padding, a serious bicycle accident can cause serious or life-changing injuries as well as considerable damage to your bicycle.
If you have been seriously injured in a Massachusetts bicycle accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. You also want to make sure that you have the contact information for all parties involved, along with any witnesses to your bicycle accident. You also want to keep track of the damages and expenses related to fixing or replacing your bicycle. All of this information can help you later as you seek compensation for the damages you suffered.
In Massachusetts, it is also required that if you are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle that results in injuries or property damage totaling more than $1,000, an accident report must be filled out. You’ll want to contact the police immediately after your accident to begin a police report.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Massachusetts, contact the Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Phillips & Garcia to schedule your FREE legal consultation today – 1-877-892-5620.