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Bicycles are a great way to exercise and a great alternative to driving. However, it is not always safe to ride your bike on busy roads; if you are not careful, riding a bike can lead to serious accidents. 

If you are injured in a bicycle accident in Franklin, Massachusetts, you may have a right to compensation. And that is where we come in. At the Law Office of James F. White, we have the knowledge and experience required to help you pursue the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills and other damages suffered from the accident.

What Are Common Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries in Massachusetts?

Bicycle accidents can be devastating since there is little protecting you from the elements. Significant injuries can occur if you collide with a vehicle or even another cyclist if you are wearing a helmet. Apart from traumatic brain injuries, other equally severe injuries can occur, including: 

  • Head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Organ damage and internal bleeding

Primary Causes of Bike Accidents?

Bicycle accidents on Massachusetts roadways can result from various factors. It is always a good idea to work with a skilled bicycle accident lawyer to determine the exact cause of your accident. It is important to remain alert and focused on the road while on a bicycle because while you might be obeying traffic laws, other people’s negligence can cause an accident. These factors include: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Traffic violations
  • Failing to leave enough space
  • Careless lane changes
  • Driver fatigue
  • Running a red light or traffic sign

Massachusetts Bicycle Laws

In Massachusetts, bicyclists have the right to use all public roads except those with signs prohibiting bikes. They also have the same rights and obligations as motorists when using public ways. The state provides many laws to protect the rights of bicyclists while on the road.

Under Massachusetts General Law Section (M.G.L.) c. 90 §14, all drivers must slow down when driving closer to bikes and pass them at an appropriate distance and speed. The law makes it mandatory for bicyclists to follow traffic laws, including bike lights. Massachusetts bicycle laws also require bicyclists aged 16 years or under to wear helmets.

Damages You Can Recover in Massachusetts Bike Accident

Our Franklin bike accident lawyers at the Law Office of James F. White, P.C., will help you recover the following damages.

  • Economic damages – After a bicycle accident, you will most likely face financial hurdles in the form of medical care, property damage, or missed work opportunities. Economic compensation helps cover all these damages.
  • Non-economic damages - include compensation for non-financial damages such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact an Experienced Franklin, Massachusetts Bike Accident Lawyer

If you live in Franklin, Massachusetts, and need help pursuing compensation for your injuries and damages suffered from a bicycle accident, we can help you at the Law Office of James F. White. Contact us online or call us at 508-541-8585 and discover how attorney Jim White can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Attorney White represented me in a motor vehicle injury case. This was the first time we were involved in a case like this and I was not sure what to expect. I am so pleased to have found him. He went above and beyond anything I could hope for and I would highly recommend him. Not only was he able to get a very positive outcome, but he took a personal interest in my complicated case. He spent time understanding the case from my side and working to make it the strongest case possible. It really felt like he cared about me and my family and was doing 100% to advocate for us. I would highly recommend him!

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Attorney White recently represented me in a case in which I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I was seriously injured, requiring lengthy stays in the hospital and rehab facility. Jim familiarized himself with the extent of my injuries, and took all the worries away, handling everything in a professional manner. He and his paralegal Kristie were both in touch with my wife and me through the entire ordeal answering any questions we had, and keeping us up to date through the entire process. Attorney White was able to obtain the highest possible settlement for my case for which I am eternally grateful.

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Attorney James White handled my work connected injury claim with such care and concern for more than a year. He has a wealth of experience and is very thorough. He constantly kept me updated on the progress of my case and was able to arrive at a satisfactory settlement. Kristie, his Paralegal, was very helpful with the case and promptly answered my questions. In the future, if I need expert legal help, I would not hesitate to contact Attorney White and Kristie. They are amazing and I am very grateful to them.

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I am writing on behalf of my father, George Gagne, who at 87 was injured as a passenger in an automobile accident. In all of his driving years, George had never submitted a claim for an injury and had no idea where to begin. Jim took care of all of the details with compassion and professionalism, allowing my dad the peace of mind to focus on healing. Our family is beyond thankful to Jim for George's positive outcome and would highly recommend his services to anyone.

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