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BikeAttorney.com and the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman are at the forefront of advocacy for cycling safety and the legal rights of injured bicyclists.

There are an estimated 762,000 adults in Massachusetts who ride bikes at least once in the summertime – more than twice as many as enjoyed bicycling in 2000.

Massachusetts has been deemed one of the most bike-friendly states in the country, with Boston and Cambridge considered the best places for cyclists in the Commonwealth in terms of biking commuter numbers, infrastructure and public safety. In United States cities with populations of 500,000 or more, Boston ranked No. 5 overall, behind San Francisco, Minneapolis, Denver and Portland, but Boston still has its dangerous intersections, its crazy drivers and too many bike crashes.

Our team of bicycle accident attorneys, BikeAttorney.com, led by Andrew Fischer and Andrew Brodie at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, combine more than a century of experience representing cyclists in the Commonwealth. Attorney Andrew Fischer has been representing injured cyclists since 1981. An avid cyclist and a zealous cycling advocate, he has written amicus briefs for cycling advocacy groups and has authored legislation protecting cyclists.

Massachusetts Bicycle Injury Attorneys and Advocacy

“At BikeAttorney.com, we see our mission as protecting cyclists in Boston, eastern and central Massachusetts, the Cape, the Berkshires all of Massachusetts and New England. Our job is to keep cyclists safe,” Fischer says.

American cycling was born in New England.

In the late 1870s, the Pope Manufacturing Company began mass-producing bicycles in Boston. Albert Pope championed the League of American Wheelmen (now the League of American Bicyclists). He was also instrumental in the passage of policy to allow bicycles to use public roads and take bikes on the rail system as ordinary carry-on baggage.

This is the kind of advocacy for bicyclists that the BikeAttorney.com lawyers continue today.

The Boston Bicycle Club was the first in the nation.

But when bicycles began competing with automobiles, accidents became commonplace. The first recorded car accident in history happened in 1896 when a car struck a bicycle.

Today, there are 38,000 bicycle trips every day in Boston, with 20 percent of those being work commutes, and too many bike crashes, many involving motor vehicles.

The Boston Globe reported in 2015 that 13 people died while bicycling on city streets in recent years. Meanwhile, the City of Boston reports there are more than 1,700 emergency medical services responses to bicycle injuries each year.

Andrew Fischer, Andrew Brodie and our experienced team of Boston cycling injury attorneys at BikeAttorney.com at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman know how to win a settlement or judgment, even when the insurance company does not understand why the crash was not the cyclist’s fault.

The BikeAttorney.com bicycle injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman understand that serious personal injury and wrongful death crashes can disproportionately impact the lives of men, women and children.

When a child between the ages of 5 and 14 shows up in a U.S. hospital emergency room for treatment, , it is often because of a bicycle-related injury. According to SafeKids.org/bike, biking accounts for more child emergency room visits than any other sport.

In Boston, local EMS and Boston Police report the average age for cycling accidents is 31. Adults between the ages of 18 and 30 comprise 50 percent of those injured. Men are three-times more likely to cycle than women.

Medical bills and lost wages can be insurmountable when a husband or father is seriously injured or killed. And there is nothing more serious than the injury or death of a child.

Boston Cycling Accidents – Motorist Liability for Personal Injury

BikeAttorney.com at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman provide experienced advocacy for those injured or killed in Massachusetts bicycle crashes. In most cycling crashes the motorist is at fault and left uninjured, while the cycling victim may face life-threatening injuries.

The Boston Bikes initiative has resulted in more than 60 mile of bike lanes in the city, 1,000 bike racks, 1,700 donated bikes to youth and the unveiling of the Balance Hubway bike share system – one of the first in the nation.

Despite staunch advocacy and robust progress, there remains much work to do to ensure cyclists are safe on the roads. Failure to yield of motorists to yield to cyclists when turning and dooring are the most common cause of bicycling injuries in Massachusetts.

Streets identified by the Boston Police Department and city EMS as having the most bicycle accidents annually are:

Massachusetts bicycle accident attorneys at BikeAttorney.com at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman have the knowledge, experience and resources to recover fair compensation in all manner of bicycle related injuries, even the most complex personal injury or wrongful death cases. In many cases, available insurance coverage of the at-fault motorist may be insufficient to recover losses. Identifying and recovering damages from other at-fault parties or making a claim with your own insurance carrier may be necessary.

Injured cyclists and their families deserve immediate access to the best available legal representation. Call (888) 789-2453 or fill out our online contact form today for a free consultation.

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BICYCLE LAWS
  • Permission to ride a bike on any road, street or bikeway that is public, except limited access or express state highways in locations where there are signs that specifically don’t allow cyclists.
  • Allowance to pass on the right.
  • Use of right or left hand to alert drivers or others to turns and stops.
  • Permission to ride on sidewalks outside of local business districts, unless there is a local ordinance that outlaws it.
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BIKE NEWS
  • Andrew Fischer testified in support of the proposed Bike Path Crossing bill on January 6, 2016, at a joint House/Senate hearing on proposed new bicycle laws...
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BICYCLE SAFETY
  • Ride on any public street, road or bikeway in the state, except where access is limited or on expressways where there are posted signs indicating it’s too dangerous.
  • Have a bicycle race on any public street or road, provided you do so through a recognized bicycle organization and you obtain the stamp of approval from local police.
  • Ride on sidewalks outside of business district, unless there is a local ordinance that bars riding on sidewalks.
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