The bike accident attorneys at the Salem, MA firm Mazow | McCullough, PC know that when a bicyclist is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, it is usually the bicyclist who receives the worst of the impact and injuries. In Salem, Massachusetts, bicyclists may operate on all roadways, must follow the same laws as vehicles (with a few exceptions) and receive the same protections. Too often, these protections are ignored by drivers who disregard the safety of the bicyclist, or fail to keep a safe and proper lookout for the bicyclist on the streets of Massachusetts.
When a bicyclist is involved in a collision in Massachusetts, many complex issues of liability and insurance coverage come into play. Importantly, your medical bills will initially be covered under the personal injury protection (PIP) coverage of the car that was involved in the crash, regardless of who was at fault. Your lost wages will also be covered under the car’s PIP coverage. In the event of a hit-and-run or an uninsured vehicle causing the accident, you will need to coordinate coverage with your own or a member of your household’s automobile insurance coverage. There are critical and time-sensitive notifications that must be made to the various insurance companies that Mazow | McCullough, PC will handle while you concentrate on getting better.
So many bicycle accidents involve head injuries or upper-body orthopedic injuries. The bicycle accident attorneys at Mazow | McCullough, PC, work with the best experts to ensure that you or your loved one gets the best medical care. We immediately gather the necessary documentation to get your lost wages paid, your bicycle damages reimbursed, and your medical bills paid. Once you are done being treated and have reached a medical end result, we will pursue the at-fault driver and the responsible automobile insurance companies to ensure that you obtain fair and full compensation for your pain and suffering.
As with many accidents involving personal injury to bicyclists, the at-fault driver usually blames the biker. The bicycle accident attorneys at Mazow | McCullough, PC, retain highly experienced private investigators to speak with witnesses and to canvass accident scenes to see if any video cameras may have captured the accident. It is critical that you contact Mazow | McCullough, PC, as soon as possible to get this information to help your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured while bicycling, please contact Mazow | McCullough, PC, immediately. It is critically important that we begin the investigation of your accident right away. Bicycle injuries often involve serious and permanent injuries, complex issues of law, and complex insurance coverage. The experienced bicycle attorneys at Mazow | McCullough, PC, can help guide you through this difficult maze.