Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety
Safety Rules of the Road
Keeping people safe takes everyone’s cooperation, from drivers to bikers to pedestrians. To help avoid accidents, it is essential for everyone to know and follow the basic safety rules of the road. Unfortunately, these rules are generally unknown or frequently broken, often resulting in serious injuries, many fatal that could have been avoided.
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At Aiken & Aiken, P.C., we help people! We help them through their injury recovery and seek much-needed compensation to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages, especially while the injured person(s), may be unable to work. If you were injured by a negligent driver while biking, walking or running, we will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. We are passionate about protecting the rights of the injured, and we will do everything we can to protect yours.
To schedule a free consultation with a Massachusetts bike injuries attorney, call (508) 771-2266 or toll-free (800) 794-2291. You can also contact our law firm online. With offices in Hyannis and Falmouth, we represent clients on and surrounding Cape Cod and the Islands.
Understanding the Rules of the Road in Massachusetts
As a bike rider, there are a number of steps you can take to keep yourself safe and keep your children safe on the road. In addition, if you are involved in an accident and you were following these steps, the chances of recovering full compensation are much higher. Some of these steps are:
- Riding with traffic, not against it
- Wearing a helmet, and making sure your children wear helmets
- Wearing bright clothing
- Having reflectors on your bike
- Using the correct hand signals
- Obeying all traffic lights and road signs
If you are a pedestrian, it is important to remember to walk or run against traffic and use crosswalks whenever available.
Why Are the Rules Important for an Injured Person?
If you suffer an injury in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, the insurance company will investigate thoroughly to find out if you were at fault in any way. In Massachusetts, if the negligent driver can partially blame you for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. If you are found more than 50% at fault, you will not be able to recover anything.
When you come to us, you can be confident that our attorneys will work hard to protect your rights, including handling any disputes with insurance companies. We will perform our own investigation, working with experts whenever necessary, and do our best to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
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If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a bike or pedestrian accident, we are ready to go to work for you. To schedule a free initial consultation with our Hyannis personal injury lawyers, call (508) 771-2266 or toll-free (800) 794-2291. You can also contact us online.