A bicycle accident can easily result in serious or even life-threatening injuries. A motor vehicle may weigh in excess of 3,000 pounds, and a bicycle offers a rider little or no protection against a collision. Even a bicycle helmet may be inadquate to protect the cyclist in a serious accident, and a cyclist may sustain significant head trauma, brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries or even wrongful death. In addition, after a bicycle accident, medical bills can be overwhelming. If a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a bicycle accident, call our team of expert Boston bicycle accident attorneys so we can assist you right away.
On July 5, 2010, Mary Margaret Smith was riding her bicycle in Whitney Point, New York. When she was approaching an intersection, a New York state trooper vehicle hit Smith. The police cruiser was making a left turn and cut the corner a little too close. He hit Smith; she was thrown from her bicycle onto the windshield of the trooper’s car. Smith was treated at UHS Medical Center for head and facial injuries.
According to pressconnects.com, Smith filed a personal injury lawsuit against New York State and the police officer who hit her. Smith was awarded $1.6 million in damages for her injuries. Attorney John Perticone represented Smith in this civil case.
If you believe you have a legitimate bicycle accident case, you need to act immediately to protect your rights. Call our team of Boston, Massachusetts bicycle accident attorney experts today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com