Cape Cod Bike Accident Attorney
People travel to Cape Cod from all over the world. Thousands of those visitors enjoy touring the peninsula by bicycle. But bikes and motor vehicles can be a dangerous mix, especially when out-of-town cyclists are not familiar with the area or the rules of the road.
The law firm of Aiken & Aiken P.C. represents bicyclists struck and injured by cars. Our experienced personal injury lawyers pursue full compensation for the physical and economic harm. We stand up to insurance companies and present a well-documented case. If that does not lead to a fair settlement, we are prepared to take cases all the way to trial. Contact our Massachusetts law firm to learn more about your options after a bike accident.
Cape Cod Bike Accident Attorney: Helping Bicyclists Injured by Negligent Drivers
With offices in Mid-Cape (Hyannis) and Upper Cape (Falmouth), we handle accidents throughout Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. We also have an office in Boston, serving Suffolk and Plymouth counties of Massachusetts.
During peak season on the Cape and Islands, it is common to see cyclists on the wrong side of the road, riding without helmets and generally behaving like tourists. While bike riders may not be familiar with the rules, local drivers are.
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Motorists have a duty to proceed cautiously, especially in downtown Hyannis or other high-traffic areas. The defense may invoke comparative negligence of the bike rider, but bicyclists are considered pedestrians under the law and thus drivers have a high burden. Our attorneys focus on the negligence of the driver, such as speeding, failure to yield or distracted driving, that caused the accident or contributed to more severe injuries. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to file an injury lawsuit. We will help you through every step, including your insurance claims.
Prevent Accidents: Know the Safety Rules of the Road
Download Our Free Safety App and keep yourself and those you love safe and aware. Driving is a privilege in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but as a licensed driver, you have responsibilities to keep others free from harm. This is why we have created the Aiken Safety App.
There are over two million car crashes in the U.S. every year resulting in 37,000 deaths and 2.35 million injuries according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the NHTSA, over 30% could have been saved from serious or fatal injuries if they received help in time. This Safety App uses internal sensors of the user’s smartphone and automatically detects a car crash. Once the accident has been detected, our App sends a text and email notification to preselected contacts, enabling to be aware of the location, send an ambulance or other emergency help if necessary. Download the App for iPhone and Android devices at AikenandAikenpc.com or the App store.
Serious Representation For Serious Injuries
Attorneys Paul Aiken and Steven Aiken have handled countless bike-and-car accidents in more than 30 years of personal injury practice on Cape Cod. They have represented victims of serious and catastrophic injuries suffered in these collisions, including:
- Broken bones
- Brain injury and head trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
Aiken & Aiken P.C. consults with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, life care planners and other professionals as needed to demonstrate liability and to illustrate the extent of an injury and the impact. We work to ensure that compensation will cover not only the medical bills and lost wages, but any future care needs, lost earning capacity, disability or disfigurement, and our client’s pain and suffering.
Aiken & Aiken Stands Ready to Help — Contact Hyannis Area Bicycle Accident Attorneys
It is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to preserve your rights and critical evidence after a cyclist injury. At our firm, your case is personally handled by an experienced attorney, not passed off to a paralegal.
To schedule a free consultation with a Cape Cod bike accident lawyer, call 508-771-2266 or toll-free at 800-794-2291. You can also contact our law firm online.
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